I have always wondered if perhaps certain occultic practices & traditions that are believed & practised now, both by hindus & other idolaters, & also by the various secret societies, may have their origin in the antediluvian world, in rites practised by the descendants of Cain. Could it be that Cham preserved & passed on these things to his family? Or is it simply that the devil started over again so to speak, deceiving the post-diluvian inhabitants of the world into the same errors & idolatry that had existed before? So little is known about the antediluvian world that one can only wonder about what might have existed. It seems not improbable that the antediluvians developed machines & technology of a high order, perhaps even surpassing that which is known today. The long lives which they lived would have facilitated this. They had hundreds of years to think & experiment, & must have become ever more worldly as time went on, in light of God's eventual punishment in the form of the Deluge. Does anyone here know of any books or articles that have been written on this sort of thing? I'd like to read the thoughts of anyone here who happens to share an interest in this.