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One hundred and fifty years of metaphysical rebellion and of nihilism have witnessed the persistent reappearance, under different guises, of the same ravaged countenance: the face of human protest.

All of them, decrying the human condition and its creator, have affirmed the solitude of man and the nonexistence of any kind of morality. But, at the same time, they have all tried to construct a purely terrestrial kingdom where their chosen principles will hold sway. As rivals of the Creator, they have inescapably been led to the point of reconstructing creation according to their own concepts. Those who rejected, for the sake of the world they had just created, all other principles but desire and power, have rushed to suicide or madness and have proclaimed the apocalypse. As for the rest, who wanted to create their own principles, they have chosen pomp and ceremony, the world of appearances, or banality, or again murder and destruction.

-- Albert Camus, The Rebel

Alchemy

Arnold de Nova Villa's treatise.

A Chymicall treatise of the Ancient and highly illuminated Philosopher.pdf

A Chymicall treatise of the Ancient and highly illuminated Philosopher, Devine and Physitian, Arnoldus de Nova Villa who lived 400 years ago, never seene in print before, but now by a lover of the spagyric art made publick for the use of Learners, printed in the year 1611.

A Treatise on The Great Art

An-Alchemical-Treatise-on-The-Great-Art.pdf

A system of physics according to the hermetic philosophy and theory and practice of the magisterium.

Ripley Scrolls

Ripley Scrolls.pdf

Abstract Acquired at auction in 1958 from the library of C.W.DysonPerrins, the Huntington Library’s Ripley scroll (HM 30313) is one of the most ornate and esoteric illuminated manuscripts of early modern England. Much remains unknown about the iconology and historical context of the Ripley scrolls, of which approximately twenty remain worldwide. The self-consciously archaic scroll at the Huntington draws on a range of contemporary sources, including emblem books, heraldic imagery, and illuminated alchemical manuscripts from the fifteenth cen- tury, such as the Rosarium philosophorum and the Aurora consurgens. Aaron Kitch situates the Ripley scrolls in the context of English alchemy in the sixteenth cen- tury, especially the tradition of emblematic alchemy and John Dee’s efforts to establish George Ripley as England’s chief alchemical authority.

The Golden Chain of Homer

AureaCatenaHomeri.pdf

Nature comprehends the visible and invisible Creatures of the Whole universe. What we call Nature especially, is the universal fire or Anima Mundi, filling the whole system of the Universe, and therefore is a Universal Agent, omnipresent, and endowed with an unerring instinct, and manifests itself in fire and Light. It is the First creature of Divine Omnipotence.

The Secret Book of Artephius

Liber Secretus - Artephius.pdf

Antimony is a mineral participating of saturnine parts, and has in all respects the nature thereof. This saturnine antimony agrees with sol, and contains in itself argent vive, in which no metal is swallowed up, except gold, and gold is truly swallowed up by this antimonial argent vive.

An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King

Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King.pdf

by An Anonymous Sage and Lover of Truth

The Pictorial Symbols of Alchemy

Pictoral Symbols of Alchemy.pdf

The Hermetic Mystery- upon the higher interpretation of which I have spoken at considerable length in the previous paper and have created an analogy between its hidden meaning and that which I should term the centre of the Religions Mystery in Christendom- is the only branch of mystic and occult literature which lent itself to the decorative sense.

The Six Keys of Eudoxus

Six Keys of Eudoxus.pdf

The First Key is that which opens the dark prisons in which the Sulphur is shut up: this is it which knows how to extract the seed out of the body, and which forms the Stone of the philosophers by the conjunction of the spirit with the body, of sulphur with mercury.

Twelve Keys - Basil Valentine

TwelveKeys_Basilius_Valentinus.pdf

Concerning The Great Stone of the Ancient Sages.

Triumphant Chariot of Antimony

Valentine_Triumphant_Chariot.pdf

Basil Valentine his triumphant chariot of antinomy with annotations of Theodore Kirkringus (1678)

Babylon

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The-Epic-of-Gilgamesh.pdf

He who has seen everything, I will make known (?) to the lands. I will teach (?) about him who experienced all things,... alike, Anu granted him the totality of knowledge of all.

The Code of Hammurabi

code-of-hammurabi.pdf

Sourced from Wikipedia

Buddhist

Brief History of Dzogchen

Brief-History-of-Dzogchen.pdf

Dzogchen (rdzogs-chen), the great completeness, is a Mahayana system of practice leading to enlightenment and involves a view of reality, way of meditating, and way of behaving (lta-sgom-spyod gsum). It is found earliest in the Nyingma and Bon (pre-Buddhist) traditions.

Fundamentals of Dzogchen Meditation

Fundamentals-of-Dzogchen-Meditation.pdf

Recognizing Different Levels of Mental Activity and Appearance-Making

Introduction to Dzogchen

Introduction-to-Dzogchen.pdf

Dzogchen (rdzogs-chen, the great completeness) is an advanced system of Mahayana practice that brings enlightenment. It is found primarily in the Nyingma and Bon traditions, but also appears as a supplementary practice in some of the Kagyu traditions such as Drugpa, Drigung, and Karma Kagyu. Let us speak here of dzogchen as formulated in the Nyingma school.

The Major Facets of Dzogchen

The-Major-Facets-of-Dzogchen.pdf

The Nyingma tradition is a complex of many lineages and teachings, including dzogchen. Let us examine some of its major facets.

Christian

Book of Ezekiel

Book-of-Ezekiel.pdf

1:1 In the thirtieth year1, on the fth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles2 at the Kebar River, the heavens opened3 and I saw a divine vision.5

Complete Dead Sea Scrolls (read 127-690)

Complete-DeadSeaScrolls(read127-690).pdf

In the Council of the Community there shall be twelve men and three Priests, perfectly versed in all that is revealed of the Law, whose works shall be truth, righteousness, justice, loving-kindness and humility. They shall preserve the faith in the Land with steadfastness and meekness and shall atone for sin by the practice of justice and by suffering the sorrows of affliction. They shall walk with all men according to the standard of truth and the rule of the time.

Dark Night of the Soul

Dark_Night_Of_The_Soul.pdf

Somewhat reluctantly, out of respect for a venerable tradition, we publish the Dark Night as a separate treatise, though in reality it is a continuation of the Ascent of Mount Carmel and fulfils the undertakings given in it:

Gospel of Thomas Bruce Version

Gospel-of-Thomas-Bruce-Version.pdf

In 1945, or perhaps a year or two earlier, some peasants in Upper Egypt accidentally dug into an early Christian tomb. In it they found a large jar containing thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices. These codices proved to contain forty-eight or forty-nine separate works, mostly Coptic translations from Greek.1 One of the codices was acquired by the Jung Institute in Zurich, whence it is now known as the Jung Codex.2 Its chief importance lies in the fact that it contains a Coptic version of the Gospel of Truth, a speculative meditation on the Christian message emanating from the Valentinian school of Gnosticism, and quite possibly composed by Valentinus himself (c. A.D. 150).3 The remaining codices are housed in the Coptic Museum in Cairo, and it is one of these codices that contains the Gospel of Thomas.

The Text of the Gospel of Thomas

Gospel-of-Thomas-Scholars-Version.pdf

These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded.

The Gnostic Gospels

NagHammadiLibrary.pdf

In December 1945 an Arab peasant made an astonishing archeological discovery in Upper Egypt. Rumors obscured the circumstances of this find--perhaps because the discovery was accidental, and its sale on the black market illegal. For years even the identity of the discoverer remained unknown. One rumor held that he was a blood avenger; another, that he had made the find near the town of Naj 'Hammádì at the Jabal al-Tárif, a mountain honeycombed with more than 150 caves. Originally natural, some of these caves were cut and painted and used as grave sites as early as the sixth dynasty, some 4,300 years ago.

Rich Treasure of Internal Peace

Spiritual_Guide.pdf

The Book that is here presented ye, is a Translation from the Italian Copy, Printed at Venice in 1685. The first Man that got it, with difficulty, out of the Authour’s hands, and then had it Printed at Rome in 1675, with all the solemnity of approbations, was Fryer John of St. Mary, who styles himself Provincial; and he speaks very fine things of it, and he had so heartily read it over, that the impression which it made in his Mind, gave him the exact cue and knack of that sort of Language which the Author uses, when he throws himself headlong into darkness and obscurity: And when this Man had recommended the Book to the sincere Reader, after his way; the next that appears to give a Grace to it, is no less a Man, than the Most Illustrious and most Reverend Lord, the Archbishop of Rhegium, who tells us how many great Offices in the Church he had pass’d through; he says in his Approbation of the Book, that ‘tis a hard matter to make a judgement of it, without some experience of the things contained in it: And that how high soever the secret of it be above all humane Discourse, yet they are not only not contrary to the right dictates of Reason, but altogether conformable to it: Which is as fitting a Preface to some things in the Book, as any man in the World could have made with the Study of Seven Years: First, to say that these sovereign Secrets, which the Book treats of, are above all human Discourse; and then in the very next words, to say they are conformable altogether to the dictates of Reason: as if the dictates of Reason and human Discourse had entered into a Combination never to come to a right understanding of one another. He that would be further satisfied of the fitness of this Archbishop’s Character to the Book, will be gratified, by reading patiently some things of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Chapters of the Third Book: But ‘tis enough, that this great Man speaks well of his Countryman Molinos’s Doctrine, that ‘tis according to the judgment of the holy Fathers, and the usual way of Mystical Divines, he says again, that the Author of this Book, does not speak his own Capricios, but follows the footsteps of the Ancients, and builds upon their Principles, and spiritual Foundations, that he reduces ‘em to a right and clear Method, bringing forth (says he) out of his Treasures, things new and old; And for the Stile of the Book, he allows it to be clear, easie, plain, and full in such crabbed hard and lofty Subject; adding withal, that the Man doth not decline Proofs of Scripture, Doctrines of the Fathers, Decrees of Councils, nor the Principles of Morality, and therefore he judges it to be a useful Piece, and very worth to be Printed: and what can be said more to set any Book off.

Book of Enoch

The-book-of-Enoch.pdf

The words of the blessing of Encoh where-with he blessed the chosen and just, who will exist on the day of tribulation when all the wicked and impious shall be removed.>

The Geneva Breeches Bible

The-Geneva-Breeches-Bible.pdf

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earht.

Confucianism

The Four Books

The-four-books.pdf

1:1 In the thirtieth year1, on the fth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles2 at the Kebar River, the heavens opened3 and I saw a divine vision.5

Consciousness

About the Nature of Time

About the Nature of Time.pdf

The notion of time remains one of the most problematic concepts of physics. In classical physics the different properties of the time of Newton’s equations and thermodynamical time are puzzling. In special relativity and general relativity the notion of simultaneity becomes a problematic concept and challenges the naive Newtonian view about time flow as a motion of 3-D time=constant snapshot of 4-D space-time.

Beginnings of the History and Philosophy of Andragogy 1833-2000

Beginnings oftIle History and Philosophy of Andragogy.pdf

History and philosophy of andragogy was chosen as the topic to be addressed rather than history and philosophyofadulteducation.

Inner (Time-) Consciousness

INNER (TIME-)CONSCIOUSNESS.pdf

In the introduction to Zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewusstseins, Husserl remarks that “we get entangled in the most peculiar difficul- ties, contradictions, and confusions” (Hua X, 4) the moment we seek to account for time-consciousness.

Discourse Networks 1800 /1900

Kittler_Friedrich_Discourse_Networks_1800_1900.pdf

In the introduction to Zur Phänomenologie des inneren Zeitbewusstseins, Husserl remarks that “we get entangled in the most peculiar difficul- ties, contradictions, and confusions” (Hua X, 4) the moment we seek to account for time-consciousness.

Philosophy plays: A neo-socratic model for teaching ethics

Philosphy Plays A Neo Socratic model for Teaching Ethics.pdf

The Philosophy Plays project was conceived and founded by Edward Spence in 1997 for the primary aim of taking philosophy out of the intellectually-constraining spaces of university classrooms and profes- sional conferences and into the liberating spaces of the public agora, as Socrates did 2,500 years ago. It was a way of, once again, rendering phi- losophy relevant and resonant to the common and shared concerns and interests of the citizenry of the modern polis.

Social Time As The Basis Of Generational Consciousness

SOCIAL TIME AS THE BASIS OF GENERATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS.pdf

Time is a multilayered phenomenon, which if measured by assorted mechanical time-pieces can be linear, but this is not how humans experience it (Mannheim 1993:28, Corsten 1999:256). Personal time is accompanied by social time, which is essentially a socially shared frame for the perception of social development, but can differ from one social group to another. One such group is generation. The concept of generation has many interpretations, yet its basic core links it with time and chronological consciousness (Lovell 2007:8).

