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20 Novels "They" Dont Want You To Read

 

 

Humanity aims for constant progress; movement towards a superior standard of living.

But what happens when everything goes wrong instead? A mainstay of science fiction writing over the years has been to speculate about a future which has taken a distinct turn for the worse. There's no beautiful end point, only a joyless, dysfunctional dystopia.

We take a look at the 20 greatest novels focusing on the darker side of life. While these may not be considered typical occult literature, what is more occult than that which is dark or in the darkness?

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The 20 Oldest Books of All Time

 

 

If you were asked to name an old book, you would probably name something by Homer. Perhaps you might think of Beowulf. Someone religiously minded might mention Vedic texts, or perhaps the earliest writings found in the Hebrew Bible. While these literary classics are, indeed, old, a learned library science professional could probably tell you that the earliest books are from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and the Middle East: Sumerian, Akkadian and Egyptian.

The earliest examples of literature that we have date from 2600 BC, during the...

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The 10 best works by William Blake

 

1 | The Angels Hovering Over the Body of Christ in the Sepulchre, c1805

The Angels hovering over the Body of Jesus in the Sepulchre.

This watercolour with pen and ink is one of around 80 biblical topics commissioned by Blake’s patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant. It depicts the moment Mary Magdalene visited the tomb of Jesus after the crucifixion and found...

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13 Demons that give Satan a run for his money

Satan isnt the only force of evil ever known to man. The following 13 give him a run for his money.
AGARES
Agares (also Agarat, Agaros, or Agarus) is a demon described in demonological grimoires such as the Livre des Esperitz (as Agarat), the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, the Lesser...

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13 of The Most Mysterious Books Ever Discovered

 

 

The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and it may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912.

Some of the pages are missing, with around 240 still remaining. The text is written from left to right, and most of...

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