Want Some Free Books?

July 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

A few years back I wrote about a website called Forgotten Books. Someone from the site recently wrote me to say that they’ve been updating so I thought I’d write about it again.

It’s pretty fabulous – over 1,000,000 books available for download. And despite the name of the site, the books might be old, but not all of them have been forgotten.

There are titles like The Art of War by Lau Tzu, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

The Prophecies of Nostradamus are there, as is Darwin’s The Origin of Species, and of course, the ever-popular Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana.

Though there’s nothing new at Forgotten Books, what’s great is that all the books are free … or at least the first 50 downloads per computer, kindle, or other reading device are.

That’s a lot of reading material. If you want even more though, membership rates or one-time download packages are quite reasonable.

For Tarot people in particular, there’s a huge esoteric section. And there are a number of titles specifically about Tarot.

Classics like Papus’ The Tarot of the Bohemians, MacGregor Mathers’ The Tarot, and Arthur E. Waite’s’, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.

It’s easy to see how this post could turn into nothing more than a long list so I’m going to stop here.

I’ll add only that if you like free classic books of any kind, you should visit the site and look around for yourself.

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Thousands Of Books For Free

October 27th, 2010 § 2 comments § permalink

Check out this website –> forgottenbooks.org.

There are thousands of books for you to download, absolutely free. You won’t find anything new there. All the titles are part of the Public Domain. But it’s actually the ‘old’ nature of these books that is so attractive.

The Tarot: It's Occult Significance, Use In Fortune-Telling, Method of Play, Etc. by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers

The Tarot

Maybe I could find affordable original copies of Ouspensky’s The Symbolism of the Tarot (1913) or Foli’s Fortune-Telling By Cards (1915) in an old book store, on Amazon or at eBay. But here they’re at my fingertips – for free!! No shipping charges.

In a few short minutes, I downloaded The Tarot (1888) by MacGregor Mathers, Thierens’ General Book of the Tarot (1930), and Alchemy, The Turba Philosophorum by Arthur Edward Waite. It’s extraordinary.

You can become a member of the site for a one-time charge of either $49 or $69. With that you get ‘clean’ downloads. It’s not a problem for me, but the free pdf’s have a line running through them and are a little splotchier than the members’ downloads. But don’t worry, they’re very readable.

Also, if you’d prefer reading a book with a cover, they’ll print one up for you at a very nominal fee. I actually discovered them by ordering one of their books from Amazon.

This sounds like an ad I know, but it’s really just an unsolicited endorsement of a fabulous site (and idea). I’ve already downloaded six books from them for free. If after I read them, I feel like I must own a hardcopy, I’ll get one. But really … this is just great!!!

And though they have a huge metaphysical section, that’s not all. They also have classical fiction, art, philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology and sacred texts.

Visit forgottenbooks.org today and get reading!!

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