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Capital – A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx – The complete work in four PDF volumes

Capital – A Critique of Political Economy, also knows as ‘Das Kapital’ – the original German title, by Karl Marx, is probably the most well-known philosophical treatise on politics and economy. Marx was a brilliant economic thinker and I personally often recall his quote ‘If you need something you can’t produce, you must produce something […]

Newsletter sign-up works again

Dear friends, For months it has not been possible to sign-up for the holybooks.com newsletter. I am sorry for that, but it works again now. If you have tried to sign during the last half-year, please try again. I send the newsletter once pr. month and it is primarily a presentation of the latest books […]

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector – and how to beat a polygraph

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector is now out in its fifth edition. The free book outlines the history of the lie detector, the science behind polygraphs and why they are highly unreliable bordering to plain pseudoscience. The authors George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini, who runs the website AntiPolygraph.org, takes the reader through the […]

The Ramayana Condensed into English Verse

This translation is the sixt attempt to make the Hindu epic Ramayana available in English from the original Sanskrit material. Romesh Dutt’s approach was to approximate the original presentation by translate it into English verses, a huge task, which he published in 1899. Romesh Dutt was born in Bengal and he had complete mastery of English. His first […]

The Perfumed Garden

The Perfumed Garden also known as The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight is a classic Arabic sex manual and a piece of erotic literature. Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Nafzawi probably wrote The Perfumed Garden sometime during the twelfth century somewhere around today’s Tunisia. The book is interesting because of its no-tabu approach, amusing stories and somewhat naive assumptions about human […]

Ten books for this summer

Some of you have asked me if I read all the books I post here on the site. I do not. I don’t even think that would be possible in my lifetime because of the number of books. But I have made a selection for myself for this summer to catch up, and I would like […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holybooks just got a little sister

When I am looking for new additions to Holybooks.com, I often come across books in another niche I am very keen on. Books about adventurers, explorers, and logbooks from the travels in the ages of discovery. https://www.greatestadventurers.com is the new home for those works. So far only a handful books have been uploaded, but rest […]

Bayatu by G. I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann

Dear friends, today just a piece of music very dear to me by G. I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann called Bayatu. This is the piano and cello arrangement. 

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