We have compiled a list of the most mysterious books known in the world today. With each book we have included legitimate documentaries that will tell you about them if you have not heard of them. We have tried to include legitimate sources or well produced videos. Even if you know what you are searching for, filtering out all the bizarre ideas and thoughts of any weirdo with a webcam can be annoying.The books may be significant or just curiosities. Regardless, learning about them and the history surrounding them is interesting. This is a convenient list of the books and documentaries listed by producer.
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"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." -Wikipedia
Voynich Code - The Worlds Most Mysterious Manuscript (Unknown, but well made)
"The Codex Gigas is the largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript in the world, at 92 cm (36 in) long. It is also known as the Devil's Bible because of a very unusual full-page portrait of the devil, and the legend surrounding its creation." -Wikipedia
- National Geographic Version 1
- National Geographic Version 2 (most recent)
"The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. The older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) of the text are estimated to date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably to the first century BC." -Wikipedia
"The Zohar is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah. It is a group of books including commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah (the five books of Moses) and scriptural interpretations as well as material on mysticism, mythical cosmogony, and mystical psychology. The Zohar contains discussions of the nature of God, the origin and structure of the universe, the nature of souls, redemption, the relationship of Ego to Darkness and "true self" to "The Light of God", and the relationship between the "universal energy" and man. Its scriptural exegesis can be considered an esoteric form of the Rabbinic literature known as Midrash, which elaborates on the Torah." -Wikipedia
"The Nag Hammadi library is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945." -Wikipedia
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