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World's largest occult library heads online

Posted on Thursday, 29 August, 2019 | Comment icon 44 comments

The online archive contains thousands of scanned texts. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Tom Murphy VII
A vast library of more than 25,000 occult texts has been scanned and published on the Internet for free.
Founded by Joost Ritman, Amsterdam's Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (also known as 'The Ritman Library') contains tens of thousands of texts relating to a wide range of occult topics.

The volumes contained within the collection cover such subjects as hermetica, alchemy, mysticism, gnosis, esotericism, anthroposophy, Freemasonry and comparative religion, among many others.

The library contains numerous rare works as well as thousands pre-dating the 19th Century.

Most recently, in a renewed bid to preserve these texts and make them more accessible, the library has been working to digitize the core collection and make it available for viewing online.

Known as The Hermetically Open Archive, the online collection can be found - here.

Source: Boing Boing | Comments (44)

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Comment icon #35 Posted by VastLand on 6 September, 2019, 23:08
Just think, if in the language of the "Yahudim" or more improperly spoken, "Jews", the letter "Yad" is a suffix for either a "people", or  a sense of "personal belonging", then, to reverse engineer this "Ebionite" word, which is English, back to the original language, we must remove "ite" which we know means a "people", and replace it with "i" (ee), or "im" (eem), one suffix meaning a "people", like a "clan", the other, a "nation", consisting of several clans. Being as they were not the majority in Yehudah, or "Judeah", they were a small sect. The deion of a small sect, would best be spoken, "... [More]
Comment icon #36 Posted by Piney on 6 September, 2019, 23:36
Yahudi is the Arab name for the Hebrews. The Hebrews actually call themselves Yisra-El
Comment icon #37 Posted by VastLand on 6 September, 2019, 23:59
After the split of the North and South tribes, that is Yahudah, Sema'un, and Benyamyn (also Levi), vs. Dan, Naphtali, Ishsakhar, Ephraim, Manasheh, Gad, Zebulun, Asher, Re'uben, the "Jews" called themselves "Yahudah", to distinguish themselves; this all took place around 930 BCE. Next, the Neo-Assyrian Empire, expanded into the land, and captivated the Northern tribes, taking 10 tribes with them, which includes Benyamyn, and this is the first Exile; this took place around 740 BCE. After that, Israel, was always called "Yahudah", and the "Jews" of the second century did not call themselves "Yis... [More]
Comment icon #38 Posted by XenoFish on 7 September, 2019, 0:30
 None of this has to do with the topic of this thread. 
Comment icon #39 Posted by Piney on 7 September, 2019, 0:36
Amaraya and the original people who spoke it weren't Hebrews nor was it a derivative. Shevet Yahudah is one of the 12 tribes. Not all the Hebrews. I have several Jewish friends. One just told me they don't use this term. I found the source of your spelling. They are not a bunch to be around.  
Comment icon #40 Posted by Manwon Lender on 7 September, 2019, 1:26
The Bible in many ways is an occult book, the book is full of supernatural events. These occult books are no different and at the time some of these books were written there were probably more people involved in the occult than the Bible.  There should be no surprise in that.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Manwon Lender on 7 September, 2019, 1:47
Enlightenment is the true path you seek, using sincerity, humility, and understanding when dealing with your fellow man will manifest your light from within. Every man from the lowest of places to the highest of places are equal understanding this must start with self reflection. Then treating them in this manner without condescending thoughts nor actions will help to find the light within, then you can begin your journey.  Never forget that every journey begins with a single step. There is no beginning or end to the manifest path of Enlightenment, start you search for the path with eyes fully... [More]
Comment icon #42 Posted by VastLand on 7 September, 2019, 19:50
No, I have no affiliation with "Black Hebrew Israelites", I got my use of spelling from the knowledge of how a language works. I study "Paleo-Hebrew", and by extension, every variant child language. I do not study "Black Hebrew Israelite: Lashawan Qadash", my teacher is Jeff A. Benner, primarily, and he does not agree with them. Proof: The problem is that people always compartmentalize, and this separation, keeps people in a limited box, where they can not do things for themselves, they have to pass it on to someone who can. Some brilliant soles decide to learn mor... [More]
Comment icon #43 Posted by Piney on 7 September, 2019, 20:25
This conversation is now over.......considered yourself ignored from now on....
Comment icon #44 Posted by VastLand on 9 September, 2019, 21:35
It is not my doing when folks reject established facts.

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