What is the actual book Chronicles from the Future by Paul Amadeus Dienach about? Is it a fantasy novel or really a diary from the future?
I will tell you few words about this amazing story and after… you can decide for yourself. And of course, if you think about this book as a time travel legend, are so many stories about people going back or forward in time that is not impossible to be true.
A few words about the story
The protagonists of this story are Paul Amadeus Dienach, a man who lived in the future, and George Papahatzis, a Greek student of the German language.
Who was Paul Amadeus Dienach?
Paul was a teacher of a Swiss-Austrian background, suffering from a very rare illness (neurological). In 1922 after one year in a coma he decided to visit Greece in the hope that the climate would help him in his recovery. In Greece, he gave German and French language lessons to earn some money.
During these classes he meets a student and later they become friends, his name is George Papahatzis. Before he dies, Paul leaves his friend his diary, telling him to translate it from German to Greek.
Paul Dienach died in 1924 from tuberculosis, in Athens.
Before reading the diary, his story from the future, you have to know that Paul was suffering from a neurological illness which made him fall into a lethargic sleep, the first time was for 15 days and the second time for one year.
When he woke up from this second coma he started to write a story in his diary, a story from 3906 AD. He never tells anyone about this story for being afraid people not to think he was crazy and he knew that it would be difficult, almost impossible for anybody to believe him.
In the beginning, George Papahatzis was attempting to translate Paul’s notes and he thought it was a novel, but then he came to realize that it was a diary, it was Paul’s adventure.
In his diary, he claims that during the one-year coma, he entered somebody else’s body, a man named Andreas Northam. This Andreas Northam lived in the future, in year 3906AD.
Of course, he didn’t talk to anybody about his strange experience, he just started writing about it.
Paul describes all his experience in the future, in great detail. He tried to make it simple, though there were many things that he didn’t know.
He said that in the future people gave him information about the human evolution and history from the 21st century until the 40th century but they didn’t tell him anything about the 20th century. They showed him the evolution of mankind.
They also had knowledge about his illness, it is called ‘conscious slide’ in the future.
The people of the future didn’t give him more details about his era because they were afraid to not change the course of natural history.
He goes on to describe some information he gained about the next centuries, talking about the overpopulation of the earth, named ‘The number’ and the upcoming world wars which take place into the 23rd century.
He also mentioned some radical changes in the administration system and the world-changing globalization.
Thinking that he had no knowledge about future world wars and conflicts, and these later really happened, it makes you think twice if his experience was real or not.
He said that the world wars will last into the 23rd-century so… I hope that we will not live to see the third one 🙂
Another ‘prediction’ (or can we call it just information) from the future is the colony on Mars. How could somebody imagine in 1922 that such a thing would be possible?
But have you seen what is happening today?
There are plans to send people to Mars even now in 2016. If my information is correct there are plans to build a colony on Mars by 2030 to carry out scientific expeditions on the red planet.
If you look at these last years, scientists have been trying to find water and signs of life on Mars.
So, I ask you again … could all this be only the imagination of an ill man, or did he indeed have a real experience?
What has happened to the diary after all this time?
Paul’s good friend and student translated his notes from 1926 until 1940 delayed by World War 2 and the Greek civil war.
In 1972, before the end of the Greek dictatorship, Papahatzis, now a well-known professor, decided to publish the diary despite the protest of the Greek Church and the fact that he was threatened with social exclusion. It was published in a very small number, a restricted edition.
For the first time in November 2015, this book became available for all of us to read. The translation was made very carefully to not alter the message and this book really became the legacy of the humankind.
What do you think? Is it the history of our future or just a good novel?
Personally, I don’t think it is just a novel. Knowing that Paul Dienach was not a writer, and looking that many of the things he said turned out to be accurate, my mind is open to other areas
Thanks for reading once again. Have you read this book/diary? If so what did you think? What are your general opinions on what we have talked about?
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I’ve always been a fan of time travelling genre. Half of me would like to believe time travelling is possible and half of me screamed impossible. The way you described the book, really did make me wonder whether it is a fiction or an actual diary itself. Made me long to grab hold of the actual diary if it even exists.
it is . was published again in 2015.:) is amazing and i am fascinated too, thinking if his memories were real:))thanks for reading and i am happy that you enjoy it
So, no one really knows if this a work of fiction or a real journal of Paul’s experiences of the future? Is it really true that he wasn’t a writer and the Greek church protested against the publication of this book? I’m not sure what to make of this. Whether fact or fiction, this book sounds very intriguing either way!
yes is right. is true that the church told him to leave Greece if he publish this . he was just a teacher, with a very sensitive health.so…what to think?
Mhm, this really makes you wonder the possibilities of time travel. It also makes me think about Jules Vernes and his spot on predictions of the future.
I wonder how one can really benefit from moving from the past and the future, and what if you change something, what would happen to the original reality.
Thanks for sharing!
I am happy that you enjoy it and yes .. you have an interesting point of view about Jules Verne, and I have to say that I thought about it a long time before :))how he knew all this things that later become true?
