Dan Brown Paying To Digitize Ancient Occult Texts For The Public

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“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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