By: Justus Hecker (1795-1850)
The Dancing Mania
Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony’s Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops. Ergotism can cause hallucinations, but cannot account for the other strange behaviour most commonly identified with dancing mania...
By: Kaiten Nukariya
|The Religion of the Samurai A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan|
By: Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church
A sweet, old fashioned Christmas romance set in an old New England meeting house.
By: Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)
Myths and Legends of Alaska (version 2)
The myths in this 1911 volume are authentic. The original collections were made by government ethnologists. Only the quaintest and purest of the myths have been selected. The leading myth of the North the Raven Myth, is given with a fair degree of completeness. . These tribes are included: Eskimo , Tlingit , Tsetsaut, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Athapascan , Eskimo , Eskimo , Koyukun, and Koryak . - Summary by Author's Preface and david wales
By: Kirsopp Lake (1872-1946)
|Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity|
By: L. P. (Lawrence Pearsall) Jacks (1860-1955)
By: L. T. Meade (1854-1914)
|Sue, A Little Heroine|
By: L. V. (Lucy Violet) Hodgkin (1869-1954)
|A Book of Quaker Saints|
By: L. W. (Louis William) Rogers (1859-1953)
|Self-Development and the Way to Power|
By: L. W. Rogers (1859-1953)
This book provides the basics of Theosophy and perhaps the beginning of a life long journey. Theosophy comes from the ancient wisdom that man and nature are as inseparable from the universe as the universe is inseparable from man and nature. It is a science and a philosophy, not a religion which depends on (dogma) faith. Knowledge gained through the study of Theosophy comes from the understanding of natural laws and harmony of the universe. Rogers shows us why we cannot separate ourselves from God (universe); the evolution of the soul; rebirth after physical death; why we don’t remember past lives and much more...
By: Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation
Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society...
The Tao Teh King, or the Tao and its Characteristics
Written in classical Chinese some time during the sixth century BC, The Tao Teh King or The Tao and its Characteristics is a classical Chinese text that is one of the important keystones in understanding the thought systems of Asia. Though no clear records exist, it is traditionally thought to have been the work of the sage Lao Tzu, the founder of classical Taoism. He is reputed to have been a contemporary of Confucius, though this is also shrouded in mystery. However, many succeeding emperors and dynasties have claimed that he lived in their eras...
By: Legh Richmond (1772-1827)
|The Dairyman's Daughter|
|The Annals of the Poor|
By: Leicester A. (Leicester Ambrose) Sawyer (1807-1898)
|The New Testament Translated From the Original Greek, With Chronological Arrangement of the Sacred Books, and Improved Divisions of Chapters and Verses.|
By: Leighton Pullan (1865-1940)
|The Books of the New Testament|
By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
The Kingdom of God is within you
The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years of reflexion on Christianity and Jesus. Many subjects are present such as wars, non-violence, misunderstanding by believers of the faith, etc.
What Men Live By and Other Tales
Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experience went on to inform his writing and his lifestyle in profound ways. His views transcended the specifics of religion, as known in his day – so much so he came to be a helpful guide both to Mohandas Gandhi and to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The four stories in this collection ask profound questions and gently supply helpful, non-dogmatic hints to their...
As Russia goes to war against Japan, Tolstoy urges those at all levels of society, from the Tsar down to the common soldier, to consider their actions in the light of Christ's teaching. "However strange this may appear, the most effective and certain deliverance of men from all the calamities which they inflict upon themselves and from the most dreadful of all—war—is attainable, not by any external general measures, but merely by that simple appeal to the consciousness of each separate man which, nineteen hundred years ago, was proposed by Jesus—that every man bethink himself, and ask himself, who is he, why he lives, and what he should and should not do...
By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)
|Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew tradition|
By: Lewis Hodus (1872-1949)
Buddhism and Buddhists in China
Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work.
By: Lilian Staveley (1878?-1928)
|The Golden Fountain or, The Soul's Love for God. Being some Thoughts and Confessions of One of His Lovers|
|The Romance of the Soul|
|The Prodigal Returns|
By: Lillian Nicholson Shearon
|The Little Mixer|
By: Lionel D. (Lionel David) Barnett (1871-1960)
|Hindu Gods And Heroes Studies in the History of the Religion of India|
By: Logan Marshall
Myths and Legends of All Nations
This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages.
Wonder Book of Bible Stories
It is with the desire of aiding parents and teachers in telling these stories, and aiding children to understand them, also in the hope that they may be read in many schools, that a few among the many interesting stories in the Bible have been chosen, brought together and as far as necessary simplified to meet the minds of the young. - Introduction by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut inside the book itself.
By: London Missionary Society [Editor]
|Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society|
By: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Beauties of Tennyson
A collection of Tennyson's poetry : 1 The Brook - 00:16 2 Song from "Maud" - 1:20 3 A Farewell - 2:34 4 Song from “Maud” - 3:26 5 Break, Break, Break - 4:53 6 From “Locksley Hall”- 5:43 7 Song from “Maud” - 6:43 8 Song from “The Princess” - 7:43 9 Lillian - 8:37 10 Ring out, Wild Bells - 9:52 11 From “The Princess” - 11:27 12 Song From “The Princess” - 12:43 13 From “Enoch Arden” - 13:58 14 From “Enoch Arden” - 15:36 15 The Charge of the Light Brigade- 16:56 16 From “The May Queen” - 18:51 17 Song from “The Princess” - 19:36 18 From “Harold” - 20:14 19 From “The Revenge” - 21:28 (From Sam Stinsson)
By: Louis Bertrand (1866-1941)
By: Louis Ginzberg (1873-1953)
Legends of the Jews
Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; he died on November 11, 1953, in New York City. Ginzberg taught at the Jewish Theological seminary from 1903 to 1953. For 50 years, he trained two generations of Conservative Rabbis.The Legends of the Jews is an epic 7-volume compilation of traditional Jewish stories loosely related to the Bible. Volumes 1-4 contain the stories, while volumes 5-7 contain Ginzberg’s notes and commentary...