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World's largest occult library heads online


Posted on Thursday, 29 August, 2019 | Comment icon 48 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 (48)


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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.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramaic 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.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Judah I found the source of your spelling. They are not a bunch to be around.  https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Black_Hebrew_Israelites  
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: https://youtu.be/Tijr-vCQmE4 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.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Festina on 9 March, 2020, 14:52
Settle down mon ami, but do keep this in mind — If or when The Truth becomes Known there will be a whole lotta unemployment in the clergy, the professorates of theology and most other so callled religious scholars and religious book publishing  as these seemingly never ending arguments of ‘who was that person and what religion did he spring from’ and are good for the economy and feeding the egos of those who feel the need to be ‘noticed’.     But in reality does any of The Who and What of it really matter?  Patanjali’s teachings may have been sufficient — but it is probable that if the world h... [More]
Comment icon #46 Posted by third_eye on 9 March, 2020, 14:58
Well... That was fun... Who wants a cuppa tea?  ~
Comment icon #47 Posted by RabidMongoose on 9 March, 2020, 15:16
Something I always found interesting is looking at old scientific papers in university libraries. They are full of strange ideas which have been forgotten about. Its a good source to generate new ideas and of course, what was once occult that turned out to be correct is in them too. Its better than having to manually route through the mumbo jumbo to find correct ideas.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Piney on 9 March, 2020, 18:16
They are a young uneducated Native whose tribe are Mission Diggers which suffered total cultural destruction, so because of that I feel bad. On the obverse, He posts racist dreck like the Indo-Europeans and Native Americans are and speak a variation of Hebrew using racist British Israelite and Mormon links and won't listen to reason. They also won't listen to reason that the Native American Universal Consciousness is not the Christians God. We are pantheistic, not monotheistic. I don't have them on ignore anymore because I want to nip the utter dreck they preach in the bud. 


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