The Internet Sacred Text Archive

This site’s contents seemed too important to merely add as a link over in the sidebar. There are certain online resources that have made research much easier, and have brought to light texts, ancient or merely old, that would otherwise crumble to virtual dust.

Here is the Internet Sacred Text Archive (click on picture for link), and I’ve been noodling through it for awhile now, taking a look at everything it offers (quite a bit). Ranging from mysticism, to Zoroastrianism, to Grimoires, this is a one-stop shopping excursion for those seeking access to religious and secular information. You can download entire texts in translation, such as the Babylonian Legends of Creation, or the Hindu Book of Astrology.

The Illiad of Homer is here, as is Chinese Occultism.  Having access to this is very cool. If I had a bricks-and-mortar store, I couldn’t provide you access to this much information, not in one place! Take advantage of the work others have put into the process of translation of all of these ancient texts, for free! However, I’m sure the owners of the site would appreciate a donation. You can also buy these texts on CDs, which is a nice option.

Their front page says: Welcome to the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.