Temporal Consciousness

temporarl-consciousness.pdf

In ordinary conscious experience, consciousness of time seems to be ubiquitous. For example, we seem to be directly aware of change, movement, and succession across brief temporal intervals. How is this possible? Many different models of temporal consciousness have been proposed. Some philosophers have argued that consciousness is confined to a momentary interval and that we are not in fact directly aware of change. Others have argued that although consciousness itself is momentary, we are nevertheless conscious of change. Still others have argued that consciousness is itself extended in time. In this entry, the motivations and merits of these and other positions will be expounded and assessed.

Forum: TexTures of Time

TexTuresof Time.pdf

Textures of Time is a rich and challenging book that raises a host of important and hard questions about historical narrative, form, and style; the sociology of texts; and the core problem of ascertaining historical truth.

The Origin of Time In Conscious Agents

The Origin of Time In Conscious Agents.pdf

Time is an enigma. On the one hand, nothing is more familiar to us than time. We feel its passing, we measure it precisely with clocks, and we know one day we shall run out of it. On the other hand, if we are pressed to say what time is, to try to define it, we find it surprisingly difficult. And that goes not just for the proverbial man in the street, but also for the brightest philosophers and scientists.

The Phenomenology of Internal Time-Consciousness

The Phenomenology of Internal Time-Consciousness.pdf

The following analysis of the "phenomenology of internal time-consciousness" fall into two sections. The first includes the last part of a four-hour lecture course held during the winter semester of Gottingen, 1904-1905. The course was entitled: "Important Points Concerning Phenomenology and Theory of Knowledge." While the second volume of Logische Untersuchungen (1901) had as a theme the interpretation of the "higher" act of cognition, these lectures were to investigate "the most deeply underlying intellective acts: perception. phantasy [Phatasia], figurative consciousness, memory, and the intuition of time."

Egyptian

The Book of Am-Tuat

Book of Am-Tuat.pdf

This book is an Ancient Egyptian cosmological treatise which describes the Tuat, the underworld that the boat of the Sun God, Ra, traverses during the night hours. Each chapter deals with one of the twelve hours of the night. A hallucinogenic travelogue of the netherworld, this extensively illustrated book depicts hundreds of gods and goddesses that appear nowhere else in the literature.

The Book of Gates

Book_of_Gates.pdf

The Book of Gates is an Ancient Egyptian cosmological treatise describing the architecture and inhabitants of the Tuat, the underworld which the boat of the Sun God, Ra, traverses during the night hours. This is the second volume of the three volume Budge series which deals with the books of the Underworld, the Egyptian Heaven and Hell . It also includes a short summary of the Book of Am-Tuat, the longer version of which comprises the first volume.

The Egyptian Heaven and Hell

Egyptian Book of Heaven and Hell.pdf

THE present work is the outcome of two lectures on the Books of the Tuat, i.e., the Egyptian Underworld, or "Other World," which I had the honour to deliver at the Royal Institution in the spring of 1904, and it has been prepared at the suggestion of many who wished to continue their inquiries into the beliefs of the Egyptians concerning the abode of the departed, and the state of the blessed and the damned.

The object of all the Books of the Other World was to provide the dead with a "Guide" or "Handbook," which contained a description of the regions through which their souls would have to pass on their way to the kingdom of Osiris, or to that portion of the sky where the sun rose, and which would supply them with the words of power and magical names necessary for making an unimpeded journey from this world to the abode of the blessed. For a period of two thousand years in the history of Egypt, the Books of the Other World consisted of texts only, but about B.C. 2500

Papyrus of Ani Egyptian Book of the Dead

Egyptian-Book-of-the-Dead.pdf

Homage to thee, Osiris, Lord of eternity, King of the Gods, whose names are manifold, whose forms are holy, thou being of hidden form in the temples, whose Ka is holy. Thou art the governor of Tattu (Busiris), and also the mighty one in Sekhem (Letopolis). Thou art the Lord to whom praises are ascribed in the nome of Ati, thou art the Prince of divine food in Anu.

Legends of the Gods

Legends_of_the_Gods_by_E.A.Wallis_Budge.pdf

The text of the remarkable Legend of the Creation which forms the first section of this volume is preserved in a well-written papyrus in the British Museum, where it bears the number 10,188. This papyrus was acquired by the late Mr. A. H. Rhind in 1861 or 1862, when he was excavating some tombs on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes.

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage Book 1

The-Sacred-Magic-of-Abramelin-the-Mage-Book-1.pdf

The text of the remarkable Legend of the Creation which forms the first section of this volume is preserved in a well-written papyrus in the British Museum, where it bears the number 10,188. This papyrus was acquired by the late Mr. A. H. Rhind in 1861 or 1862, when he was excavating some tombs on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes.

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage Book 2

The-Sacred-Magic-of-Abramelin-the-Mage-Book-2.pdf

TheE Wisdom of the Lord is an inexhaustible fountain, neither hath there ever been a man born who could penetrate its veritable origin and foundation. The Sages and Holy Fathers have drunk long draughts thereof, and have been fully satisfied therewith. But with all this, not one among them hath been able to comprehend or know the Radical Principles, because the Creator of all things reserveth that unto Himself; and, like a jealous God, He hath indeed wished that we should enjoy the fruit thereof, but He hath not wished to permit us to touch either the Tree or its Root.

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage Book 3

The-Sacred-Magic-of-Abramelin-the-Mage-Book-3.pdf

He who shall have faithfully observed that which hath been taught unto him, and shall have with a good will obeyed the Commandments of God, let him, I say, be certain that this Veritable and Loyal Wisdom shall be accorded unto him; and also that the Perfidious BELIAL can do no otherwise than become his slave, together with all his Pestiferous Generation.

The Veil of Isis; Mysteries of the Druids

W._Winwood_Reade_-_The_Veil_of_Isis.pdf

He who shall have faithfully observed that which hath been taught unto him, and shall have with a good will obeyed the Commandments of God, let him, I say, be certain that this Veritable and Loyal Wisdom shall be accorded unto him; and also that the Perfidious BELIAL can do no otherwise than become his slave, together with all his Pestiferous Generation.

Fairy Tales

Aesop's Fables

Aesop-Townsend.pdf

The tale, the parable, and the fable are all common and popular modes of conveying instruction. Each is distinguised by its own special characterisitics.

Aesop's Fables (Plain Text)

Aesops_Fables_NT.pdf

The tale, the parable, and the fable are all common and popular modes of conveying instruction. Each is distinguised by its own special characterisitics.

English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales 1902.pdf

Who says that English folk have no fairy tales of their own? the present volume contains only a selection out of sime 140, of which I have found traces in this country. It is probable that many more exist.

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales.pdf

International collectors library of 211 collected tales.

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales.pdf

International collectors library of 211 collected tales.

Norse Fairy Tales

Norse Fairy Tales.pdf

Norse fairy tales selected & adapted from the translations by Sir George Webbe Dasent. With illustrations by Reginald L. Knowles & Horace J. Knowles

Old Enlish Fairy Tales

Old English Fairy Tales.pdf

It has been to me a matter of surprise that no collection has been made and adpated to the reading of children of the old delightful English folk tales and traditionary stories that exist, scattered up and down in all manner of palces. We have had for their delectation numerous editions of the French tales of Perault and the Countess D'Aulnoy, and the German stories of Grimm, but our own native springs have been neglected.

Fourth Way

The Fourth Way

Ouspensky-The_Fourth_Way.pdf

A record of talks and answers to questions based on the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff

The Theory of Conscious Harmony

Rodney-Collin-The-Theory-of-Conscious-Harmony.pdf

Rodney Collin was closely associated with P.D. Ouspensky from 1936 to the latter's death in 1947. In 1948 he moved to Mexico to carry on the study and practice of the ideas received from Ouspensky and from Ouspensky's teacher, Gurdjieff. During the next few years he corresponded with a large number of people, from many walks of life, all over the world, who sought to understand and follow what was sometimes called the Fourth Way — a path of spiritual discipline to be pursued in everyday life. After his death in Peru in 1956 his letters were collected and edited by those who had been working with him, and were issued in the form of this book.

The Herald of Harmony

The-Herald-of-Harmony.pdf

AN AGE is dying away. A new age is coming to birth. What are the signs of a new age?

In the heavens, a new combination of influences. From the Hierar­ chy, a new generation. Among men, a new function awakened, a new word of salvation given.

For the body of mankind grows as the body of a man grows —one function after another opening in him, each culmination at its appointed age, each fulfilled and transcended by the next. And as in man each function awakens at a certain shining of his stars, so in mankind at a certain shining of the constellations. As Venus yields to Mars, so childhood wisdom yields to stormy puberty: as the Bull to the Ram, so Egypt to Greece, innocence to paganism, tenderness to strife.

The Theory of Celestial Influence

The-Theory-of-Celestial-Influence.pdf

The whole world of six dimensions is filled with His bounty: wheresoever thou lookest, it is making Him known.

Gestalt

Prägnanz

Prägnanz.pdf

The fundamental principle of gestalt perception is the law of prägnanz[de] (in the German language, pithiness), which says that we tend to order our experience in a manner that is regular, orderly, symmetrical, and simple. Gestalt psychologists attempt to discover refinements of the law of prägnanz, and this involves writing down laws that, hypothetically, allow us to predict the interpretation of sensation, what are often called "gestalt laws".

Principles of Object Perception

Spelke1990.pdf

This articleis animated by two proposals about perception and perceptual development. One proposalis substantive: In situations where perception develops through experience, but without instruction or deliberate reflection, development tends to enrich perceptual abilities but not to change them fundamentally.

Gestalt Psychology Luccio

Issue17_Paper_Gestalt Psychology_Luccio.pdf

The aim of this paper is to sketch the major aspects of Gestaltpsychologie: Wertheimer‘s factors, global v. local factors, isomorphism, auto-organisation, Prägnanz as singularity and as a tendency towards stability. While Gestaltpsychologie as a school no longer exists, its lesson is yet seminal and can inspire many developments of contemporary cognitive psychology. Few examples are here illustrated: geometric psychology, non linear systems (mainly synergetics), and computational gestalts.

Gnosticism

The Secret Adam - A study of Nasoraean Gnosis

The-Secret-Adam-A-Study-of-Nasoraen-Gnosis.pdf

BYthe rivers of ‘Iraq and especially in the alluvial land of Al- Khaur where the Tigris and Euphrates squander their waters in the marshes, meeting and mating at Qurnah before they flow into the Persian Gulf, and in the lowland of Persia along the Karun, which like its two sister rivers empties into the Gulf, there still dwells the remnant of a handsome people who call themselves Munduiiu, Mandaeans (‘gnostics’), and speak a dia- lect of Aramaic. When the armies of Islam vanquished the Sassanids they were already there and in such numbers that the Qur’Hngrantedthemprotectionas‘peopleof abook’,callingthem ‘Sabaeans’. T o that name they still cling, both in its literary form and as the vernacular q-Subbu, for it ensures their existence as a tolerated community. The word (from SB’, Syriac uaJ) means ‘submergers’ and refers to their baptism ( m q h t u ) and frequent self-immersion. In the ninth book of his Fihrist ul- ‘ulzim, Al-Nadim, who wrote in the tenth century, calls them ul-Mu&tasiluh, ‘the self-ablutionists’.

Golden Dawn

The Book Of The Black Serpent

book of black serpent.pdf

The operator of this, the Opus Majus, would do well to abstain from the companionship of the vulgar-minded during the time of the working and the three days preceding the actual experiments. It is not needful to remain pure [or chaste] in this work, for it is the end of this work that all should be satisfied and without want. Let it suffice that one who conducts this work spend a goodly time in thought cogent to the work. It is important that whoever does this work takes the time to remove all obstacles which may interfere with the completion of the work; this is very important - for, if you cannot do the work in its entirety it is better never to commence.

Book T - The Tarot

Book T.pdf

A Description of the Cards of the Tarot with their Attributions; Including a Method of Divination by Their Use : HRU : THE GREAT ANGEL : is set over the operations of the Secret Wisdom

Sepher Sephiroth

sepher sephiroth.pdf

This numerical dictionary has been revised and updated, including much new material. It has also been stripped of much extraneous material such as planetary spirits, etc., to make it a more “purist” production, since much of the material of that type is rather unreliable.

