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A Sordid History of The First Vampire Tale

 

Behold, the story behind the first fully realized vampire story in English, John William Polidori’s 1819 story, “The Vampyre.”

 

(P.S. Lord Byron’s infamy knows no end!)

 

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The Poet, the Physician and the Birth of the Modern Vampire

(The Public Domain Review)

 

“From that famed night of ghost-stories in a Lake Geneva villa in 1816, as well as Frankenstein’s monster, there arose that other great figure of 19th-century gothic fiction – the vampire – a creation of Lord Byron’s personal physician John Polidori. Andrew McConnell Stott explores how a fractious relationship between Polidori and his poet employer lies behind the tale, with Byron himself providing a model for the blood-sucking aristocratic figure of the legend we are familiar with today…”

 

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The Tablet That Contains The Secrets of Creation

The Emerald Tablet. Have you heard of it? This enigmatic object has many presumed sources – one of which is the the city of Atlantis itself. Other possible associations include the Ark of the Covenant, the tomb of Hermes, and the Medieval and Renaissance era alchemical texts…

 

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The Legendary Emerald Tablet

(Ancient Origins)

 

“The origins of Western alchemy can be traced back to Hellenistic Egypt, in particular to the city of Alexandria. One of the most important characters in the mythology of alchemy is Hermes Trismegistus (Hermes the Thrice-Great). The name of this figure is derived from the Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth and his Greek counterpart, Hermes. The Hermetica, which is said to be written by Hermes Trismegistus, is generally regarded as the basis of Western alchemical philosophy and practice. In addition, Hermes Trismegistus is also believed to be the author of the Emerald Tablet.

 

The Emerald Tablet is said to be a tablet of emerald or green stone inscribed with the secrets of the universe. The source of the original Emerald Tablet is unclear, hence it is surrounded by legends. The most common legend claims that the tablet was found in a caved tomb under the statue of Hermes in Tyana, clutched in the hands of the corpse of Hermes Trismegistus himself. Another legend suggests that it was the third son of Adam and Eve, Seth, who originally wrote it. Others believed that the tablet was once held within the Ark of the Covenant”…

 

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The Mega-Flood and the Tilting of The World

Atlantis. Another possibility. (A very interesting possibility indeed!)

 

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Atlantis

 

by Amy Smith (World Mysteries)

 

“The story has the fashion of a legend, but the truth of it lies in the occurrence of a shifting of the bodies of the heaven, which move round the earth”

 

– Dialogues of Plato

 

65-1 “And in those days Noah saw the earth had tilted and that it’s destruction was near.”

 

–The Book Of Noah

 

An Odd Choice of Words…

 

“I don’t know how many of the readers of this article follow either Biblical style wittings or Greek philosophers. Please understand, I am not attempting to convert anyone to either system of beliefs. Your beliefs are your own. I am only attempting to express the ideas put forth by these writings and follow the events that would have occurred due to a “Tilting” of the Earth.

 

My reason for referring to these two writings is because they are the only two ancient text that refer to the Earth having Tilted. It seems obvious to me that the author of ‘The Book of Noah’ considered the Earth to be round, or else we may have slid off when — ‘And in those days Noah saw the Earth had tilted.’

 

Plato on the other hand appeared to have a different view. His choice of words seem to indicate his view of the Earth. “A shifting of the bodies of the heaven, which move round the earth”.

 

He did not say the earth tilted, but the effect was the same. His choice of words leads me to believe he considered the earth was flat, or at least the stationary center of the “Cosmos”.

 

Plato’s description of Atlantis is that it was 321 miles long, 223 miles wide and rectangular in shape. (Converted from the Stadium Measurement used by Plato) The ocean approach to Atlantis was high cliffs all along it’s coast. It was washed away in one night in an incredible flood. It was destroyed in 10,000 B.C. after a series of earthquakes and possible volcanic activity…”

 

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