“Copiale Cipher” Cracked

It is a document linked to a secret society.

Here is the translated text


  1. #1 Phrost
    October 25, 2011

    All the articles about this cipher so far are just discussing the technology in cracking it. Does anyone actually have the translation?

  2. #2 Citation Machine
    October 25, 2011

    i like the video.

  3. #3 Joshua Zelinsky
    October 25, 2011


    The entire text can be found http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/~bea/copiale/copiale-translation.pdf

    It looks like to be an offshoot of some form of Masonism given a lot of the symbolism used.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    October 25, 2011

    Thanks, I put a link in there.

    So, if these are like the Knights of Columbus or something, then they are the Knights who go Nee!!!!!!!

  5. #5 rob
    October 25, 2011

    ha. wrong. it is actually a cookbook titled “To Serve Man.”

  6. #6 Birger Johansson
    October 26, 2011

    The text can be summed up as “what is 6 times 7 ?” and “beware of Vogons”.

  7. #7 Greg Laden
    October 26, 2011

    What I find interesting is the total lack of correlation between how important or interesting something is and how hard they made it for us to read.

  8. #8 Collin
    October 26, 2011

    The combination of obscurity, incoherence, and silliness makes me very suspicious that this is a fraud.

    Especially the references to silly walks.