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Gitanjali – Song Offerings

Gitanjali – Song Offerings is the magnum opus of Rabindranath Tagore and the work that gave him the Nobel Prize.  This is the English translation, Tagore wrote in Bengali and translated to English himself. The book consists of 103 poems rooted in the ancient spiritual wisdom of India. Most of the poems found in Gitanjali are […]

Butterflies are Free to Fly – A New and Radical Approach To Spiritual Evolution

Butterflies are Free to Fly with the subtitle A New and Radical Approach To Spiritual Evolution by Stephen Davis was published in 2010 freely for non-commercial purposes. The book examines how topics such as quantum physics and recent scientific experiments are radically changing our understanding of life, the nature of our reality, and our spirituality. […]

The book of spirits

The Book of Spirits was sent to me by the author last week. It is a short book he wrote for himself in order to “help me a little through this strange rabbit-hole we call life.” The author, his real name is not Funky Looking Monkey, writes us: “Reality is constant and always changing. I am […]

The Mysteries of Mind

The Mysteries of Mind by Yuvacaria Mahaprajna is an in-depth guide to meditation based on the ancient Jain-tradition. This Preksha meditation consist of practices for purifying emotions and conscious and realizing the own self. It helps in leading a peaceful life and is a system of meditation for attitudinal change, behavioral modification and integrated development of […]

Necronomicon and the complete works of H. P. Lovecraft

Necronomicon is the book that never existed, or at least that is what I believe, even though more than a dozen of books claims to be the original translation. You can find lots of sites discussing the Necronomicon especially in the satanistic and urban shamanistic corners of the Internet. The myth, that was brought forward […]

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 […]

God Tweets

The other day i received this book from the author Sadasiva Saccidananda. It is a collection of 130 short texts written for twitter.  They are humorous, insightful and more or less elegant. Here is a couple of examples: No one expects presents from Santa Claus after knowing. No enlightened being expects anything again in maya-world. They […]

Nalinika’s Story or: The Seduction of an Innocent

Nalinika’s story is a pre-canonical story of the Buddha’s former life. The story is an interesting, but highly improbable, fable: a sage lives alone in the Himalayas, there is semen in the urine he passes, and a deer who happens to eat the grass in that place gets pregnant from it. A human boy is […]

Stories of Indian Saints Volume I+II

Stories of Indian Saints Volume I+II (in one book) is the translation of the Indian classic by Mahapati’s Marathi, Bhaktavihaya. Mahipati was a Brahman born in Ahmednagar in 1715. He became interested in the lives of those who had given up their secular lives and he began to collect and write down the biographies of […]

The Hasheesh Eater

The Hasheesh Eater with the subtitle: Being the Passage from the Life of a Pythagorean is a classic in psychedelic literature. It was publishes in 1857 by the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow and it became at huge success. At that time cannabis was both a legal and widely unknown substance. This book led to a public […]

Shakespeare The Complete Works

Shakespeare – The Complete Works. Yet another massive “complete-works-of” for free on Holybooks.com. Here you have The Complete Works of Shakespeare. 3.601 pages of pure Shakespearian wisdom and eternal truths divided in a huge numbers of plays, stories,  poems, stories, apocrypha, tragedies and comedies. It is all here in pure text formatted as a single PDF-file  (3.601 […]

Flatland – A Romance of many dimensions by A Square

Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square with the subtitle: “Oh day and night, but this is wondrous strange.” This work saw the light of day in 1884 and it is kindly dedicated to the inhabitants of space by a A Square, a “Humble Native of Flatland.” The book is explaining daily […]

A floral fantasy in an old English garden by Walter Crane

A floral fantasy in an old English garden is a 58 page long poem by Walter Crane (1845-1915). He also illustrated an edition of Ali Baba and the forty thieves, The absurd A.B.C (to be posted here very soon) and many other books. This is not religious or spiritual work at all, Walter Crane was a dedicated socialist, the book […]

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun is another not that holy book. However, Hamsun was one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time and his insight into elemental existence and human nature is mindblowing. “Growth of the Soil” is the book that secured him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1920, and it […]

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hunger by Knut Hamsun fits well in our exclusive collection of literature neighboring the more explicit spiritual stuff. Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 – not the least for this work. Hunger is one of Knut Hamsuns masterpieces. We follow a young man, homeless and hungry and witnesses […]

An Idealist View of Life Radhakrishnan

An Idealist View of Life by S. Radhakrishnan was originally published in 1932. It features the so-called Hibbert Lectures given under the title An Idealist View of Life in the University of Manchester in December 1929 and in the University College, London, in January 1930, substantially as they were delivered, but with some added passages. In 1952, […]

Bizarre Friday on Holybooks.com

I often come across some more obscure works which I share here occasionally. These books are not related to the overall topic of this website, but you have been warned before, and I can see that books like the Voynich Manuscript, Codex Serahinianus and Gadsby are among the most downloaded. I know you like them, so […]

Six short stories by Kahlil Gibran

Six short stories. Kahlil Gibran is mostly known for his work, The Prophet and The Madman, but he also wrote some interesting shorter novels. Here is a little selection for your reading pleasure. Lazarus and his Beloved Spirits Rebellious The Broken Wings A Tear and a Smile The Earth Gods The Forerunner    

A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka

A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka is a short story about a doctor who struggles to reach a sick boy on winter night. Louis H. Leiter writes about A Country Doctor: “A Country Doctor” comments on man, who, buffeted by the scheme of things, is unable to transcend the part assigned him by the absurdity of that existence. […]

Gifts with no Giver – A Love Affair with Truth by Nirmala

Gifts with no Giver – A Love Affair with Truth is a collection of nondual spiritual poetry written from the Heart by Nirmala, a modern spiritual teacher in the Advaita tradition. These poems attempt to capture the undying presence of love in all of its forms. These poems have been compared to the words of Rumi. Download the […]

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