All the numerations have been checked, and the Latin originally given from Kabbalah Denudata has been translated and checked against the Hebrew (using Brown-Driver-Briggs and Megiddo). The references to Zoharic texts, etc., have been checked, and are now given with verse numbers (rather than page numbers) wherever possible. Furthermore, new Zoharic and other references have been inserted. Biblical references have been checked, and given KJV (rather than Vulgate) verse numbers, and many new Biblical references have been found. Hebrew words and phrases without a translation have been translated, and many of the other Hebrew translations have been checked also. Words and phrases with a possible “final letters” value have all been enumerated.

Shem Ha-Mephoresch

The_Golden_Dawn_Schem_ha-Mephoresh.pdf

This refers to the Seventy Two Names of the Expounded Name YHVH.

Four is the number of the letters of the Tetragrammaton. Four is also the number of the letters of the name ADNI which is its representative and key. The latter name is bound with the former and united thereto, thus IAHDVNHY forming a name of 8 letters. 8 X 3, the number of the Supernal Triad, yields the 24 thrones of the Elders of the Apocalypse, each of whom wears on his head a golden crown of three rays, each ray of which is a name, each name an Absolute Idea and Ruling Power of the great name YHVH Tetragrammaton.

Greek Philosophers

Plato

plato-complete-works.pdf

Trying to get hold of all of Plato’s works can turn out to be a tedious job, most websites host only the “authentic” dialogues ,while obtaining the spurious works can quite difficult. That’s why ,in order to spare your time and effort, I decided to collect all of Plato’s work in a single volume ,which I hope is the most complete and precise compilation of the corpus platonicum available in ebook format.

Aristotle

The-Complete-Aristotle.pdf

Things are said to be named ‘equivocally’ when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name ‘animal’; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each. For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.

Hermeticism

The Golden Tractate of Hermes Trismegistus

The_Path_of_Knowledge.pdf

THE Path of Knowledge in the Light of Inward Illumination has for its the Realization of the goal Absolute Truth.

Philosophy provides the foundation, the very pathway itself, upon which the Aspirant must establish himself. It is the High Ground from which he may the more clearly perceive, recognize, distinguish, unify and correlate aspects of Truth.

Symbology unfolds on all sides a perpetual panorama, the inner significance of which is more and more revealed to the Aspirant in the light of Philosophy. He glimpses Beauty as well as Truth, Harmony as well as Unity.

Mythology awakens his Intuitive Faculties, bringing them also into the quest for the True ; calling him to the unsuspected heights and the wondrous profundities of the Divine Mysteries.

And lastly, Hermetic Science and Art lead the Aspirant to the portals of Mystical Participation through which the Below is to be transmuted into the Above.

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

Emerald Tablets.pdf

History of the Tablet (largely summarised from Needham 1980, Holmyard 1957)

The Tablet probably first appeared in the West in editions of the psuedo−Aristotlean Secretum Secretorum which was actually a translation of the Kitab Sirr al−Asar, a book of advice to kings which was translated into latin by Johannes Hispalensis c. 1140 and by Philip of Tripoli c.1243.

Other translations of the Tablet may have been made during the same period by Plato of Tivoli and Hugh of Santalla, perhaps from different sources.

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

Francis-a-Yates-Giordano-Bruno-and-the-Hermetic-Tradition.pdf

This book emphasises the primary importance of Hermetism in Renaissance thought. The hermetic treatise were believed to be by an ancient Egyptian, prophet of Christianity; those associations strengthened their enormous impact on Ficino and the Neopatonic movement.

Echoes from the Gnosis Vol. I

G.R.S._Mead_-_The_Gnosis_of_The_Mind_(Echoes_from_the_Gnosis_Vol._I).pdf

Under this general title it is proposed to publish a series of small volumes, drawn from, or based upon, the mystic, theosophic and gnostic writings of the ancients, so as to make more easily audible for the ever-widening circle of those who love such things, some echoes of the mystic experiences and initiatory lore of their spiritual ancestry.

Echoes from the Gnosis Vol. II

G.R.S._Mead_-_The_Hymns_of_Hermes_(Echoes_from_the_Gnosis_Vol.II).pdf

Under this general title it is proposed to publish a series of small volumes, drawn from, or based upon, the mystic, theosophic and gnostic writings of the ancients, so as to make more easily audible for the ever-widening circle of those who love such things, some echoes of the mystic experiences and initiatory lore of their spiritual ancestry.

Echoes from the Gnosis Vol. IV

G.R.S._Mead_-_The_Hymn_of_Jesus_(Echoes_from_the_Gnosis_Vol._IV).pdf

Under this general title it is proposed to publish a series of small volumes, drawn from, or based upon, the mystic, theosophic and gnostic writings of the ancients, so as to make more easily audible for the ever-widening circle of those who love such things, some echoes of the mystic experiences and initiatory lore of their spiritual ancestry.

Echoes from the Gnosis Vol. VI

G.R.S._Mead_-_A_Mithriac_Ritual_(Echoes_from_the_Gnosis_Vol._VI).pdf

Under this general title it is proposed to publish a series of small volumes, drawn from, or based upon, the mystic, theosophic and gnostic writings of the ancients, so as to make more easily audible for the ever-widening circle of those who love such things, some echoes of the mystic experiences and initiatory lore of their spiritual ancestry.

Echoes from the Gnosis Vol. VII

G.R.S._Mead_-_The_Gnostic_Crucifixion_(Echoes_from_the_Gnosis_Vol._VII).pdf

Under this general title it is proposed to publish a series of small volumes, drawn from, or based upon, the mystic, theosophic and gnostic writings of the ancients, so as to make more easily audible for the ever-widening circle of those who love such things, some echoes of the mystic experiences and initiatory lore of their spiritual ancestry.

Echoes from the Gnosis Vol. X

G.R.S._Mead_-_The_Hymn_of_the_Robe_of_Glory_(Echoes_from_the_Gnosis_Vol._X).pdf

Under this general title it is proposed to publish a series of small volumes, drawn from, or based upon, the mystic, theosophic and gnostic writings of the ancients, so as to make more easily audible for the ever-widening circle of those who love such things, some echoes of the mystic experiences and initiatory lore of their spiritual ancestry.

The Hermetic Arcanum

Hermetic Arcanum.pdf

Wherein the secrets of nature and art concerning the matter of the philosophers' stone and the manner of working are explained in an authentic and orderly manner.

The Kybalion

kybalion.pdf

We take great pleasure in presenting to the attention of students and investigators of the Secret Doctrines this little work based upon the world-old Hermetic Teachings. There has been so little written upon this subject, notwithstanding the countless references to the Teachings in the many works upon occultism, that the many earnest searchers after the Arcane Truths will doubtless welcome the appearance of the present volume.

The purpose of this work is not the enunciation of any special philosophy or doctrine, but rather is to give to the students a statement of the Truth that will serve to reconcile the many bits of occult knowledge that they may have acquired, but which are apparently opposed to each other and which often serve to discourage and disgust the beginner in the study. Our intent is not to erect a new Temple of Knowledge, but rather to place in the hands of the student a Master-Key with which he may open the many inner doors in the Temple of Mystery through the main portals he has already entered.

The Corpus Hermaticum - The First Book

The Corpus Hermaticum - The First Book.pdf

O my Son, write this first Book, both for Humanity's sake, and for Piety towards God. For there can be no Religion more true or just, than to know the things that are; and to acknowledge thanks for all things, to him that made them, which thing I shall not cease continually to do.

What then should a man do, O Father, to lead his life well, seeing there is nothing here true ? Be Pious and Religious, O my Son, for he that doth so, is the best and highest Philosopher; and with− out Philosophy, it is impossible ever to attain to the height and exactness of Piety or Religion.

The Corpus Hermeticum

The Corpus Hermeticum.pdf

The Corpus Hermeticum are the core documents of the Hermetic tradition. Dating from early in the Christian era, they were mistakenly dated to a much earlier period by Church officials (and everyone else) up until the 15th century. Because of this, they were allowed to survive and we seen as an early precursor to what was to be Christianity. We know today that they were, in fact, from the early Christian era, and came out of the turbulent religious seas of Hellenic Egypt.

The Golden Tractate of Hermes Trismegistus

The Golden Tractate.pdf

Even thus saith Hermes: Through long years I have not ceased to experiment, neither have I have spared any labour of mind And this science and art I have obtained by the sole inspiration of the living God, who judged fit to open them to me His servant, who has given to rational creatures the power of thinking and judging aright, forsaking none, or giving to any occasion to despair. For myself, I had never discovered this matter to anyone had it not been from fear of the day of judgment, and the perdition of my soul if I concealed it. It is a debt which I am desirous to discharge to the Faithful, as the Father of the faithful did liberally bestow it upon me.

Hinduism

Isha Upanishad

Isopanishad.pdf

Some few years ago Mr. Jfianendralal Majumdar brought me a Sarhskrit MS. containing an unpublished Commentary of of the Is'opanisad. I have here published it for the first time. The author was, I am informed, a Bengali Tantrika Kaulacharya of the name of Satyananda. I was told at the time that other' Commentaries might be available. This one appeared to me to be of peculiar value as having been written with all lucidity and boldness from the standpoint of the Advaitavada of the S'5kta-A"gama.

Kularnava Tantra

Kularnava-Tantra.pdf

Tantra is a major development in the evolution of Indian spiritual thought inasmuch as it represents a determined attempt at reconciling the apparent points of conflict among the different schools of philosophy that came up after the age of the Epics. Tantra seeks to synthesize the monism of the Advaita with the dualism of the Samkhya, enrich Jnana with the rasa of Bhakti, join Nature to her Lord in the person of the human individual, harmonize the claims of the Spirit with the rights of Matter. It recovers the lost heritage of the ancient Veda which lays emphasis upon the commonalty of man, Nature and God and the equality of status between Mother Earth and Father Heaven. The principle of Tantra is to reject nothing that God has created, to utilize every means to raise the human consciousness to the Divine. Unlike many of the older systems Tantra is highly rational in its approach; it asks for no faith in advance. It is a self-verifying science of the development of natural energies into their supernatural terms leading to a cosmic enjoyment of life in a spiritual consciousness. In a word it is the highway of mukti and bhukti in the highest sense.

Mundaka Upanishad - The bridge to immortality

Mundaka-Upanishad.pdf

T H E Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan- that Institute of Indian culture in Bombay-needed a Book University, a series of books which, if read, would serve the purpose of providing higher education. Particular emphasis, however, was to be put on such literature as revealed the deeper impulsions of India. As a first step, it was decided to bring out in English 100 books, 50 of which were to be taken in hand almost at once.

It is our intention to publish the books we select not only in English, but also in the following Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The objectives for which the Bhavan stands are the reintegration of Indian culture in the light of modem know- ledge and to suit our present-day needs and the resuscitation of its fundamental values in their pristine vigour.

Let me make our goal more explicit:

We seek the dignity of. man, which necessarily implies the creation of social conditions that allow him freedom to evolve along the lines of his own temperament and capa- cities; we seek the harmony of individual efforts and social I relations, not in any makeshift way, but within the frame- I,: work of the Moral Order; we s~ek the creative art of life, by the alchemy of which human limitations are progressive- ly transmuted, so that man may become the instrument of God, and is able to see Him in all and all in Him.

Samayasara, or, Nature of Self

Samayasara-or-Nature-of-Self.pdf

The BHARA'I'IYA JNANAPITHA has been founded by the well-known industrialist and business magnate Seth Shanti Prasad Jain and his talented wife, Shmnati Rama Jain, with a view to recover from old Shastra Bhandaras, to edit and to publish all available ancient texts in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Apabhransha, Hindi, Kanarese, Tamil, etc on subJects hke philosophy, mythology, llte:cature and luston- etc. The Institution was founded on the 18th February, 1944. It has published several important books m Sanskr1t, Prakrit, and Hindi languages. It has been the priit- 1lege of the Jnanapitha to receive from the very inception the co-operation and valuable guidance of Rao Bahadur Prof. A. Chakravarti, M.A., I.ES. (Retd.). He is the Editor of English and Tamtl series. A branch of the Jnanapitha has been estabhshed at Madras under his guidance, primaoly as a result of his inspttation.

Illuminati

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism.pdf

Princes and Nations fhail disappear from the face of the Earth—and this revolution shall be the work of secret societies.

Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies.

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism.pdf

It was with great satisfaction that I learned from a Friend that you coincided with me in the opinion, that the information contained in this performance would make a useful impression on the minds of my Countrymen.

I have presumed to inscribe it with your Name, that I may publicly express the pleasure which I felt, when I found that neither a separation for thirty years, nor the pressure of the most important business, had effaced your kind remembrance of a College Acquaintance, or abated that obliging and polite attention with which you favored au in those early days of life.

