The Coming RaceEdit
Edward Bulwer-Lytton had his novel published in 1871 entitled, "The Coming Race", that described a subterranean world inhabited by beings who call themselves "Vril-ya". They had formerly been surface dwellers until a global catastrophe forced them to take up refuge deep in the Earth. The survival of their society was facilitated by their application of an energy force, they referred to as "Vril".
- "They have acquired powers over themselves and over things that made them almost godlike. For the moment they are in hiding. They are said to live in caves in the center of the Earth. Soon they will emerge to reign over us."
The Vril SocietyEdit
It was supposed by some that Lytton's book was not altogether a work of fiction. Some claimed that Lytton was privy to secrets of the lost Lemurian and Atlantean worlds. His work presented the idea of a subterranean matriarchal, socialist utopia ruled by superior beings who had mastered this mysterious energy called the Vril Force. The book describes this race of men as psychically far in advance than our own. Thus a secret society was formed, known as The Vril Society who supported the Nazi movement, during WWII, in an effort to harness the "Vril force". "This secret society was founded, literally, on Bulwer Lytton’s novel The Coming Race (1871)."
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