• 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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  • 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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Fairy Tales

The Brown Fairy Book

The Brown Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

Stories include: What the Rose did to the Cypress; Ball-carrier and the Bad One; How Ball-carrier Finished His Task; The Bunyip; Father Grumbler; The Story of the Yara; The Cunning Hare; The Turtle and His Bride; How Geirald The Coward Was Punished; Habogi; How the Little Brother Set Free His Big Brothers; The Sacred Milk of Koumongoe; The Wicked Wolverine; The Husband of the Rat’s Daughter; The Mermaid…

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…