The friendship of the accomplished and the worthy is the highest honor; and to him who is cut off, by want of health, from almost every other enjoyment, it is an inestimable blessing. Accept, therefore, I pray, of my grateful acknowledgements, and of my earnest wishes for your Health, Prosperity, and increasing Honor.

With sentiments of the greatest Esteem and Respect,

I am,
SIR,
Your most obedient,
and most humble Servant, JOHN ROBISON.
EDINBURGH September 5, 1797.

Islamic

The Persian Mystics

Hadland_Davis_-_The_Persian_Mystics_Jalaluddin_Rumi.pdf

TEE object of the Editors of this series is a very definite one. They desire above all things that, in their humble way, these books shall be the ambassadors of good-will and understanding between East and West the old world of Thought and the new of Action. In this en- deavour, and in their own sphere, they are but followers of the highest example in the land. They are confident that a deeper knowledge of the great ideals and lofty philosophy of Oriental thought may help to a revival of that true spirit of Charity which neither despises nor fears the nation of another creed and colour.

Mystics of Islam

Mystics_of_Islam.pdf

THE title of this book sufficiently explains why it is included in a Series 'exemplifying the adventures and labours of individual seekers or groups of seekers in quest of reality.' Sufism, the religious philosophy of Islam, is described in the oldest extant definition as 'the apprehension of divine realities,' and Mohammedan mystics are fond of calling themselves Ahl al-Haqq, 'the followers of the Real.' {Al-Haqq is the term generally used by Sufis when they refer to God.} In attempting to set forth their central doctrines from this point of view, I shall draw to some extent on materials which I have collected during the last twenty years for a general history of Islamic mysticism--a subject so vast and many-sided that several large volumes would be required to do it anything like justice. Here I can only sketch in broad outline certain principles, methods, and characteristic features of the inner life as it has been lived by Moslems of every class and condition from the eighth century of our era to the present day. Difficult are the paths which they threaded, dark and bewildering the pathless heights beyond; but even if we may not hope to accompany the travelers to their journey's end, any information that we have gathered concerning their religious environment and spiritual history will help us to understand the strange experiences of which they write.

Quran

Quran.pdf

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The Tawasin

Tawasin - Mansur Al-Hallaj.pdf

A lamp appeared from the Light of the Unseen. It appeared and returned, and it surpassed the other lamps. It was a ruling moon, manifes ting its elf r adiantly among the other moons . I t was a star whose astrological house is in the Empyrean. Allah named him ‘unletter ed’ in view of the concentr ation of his aspiration, and also ‘consecrated’ because of the majesty of his blessing, and ‘Makkan’ because of his residence in His vicinity.

Judaism

Kabbalah

kabbalah.pdf

The Sephiroth as Tree

Sepher Yetzirah

SepherYetzirah.pdf

The "Sepher Yetzirah," or "Book of Formation," is perhaps the oldest Rabbinical treatise of Kabalistic philosophy which is still extant. The great interest which has been evinced of late years in the Hebrew Kabalah, and the modes of thought and doctrine allied to it, has induced me to translate this tractate from the original Hebrew texts, and to collate with them the Latin versions of mediaeval authorities; and I have also published An Introduction to the Kabalah which may be found useful to students.

Law

Code of Hammurabi

code-of-hammurabi.pdf

The Code of Hammurabi is a well­preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC (Middle Chronology). It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world.

The Twelve Tables of Roman Law

The Twelve Tables of Roman Law.pdf

The Twelve Tables - Translated and arranged by P. R. Coleman-Norton

The Twelve Tables of Law

GC 1 the_twelve_tables_of_law_b1.pdf

In 451 B.C.E., plebian pressure led to the creation of a special committee of ten men who were responsible for codifying Rome’s laws and making them public. In so doing, the plebeians hoped that they could restrict the arbitrary power of the patrician magistrates who alone had access to the laws. The Twelve Tables represent the first formal codification of Roman laws and customs. The laws dealt with litigation procedures, debt, family relations, property and other matters of public and sacred law. Considered a landmark in the development of Roman law, the Twelve Tables remained one of the fundamental texts memorized by Roman schoolboys until the time of Cicero. The code was inscribed in bronze plaques, which eventually were destroyed. These selections are taken from reconstructions of the code preserved in later writings.

Fiduciary Law

Fiduciary Law.pdf

Rules governing fiduciaries are ancient – in fact, various societies have recognized fiduciary relationships for over 3,000 years. Our ideas of law, justice, and fiduciary duty are informed by ancient wisdom. The U.S. Supreme Court courtroom provides us an artistic vision of ancient law-givers through the use of friezes on their north and south walls.


Menes, Hammurabi, Moses, Solomon, Lycurgus, Solon, Draco, Confucius, and Octavian appear on the south wall. Justinian, Mohammed, Charlemagne, King John, St. Louis, Hugo Grotius, William Blackstone, John Marshall, and Napoleon appear on the north wall.


Hammurabi (b. 1,818 – d. 1,750 BCE), sixth king of Babylon and first king of the Babylonian empire, is known as the author of a famous law code. The Code of Hammurabi includes 282 laws, involving such issues as crime, family and property, which were used by the courts of Babylonia..

Masonic

Albert Pike - Morals and Dogma

Albert_Pike_-_Morals_and_Dogma.pdf

LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darknesss! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls ? Doubt it not!

The Book of Words

Albert_Pike_-_The_Book_Of_The_Words_raw.pdf

I address myself to you after this Manner, because it is the true Language of the Brotherhood, and which the primitive Christian Brethren, as well as those who were from the Begin- ning,made use of, as we learn from holy Scriptures, and an uninterrupted Tradition. I present you with the following Sheets, as belonging more properly to you than any else.!

Mysteries of Freemasonry

Captain_William_Morgan_-_The_Mysteries_of_Freemasonry.pdf

I address myself to you after this Manner, because it is the true Language of the Brotherhood, and which the primitive Christian Brethren, as well as those who were from the Begin- ning,made use of, as we learn from holy Scriptures, and an uninterrupted Tradition. I present you with the following Sheets, as belonging more properly to you than any else.!

The Apocalypse of Freemasonry

Castells_-_The_Apocalypse_of_Freemasonry.pdf

THE early expositors of Freemasonry regarded the Latin word LVX, " Light," as synonymous with their science, and they dwelt on the fact that by dividing the Circle into four equal parts they produced a Cross from which they got the outline of the three Roman letters needed to spell this word - LVX.


The Circle thus divided contained four right angles, that is, angles of 90°, the angles which we call "squares," as corresponding to the tool by which the operative Mason tries and adjusts rectangular corners of buildings. The lines drawn to do this is a cross, indicating the four directions, the four quarters of the globe, N.E.S.W. And this figure was actually used as a cryptogram for the mystic light which was imparted to the Candidate in Masonic Lodges

Some Deeper Aspects of Masonic Symolism

Deeper Aspects of Mason Symbology.pdf

THE subject which I am about to approach is one having certain obvious difficulties, because it is outside the usual horizon of Masonic literature, and requires, therefore, to be put with considerable care, as well as with reasonable prudence. Moreover, it is not easy to do it full justice within the limits of a single lecture. I must ask my Brethren to make allowance beforehand for the fact that I am speaking in good faith, and where the evidence for what I shall affirm does not appear in its fullness, and sometimes scarcely at all, they must believe that I can produce it at need, should the opportunity occur. As a matter of fact, some part of it has appeared in my published writings.

The Grand Mystery of Free-masons Discovered

GRAND_MYSTERY_FREEMASONS.pdf

Are the feveral questions put to them at their meetings and installations, as also, their oath, health, signs, and points, to know each other by.

How to Know a Free Mason

INSTITUTION_OF_FREE_MASONS.pdf

Are the feveral questions put to them at their meetings and installations, as also, their oath, health, signs, and points, to know each other by.

Boaz and Jachin - Part 1

JachinBoaz_cover_intro.pdf

Boaz and Jachin - Part 2

JachinBoaz_apprentice01.pdf

Boaz and Jachin - Part 3

JachinBoaz_apprentice02.pdf

Boaz and Jachin - Part 4

JachinBoaz_fellowcraft.pdf

Boaz and Jachin - Part 5

JachinBoaz_master.pdf

Boaz and Jachin - Part 6

JachinBoaz_mastermason.pdf

Joseph_Newton - The Builders A Story and Study of Masonary.pdf

Joseph_Newton_-_The_Builders_A_Story_and_Study_of_Masonary.pdf

Almost ten years have come and gone since this little book began its labors as a Workman on the Temple, and it is still busy, telling its story in different lands and languages. An edition is soon to appear in the Syrian tongue in Damascus, the oldest city in the world. It is here placed in the M. S. A. National Library, in order to have its part and do its work in the greatest co-operative undertaking in the history of American Masonry.
Oddly enough, The Builders has made its own way, unhelped by advertising or review, by virtue of its own spirit and purpose. Aside from a kindly greeting by Arthur Edward Waite in London, and another in the Masonic News of Detroit, it has had no special notice. None the less, by using the old Masonic method, "from mouth to ear," it has passed through more than forty editions. Brethren read it, liked it, and passed the word along; and so it has journeyed from land to land, weaving a web of goodwill.

The Dundee Manuscript

mason_confession.pdf

The Mason's Confession

All The Degrees of the Order Conferred

Morgan_exposure.pdf

ALL THE DEGREES OF THE ORDER CONFERRED IN A MASTER'S LODGE, AS WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN WILLIAM MORGAN. All the Degrees Conferred in the Royal Arch Chapter and Grand Encampment of Knights Templars—Knights of the Red Cross—of the Christian Mark—and of the Holy Sepulchre.

Masonic Symbolism

Pansophic_EA_Study_Guide.pdf

The symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry have been drawn from the work of stone masonry—most especially, the building of sacred places, temples, and cathedrals. Just as in dreams all persons and events are aspects of the dreamer, so in Freemasonry you are the materials, the worker, and the Holy Temple. Most of the moral and spiritual allegories of Freemasonry concerning the “making of good people into excellent people” appear in the Entered Apprentice degree, and it has been argued that clues to all Masonic Mysteries are given in the symbolism of the First Degree.

Knights of the Eagle Francken

Philosophic_Lodge_of_the_Knights_of_the_Eagle_Francken.pdf

This grand Council must be Illuminated by only one Single Light, and is enlightened by one Divine Light; because there is but one Single Light that Shines amongst man, who have the happiness of going from darkness of Ignorance and of the vulgar prejudice, to follow the only Light that leads to the Celestial Truth.
The light that Shines in our Council, is composed of a glass globe filled with water, and the light is placed behind it, therefore renders the light more clear through the glass of reflection – this globe when lighted is placed in the South. TheGrandMasterorThricePuissantisnamedFatherAdam, is placed in the East, vested in a Robe of pale yellow, like the morning, his hat on – holding in his hand a Scepter on the top of which is a globe of gold, and the handle or Extremity of the Scepter, also gilded.

The Post Boy Sham Exposure of 1773

PostBoy.pdf

Every now and then “Lady Luck” smiles upon your research. Such was the case in November 1998 when I visited by good friend and brother, Yasha Beresiner, Past Mater of Quatuor Coronati Lodge. He is a dealer in rare paper items—maps, prints, etc., and his London shop is a delight to visit. He had recently acquired the December 26-28, 1773 edition of a London newspaper, The Post Boy, which had an “exposure” of Masonic rit- ual, a catechism of forty-two questions and answers.

Manual of Freemasonry by Richard Carlile

rcarlyle_manual_fm.pdf

As printed in, The Republican in 1825

The Templar Orders in Freemasonry

Templar Orders of Freemasonry.pdf

HAVING regard to the fact that Emblematic Freemasonry, as it is known and practised at this day, arose from an Operative Guild and within the bosom of a development from certain London Lodges which prior to the year 1717 had their titles in the past of the Guild and recognised its Old Charges, it would seem outside the reasonable likelihood of things that less than forty years after the foundation of Grand Lodge Knightly Orders should begin to be heard of developing under the aegis of the Craft, their titles in some cases being borrowed from the old institutions of Christian Chivalry. It is this, however, which occurred, and the inventions were so successful that they multiplied on every side, from 1754 to the threshold of the French Revolution, new denominations being devised when the old titles were exhausted.

The Constitutions of the Free-Masons (1734).

