Note: Some texts are buried
deep in e-archives. If title link does not work, click source.
Complete hypertext edition of Thomas Bullfinch's 1855 classic The Age of Fable or
Stories of Gods & Heroes (Internet
Sacred Text Archive).
M. F. Lindemans' award-winning
on-line encyclopedia contains a growing list of more than 6400 definitions
of supernatural beings, legendary figures, objects & places from
cultures around the world.
Extensive on-line sampler of
Carlos Parada's Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology presents
lucid detailed summaries of individuals,
with tables (e.g., creation
maps, & images to help keep complex stories straight.
astronomical guide to the myths that named the 88 star clusters
identified in classical Greece.
Alan G. Hefner's hyperlinked
Who's Who in myths of classical Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Indian
Christopher B. Siren maintains a
comprehensive annotated directory of websites devoted to myths & fantasies
of various cultures from Ur to Oz.
On-line curriculum prepared by
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts presents a sampler of images, stories, and
study questions to illustrate the relation of myth & art in the cultures
& Rome, western
New Age revival of the secret late
19th-early 20th c. society of British students of eclectic mystical traditions
provides brief history
of the order, biographies
of prominent members (including W.B.Yeats),
the Egyptian mysteries
& Enochian magic.
Syllabus of 2002 academic seminar
posts scholarly papers & electronic bibliographical resources on themes
including theological anthropomorphism, Adamic, Enochic, & Melchizedek
traditions, ascents to heaven, divine mediators, lectionary & liturgy,
magic, pseudepigrapha, late Jewish mysticism & the Corpus
Dionysiacum (hosted by Marquette U).
Brief sketch of the 16th c.
Carmelite poet is gateway to English version of the Collected Works of St.
John of the Cross with on-line word search & detailed General
Introduction by Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodriguez (1991). Courtesy
of Teresian Carmel (Austria).
Grace Warrack's edition of the 14th
c. anchoress' work, from the cyber-stacks of the Christian
Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College.
Julia Bolton Holloway presents a
web of twelve
interlinked sites based on the Julian Library Portfolio, a
collection of scholarly/contemplative booklets focused on Julian, the sources
of Anglo-Saxon mysticism & the internet
of medieval European mystics known as the Friends
of God. Primary texts include 'Dream
of the Rood' (Hilda & Caedmon), 'Showings'
(Julian), 'Sparkling Stone'
(Jan van Ruusbroec), 'Computer of
Wisdom' (Henry Suso), 'If You
Would be Perfect' (John of the Cross), & original modern meditations.
Geoffrey Mondello's full-length
scholarly commentary on the mystical philosophy of John of the Cross.
Gene R. Thursby's award-winning
catalog focuses on websites, on-line papers & e-journals especially
relevant to the study of Christian mysticism.
Official website of Max Heindel's
mystical association posts his treatises on Rosicrucian
astrology, & detailed historical
notes on the association.
Well-designed website devoted to
"getting at the essence of spirituality and human existence"
provides a wide range of classic resources, contemporary articles and forums
focused on mystical and scientific perspectives on the human place in the
New English edition of the 15th c.
Latin classic which Thomas Hemerken of Kempen in turn had edited from the
Dutch work by anonymous 14th c. Brethren of the Common Life. Published on-line
in Calvin College's CCEL.
Bob Jacob's extensive library of
on-line Rosicrucian texts.
Bruce Janz's chronological glossary
& bibliography of major western mystics (pre-Christian, Christian, Jewish
& Muslim) has been turned into a major tool for internet research by Gene
R. Thursby's extensive hyperlinks to other web pages.
Detailed Catholic FAQ sheet
analyzes the sources of key theses in Dan Brown's novel & rebuts
his claim to historical accuracy (Catholic
Psychic Ellie Crystal's cyberweb
archives articles on esoteric practices (e.g., alchemy,
healing techniques, numerology,
tarot), persons (e.g., Helena
Cayce, Alistair Crowley,
& archetypal symbols (e.g., Atlantis,
Holy Grail, swastikas).
Dan Brown's professional website posts extensive
excerpt of his best-selling novel prefaced by its controversial claim that "all
descriptions" of artifacts, documents and rituals are accurate. Site archives author's
replies to questions & criticism (including video & audio clips),
gallery & a catalogue of "bizarre
true facts" behind the plots of his suspense stories.
Massimo Introvigne untangles the
plot of Dan Brown's novel by detailing documented historical facts regarding
its sources (Center for Studies
on New Religions).
Veteran Catholic journalist, Sandra
Miesel, dissects novelist Dan Brown's research & catalogs a host of
factual errors that are central to his 2003 thriller.
Brief essay by Ingrid Shafer contrasts
ideals of love (conjugal & courtly) symbolized in different strands of the
grail legend (Ecole Initiative).
FAQ sheets on claims propounded by The
Da Vinci Code include scholars' articles on the origin
of Holy Grail, the real Leonardo, the Council
of Nicea & other issues (posted by the US Conference of Catholic
Alan Hefner's new
edition of the
Encyclopedia Mystica: an on-line collection of essays on topics
relevant to the esoteric & occult, from alchemy
to the laws
Paul Smith provides
extensive evidence that the history & documents of the allegedly ancient
secret society at the center of Holy Grail, Holy Blood & The Da Vinci
Code were products of an elaborate publicity hoax.
Digging. Help fill holes.
This page was revised
03 March 2008