Ah! Don’t we love mysteries. The Nine Unknown Men are almost like what the Illuminati is to the Western world, but even more pervasive and mysterious.
According to legend, this powerful secret society was founded by Emperor Ashoka of India in 273 BC after a bloody battle that took the lives of 100,000 men.
It was said that after Ashoka conquered the region of Kalinga, which lay between what is now Calcutta and Madras, he looked at the massacre of all the men and was truly disturbed.
He realized the meaninglessness of slaughter & embraced principles of Buddhism.
Now, he had another task ahead of him. Preserving & containing the secret knowledge which he had gained during his less peaceful days. He couldn’t afford others accessing the knowledge, as it would lead to world catastrophe. Lo & Behold! He formed a society of 9 brilliant men, whose identities are unknown. They were given the task of preserving the knowledge & guiding the future of Indian sub-continent by advising intellectuals with bits and pieces of their knowledge.
Instead of waging more wars, his priority became to integrate “rebellious” people into the society. He found that, especially in war, intelligence, scientific and technological breakthroughs were often put to evil uses.
Therefore, during his reign, natural science, past and present, were vowed to secrecy. This led to his creation of the Nine Unknown Men.
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The function of the Nine Unknown Men was to preserve and develop the type of secret information that would be too dangerous in the hands of the unknowledgeable. Each of the Nine men was tasked with holding a specific special book of knowledge. Some of these books are even said to hold the secrets of anti-gravity and time travel.
In 1923, the world learned about the existence of these mysterious men through a book written by Talbot Mundy, “The Nine Unknown”, who was a member of the British police force in India for 25 years.
Much like secret groups such as the Illuminati, there are many rumors about their current and past members. The Unknown Men are apparently spread all over the world, with some of them allegedly holding very prominent positions.
The suspected members of the Nine Unknown include the influential 10th century Pope Sylvester II and Vikram Sarabhai, the scientist who created India’s budding space program.
Throughout ancient history of the world, the preservation of knowledge has been a major goal for secret societies such as this one. Ancient Egyptians, Tibetan monks, Mayan priests, Free Masons, Rosicrucians and many more did not share their knowledge with the outside world.