Codex Seraphinianus: A book we know nothing about.

Codex Seraphinianus by  Luigi Serafini

There is a book out there, written in modern times (1976-1978) of which we know not much about. We know that an Italian (artist, architect and an industrial engineer) by the name of Luigi Serafini decided to write a book that is 360 pages that has some strange diagrams and is written in a script, that no one has been able to decipher to day.

The books is called Codex Seraphinianus. Published in 1981, it is seems to be an encyclopedia of some imaginary world.  Like the picture below of a couple copulating and morphing into an alligator.

Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini


Or the strange text and equally surreal illustrations in the book, that no one can decipher what it is?Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini


Even the numerology that is used, was something that baffled people, until it was decoded. It is a variation of base 21.

Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini

The writing style is left-to-right writing. It has both UPPERCASE and lowercase letters. Some say its possibly a false writing system that has no meaning at all, but linguists are not so easily convinced. They believe it is of something of value.

Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini


However, most believe if the system had to be cracked it would have been, and they believe the writing is Asemic writing.

Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi SerafiniThe entire book can be downloaded from here.

This page was last updated on February 17, 2014.

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