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)