The Constitutions 1734.pdf

This is an online electronic edition of the the first Masonic book printed in America, which was produced in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1734, and was a reprint of a work by James Anderson (who is identified as the author in an appendix) printed in London in 1723. This is the seminal work of American Masonry, edited and pub- lished by one of the founding fathers, and of great importance to the development of colonial society and the formation of the Republic.

Arcane Schools

The_Arcane_Schools_-_John_Yarker.pdf

This book provides a background necessary to understand elements of the Golden Dawn and O.T.O. initiations, particularly in matters like the inclusion of the Samothraian deities in the former and the details of the lower and middle degrees for the latter. The Western Occult Revival is documented in it's origins.

The EA's Handbook

The_Entered_Apprentice_Handbook_-_J.S.M._Ward.pdf

W. Bro. Ward is one of the most able and earnest of Masonic students. He brings to bear on the task of research the mind of a scholar, enriched by extensive reading, much travel and a wide experience of men and affairs. In addition to being a well known author of Masonic Works, he was the Founder of the Masonic Study Society, whose first President was the late Sir Richard Vassar Vassar-Smith, 33 degree, and in whose ranks are to be found many eminent Masonic writers.

The Fellow Crafts Handbook

The_Fellow_Crafts_Handbook_-_J.S.M._Ward.pdf

Those who have read the first volume of this series, which deals with the E.A. Degree, will realize that our ceremonies have a deep inner meaning and teach profound spiritual lessons seldom realized by the average Mason.

The Higher Degrees Handbook

The_Higher_Degrees_Handbook.pdf

In attempting to give an outline sketch of the various degrees in Freemasonry in a book of his description, I am faced by many difficulties, not the least of which is how to write in an interesting way about degrees, which many of my readers have not taken, without giving way more than is permissible.

The Master Masons Handbook

The_Master_Masons_Handbook_-_J.S.M._Ward.pdf

THE third degree in Freemasonry is termed the Sublime Degree and the title is truly justified. Even in its exoteric aspect its simple, yet dramatic, power must leave a lasting impression on the mind of every Candidate its esoteric meaning contains some of the most profound spiritual instruction which it is possible to obtain to-day.

Three Distinct Knocks, The Door of the Most Ancient

Three_Distinct_Knocks.pdf

THE third degree in Freemasonry is termed the Sublime Degree and the title is truly justified. Even in its exoteric aspect its simple, yet dramatic, power must leave a lasting impression on the mind of every Candidate its esoteric meaning contains some of the most profound spiritual instruction which it is possible to obtain to-day.

The Mysticism of Masonry

Unknown_-_The_Mysticism_of_Masonry.pdf

In placing this volume, which is the revised edition of the book first issued under the title, Ancient Mystic Oriental Masonry, I do so without the thought of an apology, owing to the fact that the first edition was received by the earnest students of Masonry and the Occult not because it was an expose, but because it was an interpretation of Masonic symbolism as handed down to us through the ages from the Mysteries of the Ancients.

The Whole of Free-Masons Opened

WHOLE_INSTITUTION_MASONRY_OPENED.pdf

In placing this volume, which is the revised edition of the book first issued under the title, Ancient Mystic Oriental Masonry, I do so without the thought of an apology, owing to the fact that the first edition was received by the earnest students of Masonry and the Occult not because it was an expose, but because it was an interpretation of Masonic symbolism as handed down to us through the ages from the Mysteries of the Ancients.

The Whole of Free-Masons Opened

WHOLE_INSTITUTION_MASONRY.pdf

In placing this volume, which is the revised edition of the book first issued under the title, Ancient Mystic Oriental Masonry, I do so without the thought of an apology, owing to the fact that the first edition was received by the earnest students of Masonry and the Occult not because it was an expose, but because it was an interpretation of Masonic symbolism as handed down to us through the ages from the Mysteries of the Ancients.

Mayan

Mayan Glyphs Book I

Maya-Glyphs-Book-I.pdf

This book is dedicated to the Maya people living today in Mesoamerica.

Mayan Glyphs Book II

Maya-Glyphs-Book-II.pdf

Maya writing is composed of various signs and symbols. These signs and symbols are often called ‘hieroglyphs,’ or more simply ‘glyphs.’

Mayan Glyphs Book II

POPOL-VUH-THE-MAYAN-BOOK-OF-THE-DAWN-OF-LIFE-translated-by-Dennis-Tedlock(starts_page_36).pdf

THIS IS THE BEGINNING*(48) OF THE ANCIENT WORD, here in this place called Quiche.*(49) Here we shall inscribe, we shall implant the Ancient Word, the potential and source for everything done in the citadel of Quiche, in the nation of Quiche people. aAnd here*(50) we shall take up the demonstration, revelation, and account of how things were put in shadow and brought to light*(51)’

Memory

The Art of Memory

ArtOfMemory.pdf

The subject of this book will be unfamiliar to most readers. Few people know that the Greeks, who invented many arts, invented an art of memory which, like their other arts, was passed on to Rome whence it descended in the European tradition. This art seeks to memorise through a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on memory. It has usually been classed as 'mnemotechnics', which in modern times seems a rather unimportant branch of human activity. But in the ages before printing a trained memory was vitally important; and the manipulation of images in memory must always to some extent involve the psyche as a whole. Moreover an art which uses contemporary architecture for its memory places and contemporary imagery for its images will have its classical, Gothic, and Renaissance periods, like the other arts. Though the mnemotechnical side of the art is always present, both in antiquity and thereafter, and forms the factual basis for its investigation, the exploration of it must include more than the history of its tech- niques. Mnemosyne, said the Greeks, is the mother of the Muses; the history of the training of this most fundamental and elusive of human powers will plunge us into deep waters.

Mnemonic Methods as a Sophisticated Tool In Learning

55c08ec908aec0e5f4478ad5.pdf

The word “mnemonic” derives from the Greek goddess of memory - Mnemosyne, and means "memory enhancing". Mnemonic ("nee-moh-nick") techniques, also called mnemonic strategies, mnemonic devices or mnemonics, are systematic procedures de- signed to improve our memory1. Hence, mnemonics strategies ought to be understood as systematic procedures for intensification a memory. The main idea of mnemonic strate- gies is application in developing better ways to encode (take in) information, so that it will be much easier to retrieve (remember).

Form as a Mnemonic Device: Cultural Texts and Cultural Memory

Assmann_Form_as_a_mnemonic_device_2006.pdf

Method of Loci (aka Roman Room, Journey, Memory Palace)

loci.pdf

Method of Loci sounds scary but "loci" is simply the plural for "locus" which means "place". In this trigger system, you pre-memorize a known route (around your house, office, daily commute etc) with each noted "place" along the way acting as a trigger just waiting to have information associated with it.
It is entirely up to you how detailed you make your route. The trade-off being between level of detail and number of pegs. At the simplest level, you could simply note rooms and place a piece of memorized information in each room. At the next, and most common level of detail, you could go round each room noting what is in there - for a lounge perhaps table, lamp, sofa, window sill, vase, trinket, chair, bookcase (with perhaps more trinkets in front of the books) TV, stereo, coffee table. There's eleven pegs for a single room. For even more pegs per room you could memorize parts of items as pegs (in a similar manner to the Tree of Knowledge link technique), table leg, table top, lamp flex, lamp switch, lamp base, lamp shade etc. (although consider whether it may be easier to simply make the route longer).

Metrology

Taking Measure Explorations in Number, Architecture and Consciousness

Taking-Measure-Sampler.pdf

People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. -Albert Einstein
To quantify this illusion called time we have watched sand pass through the hourglass, swung pendulums, squeezed quartz crystals to produce piezoelectric pulses, and measured the radiation regularly emitted by caesium-133 atoms. However the surest and oldest time keeping method is to observe day turning into night and night into day, noticing the seasons change and repeat, tracking phases of the moon, and recording the slow precession of the fixed stars over many human lifetimes.

The Mystery of the Giza Plateau

gizamystery.pdf

As the sun dips low on the horizon and shadows lengthen with the approaching dusk, the land of Egypt settles down to enjoy a brief respite from the glaring heat of the day.

The Mystery of the Giza Plateau

gizamystery.pdf

As the sun dips low on the horizon and shadows lengthen with the approaching dusk, the land of Egypt settles down to enjoy a brief respite from the glaring heat of the day.

Quintessential Nature of the Fine-Structure Constant

document.pdf

An introduction is given to the geometry and harmonics of the Golden Apex in the Great Pyramid, with the metaphysical and mathematical determination of the fine- structure constant of electromagnetic interactions. Newton’s gravitational constant is also presented in harmonic form and other fundamental physical constants are then found related to the quintessential geometry of the Golden Apex in the Great Pyramid.

Poetry

Age of Enlightenment

George Gordon Lord Byron

George Gordon Lord Byron 2012 6.pdf

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 2012 5.pdf

John Keats

John Donne 2004 9.pdf

John Donne

John Keats 2004 9.pdf

Skakespeare, complete works

Shakespeare Complete Works.pdf

John Keats, complete works

The Complete John Keats Poetical Works and Letters 1899.pdf

Classical Age; Greek and Roman

Aeschylus

Aeschylus.pdf

Aesops

Aesops Fables NT.pdf

Euripides

Euripides plays.pdf

Homer - Ilad

Iliad-Homer.pdf

Homer - The Odyssey

The Odyssey Homer.pdf

Ovid - Art of Love

Ovid - Art Of Love.pdf

Ovid - Heroides and Amores

Ovid - Heroides And Amores.pdf

Ovid - Poems of Exile

Ovid - Poems Of Exile.pdf

Ovid - Metamorphosis

Ovid - Metamorphosis.pdf

Sappho - Political Fragments

Poetical-Fragments-Sappho.pdf

Sappho - Poetry of

Poetry-of-Sappho.pdf

Sappho - Broken Voigt

Sappho Broken Voigt.pdf

Theogony - Hesiod

Theogony - Hesiod.pdf

Virgil

Virgil.pdf

Chinese, Japanese (includes death poems)

Cao Cao

Cao Cao 2012 8.pdf

Zen Monks and Kaiku Poets on the Verge of Death

Japanese Death Poems.pdf

Japanese Waka

JapaneseWaka.pdf

Buddhist Death Poems

Jisei.pdf

Lao Tzu, quotes

Lao Tzu Quotes.pdf

Shih Ching

ShihChing.pdf

Islamic Golden Age - Sufism

Discourses of Rumi

Discourses of Rumi.pdf

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 2004-9.pdf

Rumi collected

Rumi Collection.pdf

Rumi Masnavi

Rumi Masnavi.pdf

Sahih bukhaari (english_translation)

Sahih Bukhaari English Translation.pdf

The Orchard of Saadi

The Orchard Of Saadi.pdf

The Heart of Hearts of Rumis Mathnawi Wazir Dayers (December-2015)

The Heart of Hearts of Rumis Mathnawi Wazir Dayers updated December 2015.pdf

The Tawasin of Mansur Al Hallaj

The Tawasin of Mansur Al Hallaj.pdf

Shih Ching

Shih Ching.pdf

Modern -19th Century

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire 2004 9.pdf

Complete Edgar Allen Poe

Complete Tales And Poems Of Edgar Allen Poe.pdf

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 2012 7.pdf

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson 2012 5.pdf

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2004 9.pdf

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll.pdf

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde 2004 9.pdf

Robert Browning

Robert Browning 2004 9.pdf

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 2004 9.pdf

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman 2004 9.pdf

Norse, proto-european

Beowulf - Child

Beowulf Child.pdf

Beowulf - Heaney

Beowulf_Child.pdf

Poetic Edda Chirsholm

Poetic Edda Chirsholm.pdf

The Elder or Poetic Edda

The Elder or Poetic Edda (intro ends pg.85).pdf

Romanticism

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope.pdf

Dante's Inferno

Dante Inferno.pdf

Dante's Purgatorio

Dante Purgatorio.pdf

Dante's Paradiso

Dante Paradiso.pdf

Dante's Longfellow

Dante longfellow.pdf

john_milton_2004_9.pdf

John Milton 2004 9.pdf

Songs of Innocence

Songs Of Innocence.pdf

The prophetic books of William Blake

The Prophetic Books Of William Blake.pdf

The Works of William Blake

The Works of William Blake.pdf

Political

The Federalist

The Federalist.pdf

The American Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in the world.1 Its durability and veneration over the years would seem to affirm Thomas Jefferson’s estimate that the fundamental law of the American people “is unquestionably the wisest ever yet presented to men.

