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Electra

By: Sophocles

Description: The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies. A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity; the very worst of all his pieces; are, for instance, the phrases applied to it by Schlegel. Considering that he judged it by the standards of conventional classicism, he could scarcely have arrived at any different conclusion. For it is essentially...

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Early Life of the Pennsylvania Germans, Score Ame Elpg

By: A. Aurand

Description: THE HISTORY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS is a most interesting subject. It began more than three hundred years ago, and the end is not in sight. One of many things to be remembered about the people called Pennsylvania Germans (or Dutch), is th

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The Conference of Baghdad's Ulema, Score Mub

By: Mu'Tamar ulamᐠBaghdád

Description: Translation of Mu'tamar 'Ulama' Baghdad.

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Sumerian Mythology

By: Kramer, S. N.

Description: The Sumerians were a non-Semitic, non-Indo-European people who flourished in southern Babylonia from the beginning of the fourth to the end of the third millennium B. C. During this long stretch of time the Sumerians, whose racial and linguistic affiliations are still unclassifiable, represented the dominant cultural group of the entire Near East.

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The Parable of the Sower

By: Martin Luther
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Babylonian Talmud, Volume III and Iv, Score Jud T02

By: M. L. Rodkinson

Description: New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud; Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated in

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Book of Abraham, Score Mor Tboa

By: Geo. Reynolds

Description: This is a historical document which defends the authenticity of the controversial Book of Abraham, part of the canonical Pearl of Great Price. The Book of Abraham was purportedly translated from an Egyptian manuscript purchased by the Mormons

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Kundalini, the Mother of the Universe, Score Hin Kmu

By: R. S. Gherwal

Description: This little self-published work could be most charitably described as an anthology of material on Kundalini Yoga. Very little of this book was actually written by Gherwal; the majority of the material here consists of long quotes from other a

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Hawaiian Mythology

By: Beckwith, Martha

Description: This is Martha Beckwith's monumental study of Hawaiian mythology. Beckwith utilized numerous texts which are today rare or hard to obtain to construct this study. She gives all available variants of each myth or legend, including versions from other Pacific islands including Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and others. This is primarily a critical edition of the key Hawaiian myths, and Beckwith largely does not attempt to interpret the texts, rather to examine both vari...

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The Mahabharata Book 13 : Anusasana Parva, Score Hin M13

By: Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Description: The Anusasana Parva, like the Santi Parva before it, is a long hiatus in the narrative of the Mahabharata. Set on the deathbed of Bhishma, the Anusasana Parva is a huge treasure-trove of Brahmanic lore which is obviously a later interpolation

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The Jataka, Volume Ii, Score Bud J2

By: E. B. Cowell

Description: This is the second of six volumes of the complete Jataka translation. Additional volumes are under preparation, and will appear in the near future.

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The Works of Tacitus, Score Tac

By: A. John Church

Description: This is the complete set of Church and Brodribb translations of Tacitus; this etext includes parallel English and Latin text. Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (56?-117 CE), writer, orator, lawyer, and senator, was one of the greatest historians of ant

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The Theogony of Greek, Score Hesiod Gtheo

By: Hesiod

Description: This is a Unicode version of the Theogony of Hesiod. To view the polytonic Greek in this file, your browser needs to be set up to display Unicode correctly

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Oahspe, A Kosmon Bible

By: Newbrough, J. B.

Description: Oahspe, the product of automatic writing by a 19th century dentist named John Ballou Newbrough, is a hallucinogenic reworking of cosmology and ancient history. Written in a pseudo-archaic style, the narrative is told from two viewpoints: that of heaven and earth. For a large part of the book there are parallel texts from each point of view on the top and bottom of the page (hence the page numbers 'a' and 'b'). There are many moving, lucid passages, dealing ...

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Score Hin Ysp

By: Charles Johnston

Description: Shearer's luminous rendering sings with timeless beauty and force. -- Parabola, Summer 2002

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The Golden Bough

By: Frazer, J. Geo.

Description: The primary aim of this book is to explain the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia. When I first set myself to solve the problem more than thirty years ago, I thought that the solution could be propounded very briefly, but I soon found that to render it probable or even intelligible it was necessary to discuss certain more general questions, some of which had hardly been broached before. In successive editions ...

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The Mountain Chant, a Navajo Ceremony, Score Nam Tmc

By: Washington Matthews

Description: This is a description of a Navajo shamanistic healing ceremony. It centers around a recitation of a cycle of myths about a Navajo culture hero, Dsilyídje Qaçàl. His journey takes him to the land of the gods and goddesses, where he learns powe

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The Kybalion

By: W. W. Atkinson

Description: 2011 Reprint of 1905 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The Kybalion, first published in 1905, claims to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. It was published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of the Three Initiates. The book purports to be based upon ancient Hermeticism, though many of its ideas are relatively modern concepts arising from the New Thought mo...

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English Gipsies and Their Language

By: Leland, C. G.

Description: Charles G. Leland, who later wrote Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling (also at this site), here gives us a look into the culture, language and folklore of the English Roma in the mid-19th Century.

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The Hermetic Arcanum, Score Alc Harcanum

By: Basil Valentine

Description: Wherein the secrets of nature and art concerning the matter of the philosophers' stone and the manner of working are explained in an authentic and orderly manner. The work of an anonymous author, penes nos unda tagi.

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