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AN INTRODUCTION TO MAHAYANA BUDDHISM

An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhism is divided into two great schools, Mahayana and Hinayana. Both systems originated in India, but since the former predominates in China, Japan, Nepal, Japan, in a modified form, in Tibet and Mongolia, while the latter is confined almost exclusively to Ceylon, Burma, and Siam, they are often, and rather […]

Copernicus and his world

The Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus started the scientific revolution. Before Copernicus, Galileo was jailed and Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for stating that Earth revolves around the sun. Copernicus knew they were right, but hesitated for thirty-six years before daring to print his observation. His books were listed on the church’s Index of […]

The Autobiography of St. Ignatius

The Autobiography of St. Ignatius is considered by the Société des Bollandistes the most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, also known as Ignatius of Loyola. The editors of the Stimmen Aus Maria Laach, the German review, as well as those of the English magazine, The Month, tell […]

The Book of Jasher

The Book of Jasher is also known as the Book of the Just Man or the Book of the Upright and it is one of the non-canonical books referenced in the Bible. It is mentioned in the Bible the following places in Joshua 10:13: “And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed,until the people had […]

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church is an immense work in 14 volumes of early Christian writings. It complements the series on the Ante-Nicene Fathers, we also have here on holybooks.com. Together the writings outline the progress of Christianity through the life and works of the very early Christian scholars and thinkers that […]

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 have 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 […]

The Book of Soyga

The Book of Soyga also known as Aldaraia sive Soyga vocor or Soyga: the book that kills was written in the 16th-century and apparently lost until it was found at the British Library in 1994. The work consists of several books  Liber Aldaraia, Liber Radiorum, and Liber decimus septimus and a number of minor books. Together they form a […]

Rohonc Codex

The Rohonc Codex is a illustrated, handwritten manuscript in some ways similar to the The Voynich Manuscript and other mysterious, encoded texts from the European Middle Ages. Not a single word has been decoded from the Rohonc Codex, though many have tried. Year-long studies have been made and experts in encryption have worked on the case. What […]

Ten Teachings for one World

Ten Teachings for one World, with the subtitle Wisdom from Mother Mary is written by Gina Lake but the words are directly channeled by the spiritual being introducing herself as Mother Mary. During 2013 they had a number of conversations and the result is this ten chapter book. From the preface: I am Mother Mary, and […]

Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet

  Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet is posted here with permission from the author Swami Abhayananda. 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. Jnaneshvar’s biography is in this 2012-version […]

The Geneva or Breeches Bible translations

The Geneva – Breeches Bible translation. Here on the site, we have the more readable and modern version, the King James version of the bible in many languages and it has been downloaded thousands of times, but I have been asked to provide some of the lesser known versions as well. The Geneva-Breeches  Bible is about half […]

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 has 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 for 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 […]

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Scriber

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Scriber anno 1494. This is a surprisingly well preserved sketchbook by Stephan Scriber, a monk from South-West Germany. This book is considered a playground for ideas for his work as illustrator. This gives an interesting insight into how ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed in production of late-gothic […]

Meister Echart´s Sermons

Meister Echart´s Sermons –  Meister Echart was a Dominican monk, and one of the most profound thinkers of the Middle Ages. He was born about 1260 A.D. in Thuringia, and died at Cologne 1327 A.D. In 1295 he was Prior of the Dominicans at Erfurt and Vicar-General of Thuringia. In 1300 he was sent to […]

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