9 Unknown men were the men gathered by Emperor Ashoka, who worked undercover and collected knowledge about various fields worldwide. The story of Ashoka and his 9 Unknown men is to India, as Illuminati is to the Western world. The world is full of wonders and marvels that have never failed to perplex people inexplicably; whether it’s a hidden group like the Illuminati or something as baffling as the Bermuda Triangle, there are many unexplained mysteries in the globe.
Chandragupta Maurya founded the Maurya Dynasty, which lasted from 321 to 185 BCE. Mauryan Empire was the First Empire to encompass most of the Indian subcontinent. Bindusara was the second ruler of the Mauryan empire and the son of Chandra Gupta. Chandra Gupta Maurya and Bindusara were a very crucial part of the Maurya empire. Still, the next ruler after Bindusara: Emperor Ashoka (Chandragupta Maurya’s grandson), became the most powerful king of the Indian subcontinent.
He reigned between 273 BC and 232 BC and took the Empire to its greatest geographical extent and its full height of power. His empire consisted of most of India, South Asia, and beyond, stretching from present-day Afghanistan and parts of Persia and the West to Bengal and Assam in the east and Mysore in the south. The Ashok stump has lions roaring in four directions has also been taken as the emblem of the Republic of India.
In the beginning, Ashoka was documented as the most ruthless ruler. Still, later, he became the most benevolent king after experiencing a particularly gruesome war at the Battle of Kaling. His glorious time is considered the most prosperous time in the history of India; he was also given the title Devanampiya (Beloved of the Gods).
Embracing Buddhism was one of the most significant turning points in the Emperor life, which he had undertaken after his drastic heart transformation at the Battle of Kalinga. He realised as a true king, he must win the people’s hearts instead of cities. He soon realised that power could lead to the extinction of this world, which can be lived in peaceful days. He swore off violence forever and thus created the Society of the 9 Unknown Men after 226 BC.
Emperor Ashoka gathered nine brilliant minds in India. Each of them was given tasks and responsibilities of developing, preserving, and preventing secret knowledge from getting into the hands of unknowledgeable. These nine unknown men had a hidden identity. Emperor Ashoka feared that if the scientific technology of his time got into the hands of the wrong people, they would have used it for destruction.
Those 9 Unknown Men were given a specific book to update, revise, and ultimately perfect the knowledge. If one of the members could not complete the book or wish to retire, he could choose his successor, but these men should always remain nine. These books are believed to have consisted of supreme knowledge, even the unimaginable secrets of anti-gravity and time travel.
9 Unknown Men and their 9 Fascinating Books
The world learned about the existence of the nine men from an English writer, Talbot Mandy’s book: The Nine Unknown Men in 1923. He explained that the members constantly updated the books and shared the knowledge to wise men of different fields in the world for the more significant cause of humanity.
Propaganda: The first book dealt with the techniques of propaganda and psychological warfare. This was the most dangerous of all, as it taught how to manipulate the opinion of the masses. This work could have altered the thoughts and have made anyone govern the whole world.
Physiology: This book discussed physiology which explains how to kill a person simply by touching, known as The Touch of Death, where a person can be killed by touching a nerve pulse in his body. It is believed that martial art and judo are the results of leakages from the second book.
Microbiology: This third book dealt with biotechnology and microbiology. It is believed that the cholera vaccine came from the knowledge that was retained in this book.
Alchemy: The fourth book focused on alchemy and transmutation of metals; money supported this theory in times of severe drought; temples and religious relief organisations receive large quantities of gold from a secret source.
Communication: This book enlightened the reader about communicating with terrestrial and extraterrestrial beings. It is believed that the nine unknown men were aware of the alien presence. This book could improve our ways to communicate with someone in the best way possible.
Gravity: The sixth one spoke of the concept or the art of building spaceships or UFOs. It contained the secrets of gravitation and instructions on creating an anti-gravity flying machine known as a “Vaiminika Shastra”.
Cosmology: This one was about cosmology, the matter of the universe, and time travel. The reader could gain all the knowledge about our planets and galaxy by this book.
Light: This book could teach the reader how to control the speed of light and use it to our advantage, ways to change the speed of light, and use it as a weapon.
Sociology: This last book discussed sociology and spoke of the evolution of humans, the development of societies, including their downfall, and ways to create, nurture and destroy a whole culture or civilisation.
Indeed the books appeared to be the ultimate source of all the knowledge known to humankind, and one might argue that they sound too good to be true. But were the nine unknown men real? We cannot say for sure. According to the legends, these nine men lead information from time to time from their books to save humankind from destruction. There’s no proof they existed, but there’s also no proof that they don’t know maybe these nine unknown men are watching over the world, or perhaps this is just a fascinating story to keep us intrigued; whatever it is, the society is definitely in need of some saving.