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Ledgends of The Gods,The Egyptian Text by E.A. Wallis Budge [1912]

  Title Page Preface Contents List of Plates and Illustrations Introduction Summary: I. The Legend of the God Neb-er-tcher, and the History of Creation Summary: II. The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind Summary: III. The Legend Of Ra and Isis. Summary: IV: The Legend of Heru-Behutet and the Winged Disk Summary: V. Legend of […]

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A NEW SYSTEM OF ALTERNATING CURRENT MOTORS AND TRANSFORMERS by Nikola Tesla,1888.

  Delivered before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, May 1888. I desire to express my thanks to Professor Anthony for the help he has given me in this matter.  I would also like to express my thanks to Mr. Pope and Mr. Martin for their aid.  The notice was  rather short, and I have not […]

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Tesla’s Death Ray and a Selection of His Writings

  A Weapon to End the War Tesla inherited from his father a deep hatred of war. Throughout his life, he sought a technological way to end warfare. He thought that war could be converted into, “a mere spectacle of machines.” In 1931 Tesla announced to reporters at a press conference that he was on […]

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Baalbek (Baalbeck)

  Introduction Baalbeck is a city in eastern Lebanon famous chiefly for its magnificent, excellently preserved Roman temple ruins. It was a flourishing Phoenician town when the Greeks occupied it in 331 B.C. They renamed it “Heliopolis” (City of the Sun). It became a Roman colony under the Emperor Augustus in 16 B.C..On its acropolis, […]

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Isak Hearthstone The Breckenridge Troll

Officially called Isak Heartstone, this giant sculpture was created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, a renowned creator known for making trolls installations around the globe. They each vary in design and size, often working to capture some aspect of the local culture. This one is building stone cairns, a feature often found on high-altitude trails […]

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Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy is best known for his two longest works, War and Peace (1865–69) and Anna Karenina (1875–77), which are commonly regarded as among the finest novels ever written. War and Peace in particular seems virtually to define this form for many readers and critics. Among Tolstoy’s shorter works, The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) is […]

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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

  The Storm on the Sea of Galilee ~ 1633 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn

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James Barry and the Man Deception

Although Barry’s entire adult life was lived as a man, Barry was born Margaret Ann Bulkley and was known as female in childhood. Barry lived as a man in both public and private life, at least in part in order to be accepted as a university student and pursue a career as a surgeon, Barry’s […]

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Voltaire

Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets.

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