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Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian Pantheon Names. Descriptions & other
information on the gods of old Egypt.
Egyptian Book of the Dead - The Papyrus of Ani; Egyptian Book of
the Dead.
Ra and the Serpent  Egyptian myth of creation.
Asian Classic Texts
The Asian Classics Input Project works to preserve disappearing
books containing the great ideas of the Eastern half of humanity,
and to make these books and ideas accessible to the world at
large. Downloadable mainly as zipped text & rtf files. Includes
ACIP Release V: World.Wide.Wisdom. Over 200 previously
unreleased titles from the classics of traditional Asian
philosophy in the Tibetan language.
Bahá'í Sacred Writings and other books, articles etc. To read
online, or downloadable as text, rtf or Word documents.
Baha'i Library Online (in English, French & Spanish)
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
The Kitáb-i-Iqán
the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah in HTML, with a FLASH version
also. Both at:

Cao Dai
Centre for Studies in Caodaism (Sydney)
Online full text Cao Dai scriptures & books, articles, images,&
audio-visuals, in Vietnamese, French & English. Includes
information on the history, organization, philosophy and practice
of Caodaism. An Australian archive in HTML, thanks to Cong-
Tam Dao of the University of Sydney.
BuddhaNet These Buddhist texts may be read online with the
Adobe Reader or variants thereof. Texts are presently available in
English (UK & US variants), French, German, Spanish &
Japanese. The texts may also be downloaded as zipped .pdf
files to read offline.
Buddhist Reading Room Sutras & other content for online
reading. In American English. Some texts also available for
download as ZIP format archives (IBM / Windows users) or StuffIt
format (Macintosh users).
Online Dharma Libraries
"Authors and/or publishers of the works have granted us
permission to make these electronic editions freely available to
the public. In the Buddhist tradition, this is the practice of dana, or
"freely-offered generosity."…Extensive collection of Buddhist texts
for downloading.
Sacred Texts: Buddhism
In English, for reading online.Includes modern (early 20th
compilations of the Buddhist Canon, plus texts of Northern &
Buddhist schools,Tibetian Buddhism and much else.
More Buddhist e-books for online reading.
The Holy Bible (King James version) in HTML
The NET Bible (New English Translation) a completely new
translation of the Bible. Includes many thousands of hyperlinked
(clickable) translator's notes (which may include theological
opinion). Online in HTML. Courtesy of
The Bible, New International Version Online, in individual
UK version:
US version
Note usage restrictions as explained at the top of the
Biblegateway webpage.
The Holy Bible, Douay-Rheims Version, in HTML
New American Bible, from United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops, in HTML

Old & New Testaments of the Bible formatted for eReader (Palm
Reader). New Testament as one download. Old Testament is in
four parts. King James version.
Latin Vulgate Bible, for Palm
This I.8MB .prc file download requires a Palm DOC reader. Find
under "L" in the many Bible versions available free at:
Old and New Testament books in groups, in PilotDoc format,
New Testament TNIV version, as PDF for Adobe Reader.
Bible Downloads for Palm OS, Pocket PC, Smartphone and
some Symbian devices A variety of Bible versions, plus reader
software, available in English, & Albanian, Arabic, Byzantine
Greek, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German,
Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Romanian, Spanish & Swedish.

The Bible, text search of New International Version, in 19
The Bible, text search of Revised Standard Version
The Bible, text search of New American Standard Version

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Huge collection of significant Christian works. Especially in
English, but with some Russian & Chinese e-texts, plus a few in
Latin, Greek, French, German, Czech, Italian & Spanish. Many In
ThML (Theological Markup Language, an XML variant), or in
HTML. Also as online facsimile, plain text, Open eBook, Palm
DocBook, or Microsoft Reader formats. Some MP3 audio files
also. From Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Missouri.
Christian Latin - Online versions of Christian Latin texts from
Abelard to Thomas à Kempis.
The Catholic Encyclopedia (1914 edition), for online reading or
consultation. Hyperlinked.
Some Catholic devotional works formatted for Palm OS and MS
Project Wittenberg Works by and about Martin Luther and other
Project Wittenberg's Lutheran Electronic Archive: gives priority to
documents written by Luther or about Luther. Documents by
other Lutherans and Lutheran churches or organizations are
produced to a lesser extent. The majority of the works are in
HTML or text format.
The Walther Library also provides links to a broader range of
Protestant and Lutheran works at:

Coptic Texts The St. Pachomius Library. In HTML.
Note: For an explanation of the current relationships among the
Coptic, Eastern Orthodox and Ethiopian churches see: http://mb-
Early Christian Writings: New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics,
Church Fathers. In HTML.
The Ecole Initiative - a "Hypertext Encyclopedia of Early Church
History," up to the Reformation.

Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) The
Book of Mormon,
online by chapters in HTML. Downloadable version (.pdb file) for
Palm & Windows CE devices also available. Other Mormon e-
texts here too.

The Gospel of Thomas The "Scholars' Translation" of the Gospel
of Thomas, by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer.
Gospel of Thomas commentary
The Gnostic Society Library  A comprehensive collection of
Gnostic texts online.

Ecclesiastical calendar conversion.

Desiderata - Meaning, that which is to be desired. Much
concentrated & timeless wisdom here.

Epic of Gilgamesh
Summary of the ancient text, this version written by the oldest-
known named human author. Written c. 2000 B.C.
The Vedas - claimed to be mankind's oldest scriptures, and
considered by Hindus to be a direct revelation of God. Read
online in HTML. In 7 parts and 21 chapters. English translation
by Professor Raimon Panikkar. Click on the Vedic Experience
Huge collection of online HTML Hindu e-books and PDFs.
Bhagavad-Gita. In audio versions in16 languages, or as HTML in
English only.
Dharmic Scriptures. This page at present contains the four
Vedas as a zipped Word file for downloading, plus Vedas
Exerpts, Vedic Samhitas & Brahmanas Introduction, and the
Upanishads, as Word files. Plus over 200 Upanishads and
some Puranas as pdfs, with more planned, and the Puranas in
English as a zipped file.
Upanishads - The Texts  “Upanishad” means, “be seated at the
feet of the Guru to receive the teaching.“ Available individually
online, or downloadable gathered as one PDF file.
Upanishads - Transliteration Key
Dvaita Text Resources  Some classic Hindu texts as PDF files in
Sanskrit, some with Roman script versions.
Hindu Insights  Many mini-texts on Hinduism for reading on this
award-winning site.
Ars Floreat
A number of spiritual and sacred texts, including the Bible, the
Koran, Plato and some Hindu scriptures, presented in Dutch,
from an overall philosophical basis of the Advaita Vedanta
tradition of India. In PDF.
The Tolerance of Hinduism by Jagdish R. Singh. A novel
illustrating precepts and principles of Hinduism. As a PDF.

The Koran (Qur'an)
The Qur'an, in four side-by-side English translations. Available by
chapters for online reading.
The Koran An electronically scanned version of M. H. Shakir's
English translation of the Holy Qur'an, as published by Tahrike
Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in searchable SGML form.
The Koran in the original Arabic, downloadable as a full e-reader
software program with support for various fonts and font sizes,
2D animations, MP3 audio sounds, search engine, text color,
underline color, tags etc, as prepared by Samir Alicehajic of
Zagreb, Croatia. English and German translations are included
in the "Koran 6.51" version software. Bosnian, Dutch, French,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese & Turkish translations which may
be imported into the above software are also available. An online
HTML English Koran translation, plus Hadith (sayings of the
Prophet) also feature on this site.
Holy Qur'an Viewer, version 2.7. Supports Multiple Qur'an
Languages, Remote Recitation, Manuscripts. Size: 4.21 MB, an .
exe file. Platform: Win95,Win98,WinME,WinNT 4.x,WinXP,
Hadith Viewer Free Multilingual Hadith software as developed by
Jamal Al-Nasir. Full Arabic text of Ahadith agreed upon by Imam's
Bukhari and Muslim is built into this Hadith Viewer, along with an
English translation. English translation of a collection of over
1900 Ahadith compiled by Imam Nawawi also provided.
Supports plug-in Hadith collections in different languages.
Hadith (Sayings and Traditions) A variety of texts online in HTML,
some audio also.
Stories of the Prophets (as a : 2.65 MB Self Extracting EXE file).

Islam Denounces Terrorism, Terrorism: The Ritual of the Devil,
and other free titles available as online e-books in HTML or
download as .pdf files.
Harun Yahya Islamic books online in HTML, or for PDF and MS
Word download, from noted Turkish author Harun Yahya. Many
titles available in English here. Other languages accessible from
the site.
NZ Muslim Net Many Muslim e-books in English. Variously as
Adobe PDF, Flash, MP3 Audio, HTML & self-contained software

Shi'ite Encyclopedia (Revised 2001 edition). View online in
HTML. Or download chapter by chapter in Text or MS Word, or the
entire encyclopedia as a zipped file.
The Tragedy of Al-Zahra' by Ayatollah`Allama Sayyid Ja'far
Murtada al-`Amili, translated from the Arabic by Yasin T. al-Jibouri
(Al-Zahra' refers to Fatima, only daughter of the prophet
Muhammed, who became the wife of the Imam Ali). Online in
Islamic e-books (currently seven, more are planned) are offered
here in English for downloading in PDF format. From the "Islamic
Occasions Network".

