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The Internet Sacred Text Archive CD-ROM includes electronic texts of
nearly a thousand of the most important books and articles ever written,
including over two hundred transcribed specially for sacred-texts. Years
of extensive research and scholarship went into this CD-ROM: all the core
texts of religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric are on one disk.
This collection 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 $49.95; worldwide shipping is free when you buy direct!
Everything on the disk can be viewed in a standard web browser on
your PC or Macintosh.
Proceeds from sales of the CD-ROM go to support
free access to the Internet Sacred Text Archive on the web (sacred-texts.com)
and development of new etexts.
Unbelievable. A lovingly chosen library of sacred and non-sacred texts and classics of great literature. It's huge. It would cost tens of thousands of dollars in paper form. Now, thanks to cheap scanning technology and the cd-rom format all of these books can sit comfortably on 1 CD!!!! Even 10 years ago we wouldn't have believed this possible. Highly recommended. You simply can't go wrong for 49$. -- Amazon customer review.
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 CD-ROM is worth far more than the price requested
I highly recommend this to both the professional clergy, and the amateur researcher. It saves the wait for internet connections and web page loads, and provides a broad range of documents.--Amazon customer review.
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.
Most Comprehensive compilation ever for such a price....The content is priceless -- Amazon customer review.
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. The CD-ROM includes material not
found at the website; bonus sections include the complete plays of Shakespeare
and the writings of philosophers through the ages from Plato to Thoreau.
All of these and more are included on the CD-ROM.