A Collection of the World's Myths, Legends, Religions, and Sacred Works. The Sacred Religious Text Collection are the works that changed the world. It is a limited collection and is currently being developed. However, it includes some of the most important scholarly and theological works in the history of human kind.
Abstract: The students to the following: the Yellow and Yangtze River, the invention of paper, the importance of silk, the teachings of Confucius, the Great Wall, and the Chinese New Year. It will utilize a variety of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic activities to explore the geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of the Ancient Chinese. Upon completion of this unit, the students will have a strong knowledge of Ancient China and how their philosophical ideas and...
Excerpt: More than three decades ago, George Steiner pointed out in his essay ?The Retreat from the Word? the essentially verbal nature of Western civilization. Scholars in the Greek, Judaic, and Christian traditions have used language to order reality in the realms of literature, philosophy, theology, law, and history. He characterizes works in this tradition as ...
Excerpt: The health or sickness for the coming twelvemonths of the party practicing it is divined by the green or black appearance of a leaf immersed in water for six days, is faintly paralleled by the ominous virtues attributed by the Chinese to the leaves of the juniper tree and pumelo plant. No doubt a fuller investigation than the present writer is able to institute would elucidate other points of ...
Description: Before the palace of AGAMEMNON in Argos. In front of the palace there are statues of the gods, and altars prepared for sacrifice. It is night. On the roof of the palace can be discerned a WATCHMAN.
Description: By the tomb of Agamemnon near the palace in Argos. ORESTES and PYLADES
enter, dressed as travellers. ORESTES carries two locks of hair in
Description: Before the Council-Hall of the Persian Kings at Susa. The tomb of
Darius the Great is visible. The time is 480 B.C., shortly after the
battle of Salamis. The play opens with the CHORUS OF PERSIAN ELDERS
singing its first choral lyric.
Description: Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort... contains more than 30 traditional stories from French Congo which were collected by the Folklore Society of London.
Description: Hausa Folk-lore is a book by Maalam Shaihua, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray, published in 1913. It contains twenty-one folk-stories of the Hausa people of Africa. The book is notable in that it was actually written by one of the Hausa, not a European, as is common in such books from the time period.
Description: Closed the kind eyes; nevermore the clasp of the faithful hand.
But the clamour and wrath of men are still, where they sweetly rest,
And the loved dust is one with the dust of the well-loved land.
Earth has taken the wronged and the wronger both to her breast.
Cetshwayo sleeps in Inkandhla, Rhodes on Matopo height,
Escombe and Osborn alike in the dear Natalian soil.
Do they dream? And what dreams are theirs in the hush of the kindly night?
Never, since time ...
Description: Lafcadio Hearn's observations and writings about the voodoo cultures of New Orleans are a real world taste of superstition at it's best. This book is a compilation of two of his best works on New Orleans superstitions. It's a quick and informative read with lots of dark corners and exciting tales of the supernatural.
Description: This is a short anthology of quotes from Haile Selassie compiled by a Rastafarian group. (Quote from Sacred Text Archive)
Description: Includes the History of the Tablet, Followed By Multiple Translations, Textual Remarks, Commentaries, Appendix, and Bibliography -
Description: The First Key is that which opens the dark prisons in which the Sulphur is shut up: this is it which knows how to extract the seed out of the body, and which forms the Stone of the philosophers by the conjunction of the spirit with the body -- of sulphur with mercury.
Mary Anne Atwood (née South), (1817-1910), was an English writer on hermeticism and spiritual alchemy.
Born in Gosport, Hampshire, to Thomas South, a researcher into the history...
Description: A briefe Commentarie of Hortulanus the Philosopher, upon the Smaragdine Table of Hermes of Alchimy.
Description: An important literary achievement.' - Library Journal
'Colin Wilson has a narrative style that can make the pursuit of any idea seem like exciting detective work.' - The Times
'Colin Wilson's best novel to date.' - The Spectator
Howard Lester, a young scientist, becomes obsessed with the problem of death and begins a series of unconventional experiments aimed at increasing human longevity. In the course of their research, Lester and his friend Sir Henr...