Pythagoreanism

Enchiridion of Epictetus

Epictetus Pythagoras Enchiridion Chrusa.pdf

The Enchiridion of Epictetus, as the name itself indicates, (it being derived from the Greek words, én and cheir*) is a "Manual" of the Stoic Pholosophy. We have, perhaps, no production of the ancient philosophers which has, at all times, and from all classes of persons, met with more deserved esteem and just admiration than this work of Epictetus; which, as a Compendium of the Stoic Philosophy, contains the essence of all that was good, useful, and instructive in that system. Zeno, the founder of this sect of philosophers, was a man wh enjoyed, in his day, the respect and esteem of all who knew him; and no man could be more highly valued, or looked up to with a greater degree of reverence and veneration, than was he by his countrymen, the Athenians. He was himself a model and pattern of the practice of every virture which he taught, and every principle which he inculcated. His life, as well as that of Epictetus, and of all those who walked in the doctrined of the "Porch," was distinguished for strict morality, propriety of demeanour, and a love civil liberty.

The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

Fabre d-Olivet The_Golden Verses Of Pythagoras.pdf

In this twentieth century, the sacred books of the ancients are undoubtedly better understood than they were even by their contemporaries, for their authors, by the greatness of their genius, are as much nearer to us, as they were distant from them. At the close of the eighteenth century, the light which came from the illimitable mind of Fabre d'Olivet shone with solitary splendour and was des tined to be see by only a few devoted followers. But history shows that a great inspirer always appears at the beginning of every great epoch, and however small the num ber of his disciples, these disciples with their pupils for the magnetic chain which, according to Plato, carries his thought out into the world.

The Life of Apollonius of Tyanaeus

J.H. Newman-The Life of Apollonius Of Tyanaeus.pdf

In this twentieth century, the sacred books of the ancients are undoubtedly better understood than they were even by their contemporaries, for their authors, by the greatness of their genius, are as much nearer to us, as they were distant from them. At the close of the eighteenth century, the light which came from the illimitable mind of Fabre d'Olivet shone with solitary splendour and was des tined to be see by only a few devoted followers. But history shows that a great inspirer always appears at the beginning of every great epoch, and however small the num ber of his disciples, these disciples with their pupils for the magnetic chain which, according to Plato, carries his thought out into the world.

The Occult Power and Mystic Virtues

Numbers - Their Occult Power and Mystic Virtues by W. Wynn_Westcott.pdf

Apollonius, the Pythagorean philosopher, was born at Tyana, in Cappadocia, m the year ot Kome 7oU, four years before the common Christian era. His reputation has been raised far above his personal merits, by the attempt made in the early ages of the Church, and since revived,2to bring him forward as a rival to the Author of our Religion. His life was written with this object, Hislife aboutacenturyafter his death, by Philostratus of'Leniuosw, Ammonius was systematizing the Eclectic tenets to meet the increasing influence of the Christian doctrines. Philostratus engagedin this work at the instanceof his patroness Julia Domna, wife of the Emperor

The Complete Pythagoras

The Complete Pythagoras.pdf

Since wise people are in the habit of invoking the divinities at the beginning of any philosophic consideration, this is all the more necessary on studying that one which is justly named after the di- vine Pythagoras. Inasmuch as it emanated from the divinities it could not be apprehended without their inspiration and assistance. Besides, its beauty and majesty so surpasses human capacity, that it cannot be comprehended in one glance. Gradually only can some details of it be mastered when, under divine guidance we approach the subject with a quiet mind. Having therefore invoked the divine guidance, and adapted ourselves and our style to the divine circumstances, we shall acquiesce in all the suggestions that come to us. Therefore we shall not begin with any excuses for the long neglect of this sect, nor by any explanations about its having been concealed by foreign disciplines, or mys- tic symbols, nor insist that it has been obscured by false and spurious writings, nor make apologies for any special hindrances to its progress. For us it is sufficient that this is the will of the Gods, which all enable us to undertake tasks even more arduous than these. Having thus acknowledged our primary submission to the divinities, our secondary devotion shall be to the prince and father of this philosophy as a leader. We shall, however have to begin by a study of his descent and national-ity.

The Secret History of Pythagoras

The Secret History of Pythagoras.pdf

APOLLONIUS,the Pythagorean philosopher, was born at Tyana, in Cappadocia, m the year ot Kome 7oU, four years before the common Christian era. His reputation has been raised far above his personal merits, by the attempt made in the early ages of the Church, and since revived,2to bring him forward as a rival to the Author of our Religion. His life was written with this object, Hislife aboutacenturyafter his death, by Philostratus of'Leniuosw, Ammonius was systematizing the Eclectic tenets to meet the increasing influence of the Christian doctrines. Philostratus engagedin this work at the instanceof his patroness Julia Domna, wife of the Emperor

Rosicrucian

Ripley Scrolls

Abstract Acquired at auction in 1958 from the library Of C.W.DysonPerrins,

the Huntington Library’s Ripley scroll (HM 30313) is one of the most ornate and esoteric illuminated manuscripts of early modern England. Much remains unknown about the iconology and historical context of the Ripley scrolls, of which approximately twenty remain worldwide. The self-consciously archaic scroll at the Huntington draws on a range of contemporary sources, including emblem books, heraldic imagery, and illuminated alchemical manuscripts from the fifteenth cen- tury, such as the Rosarium philosophorum and the Aurora consurgens. Aaron Kitch situates the Ripley scrolls in the context of English alchemy in the sixteenth cen- tury, especially the tradition of emblematic alchemy and John Dee’s efforts to establish George Ripley as England’s chief alchemical authority.

Ordo RR et AC − Arthur Edward Waite

A.E. Waite - Ordo RR et AC.pdf

The Testimonies of Frater Finem Respice, Imperator or the Templum Stellae Matutinae, On Matters connected With the alleged Third Order, the German Rosy Cross and the Business of his Temple.

Rosicrucians Real History I

A.E.Waite - Rosicrucians Real History 01.pdf

Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface. These societies have existed in all ages and among all nations, and tradition has invariably ascribed to them the possession of important knowledge in the religious scientific or political order according to the various character of their pretnsions.

Rosicrucians Real History II

A.E.Waite - Rosicrucians Real History 02.pdf

Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface. These societies have existed in all ages and among all nations, and tradition has invariably ascribed to them the possession of important knowledge in the religious scientific or political order according to the various character of their pretnsions.

Rosicrucians Real History III

A.E.Waite - Rosicrucians Real History 03.pdf

Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface. These societies have existed in all ages and among all nations, and tradition has invariably ascribed to them the possession of important knowledge in the religious scientific or political order according to the various character of their pretnsions.

Rosicrucians Real History VI

A.E.Waite - Rosicrucians Real History 04.pdf

Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface. These societies have existed in all ages and among all nations, and tradition has invariably ascribed to them the possession of important knowledge in the religious scientific or political order according to the various character of their pretnsions.

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz.pdf

On an evening before Easter Day, I sat at a table, and having (as my custom was) in my humble prayer sufficiently conversed with my Creator, and considered many great mysteries (whereof the Father of Lights his Majesty had shown me not a few) and being now ready to prepare in my heart, together with my dear Paschal Lamb, a small, unleavened, undefiled cake; all of a sudden arose so horrible a tempest, that I imagined no other but that through its mighty force, the hill on which my little house was founded would fly into pieces.

Rosicrucian Thoughts on the Ever-Burning Lamps of the Ancients.

Everburing Lamps Of The Ancients.pdf

The ordinary Englishman of to-day considers the idea of a lamp which should be everburning only less absurd than the idea of perpetual motion. To the dabbler in modern science it is but little less absurd, but to the deepest thinkers, and to Rosicrucians, a scintillula of light appears on this mysterious subject. The true adept has discovered that although Nature is bound in general laws which seem universal, yet in Nature herself evidence may be found, when properly searched for, that at certain times and seasons, and in certain modes, unknown to us, her laws are over-ridden and replaced by a power to which she, the mighty mother, has herself to bow. The pages of the history of the world present to us many instances of such events, which we generally class as miracles; some of them are as well authenticated as any points in ancient history. The Israelitic passage of the Red Sea, the swallowing of Jonah by a whale which brought him forth again alive, and the Ascension of Jesus, are examples. The power of prophesy is a contradiction of the ordinary powers of earthly beings, and is so far miraculous. Angel visitors come but rarely now from the realms of glory; is heaven more distant? Or have men grown cold? Rosicrucians are nothing if not Christians, and Christians have ever believed in miracle, or have ever acknowledged the existence of an Omnipotence who can act at times in such a manner as to leave the traces and steps of the process so hidden as to tempt scoffers to doubt, and doubters to scoff.

The Religion of Christ by means of The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Franz Hartmann - Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians.pdf

A few centuries ago the name ìRosicrucianî produced a great stir in the world. It suddenly and mysteriously appeared on the mental horizon, and as mysteriously disappeared again. The Rosicru-- cians were said to be a secret society of men possessing superhumanóif not supernaturalópowers; they were said to be able to prophesy future events, to penetrate into the deepest mysteries of nature, to transform Iron, Copper, Lead, or Mercury into Gold, to prepare an Elixir of Life or Universal Panacea, by the use of which they could preserve their youth and manhood; and moreover it was believed that they could' command the Elemental Spirits of Nature and knew the secret of the Philosopherís Stone, a substance which rendered him who possessed it all-powerful, immortal; and supremely wise.

Rosa Alchemica

Rosa Alchemica.pdf

It is now more than ten years since I met, for the last time, Michael Robartes, and for the first time and the last time his friends and fellow students; and witnessed his and their tragic end, and endured those strange experiences, which have changed me so that my writings have grown less popular and less intelligible, and driven me almost to the verge of taking the habit of St. Dominic. I had just published Rosa Alchemica, a little work on the Alchemists, somewhat in the manner of Sir Thomas Browne, and had received many letters from believers in the arcane sciences, upbraiding what they called my timidity, for they could not believe so evident sympathy but the sympathy of the artist, which is half pity, for everything which has moved men's hearts in any age. I had discovered, early in my researches, that their doctrine was no merely chemical phantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements and to man himself; and that they sought to fashion gold out of common metals merely as part of an universal transmutation of all things into some divine and imperishable substance; and this enabled me to make my little book a fanciful reverie over the transmutation of life into art, and a cry of measureless desire for a world made wholly of essences.

Spiritual Guide Which Disentangles the Soul, and Brings it by the Inward Way the the Getting of Perfect Contemplation and the Rich Treasure of Internal Peace

Rosicrucian Secrets.pdf

On an evening before Easter Day, I sat at a table, and having (as my custom was) in my humble prayer sufficiently conversed with my Creator, and considered many great mysteries (whereof the Father of Lights his Majesty had shown me not a few) and being now ready to prepare in my heart, together with my dear Paschal Lamb, a small, unleavened, undefiled cake; all of a sudden arose so horrible a tempest, that I imagined no other but that through its mighty force, the hill on which my little house was founded would fly into pieces.

The Rosicrucian Manifestos

Rosicrusian Manifestos.pdf

Wisdom (saith Solomon) is to a man an infinite Treasure, for she is the Breath of the Power of God, and a pure Influence that floweth from the Glory of the Almighty; she is the Brightness of Eternal Light, and an unde- filed Mirror of the Majesty of God, and an Image of his Goodness; she tea- cheth us Soberness and Prudence, Righteousness and Strength; she understands the Subtilty of words, and Solution of dark sentences; she fore- knoweth Signs and Wonders, and what shall happen in time to come; with this Treasure was our first Father Adam fully endued: Hence it doth appear, that after God had brought before him all the Creatures of the Field, and the Fowls under Heaven, he gave to every one of them their proper names, according to their nature.

The Teachings of the Rosicrucian Manifestos (Symbols of the Rosicrucians)

Secret Symbols Of The Rosicrucians.pdf

If a philosopher you wish to be, let only patience dwell in thee.

Solomonic

The Book of the Goetia of Solomon the King

Aleister Crowley GOETIA.pdf

This translation of the First Book of the “Lemegeton” (now for the first time made accessible to English adepts and students of the Mysteries) was done, after careful collation and edition, from numer- ous MSS. in Hebrew, Latin, French and English, by G. H. Fra. D.D.C.F., by the order of the Secret Chief of the Rosicrucian Order.1 The G. H. Fra., having succumbed unhappily to the assaults of the Four Great Princes (acting notably under Martial influences), it seemed expedient that the work should be brought to its conclusion by another hand. The investigations of a competent Skryer into the house of our unhappy Fra., confirmed this divination; neither our Fra. nor his Hermetic Mul. were there seen; but only the terrible shapes of the evil Adepts S.V.A.2 and H., whose original bodies having been sequestered by Justice, were no longer of use to them.

