The Ritman Library Digital Archive Of Occult Texts Is Online: Here’s Some Selections

from “The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review Of Occultism And Philosophy” by Manly P. Hall

A while ago I wrote about the large digital archive that Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown helped fund for the Ritman Library…well, now it’s officially online, and it doesn’t disappoint!

We’re talking about complete scans of 1,600+ rare occult texts from the late 15th Century onwards. It’s pretty incredible, actually, that people can just access this once-obscure material from any Internet connection around the world. Talk about your modern-day Library of Alexandria.

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Dan Brown Paying To Digitize Ancient Occult Texts For The Public


“Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown—who has made no secret of his fascination with ancient mystical texts—has donated money to Amsterdam’s Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica to help digitize 3,500 pre-1900 occult documents and books for the public.

These texts include the Corpus Hermeticum (1472), the first printed version of the tree of life, and some works by Jakob Böhme and Giordano Bruno. Brown’s contribution will help the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica—also known as the Ritman Library—open their “Hermetically Open” digital archive to the public in the coming months.

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The Voynich Manuscript Has Been Decoded! (Not?)

The Voynich Manuscript: cosmic alien document or collection of menstrual cramps remedies? You decide!

No sooner than I decided to sit my butt down to write a post about the possibility that the legendary cryptic Voynich manuscript has been “decoded”new controversy! Now it may not really be decoded. Here is what happens when medieval scholars throw shade against each other online.

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