Oil Spill Prophecy 1909
In 1903, Cabalist Banker Prophesied Gulf Apocalypse
June 19, 2010 by Gerhard Wisnewski
"In 1903, they knew that an oil reservoir emptying into the oceans would become an apocalypse and could destroy the entire earth."
by "Idiot Savant," from a German website "Kopp Online")
In 1903, Austrian banker, writer and occultist Gustav Meyrink (left, 1868-1932) wrote a novella, "Petroleum, Petroleum", part of a collection of short stories.
novella tells the story of Dr. Jessegrim who has made
a fortune in the mescaline business.
He decides to go into oil.
Instead of being arrested, in Meyrink's story, Jessegrim is hired as a consultant. He says: "If the oil continues to spill as it does, it will have covered the oceans of the world in 27 to 29 weeks and there will be no more rains, ever, as water can not evaporate anymore. At best, it will rain petroleum."
First widely criticized, this prophecy (of Dr. Jessegrim) becomes increasingly plausible as the hidden flow does not stop, and when it increases dramatically, panic grips humanity.
In Meyrink's occult circles, they
were fantasizing about oil reserves gushing into the ocean, from the
They postulated that an oil reservoir released into the oceans would be an apocalypse and possibly destroy the entire earth. It would start with a huge explosion. The culprit (a Dr. No figure, "Dr. Jessegrim") is motivated by blind hate of humanity. He destroys humanity via a "wrath of god" - the oil catastrophe.
"To assure priority of this prophecy, I state that the following novella has been written in 1903. Gustav Meyrink".
the discovery of his prophecy concerning the oil catastrophe in the
Meyrink ran a banking house between 1889 and 1902 and circulated his entire life in the occult world of Christian and Jewish mysticism, theosophy and alchemy.
He was a member of the very influential Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a British secret society active at the end of the 19th and in the early 20th century. Its members included the Satanist, occultist, Cabalist, magician Aleister Crowley, a Freemason of the Old and Accepted Order of the Scottish Rite. He called himself "The Great Beast 666". It means that Meyrink was frequenting circles which welcomed the Apocalypse, which is exactly what he describes in "Petroleum, Petroleum": An apocalypse. And a planned apocalypse.