ARS Notoria The NOTORY Art of Solomon

Ars Notoria.pdf

At the present time, there is only one English version of the Ars Notoria; all cur- rently-available editions of the book are based on the translation done in the 1650’s by Robert Turner, a student of magical and astrological texts. Turner translates a Latin version published by Agrippa fifty years earlier. While many earlier Latin versions are referenced by scholars – some from as early as the 13th century – no one has as yet taken the time to produce an updated English rendition of the work, or to fully com- pare Agrippa’s version with the earlier versions.
The foundation and essence of the practices described in the Ars Notoria lies in the figures or “notes” that give it its title. These consist partly of realistic illustrations, partly of sigils and signs similar to other grimoires of the day, and partly of text, which winds into and around the graphical elements. When used as objects of contemplation (or in a more active use of visual imagination) the notes are said to place the user’s mind in a state in which it is granted complete knowledge or skill in one of the seven Liberal Arts. Unfortunately, Turner’s translation did not include these figures.

ARS Nova

Ars Nova.pdf

At the present time, there is only one English version of the Ars Notoria; all cur- rently-available editions of the book are based on the translation done in the 1650’s by Robert Turner, a student of magical and astrological texts. Turner translates a Latin version published by Agrippa fifty years earlier. While many earlier Latin versions are referenced by scholars – some from as early as the 13th century – no one has as yet taken the time to produce an updated English rendition of the work, or to fully com- pare Agrippa’s version with the earlier versions.
The foundation and essence of the practices described in the Ars Notoria lies in the figures or “notes” that give it its title. These consist partly of realistic illustrations, partly of sigils and signs similar to other grimoires of the day, and partly of text, which winds into and around the graphical elements. When used as objects of contemplation (or in a more active use of visual imagination) the notes are said to place the user’s mind in a state in which it is granted complete knowledge or skill in one of the seven Liberal Arts. Unfortunately, Turner’s translation did not include these figures.

Ars Almadel Part IV of the Lemegeton

arsalmadel.pdf

Here Beginneth the The Fourth Part of this Book Which is called the Art Almadel of Solomon By this art Solomon attained great wisdom from the Chief Angels that govern the four Altitudes of the World: for you must observe that there are four Altitudes which represent the four Corners of the West, East, North and South: the which is divided into 12 parts; that is, every part 3. And the Angels of every one1 of these parts hath their particular virtues and powers, as shall be showed in the following matter &c.
Make this Almadel of pure white wax; but the others must be coloured suitable to the Altitude. It is to be 4 inches square, and 6 inches over every way, and in every corner a hole, and write betwixt every hole with a new pen those words and names of God following. But this is to be done in the day and hour of Sol. Write upon the first part towards the East, ADONAIJ, HELOMI, PINE. And upon the second towards the South part HELION, HELOI, HELI. And upon the West part JOD, HOD, AGLA. And upon the Fourth part which is North write TETRAGRAMMATON, SHADAI, JAH.

The Greater Key of Solomon 1

Greater Key of Solomon 1.pdf

The Key Of Solomon, save for a curtailed and incomplete copy published in France in the seventeenth century, has never yet been printed, but has for centuries remained in manuscript form inaccessible to all but the few fortunate scholars to whom the inmost recesses of the great libraries were open.
The fountain-head and storehouse of Qabalistical Magic, and the origin of much of the Ceremonial Magic of Mediaeval times, the Key has been ever valued by Occult writers as a work of the highest authority; and notably in our own day Eliphaz Levi has taken it for the model on which his celebrated Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie was based. It must be evident to the initiated reader of Levi, that The Key Of Solomon was his text book of study, and at the end of this volume, I give a fragment of an ancient Hebrew Manuscript of The Key of Solomon, translated and published in the Philosophie Occulte, as well as an Invocation called the Qabalistical Invocation of Solomon, which bears close analogy to one in the First Book, being constructed in the same manner on the scheme of the Sephiroth.

The Greater Key of Solomon 2

Greater Key of Solomon 2.pdf

Here follow the holy pentacles, expressed in their proper figures and char- acters, together with their especial virtues; for the use of the master of art. THE ORDER OF THE PENTACLES.

The Greater Key of Solomon 3

Greater Key of Solomon 3.pdf

This work of Solomon is divided into Two Books. In the first thou mayest see and know how to avoid errors in Experiments, Operations, and in the Spirits theirselves. In the second thou art taught in what manner Magical Arts may be reduced to the proposed object and end. It is for this reason that thou shouldst take great heed and care that this Key of Secrets fall not into the hands of the foolish, the stupid, and the ignorant. For he who is the possessor hereof, and who availeth himself hereof according to the ordinances herein contained, will not only be able to reduce the Magical Arts herein unto their proposed end, but will, even if he findeth certain errors herein, be able to correct them.

Grimoirium Verum, or, The True Grimoire : The most approved keys of Solomon, The Hebrew Rabbi

Grimoirum_Verum.pdf

You must carry the aforesaid character with you. If you are male, in the right pocket, and it is to be written in your own blood, or that of a sea-turtle. You put at the two half-circles the first letter of your name and surname. And if you wish more, you may draw the character on an emerald or ruby, for they have a sympathy for the spirits, especially those of the Sun, who are the most knowledgeable, and are better than the others. If you are a female, carry the character on the left side, between the breasts, like a Reliquary; and always observing, as much as the other sex, to write or have engraved the character on the day and in the hour of Mars. Obey the spirits in this, that they may obey thee.

The Lesser Key of Solomon - GOETIA

Lesser Key of Solomon.pdf

This translation of the FIRST BOOK Of the “Lemegeton” which is now for the first time made accessible to students of TALISMANIC MAGIC was done, after careful collation and edition, from numerous Ancient Manuscripts in Hebrew, Latin, and French, by G. H. Fra. D.D.C.F., by the order of the Secret Chief of the Rosicrucian Order.1 The G. H. Fra., having succumbed unhappily to the assaults of the Four Great Princes (acting notably under Martial influences), it seemed expedient that the work should be brought to its conclusion by another hand. The investigation of a competent Skryer into the house of our unhappy Fra., confirmed this divination; neither our Fra. nor his Hermetic Mul. were there seen; but only the terrible shapes of the evil Adepts S.V.A.2 and H., whose original bodies having been sequestered by Justice, were no longer of use to them. On this we stayed no longer Our Hand; but withdrawing Ourselves, and consulting the Rota, and the Books M. and Q. did decide to ask Mr. Aleister Crowley, a poet, and skilled student of Magical Lore, and an expert Kabbalist, to complete openly that which had been begun in secret.3 This is that which is written: “His Bishoprick let another take.” And again: “Oculi Tetragammaton.” This is also that which is said: “Nomen Secundum refertur ad Gebhurah; qui est Rex Bittul atque Corruptio Achurajim Patris et Matris hoc indigitatur. “

The Magic of Armadel

Liber Armadel.pdf

This grimoire was first translated by Mr. MacGregor Mathers into English. Now for the first time in English I Frater Alastor , rendering into the html format. When Mathers made his translation he notice that the title page was the last page of the grimoire, so he moved to the front but keep the rest of the chapters in the same order. He also notice that this grimoire began speaking about the magick circle like if it where something that the reader should already know.

The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek

Queen_of_Sheba.pdf

The Famous work, "Glory of the Kings [of Ethiopia]."

The Testament of Solomon

Testament_of_Solomon.pdf

1. Testament of Solomon, son of David, who was king in Jerusalem, and mastered and controlled all spirits of the air, on the earth, and under the earth. By means of them also he wrought all the transcendent works of the Temple. Telling also of the authorities they wield against men, and by what angels these demons are brought to naught.

The Pauline Art

The Pauline Art.pdf

Here beginneth ye Book called the Art Pauline of Solomon the King, & this is divided into two parts, the first the Angels of the Hours of the Day & Night, the second the Angels of the signs of the Zodiack, as hereafter followeth.

Theurgia Goetia

Theurgia Goetia.pdf

Here Beginneth The Second Book called the Art Theurgia Goetia of Solomon the King. In this following treatise you have the names of the Chief Spirits with several of the Ministring Spirits that are under them, with their Seals or charactors which are to be worn as a Lamen on your breast, for without that the Spirit that has appeared will not obey to do your will.

Stoicism

Zeno of Citium

EOHZSearchable.pdf

Founder of Stoic philosophy, born at Citium on Cyprus, probably of Phoenician ancestry. In 313 he went to Athens to attend the Platonic Academy, but converted to Cynicism, in which vein he wrote his earliest treatises.

Roman Stoicism

arnoed0001romsto.pdf

This book is the outcome of a course of lectures delivered by me in successive years to Latin Honours students in accordance with the regulations of the University of Wales. It is therefore primarily intended for the assistance of classical students ; but it may perhaps appeal in its present form to a somewhat wider circle.
At the time that the book was begun the best systematic exposition of the Stoic philosophy available for English readers was to be found in Prof. E. ZELLER'S Stoics Epicureans and Sceptics, translated by O. J. R E I C H E L (Longmans, 1892). This work, admirable in detail, is nevertheless somewhat inadequate to the subject, which appeared to its learned author as a mere sequel to the much more important philosophical systems of Plato and Aristotle. Since its first appearance many qualified writers have been inclined to assign a higher rank to Stoicism, amongst whom L. STEIN, A. SCHMEKEL, and HANS von ARNIM in the German-speaking countries, and A. C. PEARSON, G. H. RENDALL, and R. D. HICKS in our own, are perhaps most conspicuous.

The Hymn of Cleanthes

hymnofcleanthesclearich.pdf

he Hymn to Zeus is a splendid attempt to bring into harmony the author of nature with the traditional Zeus, and divine providence with his will. There is no attempt to discredit orthodoxy, but rather to purify it and use its elements of truth for a higher purpose."— Mahaffy.

On the Commonwealth and On the Laws

On the Commonwealth and On the Laws Cicero.pdf

Cicero’s On the Commonwealth and On the Laws were his first and most substantial attempt to adapt Greek theories of political life to the circumstances of the Roman Republic. They represent Cicero’s vision of an ideal society and remain his most important works of political philosophy. On the Commonwealth survives only in part, and On the Laws was never completed. The present volume offers a new scholarly reconstruction of the fragments of On the Commonwealth and a masterly translation of both dialogues. The texts are supported by a helpful, concise introduction, notes, synopsis, biographical notes, and bibliography; students in politics, philosophy, ancient history, law, and classics will gain new understanding of one of the great philosophers and political figures of antiquity thanks to this volume.

The Fragments of Zeno and Cleanthes

zenocleanthespearson.pdf

TIIK chronology of Zeno s life , formerly a subject of much dispute, has been almost entirely cleared up by an important passage discovered in one of the papyrus rolls found at Hercu- laneum, which contains a history of the Stoic philosophers and was tirst edited by Comparetti in 1875. From this we learn that Cleanthes was born in 331 B.C., and, as we know from other sources that he lived to the age of 99, he must have died in B.C. -32 in the archonship of Jason . But, according to the papyrus (col. 29), at the time of his death he had pre sided over the School for 32 years", which fixes the death of Zeno as having taken place in B.C. 2G4, thus confirming the authority of Jerome, who says under the year Ol. 129, 1 --B.C.; 264, "Zeno Stoicus moritur post quern Cleanthes philosophus agnoscitur."

The Olympiad

Advanced Calculus -Shlomo

Advanced Calculus -Shlomo.pdf

This book is based on an honors course in advanced calculus that we gave in the 1960s.

Algebra - Artin

Algebra - Artin.pdf

This book began about 20 years ago in the form of supplementary notes for my alge- bra classes. I wanted to discuss some concrete topics such as symmetry, linear groups, and quadratic number fields in more detail than the text provided, and to shift the emphasis in group theory from permutation groups to matrix groups. Lat- tices, another recurring theme, appeared spontaneously. My hope was that the con- crete material would interest the students and that it would make the abstractions more understandable, in short, that they could get farther by learning both at the same time. This worked pretty well. It took me quite a while to decide what I wanted to put in, but I gradually handed out more notes and eventually began teach- ing from them without another text. This method produced a book which is, I think, somewhat different from existing ones. However, the problems I encountered while fitting the parts together caused me many headaches, so I can't recommend starting this way.

An Introduction to the Theory of Groups

An Introduction to the Theory of Groups.pdf

Anyone who has studied "abstract algebra" and linear algebra as an undergraduate can understand this book. This edition has been com- pletely revised and reorganized, without however losing any of the clarity of presentation that was the hallmark of the previous editions.

