June 19, 2010

In 1903, they knew that an oil reservoir emptying into the oceans would become an apocalypse and could destroy the entire earth.” In 1903, Austrian banker, writer and occultist Gustav Meyrink (left, 1868-1932) wrote a novella,
Petroleum, Petroleum”, part of
a collection of short stories, which featured this Preface:

“To assure priority of this prophecy, I state that the following novella has been written in 1903. Gustav Meyrink”.

The novella tells the story of Dr. Jessegrim who has made a fortune in the mescaline business.

He decides to go into oil.  Read more…