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Nine Unknown Men - The Secret Society of King Ashoka

Mary Anthony
What if there existed a secret society that held the knowledge of ages much more ancient than the present known secretive wealthy elite - Illuminati? We will now enlighten you on the The Secret Society of King Ashoka.
The Legend of the Nine Unknown Men was popularized for the first time through the book The Nine Unknown written by Talbot Mundy in 1927 who served as a member of the British police force in India for twenty-five years.
There are many conspiracy theories abounding about various secret societies of which umpteen are well-known to the modern society but perhaps the most ancient of all are the legends surrounding the existence of the Nine Unknown Men.
The origins of this intellectual secret organization lies in mystical India, these men are known to be saviors of the world as they possess vast knowledge on various fields that work for the benefit of mankind.
There have been claims that numerous historic figures from around the world have come in contact with these enlightened few and acquired mysterious alchemical practices. Among the conspiracy theorists, this secret organization is one of the most quondam and most potent secret orders in the world.

Brief History

Emperor Ashoka or Ashoka the Great belonged to the expansionist Maurya dynasty and ruled India from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. He was also the grandson of the legendary Chandragupta Maurya who was the first emperor to unify India.
► Ashoka was known to be a brutal, ambitious, cold, and despotic ruler who waged bloody wars to annexe kingdoms. On one such occasion he led a heavy carnage while waging war with Kalinga and killed over 100,000 men who resisted his rule. The resulted mayhem caused Ashoka to change his heart for good and he converted himself to Buddhism.
► Walking under the counsel of the Brahmin Buddhist sages Radhaswami and Manjushri he applied his position to spread the comparatively new spiritual philosophy to great heights.
► He realized that the key to maintain eternal peace would be to conceal the scientific knowledge and forbid it from getting into the wrong hands.

► Thus to avoid complete annihilation of mankind due to advanced scientific techniques he formed the secret society of the Unknown Nine Men in 270 BCE.


► The members were believed to be eminent scientists of that period and under them all cutting-edge natural scientific secrets past, present, and future were sworn to secrecy. Membership was to be renewed strictly by co-option to avoid unfit lineage.

► The Nine were obligated by Emperor Asoka to project an underdeveloped and mystical India in the eyes of the world so as to preserve the sophisticated scientific approach within its boundaries. All the researches and scientific growth were therefore concealed behind the collective mask of supernatural forces and events.
► Some versions of the legend state that the ancient Rama Empire and the Atlantis engaged in nuclear warfare over 15000 years ago bought an end to both the civilizations. This event has been recorded in Hindu scriptures that describes the use of modern weaponry during the said war. Hence Ashoka instructed the Nine to obliterate these facts as well.
► The Nine are forbidden from social interactions and their identity is permanently hidden from the public eye. They never engage themselves in any religious or political contraventions. Their prime aim is to protect and create beneficial aids for mankind.

► Each of them has been entrusted with the task of amending, updating, and defending a single book of knowledge that deals with different subjects respectively.

The Nine Books

Propaganda and Psychological Warfare:

This book compiles the study of governing masses through hypnotic propaganda and messages, the ability to create wars by diverting public opinion. This method is identified as one of the most dangerous sciences, if mastered one can rule the world.


This book contains instructions on various ancient martial art techniques, study of organisms, and creatures. It also includes commands on how to perform the "touch of death" a martial art technique that can impale a human being with less physical effort, it has been rumored that the wrestling style Judo is a leaked product of this book.


This book contains the secrets of Biotechnology, legends abound that the waters of the Ganges are purified with special microbes or bacteriophages which are created by the Nine and ejected into the river from a hidden base in the Himalayas. It is conceived that due to the water's purifying properties, throngs of pilgrims suffering from wretched diseases bathe in the water and get healed.


This book contains instructions on performing ancient alchemical rituals for the transformation of metals especially to obtain gold and metallurgy. In India, there have been persistent legends about temples and religious organizations receiving large amounts of gold from unknown sources during drought and natural calamities, whereas the fact remains that India has very few gold mines.


This book deals with instructions on how to communicate with extraterrestrials, how to benefit from teleportation, and other forms of unknown media.


This book contains laws of Gravitology and moving large objects on a large distance by applying its principles. It also contains directions to build a Vimana (UFO) based on Gravitology principles that can travel through outer space.


This book mentions the capability of traveling at extraordinary speeds through spacetime framework, and includes secrets of time-travel; including intra and inter-universal trips.


This book contains the instructions to use the speed of light as a weapon by focusing it in a certain direction. More broadly, it is a categorized study of controlling the cosmo-telluric subtle energy, atmospheric energy, and nerve impulses.


This book includes patterns pertaining to the evolution of societies and how to foretell their downfall.

Contact with the outside World

► Legend has it that the members have always been prominent Indian scientists, pioneer of Radio and Microwaves Optics Jagdish Chandra Bose and pioneer of Indian space and missile defense programs Vikram Sarabhai were believed to be its members. Westerners Pope Sylvester II and French physician and bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin have been rumored to come in contact with them.

► Pope Sylvester II

Pope Sylvester II, also known as Gerbert d'Aurillac was a Benedictine monk, he was also a professor at the University of Rheims, Archbishop of Ravenna and the Holy See. After spending time in Spain he took up a mysterious voyage towards India, reaching there he acquired supernatural skills that evoked mass admiration from his peers in Vatican.
For instance, he possessed a bronze head which answered YES or NO to questions on topics related to politics or Christianity, it was so accurate that it executed by an automaton similar to modern binary machines. This "sorcerous" head was spifflicated when Sylvester died, and all the knowledge it transmitted was concealed and kept in the Vatican library.
Strangely in October 1954, in the cybernetics journal, Computers and Automation a compelling comment appeared: "We must suppose that he (Sylvester) was possessed of extraordinary knowledge and the most remarkable mechanical skill and inventiveness."
This 'speaking' head must have been fashioned under a certain conjunction of stars occurring at the exact moment when all the planets were starting on their courses.'

► Louis Jacolliot

The Nine resurfaced again in the occult writings of French writer Louis Jacolliot, he served as the French Consul at Calcutta under the Second Empire. He wrote many prophetic books and is compared to Jules Verne, many of his occult secrets have been borrowed by occult writers, prophets, and miracle-workers.
Jacolliot stated categorically in his works the existence of the Society of Nine and connected them to unimaginable scientific feats like the liberation of energy, sterilization by radiation, and psychological warfare.

► Alexandre Yersin

French physician and bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin who was a close associate of Louis Pasteur and de Roux's, is rumored to have been confided with certain biological enigmas when he visited Madras in 1890, and following these instructions he was able to develop a serum against cholera and the plague.
'Knowledge is Power' and these wise Unknown Nine Men have contained it for over 2000 years like an elixir of life.