Sufism, the Way of the Heart
"The Ways to God are as numerous as the breaths of
humankind." -Sufi Tradition.

Sufiportal. Sufi e-books in German and English.
Selections from the Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

The Hikam of Ibn 'Ata'llah
The Jaina Sutras - Akaranga Sutra and Kalpa Sutra, plus a variety
of other Jain texts.
Online in plain text and HTML.
Note: The Hebrew Bible or Tanakh is roughly equivalent to the
Christian Old Testament, and has three parts, Torah, Nevi'im &
Ketuvim. The Torah, in the narrow sense (the Written Torah) is
the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. The Nevi'im are
the Prophets - Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the
Twelve Minor Prophets. The Ketuvim is the Writings, including
Psalms and Proverbs, Esther and Ecclesiastes, Daniel,
Chronicles, Ruth, and the love poetry of Song of Songs. If you
take the T (from Torah), the N (from Nevi'im) and the K (from
Ketuvim), and put them together in one word, you have TNK. Add
some vowels and it becomes the Tanakh.Text versions of the
Torah, Nevi'im & Ketuvim are available in English with some
useful further information at:
Two other English translations, including a useful scholarly
version (Kaplan) with hyperlinked translator's notes. Hebrew and
Aramaic versions should be available from this site also,
The Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) in four HTML language editions -
Hebrew, Aramaic, English and parallel Hebrew and English.
Zipped version available for download. Book-by-book printer-
friendly version and MP3 recordings of the books of the Hebrew
Bible also provided, plus The JPS Bible for the Palm Pilot. A
Torah encyclopedia as well, in a single ZIP in English, and other
Torah resources, all from:
Jewish Torah Audio. Hundreds of hours of commentary, stories,
poetry etc, all in RealAudio or downloadable audio format, plus
some text. Describes itself as "The first world-wide Jewish audio
since Mount Sinai".
Divrei Torah -- Commentaries. Many sources online - provides
links to a huge variety of divrei torah.
Seforim e-books
Hundreds of seforim (Hebrew books by rabbis) as Adobe .pdfs. also distribute old and out of print Hebrew
books in PDf for free. As well there are some audio shiurim as
mp3 files.
Myths & Legends
Encyclopedia Mythica

One Proverb
A collection of illuminating proverbs and sayings from around the
world, available in two ways. Firstly, provides random proverbs
and sayings online in HTML - click till relevance reaches out to
you. Also as free e-books for Palm eReader, MobiPocket and
iSilo readers, and (in beta) for iPods.

Sprituality (various)
Science and Health with the Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker
Eddy, to read online in HTML
Theosophical texts online
A large collection in plain text, including books by Blavatsky,
Judge, Tingley, Purucker, and others; introductory manuals on
theosophy and material on the world's sacred traditions.
Pantheism The religion of nature. Basic beliefs and Belief
Religion of Expressionism (Chiropractic) A 5.27Mb PDF
download requiring the Adobe Reader.
Summum Bonum The return of Amen Ra. Online in HTML, or
downloadable as a self-extracting .exe file (instructions on site)
for Windows, Macintosh, Palm &Pocket PC.
The Milk Is White A synthesis of Buddhism, Christianity,
Hinduism and the author's own insights. This book is a very
large file (almost 3 MB), so if you don't have broadband patience
is required - one of the virtues extolled here. In Microsoft Word
format; may be opened while online or saved to your hard disk.
Spiritwatch Around a dozen free e-books available covering a
range of New Age, Psychic and Spiritual subjects and life issues.
Reincarnation and karma are major themes. Online in HTML.
Ishaya Tradition Offers 5 e-books referring to the Ascension
meditation technique of this group, claiming spiritual lineage
from the Apostle John. As PDF files for download.
The Kojiki (excerpts), the Nihongi (excerpts), the Yengishiki
(Shinto Rituals). PlusThe Book of Tea & other texts.
Shri Guru Granth Sahib in text form, the thirty one ragas.
Select writings - IN HTML, English with Sanskrit.
The Tao Te Ching online, in English, Chinese & German
Taoism Information Page. Many more Taoist texts online.
Zen/Western Zen
Zen Buddhism A treasury of Zen texts. In html or plain text.
Zen Guide Koans, stories & collected words online. Pithy and
provocative. In plain text.
The Tao Of Programming & much else
Modern internationalism -from Russia with love, in English,
some classic & Modern Zen texts.
Zen Fun
Sparkling haiku casting those horror messages from your PC's
operating system into a more spiritual plane of thought.

Zoroastrian Archives. Provide the complete text of the Avesta, the
most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many
Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan
language, and other useful information for students of
Zoroastrian religion.
Sacred Texts & Religions