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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 in Denmark, […]

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 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 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 […]

The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The group’s work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. These translations might be some of the most […]

Stripping the Gurus by Geoffrey D Falk

Stripping the Gurus by Geoffrey D. Falk, 2009, is an important document about the life and pitfalls in spiritual communities around the world. The author himself has spent months in an ashram and many more researching a number of the worlds most known gurus. The research is meticulous, the writing engaging, and the overall thesis: devastatingly true. “Don’t get suckered in. Be prepared. Be […]

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