The philosopher Gianbattista Vico commented a series of historical events: from certain obscure epochs we moved to an heroic one to a bright one, ruled by the reason, which was followed by a new decadence and rebirth, in a never ending cycle of fall and restart.

Vico pinpointed in the Classical Greece, and the following Roman hegemony, the highest point of the first Golden Age in human history. The philosopher was lucky enough to live in the second Age of Reason, between 1600 and 1700, followed by the obscure centuries of the Barbarian Invasions and the heroic era of the Medieval Commune. But if he was still alive to this day, where would he place the phase we are currently living in?

Hard to tell, but it doesn’t surprise the fact that someone placed in a hill between Greece and Macedonia the starting point for the future human renaissance. It is not arrived yet but we have got to be patient as the day is going to come. Who mentions this is certain of it, because he travelled into the future.

That is not the story of a mythomaniac or someone looking for visibility, rather the opposite. The man who time travelled did not mention to anybody the story while he was still alive. What he instead did was leaving his diary, where he had thoroughly described his adventures in the years ahead.

His name is Paul Amadeus Dienach

A man like many others Amadeus, who was born in 1884 in Zürich. He became French and German teacher and lived a tormented love: the woman he was in love with married another man, richer than him, and two years afterwards she died of tuberculosis.

Dienach carried on with his life but in 1917 he fell ill. He did not contract a simple fever nor the dangerous Spanish Flu quite popular in those years that caused millions of deaths. His disease was an incurable mysterious disease, appeared in 1915 and basically vanished almost entirely in 1924, the so called Encephalitis lethargica.

An abrupt and heavy sleepiness would take possession of the ill people, who could remain asleep from a few minutes up to some days, weeks or even months, in a comatose state from which you could either wake up or not.

In that first episode of the disease in 1917, Amadeus slept for 2 weeks and, when he woke up, he had no memory whatsoever of what had happened to him. In 1921 the Encephalitis lethargica kicked him a second time, this one though in a more violent way. He remained in a comatose state once again, this time for a year and so he was hospitalised in Zürich. When he woke up his mother was gone and he contracted another disease with no way out for many people: the tuberculosis.

The cold Zürich was not healthy for the people suffering from tuberculosis so Dienach moved to the milder Athens, where he came back to teach French and German at the University. There he had as a student Georgios Papachatzis, future illustrious professor of law and jurist of the Council of the Greek State.

Dienach gave to Papachatzis his own diaries before returning to Switzerland in 1924, when he felt close to the end.

It was a gift for a friend, only for him. The ex student read and translated the 800 pages of his friend and very soon realised that on his hands there was something of an extraordinary value: the result of a messed up mind obscured by the disease, of a fervid imagination or the report of an adventurous trip occurred while laying on a hospital bed?

The answer is in the mind of those who read, because Papachatzis decided to publish those diaries 50 years after having received them, with not little trouble from both the political and religious authorities of the time. Dienach, aware of the value of such a documentation, specified more times throughout the pages that Dienach was neither a writer nor a man of imagination; he simply described an experience endured through his coma.

Time travelling: oneiric experience or reality of the conscience?

Dienach, who had no awareness of going through a coma in May 1921, woke up in the year 3905 in a body which is not his own but the one of a certain Andreas Northam, Italian man victim of an accident with his flying machine (linsen). The doctors talk to Andreas, they explain to him who he is and what he had, but the man does not recognise anybody as he is Amadeus in reality, who does not even understand the language spoken by the doctors (anyway of Nordic origin). The man is surprised of the environment all styled in glass and lights, and notices for the first time those strange uniforms worn by the hospital staff.

Andreas/Amadeus does not answer to the attempts made to regain his memory, he did not remember his dearest friends and gets taken in a structure where he seems to get his conscience back. At that point Dienach realises all that had happened in the previous 2000 years included in his time travel.

Over the different historical periods there was an obscure time, that our ancestors would call Stone Age, that Dienach described this way:

The 20th and 21st centuries are tormented by world wars, the oppression of the man over the man and by the lack of respect towards nature. The set of values change, the excessive consumerism destroys the planet and the human conscience. Those are years in which the economical and political power is held by the New World Order. Violence and poverty spread, especially in Africa and Asia. The planet is overpopulated and Mars becomes a colony of the Earth which lasts shortly though: 60 years afterwards a catastrophe occurs and wipes away 20 millions of lives of people living there.

In the year 2309 the Old Continent is almost entirely destroyed by a nuclear war. The survivors start moving and from Northern Europe people go South. By now the humankind is almost completely lacking of spiritual beliefs.

It followed the “Age of the Heroes”, for our posterity the “Ancient History” or “Eldere”, during which at the end of the 24th century, a global government begins, which brings legality and order: the planet is not divided into nations and everyone feels as a citizen of the Earth. The rebirth starts in 2894, in a place between Greece and Macedonia called Valley of the Roses where the “Movement of the 200s” begins. From this movement, a new form of spirituality happens and a new man appears, with a different type of physique, result of a different way of living more free and joyful.

The “Age of the Reason” for our posterity the “New Era” or “Nojere” when a man named Alex Volky stands out. In 3382 in fact he frees the men from the pain and teaches them how to find a new spirituality and a huge happiness through meditation, so strong that it could be deadly to those not ready to receive it.

In 3842 the first blue roses bloom to a wise gardner, after 50 years of attempts in the Valley of the Roses.

Utopian future?

This is the journey of a man throughout 2000 years. In that new world men only work for two years, between their 19 and 21 years old. Then everyone focuses on what they like the best. The concept of private property is no longer remembered because it is the state government duty to look after their citizens. The idea of the wedding does not exist any more and relationships are free with the exception for procreation: for having a baby you have to have an authorization from the government in order to avoid the overpopulation, cause of many damages in the past. Justice is guaranteed as sitting at the government there are people caring about the common good rather than the one of the individual.

The religions, emptied out of their ancient dogmas, are all accepted yet unified in a single creed: the Samith is the whole and includes time and space.

Dienach understands even about the existence of extraterrestrials and figures out that they could have had contact with men thousands of years before but maybe they didn’t as they were aware of their limited mentality. Perhaps in some particular historical moment, they helped them out without letting the human kind recognise them.

Amadeus/Andreas travels throughout all Europe and manages to visit Markfor, current Rome but 5 times bigger. In 3905 it is still possible to see the statue of Giordano Bruno, but not sure about the Colosseum.

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