You did a wonderful job of explaining what the book, Chronicles from the Future was about. I actually don’t generally read this particular genre but it has intrigued me. The book sounds interesting and does bring up a lot of questions about whether or not it was a real diary from real experience or a great imagination with a mind of knowing what is to come….a far stretch. I tend to think that it is more of an actual diary. Thank you for sharing!
and to be honest, me too Ii am happy that you enjoyed and also think it is an actual diary…thanks for reading
Cristina, once again your article has blown my mind. In my opinion this can’t really be a true story because, well, time travel can’t be true can it? But at the same time, I am not really sure at all! It is true that it is amazing for this guy to have all this knowledge of the future, but the things you have outlined are also pretty inevitable. I think it’s just a fiction author with a great imagination…..
Thanks for sharing though!
thanks for reading kris:) i don’t know..i am not sure that time travel is sure not possible:) are you?
yes the things i said are inevitable but how he know will be another wars? second world war?and other things?
As a huge fan of all things time travel – I’m only amazed I’ve not come across Chronicles from the Future before!
It sounds so intriguing – I love the kind of stories that mix fiction with fantasy – it sounds like a real page turner!
Just ordered it! Thanks for letting me know about this book. 🙂
I am happy that you enjoyed my post and I am sure you will really like the book.I Don. T really know….reality or fantasy ?
I always love a good read…
This book definitely seems right up my alley, it’s so interesting to read other peoples memoires, how they lived and their viewpoints on so many things. Regardless of it being real or not it definitely is intriguing in many ways and makes me thinks about so much!
if you read it tell me your opinion:) thanks for reading my post:))) i am sure you will enjoy the book and you are right, make you think twice if is possible time travel or not:)
I guess the fact that it’s called a diary speaks to it’s credibility and truthfulness. But even over the years and translations it undergoes, things are always possibly altered. Look at the Bible and the many different versions and translation of it. But people still accept it just fine. I haven’t read the Chronicals From The Future, but it sounds interesting. Where can I get it? Thanks!
yes you are totally right 🙂 but i still believe there is some part there, real memories from a future reality:) i hope you will enjoy the book when reading:) if you are interested i will send you the link:))
What a fascinating story. Truthfully I havent picked up a book in sometime but this one really has me interested. I love the intruige behind it and the battle between truth or fiction makes it that much more captivating. Will be sure to give this one a read. Cheers 🙂
yes for sure you will enjoy it :))) read it and tell me your opinion:)))i am glad that you liked my review and i hope the book will capture your imagination:))
Cool book review and thanks for the information. Very interesting concept for a book, I”m always interested in these stories. I’d find it very hard to believe that this was a real story so I’ll stick with the idea that it’s a great fiction novel.
Thanks again so much for the information on this book.
i am very happy that you enjoyed it :)) it worth reading this book:) Even if we see it as a fantasy novel. it is great 🙂 thanks for reading:)
Thank you for an interesting article on a subject that is just as interesting.
I did not read Cronicles From The Future, but I think we will never know for sure if it is fiction or a diary. We live in a limitless universe where a lot of things are still strange to us – so anything is possible.
I will have to read the book to make up my mind. Thanks again.
thanks for reading and I am glad that you fin interesting my articles. yes ,indeed we know so little about the world we live in….
Anyway..read the book and tell me your impression:)
I read the book. I’m dubious about the language used like the modern vernacular for “phone” or referring to something being “online”. The description of the cities match what Al Beilic(sp?)from the Montauk Project had to say about 3700 AD minus the floating cities.Anyone could ave read that story prior to this one. The book didn’t say but I got the impression Nazi Germany won the war on that time line because of the dominant use of a cobbled together german dialect used world wide and most of the different races were extinct with the exception of a few pockets of asians and Africans scattered across the world.
thanks for reading my article and i can see you know a few things about the subject:) i am glad 🙂 you know.. is a big question what about nazi won the war. is is a series on tv about a paralel life line when the nazi won 🙂 be near for my next articles:)) thanks
This was a very intresting read. I just so happen to come across this page. While looking up some information on Greek methoghy. I will be sure to share and book mark your website. How often do you write reviews such as this one?
Thanks I will be back soon.
hello there, depends of my free time 🙂 I am working also :0 but i write once a week i think :))) I am happy that you did enjoy it 🙂 i have more reviews if you are interested in 🙂 have a nice time reading 🙂
Unfortunately, I did not read the book, but I put it on my reading list in the first place. I was very intrigued by the story that seems to be very close to the reality. I think is a good novel and the story of our future as well, wich I hope I won’t live to see.
It is a good novel and for sure you will have a nice time when reading it 🙂 Most of the people think the same,to not leave the future and I agree but maybe it’s us that open the way to this future? if i could time travel i would like to go in the past:) Do you?
Thanks for reading and visiting my site 🙂
Reading gives me a rush! I love to read and love time travel is something I dream about. I would love to visit again to see what is new.
The writing was inclusive, friendly and asked several questions which made me think and want to know more about the lost diary and where it might now be.
Anytime you want come back to read:)) You are welcomed:)
About the diary was made a book, it is not actually lost.I appreciate your nice words about my writing i am doing my best:)
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