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Myths

Bullfinch's Mythology

Complete hypertext edition of Thomas Bullfinch's 1855 classic The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods & Heroes (Internet Sacred Text Archive).

Encyclopedia Mythica

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.

Greek Mythology Link

Extensive on-line sampler of Carlos Parada's Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology presents lucid detailed summaries of individuals, groups, places with tables (e.g., creation & theogony), maps, & images to help keep complex stories straight.

The Constellations Web Page

Richard Dibon-Smith's astronomical guide to the myths that named the 88 star clusters identified in classical Greece.

Mythical Folk

Alan G. Hefner's hyperlinked Who's Who in myths of classical Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Indian cultures.

Myths & Legends

Christopher B. Siren maintains a comprehensive annotated directory of websites devoted to myths & fantasies of various cultures from Ur to Oz.

World Myths & Legends in Art

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 of ancient Egypt, Africa, Greece & Rome, western Europe, native America, Oceania, China, & Japan.

 

Mysticism

Golden Dawn Research Center

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.

Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism

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).

John of the Cross

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).

Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love

Grace Warrack's edition of the 14th c. anchoress' work, from the cyber-stacks of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College.

Julian of Norwich Website

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.

Metaphysics of Mysticism

Geoffrey Mondello's full-length scholarly commentary on the mystical philosophy of John of the Cross.

Mysticism Resources Page

Gene R. Thursby's award-winning catalog focuses on websites, on-line papers & e-journals especially relevant to the study of Christian mysticism.

The Rosicrucian Fellowship

Official website of Max Heindel's mystical association posts his treatises on Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, spiritual astrology, & detailed historical notes on the association.

Think Deeply

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 cosmos.

Thomas Kempis: Imitation of Christ

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.

The Western Wisdom Teachings (off-line 5/22/06)

Bob Jacob's extensive library of on-line Rosicrucian texts.

Who's Who in the History of Mysticism

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.

 

Occult

Cracking the Da Vinci Code

Detailed Catholic FAQ sheet analyzes the sources of key theses in Dan Brown's novel & rebuts his  claim to historical accuracy (Catholic Answers).

Crystalinks

Psychic Ellie Crystal's cyberweb archives articles on esoteric practices (e.g., alchemy, astrology, channeling, clairvoyance, crystals, healing techniques, numerology, tarot), persons (e.g., Helena Blavatsky, Edgar Cayce, Alistair Crowley, Nostradamus),  & archetypal symbols (e.g., Atlantis, Holy Grail, swastikas).

The Da Vinci Code

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), a photo gallery & a catalogue of "bizarre true facts" behind the plots of his suspense stories.

The DaVinci Code FAQ

Massimo Introvigne untangles the plot of Dan Brown's novel by detailing documented historical facts regarding its sources (Center for Studies on New Religions).

Dismantling the Da Vinci Code

Veteran Catholic journalist, Sandra Miesel, dissects novelist Dan Brown's research & catalogs a host of factual errors that are central to his 2003 thriller.

The Holy Grail

Brief essay by Ingrid Shafer contrasts ideals of love (conjugal & courtly) symbolized in different strands of the grail legend (Ecole Initiative).

Jesus Decoded

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 Bishops).

The Mystica

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 Voodoo, from magi to the laws of magic.

Priory of Sion: the Pierre Plantard Archives 1937-1993

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.

 


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