Illustration for the Chronicles from the Future - Paul Deinach

Chronicles from the Future: The amazing story of Paul Amadeus Dienach

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Introductions typically attempt to present the essence of a book, highlighting the most important elements of the story you are about to read. My introduction does not do that. Rather, I will be telling you the story of how this unique text came to be, its journey from the 1920s until today.

This is a book that contains the diary of a man who never intended his words to be revealed to the world. It chronicles an experience that was never shared for fear of ridicule and disbelief. As you work your way through his very personal memoire, the reason for secrecy will soon become clear – the author claimed to have lived in the future and returned back to his original era, 20th century central Europe, to record a detailed account, outlining exactly what happened during his journey.

The real protagonists of this amazing, true story are two persons: Paul Amadeus Dienach, the author, and the man who claimed to have lived in the future; and George Papahatzis, Dienach’s student of German language studies to whom he left his notes - the diary you hold in your hands today.

After making the first acquaintances, let's start unravelling their story step-by-step.

Paul Amadeus Dienach was a Swiss-Austrian teacher with fragile health. His father was a German-speaking Swiss and his mother was an Austrian from Salzburg. Dienach travelled to Greece in the Autumn of 1922, after having recovered from a one-year coma caused by a serious illness, hoping that the mild climate would improve his condition.

Chronicles from the futureDuring his time in Greece, Dienach taught French and German language lessons in order to provide himself with a minimum income. Amongst his students was George Papahatzis, a student that Dienach appreciated more than any of the others. Papahatzis describes his teacher as a "very cautious and very modest man that used to emphasize the details".

Dienach, as we learn from Papahatzis, was born in a suburb of Zurich and lived his adolescence in a village near the large Swiss city. He later followed humanitarian studies with a strong inclination to the history of cultures and classical philology. It is believed that he eventually  died from tuberculosis in Athens, Greece, or on his way back to his homeland through Italy, probably during the first quarter of 1924.

Before Paul Dienach died, he entrusted Papahatzis with part of his life and soul– his diary. Without telling Papahatzis what the notes were, he left him with the simple instructions that he should use the documents to improve his German by translating them from German to Greek.

Papahatzis did as he asked. Initially, he believed Dienach had written a novel, but as he progressed with translations, he soon realized the notes were actually his diary… from the future!

At this point we have to clarify something crucial.  Dienach is thought to have suffered from Encephalitis lethargica, a strange neurological disease that develops an immune system response to overloaded neurons. The first time Dienach fell into a lethargic sleep it was for 15 minutes. The second time it was for a whole year…

During this year that Dienach was in a coma in a Geneva hospital, he claimed to have entered the body of another person, Andreas Northam, who lived in the year 3906 AD.

Old Painting of Zurich

Old Painting of Zurich ( Source)

Once he recovered from his coma, Dienach didn't talk to anyone about his remarkable experience because he thought he would be considered crazy. However, what he did do was write down the entirety of his memory relating to what he had seen of the future. Towards the end of his life, he even stopped his teaching job in order to have as much time as possible to write everything he could remember.

Dienach describes everything he experienced of the environment and people of the year 3906 AD, according to the mind-set and limited knowledge of a 20th century man. This was not an easy task for Dienach. There were many things he claims not to have understood about what he saw, nor was he familiar with all their terms, technology, or the evolutionary path they had followed.

In his memoires, he claims that the people of the future fully understood his peculiar medical situation, which they called " conscious slide ", and they told Dienach as many things as they could in relation to the historical events that took place between the 21st and 39th century. The only thing they didn't tell him was the exact story of the 20th century, in case Dienach’s consciousness returned back to his original body and era (as he did) – they believed it would be dangerous to let him know his immediate future and the future of his era in case it disturbed or altered the path of history and his life.


Thanks so much.


Architect_Universe's picture

Very interesting article. I have a lot of friends inside the Lodge, so I will search for this translated diary… Thanks a lot for this information.



Basil Vasiliou


this is no future information

Doesn't seem to be much here. I guess releasing it in tiny, tiny bits is a way to ensure people see all the advertising on the page as much as possible. I smell a rat... (there were more negative comments earlier but have vanished).

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Someone made the comment that it has no interest to anyone! I'm very interested and had the story not surfaced on this website, I may never have encountered it! I'm so looking forward to reading the story! Yes, the ads are tiresome but often needed to help support interesting sites such as this one. 

I just want to know how to get a copy of the book. :(

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Hi there and thank you for the great story ! Just a little mistake : You mentioned Zurich as a capital of Switzerland. Zurich is not the capital of Switzerland. It is Bern, You can call Zurich a (big) city in Switzerland. All the best,

Achilleas Syrigos's picture

Thank you!


When will the translation (book) be published?

Achilleas Syrigos's picture

In a couple of months


is the book available yet ? if so i would be very interested on getting hold of a copy !

Please find a way to notify us as the new entries come out. It drives me crazy waiting for them.

I am really eager to read the next part, Please update ASAP

What happened to chronicle from the future? It is starting to look like a conspiracy is occurring.

summer in Greece is hot. I guess he just needed a break. ;-)

please make a facebook page about this

I don't understand. If the Germans seized all of the notes during the war but never returned them, as George Papahatzis says in the forward, then how could any of what we're reading be accurate, let alone be the "real" thing?

In thinking about this case and I think I have heard it previously and acutally recall that a recording was made many years ago of Dienach or Papahatzis reciting the diaries. If it isn't publicly on Youtube it is on a personal account on Youtube that I linked to from an article discussing this. I tend to wonder if by trance or just the ability to tap into some unversal mean of thought if Dienach and Edgar Cayce weren't tapping into that same everygy...allowing one to live vicariously in the future as Dienach or getting answers vicariously from another regarding matters of health and future happenings as with Cayce. It seems it is this ability to brain slide or tap into some universal conciousness that opens these two up to experience something new or unheard of. I doubt they are alone in this ability and look forward to those that can also do such things to come forward with these abilities. That is "IF" they aren't ridiculed much in the way that Cayce and Dienach were in their time. Seems ridiculous such things still happen to those with gifts such as this.

can i download like any book in internet?

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