GET THE INTERNET SACRED TEXT ARCHIVE ON CD-ROM
The Internet Sacred Text Archive CD-ROM 5.0 includes electronic texts of a thousand of the most important books and articles ever written, including over two hundred made specially for sacred-texts. Years of research and scholarship went into this CD-ROM: all the core texts of religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric are on one disk.
This CD-ROM includes the full text of each book, many with footnotes and illustrations. To buy all of these books you would have to spend tens of thousands of dollars, even if you could find them: many are out of print and hard to obtain at any price. You pay just pennies a book: the CD-ROM costs just $49.95; worldwide shipping is free when you buy direct!
Everything on the disk can be viewed in a standard web browser on your PC or Macintosh. Proceeds from sales of the CD-ROM go to support free access to the Internet Sacred Text Archive on the web (sacred-texts.com) and development of new etexts.
You can now literally own the wisdom of the ages--all major world scriptures from the Bible to the Rig-Veda. Experience six thousand years of faith, from the oldest texts such as the Babylonian Enuma Elish and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The CD-ROM has the Bible in English, Hebrew, Greek and Latin, linked to extensive reference material, and includes the Apocrypha. Sit with the wisest rabbis of antiquity and give your mind a world-class workout while they argue the fine points of the Talmud. The Quran is included, in both Arabic and English, along with other key Islamic texts such as the Hadith and the mystical Sufis. Read the most important documents of Christianity, from the earliest days, through the Reformation and modern times.
The disk has a massive and comprehensive set of scriptures from Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, and other eastern religions. The disk includes English translations of all of the Vedas, together for the first time. Read the beloved Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Included are many volumes of the renowned Sacred Books of the East series, including the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, Taoist Texts, the Dhammapada, the Lotus Sutra, I Ching and the Confucian Canon. You can also read the historical sources of Wicca, New Age beliefs, and even Atheism. Whatever your religious beliefs, this CD-ROM is a must-have if you want to understand world religions. No other religion CD-ROM is as comprehensive or well-organized.
The CD-ROM includes hundreds of books about oral traditions and folklore that go back to the dawn of humanity. Take a trip to the Kalahari, Siberia, or the Australian outback and hear the oldest stories in the world from tribal elders and shamans. Sail with the ancient Polynesians from New Zealand to Hawaii and Easter Island. Follow the adventures of tricksters, culture heroes and animals from Native America. Journey back to ancient Rome and Greece and feast on rich classical mythology. Enjoy the legends and sagas of the European dark ages, and wonderful Celtic folklore of gods, heroes and fairies. The disk includes all of the primary sources of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, including the Kalevala and the Eddas. Open up dusty--and very authentic--books of magic, peer into the future with Nostradamus, get a Tarot reading, visit legendary lost continents and learn occult secrets--if you dare. All of these and more are included on the CD-ROM.
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