site is an archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology,
legends, folklore, occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in
English translation and, in some cases, in the original language.
site has no particular agenda other than promoting religious tolerance
and scholarship. Views expressed here are not necessarily endorsed by
the hosting organization The Palm Beach Theological Seminary College or
texts presented here are either original scans from books and articles
clearly in the public domain, material which has been presented
elsewhere on the Internet, or material included under fair use
conditions in printed anthologies.
of the texts included here were originally posted in ftp archives or on
bulletin boards before the growth of the World Wide Web and have been
lost. Some of these texts were on the web at some point but have
completely disappeared because the site they were posted on has closed.
Thus the need for an archive which organizes this material in a
few or no primary texts are available for a given religion, secondary
texts have been included. In many cases, there are no primary texts for
a given religion because the tradition is primarily oral. In this case,
texts which contain transcriptions or retellings of these traditions
have been used.
welcome email regarding typographical or factual errors in any file, if
you spot an error; include the URL and a few lines of context so we can
pin down the location.
all due care has been taken in the reproduction of the texts here, none
of the texts or translations here are represented to be sanctioned by
any particular religious body or institution. We welcome advice as to
errors of fact or transcription.
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interest. If you are the copyright holder of record of a text which you
believe has been archived at this site in error, please contact us at
the email address listed at the bottom of this page. We have made a
good-faith effort to determine the provenance of each text and
apologize if we have posted a text in error. Note: If you are
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the file, and you must specify the exact URL of the file.