I do this not to present you with the definitive truth, but just to question what you think you believe. When you understand THEY have been casting spells since the dawn of time, you can begin to appreciate the spiritual battle we are in. Your beliefs are wrong because you have been programmed with false information. Look at this like debugging your brain which is one powerful computer. Unplug from the matrix and plug into the universe of God. The creator gave you everything you need. Your inner knowing can help guide you and is something THEY would rather you not know.
So on to Edgar Allan Poe.
Forget everything you think you know about Poe. He was a dark and melancholy lost soul, wondering the earth obsessed with death. He died a drunk, in the gutter, and depressed because he had nothing to live for. He was an atheist and a loner with very few friends. All of these statements are not just wrong, they are polar opposite of the truth.
How did Poe get such a dark reputation? Rufus Griswold, one of Poe's bitterest enemies in life, wrote his obituary.
Who was Rufus Griswold? He once wrote The Poets and Poetry of America claiming to have read every poem ever written in America. Consider that he wrote this at a time when Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous poets and the first author to earn a living solely off of writing. Griswold's 1st edition left Poe out of that book OOPS!
Poe was actually more revered for his editing and being a literary critic at the time and many famous authors eagerly sought out his reviews for their work. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne, Walt Whitman just to name a few. Word got back to Griswold that Poe was not happy at being left out of the book so Griswold quickly came out with the 2nd edition which threw in a few of Poe's poems. Griswold only did this because he needed Poe's positive review for his book if he wanted to carry any weight with it in the literary world. He paid Poe ten dollars and Poe felt like he was trying to pay for him to put in a good word but Poe was not too impressed with the book and ended up giving a lukewarm review, claiming that several of the poets in there would be forgotten over time. Griswold did include several poets who were his close friends. Poe's prediction that they would be forgotten came true but a lifelong bitter feud began. A feud that Griswold would never get over.
Poe would hold events giving speeches and lectures about writing and other topics and could easily draw thousands of people. He would often mock Griswold in these speeches. He even wrote a story where a character gets dumber after having read Griswold. Ouch! But LOLOLOL!
And so began a lifelong feud that would end with Poe's enemy in life, cementing Poe's dark and melancholy reputation in history.
I will try to make these points as brief as possible due to the inability of most people to focus on any one thing for longer than a minute. I include myself in this phenomenon, having to force myself to continue reading long articles even when the subject interests me. Fast Food nation has transformed us....but I digress....
Edgar Allan Poe Revisited
- The most common misperception about Poe is that he was an alcoholic. Google Poe and you will find article after article that writes about this as a given. But the doctor who was the last person to see Poe alive wrote a book about Poe called A Defense of Edgar Allan Poe . He wrote this book to debunk all the myths that had been created by Poe's enemy Griswold surrounding his death and spoke to anyone and everyone who had been close with Poe. Account after account from those closest to him stating they have never seen Poe drunk and the doctor says alcohol was not the cause of his death. Also his mother in law said Poe had a condition that if he drank even a little, he would become very ill. He may very well have been allergic to alcohol.
- Everyone knows Poe for his tales of horror and suspense but most people don't know that he wrote more satire and comedy than horror. Have you ever even heard of "Diddling" ? Why are his satires not included in his most of his works? He was a huge practical jokester and wrote short stories about hoaxes. Poe was much more complex than the dark character he was branded.
Poe was the great theorist of “Diddling,” which he considered as one of the exact sciences, and he insisted that no diddle—a swindle, confidence-game, or prank—is complete without a “grin,” but only one that the diddler himself wears, seen by no one else.
- Poe was not obsessed with death even though he had lived through several tragedies in his lifetime. At the time of his death Poe was engaged to be married, had set out on a new venture to start up a new American Journal called The Stylus, and had released what he considered to be his masterpiece the year before called Eureka.
- Poe was not an atheist and one need only read Eureka to confirm that. Let me just give you one quote from the book...."The plots of God are perfect. The Universe is a plot of God".
- Poe's mystery surrounding his death sounds more like murder to me, after having read A Defense of Poe by the doctor who last saw him. The doctor talked to all of those friends who saw him last, and one of them James Sartain (a 33rd freemason) claims Poe told him a few months before his death that he had been followed on a train by two men but Poe was able to allude them. The night he disappeared, he had taken a train to New York City. The doctor spoke to everyone who saw him that night and one was the train conductor who witnessed two men following Poe who had gotten off at the same stop that Poe did. Who had been following Poe and why? We many never know but because we know they lie about history I do not believe any of the pop culture narratives surrounding his death.
- Eureka is not included in any of the Poe anthologies that claim to include all of his works. It's out there to find but you have to look for it. In this book Poe takes on many sacred cows. He questions the existence of Aristotle, mocks Newton and Kepler and breaks down the theories of gravity and infinity which goes against conventional thinking on the topics. If Poe could draw a crowd by the thousands, people loved him and loved listening to him...it's my contention that Poe was talking about things THEY did not want people talking about. After he was gone they branded him in such a way that most people would never look behind the curtain of false narratives to discover a brilliant mind that questioned everything. Eureka took 3 years to write. It's a very thick read. The idea that he was an alcoholic does not fit with the state of mind you would need to be in to write such a book...in my humble opinion.
Let me leave you with some things to make you think. When the MSM doesn't like you there are many ways of writing about without lying about you, just inferring things and leading you to where they want you to go. Negative descriptors, bad photos, leaving out pertinent information, etc. And once the big outlets latch on to a narrative the other outlets follow suit. For those who don't, they will be called conspiracy theorists or outlets that spread misinformation.
Something simple to point out how they did this with Poe is the photos' they use of him....
There's other pictures out there but the main photo the system will show you when you go looking is the top left. I found one photo when he was a young man and it looks NOTHING like any of these but it is widely known that women loved him and found him attractive. The jury is still out on what he actually looked like but I'm guessing the top left is just a meme to match the myth and the bottom right is probably closer to the truth.
THEY have lied to you about everything. Start questioning those characters and events in history you have been programmed to believe. Why do they write glowingly about some and negatively about others and what's the agenda in doing so. They spin stories of glory for evil people while for the righteous the "good is oft interred with their bones". What else are they lying about? Please reply with your own suspicions of myths in history and meanwhile I will move on to the next debunking. Shakespeare or Twain perhaps?
My brother and I talked about Poe on Crrow777radio.com and we have done 2 streams on our Youtube channel Ides of Apocalypse about Poe and his masterpiece Eureka with the following being the 1st one and the most recent one here.