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Consciousness Studies

Consciousness Studies – a Wikibook. It is often said that consciousness cannot be defined. This is not true; philosophers have defined it in its own terms for centuries. Consciousness can be described in terms of two principal components: firstly phenomenal consciousness which consists of our experience with things laid out in space and time, sensations, emotions, thoughts, […]

History of Greek Philosophy VOL I-II

History of Greek Philosophy is an immense work in two volumes about ancient Greek philosophy. It (Philosophie der Griechen) was written in German by Dr. E. Zeller a professor at the University of Berlin, this is the English translation published in England in 1881. The work is one of the most successful and ambitious attempts […]

Ganadharavada

Ganadharavada is an important philosophical book, which gives an insight into a number of problems of Indian philosophy from different points of view. It features profound discussions between different schools. For instance we find references to controversies and divergent views in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Jaina Agamas and the Buddhist Pitakas from an ancient time […]

Theory of Karman in Indian Thought

The problem of suffering and diversity of human nature is a great riddle which has been discussed widely in the eastern spiritual traditions for thousands of years. This book, the Theory of Karman in Indian Thought, outlines how the different schools have worked with the problem of Karma from the Upanishads, the Tantric sects to […]

The Complete works of Nostradamus PDF

The Complete works of Nostradamus compilied in one PDF. 1 March 1555 the french scientist, doctor and astrologist Michel de Nostredam, better known these days as Nostradamus, sat down and wrote the foreword to his spectacular work Centuria. Centuria means ‘a hundred’, and it might refer to the span of years his prophecies reaches.  The foreword is […]

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible is a huge classic companion to reading the Bible. In this version the two volumes has been compiled in a single. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible features a number of  maps and it goes through the books of the Bible in the order of the benchmark bible the King James Version and explains […]

Studies in Japanese Buddhism

Studies in Japanese Buddhism. When Buddhism was introduced into Japan in the sixth century it had passed from India into the lands east of the Caspian Sea and then turned to the east, spreading through China and Korea, and all the time gathering up all that it found on its way. For example, its canonical writings by this time had assumed […]

Magic Mushrooms Around the World – A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and Time

Magic Mushrooms Around the World – A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and Time by Jochen Gartz presents new unifying theories based upon years of research into the ethnobotanical aspects of magic mushrooms. Jochen Gartz documents how it was not only early american cultures who used a range of mushrooms but also European cultures have a forgotten past […]

On the Writings of the Insane

On the Writings of the Insane is a peculiar inquiry into the mind of hospitalized and medicated patients at the Cambridgeshire County Asylum. It was written by the Medical Superintendent G. Mackenzie and published in 1870. The book seeks to decipher the patients handwritten notes and drawings, and contrary to what one might believe he […]

Along the Path – The Meditator´s Companion to Pilgrimage in the Buddha´s India and Nepal

Along the Path is a guide for modern Buddhist pilgrims to India and Nepal. It was written for people wanting to travel in India to meditate and volunteer at Dhamma centres, go on yatra to sacred sites, visit old Buddhist caves and monasteries, and get in touch with the body by learning yoga, trekking in […]

Science Without Bounds – A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Mysticism by Arthur D’Adamo

Science Without Bounds A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Mysticism by Arthur D’Adamo is a great attempt at discussing and documenting the gap and bridges between previously very diverse ideas. The author writes: I’ve never seen a book that presents this world view as a harmonious whole, though I’ve seen books that discuss bits and pieces, and even large sections. […]

The Complete Works of Aristotle

The Complete Works of Aristotle. Artistotle lived from 384-322 BCE. He was a Greek philosopher and is often referred to as the “first teacher” or the very “first true scientist.” His works cover a number of topics from politics, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, ethics, biology and more. Aristotle was the tutor of Alexander the Great and […]

Complete works of Plato

Here is another complete works of: The Complete works of Plato. 3.490 pages. Plato was born in 428/427 or 424/423 BC in Athens, Greece. He was a student of Socrates and he is regarded as a founding figure in western philosophy. The aim with this collection was to build the most complete and precise compilation of […]

Sigmund Freud – The Complete Works

The Complete Works of Sigmund Freud are here compiled by Ivan Smith in one single pdf volume. It includes all of Freud’s published books among them: The Interpretation of Dreams Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of his Childhood 3 Totem and Taboo: Resemblances […]

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen – By coincidence i yesterday learned about Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, who was better known by his Buddhist name Sunyata, as the ‘janam-siddha’ or simply as the ‘rare born mystic’ as Ramana Maharshi called him. He was born on a farm in a village just outside Aarhus i Denmark, my […]

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda is an authoritative history book on mysticial experiences.  Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Throughout succeeding ages mystical expericences were echoed by others who had experienced […]

Smith’s and Eastons Bible Dictionaries

Smith’s Bible Dictionary by William Smith and Eastons Bible Dictionary by M. G. Easton are two of the most widespread bible dictionaries. The two huge works are known to be precise and very detailed. Smith’s Bible Dictionary have some few illustrations while Eastons is only words. Both dictionaries are objective works, not marked by sectarian or dogmatic […]

The Bible Atlas

The Bible Atlas is a terrific resource those of us who digest maps like others read comic books. Here you will find nearly no texts but hundreds of detailed political maps, historical maps, city maps, 3-D maps of Palestine, explanatory maps, maps of journeys by biblical figures, geographical expansion of empires, churches and much more. All in color and […]

The First Six Books of The Elements of Euclid by Oliver Byrne

The First Six Books of The Elements of Euclid by Oliver Byrne – with the subtitle: In which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners. This is a classic, illustrated textbook on geometry and  a remarkable example of Victorian printing which has been described as one of the […]

A Brief Overview of the Bardo by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

A Brief Overview of the Bardo by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa is a great companion to The Tibetan Book of the Dead or The Bardo Thodol. In this short text the author gives a modern overview of the bardos and stages we go through during the days after death. At the same time Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa outlines what specific meditations […]

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