• 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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  • 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…

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  • The Future Life as Described and Portrayed by Spirits

    The Future Life as Described and Portrayed by Spirits

    Elizabeth Sweet

    From the Introduction: AT an early period of my investigations into spiritual intercourse, when I was but an inquirer and by no means a believer, I was invited to join a circle which had weekly meetings at the house of Mrs. Fish, the eldest of the Fox family. I accepted the invitation, and met there some five or six persons, male and female, all strangers to me. After a few meetings, Mrs. Fish introduced two new members to the circle, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sweet…

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  • Insight; A Record of Psychic Experiences

    Insight; A Record of Psychic Experiences

    Emma Crow Cushman

    Insight; A Record of Psychic Experiences – A series of questions and answers dealing with the world of facts, the world of ideals and the world of realities beyond death. A series of communications with people who have passed over into the next world.

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  • Occultism and Common-Sense

    Occultism and Common-Sense

    Beckles Willson

    Chapters include: Science’s Attitude towards the “Supernatural”; The Hypnotic State; Phantasms of the Living; Dreams; Hallucinations; Phantasms of the Dead; On “Hauntings” and Kindred Phenomena; The Dowsing or Divining Rod; Mediumistic Phenomena; More Physical Phenomena; The Materialisation of “Ghosts”; Spirit-Photography; Clairvoyance; and, Mrs Piper’s Trance Utterances.

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  • Last Letters From the Living Dead Man

    Last Letters From the Living Dead Man

    Elsa Barker

    A book supposedly written by the author who was channelling a dead man through automatic writing. From the Introduction: For the benefit of those who have not read the earlier books of the series, “Letters From a Living Dead Man,” 1914, and “War Letters From the Living Dead Man,” 1915, I will quote from the Introductions of those books. In the first Introduction I said:

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  • Innocent Amusement, Or The Heiroglyphical Fortune Teller

    Innocent Amusement, Or The Heiroglyphical Fortune Teller

    Unknown

    This is a curious little book which claims to be written by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. I’m not too sure about that, so I’ve stuck it in the Unknown author section. It’s a short book that purports to tell your fortune by way of heiroglyphs and set questions. There are 26 questions in all (eg. – Shall I ever be married?, Shall my wish be gratified?), and the gist of it all is that you choose a question, make a note of the number of that question…

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  • A New Heaven and a New Earth

    A New Heaven and a New Earth

    Charles Brodie Patterson

    Chapters include: Definition of Terms; Relative Understanding; The Psychic Plane; The Tree of Knowledge; The Mind’s Book of Life; The Fourth Dimension; The Discovery of a New World; The Evolution of Desire; Meditation, the Path to Power; Life in Expression; Mental and Physical Wholeness; The Creation of a World; The Controlled Life; The Law of Reciprocity; The Breath of Life; Sympathetic Telepathy; Attuned to Life; and, The Tree of Life.

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Islam And Sufism

The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia

The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia

Firdausi

The Shahnameh, (“The Book/Epic of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Firdausi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. It is the world’s longest poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century.

Legends And Sagas

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…

Magick

Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms

T. Witton Davies

Magic, Black and White; Charms and Counter Charms. Divination and Demonology among the Hindus, Hebrews, Arabs and Egyptians. An Epitome of ‘Supernaturalism’ Magic, Black, White and Natural; Conjuring and Its Relation to Prophecy Including Biblical and Old Testament Terms and Words for Magic, Being the work adopted by all advanced…

Apocrypha

The Book of Enoch the Prophet

The Book of Enoch the Prophet

Richard Laurence

The book of Enoch is one of the strangest of the books left out of the Biblical canon. Filled with goetic angels and demons, and visions of inconceivable lands beyond the sky, writers have tied Enoch into everything from archaeoastronomy, Astrology, Alchemy, the Kabbalah, and Gnosticism. Before the 1917, R. H. Charles translation of the…