Elementary Number Theory

Elementary Number Theory - Burton.pdf

The purpose of the present volume is to give a simple account of classical number theory, as well as impart some of the historical background in which the subject evolved.

A path to combinatorics for undergraduates

Path to Combinatorics.pdf

The main goal of the two authors is to help undergraduate students understand the concepts and ideas of combinatorics, an important realm of mathematics, and to enable them to ultmately achieve excellence in this field.

Problem Solving Strategies, Problem books in Mathematics

Problem Solving Stratigies - Arthur Engel.pdf

This book is an outgrowth of the training of the German IMO team from a time when we had only a short training time of 14 days, including 6 half-day test.

Problem Solving Strategies, Problem books in Mathematics

Putnam and Beyond.pdf

A problem book at the college level. A study guide for the Putnam competition. A bridge between high school problem solving and mathematical research. A friendly introduction to fundamental concepts and results. All these desires gave life to the pages that follow.

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the most prestigious math- ematics competition at the undergraduate level in the world. Historically, this annual event began in 1938, following a suggestion of William Lowell Putnam, who realized the merits of an intellectual intercollegiate competition. Nowadays, over 2500 students from more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada take part in it. The name Putnam has become synonymous with excellence in undergraduate mathematics.

Using the Putnam competition as a symbol, we lay the foundations of higher math- ematics from a unitary, problem-based perspective. As such, Putnam and Beyond is a journey through the world of college mathematics, providing a link between the stim- ulating problems of the high school years and the demanding problems of scientific investigation. It gives motivated students a chance to learn concepts and acquire strate- gies, hone their skills and test their knowledge, seek connections, and discover real world applications. Its ultimate goal is to build the appropriate background for graduate studies, whether in mathematics or applied sciences.

Problem Solving Strategies, Problem books in Mathematics

Results and Problems in Combinatoral Geometry.pdf

There are many elegant results in the theory of convex bodies that may be fully understaood by high school students, and at the same time be of interest to expert mathematicians.

Thoth

Problem Solving Strategies, Problem books in Mathematics

emerald-tablet-5.pdf

Oft dream I of buried Atlantis, lost in the ages that have passed into night. Aeon on aeon thou existed in beauty, a shining through the darkness of night.

Mighty in power, ruling the earth-born, Lord of the Earth in Atlantis’ day. King of the nations, master of wisdom, Light through Suntal, Keeper of the Way, dwelt in his Temple, the Master of Undal, Light of the Earth in Atlantis’ day.

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean

The_Emerald_Tablets_Of_Thoth.pdf

The history of the tablets translated in the following pages is strange and beyond the belief of modern scientists. Their antiquity is stupendous, dating back some 36,000 years B.C. The writer is Thoth, an Atlantean Priest-King, who founded a colony in ancient Egypt after the sinking of the mother country. He was the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, erroneously attributed to Cheops. (See The Great Pyramid by Doreal.) In it he incorpo- rated his knowledge of the ancient wisdom and also securely secreted records and in- struments of ancient Atlantis.

The Secret of The Emerald Tablet

Secret_of_Emerald_Tablet-Latz-Hauck.pdf

The first decision made by any translator is whether to try to convey the period and writing style of an author or to concentrate on making his meaning clear to modern readers. It soon became obvious, due to the length and complexity of this work that I had to chose the later method. I am sure the author would agree with my decision, because above all else, Dr. Gottlieb Latz was a man of ideas.

Problem Solving Strategies, Problem books in Mathematics

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes.pdf

The Emerald Tablet is an ancient artifact that reveals a profound spiritual technology, which has survived to this day despite centuries of effort to suppress it. Encoded within the tablet's mysterious wording is a powerful formula that works in very specific and comprehensible steps on all levels of reality at once -- the physical, the mental, and the spiritual -- and shows us how to achieve personal transformation and even accelerate the evolution of our species.

The source of alchemy and the Hermetic sciences, the tablet's universal approach made it forbidden knowledge, condemned by patriarchal powers for thousands of years, from the Egyptian priesthood, to the medieval Church, to our modern politicians and religious leaders. To ensure the survival of such "dangerous" principles, which guide people to higher states of consciousness, the ancients concealed their knowledge in a succinct declaration that has become a time capsule of wisdom for future generations.

Tibetan

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The-Tibetan-Book-of-the-Dead.pdf

This book is the first English language translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State. Also known as the Bardo Thodol which means "liberation by hearing on the after death plane" (Bardo: after death plane, Thodol or Thotrol: liberation by hearing), it was originally written in the Tibetan language and is meant to be a guide for those who have died as they transition from their former life to a new destination.

Selections from the bonpo book of the dead

Selections-form-the-Bonpo-Book-of-the-Dead.pdf

The selected translations from the Bonpo tradition of Dzogchen presented here are part of my work in progress for translating all the relevant Tibetan texts from the Zhang-zhung Nyan-gyud collection. These translations are being published in two forthcoming volumes, Space, Awareness, and Energy: An Introduction to the Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings from Zhang-zhung, and The Six Lamps of the Heart of Enlightenment (Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca NY, 1998 and 1999). All of these translations were done over the years in collaboration with Lopon Tenzin Namdak, the leading Bonpo scholar and master of this tradition of Dzogchen outside of Tibet, to whom the translator extends his deep appreciation and grateful thanks. The commentaries that follow the translations are entirely my own.

Zoroastrianism

The Sacred Books of The East

The Zend Avesta.pdf

The Discovery of the Zend-Avesta is a the sacred book of the Parsis, that is to say, of the few remaining followers of that religion which reigned over Persia at the time when the second successor of Mohammed overthrew the Sassanian dynasty, and whcih has been called Dualsim, or Mazdeism, or Magism, or Zoroastrianism, or Fire-worship, according as its main tenet, or its apparent object of worship has been most kept in view.

The Sacred Books of The East

A MANUAL OF KHSHNOOM.pdf

With a philological study of Avesta and Pahlavi for the last twelve years and the 'Khshnoom' teaching of Zoroastrianism for the last ten years, I have been able to see that the philological study of Avesta merely procures the shells for the student whereas Khshnoom inserts the original kernel necessary to make the whole nut. I have seen with great precisian that the philological study of the Avesta would be greatly helped and embellished if it were helped by the Khshnoom line of study at the same time. The present attitude of study of Avesta is philology and conjectural speculation of philosophy which should be replaced by philology and Khshnoom - the original key to the Zoroastrian philosophy.

Micellaneous I

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

BlakeWilliam_The_Marriage_of_Heaven_and_Hell.pdf

As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius, which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs; thinking that as the sayings used in a nation mark its character, so the Proverbs of Hell show the nature of Infernal wisdom better than any description of buildings or garments.

The Seven Sermons to the Dead

C.G._Jung_-_Seven_Sermons_to_the_Dead.pdf

The Dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not what they sought. They prayed me let them in and besought my word, and thus I began my teaching. Harken: I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is. A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities. This nothingness or fullness we name the Pleroma. Therein both thinking and being cease, since the eternal and infinite possess no qualities. In it no being is, for he then would be distinct from the pleroma, and would possess qualities which would distinguish him as something distinct from the pleroma. In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. It is quite fruitless to think about the pleroma, for this would mean self-dissolution.

Compendium rarissimum

Compendium-Rarissimum.pdf

Horace : The Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica

horace-satires-epistles-ap.pdf

BkISatI:23-60 All work to make themselves rich, but why?

Horace : The Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica

Raphael.pdf

Cartoons and tapestries for the sistine chapel

Rohonc Codex

Rohonc-Codex.pdf

The Cloud Upon The Sanctuary

The_Cloud_Upon_the_Sanctuary.pdf

There is no age more remarkable to the quiet observer than our own. Everywhere there is a fermentation in the minds of men; everywhere there is a battle between light and darkness, between exploded thought and living ideas, between powerless wills and living active force; in short everywhere is there war between animal man and growing spiritual man.

Aldaraia sive Soyga Vocor

The-Book-of-Soyga.pdf

Qui coniunctioni naturae passus intendunt adnectere et qui perfectam doctrinam ex cordis dulcedine appetunt ratione lineari detinentur primas existentias cordi ascribere et voces debent praetermittere quae non connectuntur primis materiis prodentibus. Multi enim sunt subfulti et fingentes se illarum habere noticiam et defraudantur quia multis rationibus sua iura rescindunt deceptius intellectu interveniente; sed autoritatem veritatis a longe salutant. Quis enim est Dei precentor solummodo suis cantionibus invigilare opus sufficiens est et de xxiii tres memoris comendare et ad unguem operari vel quae subiiciuntur quinario vel septenario numero.

The Dresden Codex

The-Dresden-Codex.pdf

The Dresden Codex, as it appears in the Lord Kingsbor- ough edition, differs somewhat from the Förstemann in the num- bering of the pages. The pages that follow are arranged as they appear in the Kingsborough with the Förstemann page numbers noted. Although the artist Agostino Aglio followed the original codex with great precision, there are subtle differences in the ren- dering of some of the glyphs and figures.

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Scriber

The-Illuminated-Sketchbook-of-Stephan-Scriber.pdf

Candide Voltaire 1759

Voltaire - Candide.pdf

In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of Thunder–ten–tronckh, lived a youth whom Nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. His face was the true index of his mind. He had a solid judgment joined to the most unaffected simplicity; and hence, I presume, he had his name of Candide. The old servants of the house suspected him to have been the son of the Baron’s sister, by a very good sort of a gentleman of the neighborhood, whom that young lady refused to marry, because he could produce no more than threescore and eleven quarterings in his arms; the rest of the genealogical tree belonging to the family having been lost through the injuries of time.

Micellaneous II

Tamil Hand-book : Full introduction to the common dialect of that language

atamilhandbooko00popegoog.pdf

Bijections

Bijections.pdf

The Chronology of Ancient Nations

chronologyofanci00biru.pdf

It was Sir Henry Rawlinson who first directed public attention to this work of Albiruni, in his celebrated article on Central Asia in the " Quarterly E,eview " for 1866, in which he gave some valuable information derived from his own manuscript copy, now the property of the British Museum. In offering the book, both in text and trans- lation, to the learned world, I feel bound to premise that it is scarcely of a nature to attract the interest of the general reader. It appeals to minds trained in the schools of various sciences. Even competent scholars will find it no easy matter to follow our author through all the mazes of his elaborate scientific calculations. Containing, as it does, all the technical and historical details of the various systems for the computation of time, invented and used by the Persians, Sogdians, Chorasmians, Jews, Syrians, Harranians, and Arabs, together with Greek traditions, it offers an equal interest to all those who study the antiquity and history of the Zoroastrian and Jewish, Christian and Muhammadan religions.

Cistercian Ritual

Cistercian-Ritual-EN-North-American-Format.pdf

The founders of Cîteaux, having pronounced their vows according to the Rule, sought with great zeal for authenticity in the Liturgy according to the teachings of our Father Saint Benedict. After this first determination, the first abbots of the meeting at the Cistercian Chapter, as is said in the Charter of Charity, decided that the books necessary for the celebration of the Divine Office and the Mass would be the same everywhere. This liturgy, developed progressively through the XIIth century, lasted, almost unchanged, until the Council of Tre

Medicina Practica

medicinapractica00salm.pdf

The Social Contract

Rousseau_contrat-social.pdf

I MEAN to inquire if, in the civil order, there can be any sure and legitimate rule of administration, men being taken as they are and laws as they might be. In this inquiry I shall endeavour always to unite what right sanctions with what is prescribed by interest, in order that justice and utility may in no case be divided.

The Complete Works of Nostradamus

The-Complete-works-of-Nostradamus.pdf

Your late arrival, César Nostredame, my son, has made me spend much time in constant nightly reflection so that I could communicate with you by letter and leave you this reminder, after my death, for the benefit of all men, of which the divine spirit has vouchsafed me to know by means of astronomy.

The Doors of Perception

The-Doors-Of-Perception-Aldous-Huxley.pdf

It was in 1886 that the German pharmacologist, Louis Lewin, published the first systematic study of the cactus, to which his own name was subsequently given. Anhalonium lewinii was new to science. To primitive religion and the Indians of Mexico and the American Southwest it was a friend of immemorially long standing. Indeed, it was much more than a friend. In the words of one of the early Spanish visitors to the New World, "they eat a root which they call peyote, and which they venerate as though it were a deity."

Unsolved Puzzel

unsolved_puzzle.pdf

As a professional cryptanalyst, I couldn't resist the urge to attack the unknown cipher which appeared in Dr. Brent Morris's article, "Fraternal Cryptography" (Cryptologic Spec- trum, Summer 1978).

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