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The Codex Gigas, or Devil’s Bible

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The Codex Gigas is the largest surviving medieval manuscript in the world. It was created by Benedictine monks in the 13th century, and now resides at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm. The Codex weighs nearly 165 pounds, and requires two librarians to lift it. It has become known as the Devil’s Bible because of the large illustration of a demon on the inside cover. The pages of the codex are contained within a wooden folder, embellished with leather and metal. It stands 3 feet tall and almost 20 inches wide, but is only 8.6 inches thick. Originally it contained 320 pages, though eight pages were removed later for unknown reasons. The pages may have contained the monastic rules which the Benedictines must obey, though this is just speculation. The Codex was written in a Benedictine monasteries which was destroyed in the 15th century. The records in the Codex and in the year 1229. From 1477 to 1593 the Codex was kept in the library of another monastery before being taken to Prague in 1594. There, it was to become part of a private collection. In 1648, the collection was taken as plunder by the Swedish Army. The codex … Continue reading The Codex Gigas, or Devil’s Bible

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Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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