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Philosophy & Spirituality

The Immortal Count

  In this article we will be looking at the rather long lifeline of the Count de Saint Germain – a figure that has continually popped up throughout history since he first appeared around the time of Christ. Do immortals walk among us, hidden in plain sight? Let’s take a closer look…   Live Forever Numerous […]

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The Laws of Manu George Bühler,1886

  CHAPTER I. 1. The great sages approached Manu, who was seated with a collected mind, and, having duly worshipped him, spoke as follows: 2. ‘Deign, divine one, to declare to us precisely and in due order the sacred laws of each of the (four chief) castes (varna) and of the intermediate ones. 3. ‘For […]

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WALDEN Or Life In The Woods by Henry David Thoreau 1854

ECONOMY WHEN I WROTE the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there […]

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CRITIAS by Plato 360 BC translated by Benjamin Jowett New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, [1871]

  PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: CRITIAS; HERMOCRATES; TIMAEUS; SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like a weary traveller after a long journey, may be at rest! And I pray the being who always was of old, and has now been by me revealed, to grant that my […]

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Epicurus : Letter to Menoeceus

  Greeting. Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search thereof when he is grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. And to say that the season for studying philosophy has not yet come, or that […]

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A Pictorial Key to the Tarot By Arthur Edward Waite Illustrations By Pamela Colman Smith. [1911]

  Although there were many Tarot decks prior to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, and many after, none has gripped the popular imagination as much as this set. Waite covers the significance and deeper implications of each card, and gives practical instructions as to how to conduct a reading. The symbolism of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck is based […]

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The Book Of The Dead The Papyrus of Ani by E. A. Wallis Budge[1895]

  Because of the substantial amount of hieroglypics interspersed in the original text, I have omitted the ### ‘glyph’ placeholder where context permits, for readability. Only actual illustations have been inserted into the file. Due to space considerations the interlinear translation, which is primarily of interest to students of Ancient Egyptian, will not be posted. […]

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The Pyramid Text ,Translation by Samuel A. B. Mercer [1952]

  The Pyramid Texts were funerary inscriptions that were written on the walls of the early Ancient Egyptian pyramids at Sakkara. These date back to the fifth and sixth dynasties, approximately the years 2350-2175 B.C.E. However, because of extensive internal evidence, it is believed that they were composed much earlier, circa 3000 B.C.E. The Pyramid […]

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian translated by Joseph Jacobs [1892]

  Part life-coach, part Machiavelli, part Yoda, Balthasar Gracian [1601-1658], a Jesuit priest, wrote this collection of pithy sayings four centuries ago. Gracian speaks to the twenty-first century as well as the seventeenth. It’s only a matter of time before someone markets Gracian’s life advice to busy executives, like Sun Tzu or the Book of Five Rings (if it […]

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