• Can Such Things Be?

    Can Such Things Be?

    Ambrose Bierce

    A collection of ghostly and strange short stories: The Death of Halpin Frayser; The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch; One Summer Night; The Moonlit Road; A Diagnosis of Death; Moxon’s Master; A Tough Tussle; One of Twins; The Haunted Valley; A Jug of Sirup; Staley Fleming’s Hallucination; A Resumed Identity; A Baby Tramp; The Night-Doings at “Deadman’s”; Beyond the Wall; A Psychological Shipwreck; The Middle Toe of the Right Foot; John Mortonson’s Funeral; The Realm of the Unreal; John Bartine’s Watch…

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  • The Vampyre, A Tale

    The Vampyre, A Tale

    John Polidori

    “The Vampyre” is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori. It tells the story of Aubrey, a young Englishman, who meets Lord Ruthven, a man of mysterious origins who has entered London society. Aubrey accompanies Ruthven to Rome, but leaves him after Ruthven seduces the daughter of a mutual acquaintance. Aubrey travels to Greece, where he becomes attracted to Ianthe, an innkeeper’s daughter. Ianthe tells Aubrey about the legends of the vampire.

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  • Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales

    Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales

    Ignácz Kúnos

    This book draws on the rich folklore of Turkey with forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales. Most of these stories are framed by the usual fairy tale apparatus. There are quests to win the hand of a princess, evil step-relations, talking animals, magical objects and transformations, simple (but brave) peasants, wizards and witches, dragons and dungeons, thousand-league journeys, and loveable…

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  • Realms of the Living Dead

    Realms of the Living Dead

    Frank Homer Curtiss and Harriette Augusta Curtiss

    Chapters include: The Reality of the Astral World; The Rivers of Life and Death; The Seven Realms; The Realm of Reflection; The Astral Double; The Awakening; Astral Helpers; The Ethereal Realm; The Vital Realm; The Desire Realm; The Eighth Sphere; The Elementals; The Fairies; The Psychic Realms; Independent Methods of Communion; The Telepathic Method; The Inspirational or Spiritual Realm; and, The Divine Realm.

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  • Religion

    Religion

    Arthur Schopenhauer

    Chapters include: Prefatory Note; Religion. A Dialogue; A Few Words On Pantheism; On Books And Reading; Physiognomy; Psychological Observations; and, The Christian System.

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  • Bulfinch's Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

    Bulfinch’s Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

    Thomas Bulfinch

    This is the third and last part of Bulfinch’s Mythology, the previous two being The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, and The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur. Chapters include: The Peers, Or Paladins; The Tournament; The Siege Of Albracca; Adventures Of Rinaldo And Orlando; The Invasion Of France; Bradamante And Rogero; Astolpho And The Enchantress; The Orc; Astolpho’s Adventures Continued, And Isabella’s Begun; Medoro; Orlando…

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  • Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Chivalry

    Bulfinch’s Mythology, The Age of Chivalry

    Thomas Bulfinch

    The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur is the second book in Bulfinch’s Mythology, the first being The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, and the third and last one being, Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages. Chapters include: The Mythical History of England; Arthur; Caradoc Briefbras; Or Caradoc With The Shrunken Arm; Sir Gawain; Launcelot Of The Lake; The Story Of Tristram Of Lyonesse; The Story Of Perceval…

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  • Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable

    Bulfinch’s Mythology, The Age of Fable

    Thomas Bulfinch

    The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes is the first part of Bulfinch’s Mythology, the other two being The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur, and, Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages. Chapters include: Prometheus and Pandora; Apollo and Daphne — Pyramus and Thisbe — Cephalus and Procris; Juno and Her Rivals, Io and Callisto — Diana and Actaeon — Latona and the Rustics; Phaeton; Midas — Baucis and Philemon…

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  • The Romance of Sorcery

    The Romance of Sorcery

    Sax Rohmer

    Chapters include: Sorcery and Sorcerers; Apollonious of Tyana; Michel de Notre Dame, called Nostradamus; Dr. John Dee; Cagliostro; Madame Blavatsky; and, Sorcery and the Law.

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  • An Old Alchemical Treatise

    An Old Alchemical Treatise

    Unknown

    The Philosophers of the past, in deep meditation on the universal misery brought on by Adam’s fall and the following curse, searched through all divine creation hoping to find something that would help them avert or alleviate the worst afflictions of mind and body. For no one at all can resist death when it comes. And so they hoped to direct the brief span of their lives, in health of body and serenity of mind, to the treasures and joys of God, using their knowledge…

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Fairy Tales

Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales

Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales

Ignácz Kúnos

This book draws on the rich folklore of Turkey with forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales. Most of these stories are framed by the usual fairy tale apparatus. There are quests to win the hand of a princess, evil step-relations, talking animals, magical objects and transformations, simple (but brave) peasants, wizards and witches, dragons and dungeons, thousand-league journeys, and loveable…

History

A Monk of Fife

A Monk of Fife

Andrew Lang

Being the Chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the French by Andrew Lang.

Self-Help And New Thought

Mesmerism and Christian Science

Mesmerism and Christian Science

Frank Podmore

Mesmerism and Christian Science: A short history of mental healing. From the Preface: ‘THE 11th of August should be observed as a day of humiliation by every learned Society in the civilised world, for on that date in 1784 a Commission, consisting of the most distinguished representatives of Science in the most enlightened capital in Europe, pronounced the rejection of a pregnant scientific discovery—a discovery possibly rivalling in permanent significance all the…

Science And Natural Philosophy

Lectures on Evolution

Lectures on Evolution

Thomas Henry Huxley

Illustrated. This book is comprised of three lectures that Thomas Henry Huxley gave. ‘We live in and form part of a system of things of immense diversity and perplexity, which we call Nature; and it is a matter of the deepest interest to all of us that we should form just conceptions of the constitution of that system and of its past history…