A massive collection of old books

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A massive collection of old books

Post by Djchrismac » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 am

Hi folks, I recently found the following website and have been downloading lots of very interesting old books on many of the topics covered on this forum. A majority of them are pre-1900 and cover topics on mythology, religion, fairies, John Dee, mesmerism and much more. The full list is available at https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/sitemap.html.

Here's one that Ilkka might enjoy for example:

https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/magic- ... ebook.html
Book: Magic Songs of the West Finns, Volume 1
Author: John Abercromby
Publication Date: 1898

Summary:

This is the first volume of John Abercromby's extensive study of Finnish magic songs and their background. First he details the history, ethnography and linguistics of the Finns, indeed, constructs a century-long history of the entire Finno-ugric group from the evolution of vocabulary. Finally in the last (long) chapter he gets to the first part of the exposition of the 'magic songs.' This is a summary of the various characters in the songs including a whole range of Finnish gods, goddesses, heroes, wizards, nature-spirits, and so on. He also goes into detail about Finnish Shamanistic practices, including drumming, trance ceremonies, and guide spirits.
I'm pretty sure everyone here will find something worth downloading from the list, enjoy.
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Re: A massive collection of old books

Post by Ilkka » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:08 pm

Djchrismac wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 am
Hi folks, I recently found the following website and have been downloading lots of very interesting old books on many of the topics covered on this forum. A majority of them are pre-1900 and cover topics on mythology, religion, fairies, John Dee, mesmerism and much more. The full list is available at https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/sitemap.html.

Here's one that Ilkka might enjoy for example:
I will certainly read the book.
Thanks in advance even if it turns out to be not so interesting :D

I get back to you in some time, maybe a week or so.
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Re: A massive collection of old books

Post by Djchrismac » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:35 am

Ilkka wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Djchrismac wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 am
Hi folks, I recently found the following website and have been downloading lots of very interesting old books on many of the topics covered on this forum. A majority of them are pre-1900 and cover topics on mythology, religion, fairies, John Dee, mesmerism and much more. The full list is available at https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/sitemap.html.

Here's one that Ilkka might enjoy for example:
I will certainly read the book.
Thanks in advance even if it turns out to be not so interesting :D

I get back to you in some time, maybe a week or so.
You're welcome my friend, i'm still going through and downloading books of interest and found another couple of Finnish ones that may be a better read:

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https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/kalevala-ebook.html
Book: The Kalevala
Author: John Martin Crawford
Publication Date: 1888

Summary:

The Kalevala or The Kalewala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature.

Excerpt:

ENCHANTMENTS, Wizards, Witches, Magic Spells, Nixy Queens, Giants, Fairy White Reindeer, and glittering Treasures flourish in these tales from the Baltic Lands--Lapland (both Finnish and Scandinavian), Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/wonder ... ebook.html
Summary:

A collection of tales from the Baltic states. Sections include: Lapland of Aurora Colors, Mossy Tundras, And Reindeer Herds; Finland of the Thousand Lakes, Lost Daughter of the Baltic Sea; Estonia, Wise and Free, Land of Wonder Legends; Latvia Of Feast Of Flowers, And, Courland, God's Own Little Country; and, Lithuania of the Fragrant Amber.
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Something that hit me yesterday while looking through almost every book summary is the incredible wealth of knowledge humanity had at the 19th century, covering everything from alchemy, religion, mythology, folklore, the occult etc. which led me on to what happened not long after which I am sure was by design, the so-called "great war" WW1... how convenient that such a world changing event was manufactured just as humanity was striving to properly figure out history, religion and science!
Jones: [looks at Sallah] You said their headpiece only had markings on one side, are you absolutely sure? [Sallah nods] Belloq's staff is too long.
Jones and Sallah: They're digging in the wrong place!

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Re: A massive collection of old books

Post by Djchrismac » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 am

I found another good collection of online books, although a fair few are a bit new age, but the majority are pretty good and a mix of old and new:

http://avalonlibrary.net/ebooks/

They even have a directory for the daniel papers and a few papers by Gopi.
Jones: [looks at Sallah] You said their headpiece only had markings on one side, are you absolutely sure? [Sallah nods] Belloq's staff is too long.
Jones and Sallah: They're digging in the wrong place!

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