Sam's Garden Book Catalog: Free Online Books (Updated 10/26/2014)

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  1. Joseph Campbell: Masks of God
  2. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil 
  3. Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra
  4. Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon
  5. Ram Dass: Be Here Now
  6. Ram Dass: How Can I Help
  7. Alan Watts: The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
  8. Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras
  9. The Bhagavad Gita 
  10. Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha
  11. Jung: The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga 
  12. Frazier: The Golden Bough
  13. Thich Nhat Hanh: The Miracle of Mindfulness
  14. Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy
  15. Huxley: The Doors of Perception
  16. Jung: Synchronicity
  17. Cambray: Synchronicity, Nature and Psyche
  18. Tara Brach: How to Meditate
  19. Lao Tzu: The Tao Te Ching 
  20. Richard Bach: Illusions
  21. Santina: The Fundamentals of Buddhism
  22. Waite: A Pictorial Guide to the Tarot
  23. Laitman: A Guide to the Kabbalah
  24. Morgan: Essays on the Tao
  25. Kaminoff: Anatomy of Yoga
  26. The Dhammapada: The Collected Sayings of the Buddha
  27. Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  28. The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  29. Marcus Aurelius: Meditations 
  30. James: Variety of Religious Experience
  31. Roshi Kapleau: The Three Pillars of Zen
  32. Chalmers: The Extended Mind
  33. Robertson: Stoic Philosophy and the Contemplation of Death 
  34. Carl Sagan: The Demon Haunted World 
  35. Kerouac: The Dharma Bums
  36. Sacred Geometry
  37. Armstrong: The History of God
  38. Branch: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies
  39. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 
  40. Chödrön: The Pocket Pema Chödrön
  41. Teaching Mindfulness to Children: A Teachers Resource
  42. D’Amato: Science Without Bounds
  43. Nisargadatta: I am That
  44. Hesse: Demian
  45. Ramana Maharshi: The Teachings
  46. Dhammannada: What Buddhists Believe
  47. Jung: The Redbook
  48. Mckenna: Food of the Gods
  49. Judith: Eastern Body Western Mind
  50. Three Initiates: Kybalion
  51. Ruiz; The Four Agreements
  52. 365 Daily Readings of the Wisdom of the Buddha
  53. The Lotus Sutra
  54. Prophet: Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine
  55. The Word of the Buddha
  56. Tolstoy: The Gospel in Brief
  57. Feynman: Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!
  58. Dawkins: The Selfish Gene
  59. Feurstein: Tantra. The Path of Ecstacy
  60. Gibran: The Prophet
  61. Castenada: Journey to Ixtlan
  62. Vibhakar: Kundalini
  63. Suzuki: Manual of Zen Buddhism
  64. Frauwallner: The Philosophy of Buddhism
  65. The Udana: The Utterances of Siddhartha Gautama
  66. Gnostic Gospel of Thomas
  67. Krishnamurti: You are the World
  68. The Big Book of Affirmations and Mantras
  69. T.S.Eliot:The Wasteland
  70. Dostoyevesky: Notes From The Undergrounds
  71. Zukov: Dancing Wu Li Masters
  72. Pema Chödrön: The Places That Scare You
  73. Gile Lauris: The Stoic’s Bible
  74. Thanissaro Bhikkhu: With Each and Every Breath: A guide to Meditation.
  75. Dante: The Divine Comedy
  76. Tolle: The Power of Now
  77. Aristotle: Metaphysics
  78. Shultz: Stages on the Spiritual Path
  79. Plato: Dialogues
  80. Ruiz: Four Agreements
  81. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
  82. Adyashanti:Guide to liberation
  83. Plath: The Bell Jar
  84. Ashtavakra Gita
  85. Jung: Red Book
  86. Trungpa: Spiritual Materialism
  87. Hanh:No Death, No Fear
  88. Stevenson: Reincarnation
  89. Strassman: DMT the Spirit Molecule
  90. Leary: The Psychedelic Experience
  91. Kalupahana: Buddhist Psychology
  92. Wings to Awakening
  93. Goddard: Buddhist Bible
  94. Goswami: Physics of the Soul
  95. St. Germain: Trinosophia
  96. Iscariot: Gospel of Judas
  97. Watts: The Way of Zen

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Please check out the article itself and store it in your bookmarks bar, 103!!! online pages for FREE BOOKS. Here are a few I picked randomly:

  • Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
  • Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
  • Wikibooks: From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
  • Light and Matter: Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
  • ProPlay: This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.
click HERE for all!

World Flora Online will provide comprehensive scientific information about an estimated 350,000 plant species, including their conservation status, making it easier to save the world’s rare and threatened plants. “Given our commitment to bringing more information to more people, we are proud to support NYBG as they work to give us all more knowledge about the plants we share the Earth with every day,” Schmidt said.

A grant from the Sloan Foundation is not only funding the Garden’s work on WFO but will also be used to make WFO accessible through NYBG on the open-access Digital Public Library of America, a searchable portal of the full breadth of human knowledge and expression.

(Google’s Eric Schmidt & Sloan Foundation’s Doron Weber on NYBG and World Flora Online, via Plant Talk)

We are beyond honored to join the world’s leading botanic gardens with the support of Google and the Sloan Foundation to make World Flora Online a reality. ~LM

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts. The book begins as a succinct guide through the histories of Buddhism and Taoism leading up to the development of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from both traditions. It then goes on to paint a broad but insightful picture of Zen as it was and is practiced, both as a religion and as an element of diverse East Asian arts and disciplines. Watts’s narrative clears away the mystery while enhancing the mystique of Zen. Read it free here. 

lol, the fact that there are people who have turned Brennan into the ‘bad guy’ in the gambling storyline is absolutely hilarious. I can’t even even generate any anger about it because it’s the most ridiculous thing ever. It’s just so funny to me that people think that, I can’t take it seriously.

I know that there are some annoying fans who are incredibly biased towards one character, but seriously?????? How can you condemn Brennan for it all and absolve Booth of any blame????

Of course I’m not saying that Booth is a ‘bad guy’ either, but *he’s* the one who messed up. And this is all 100% on him. Admitting that doesn’t make him a lesser character or compromise my love for him. B&B are flawed characters- we wouldn’t love them as much as we do if they weren’t.

Treasure-trove of Older Sant Mat Radhasoami Classics - Online Library: Sar Bachan Prose and Poetry, Last Utterances of Soami ji Maharaj, Letters, Radha Ji, Huzur Maharaj, Maharaj Saheb, Babuji Maharaj, Prem Patra, Prem Bani, Phelps Notes, Glossary, Also Tulsi Sahib, Sant Sangrah, Sants, Sadhs, Mahatmas and Devotees of the Past:

“Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation” by Ian Stevenson M.D. This is a fascinating read which will change the way you look at death and dying. Written by a medical doctor with no religious context it is a book which you will read cover to cover. I did.

Read it free here. 

Made possible by the gracious submission of dissolveintotheocean. Thanks!

As much as I love libraries...

I wish there was an online library or something, sometimes you have to go to another library from your neighborhood because they don’t have the book that you want, or maybe the book that you want is only online and some of us don’t have kindles or nooks or the money to buy ebooks and appreciate the lending of books that libraries allow and I wish that I could rent a book online for free or something. It’s not like the book will get damaged. I guess they’re worried about copyright, which will most likely be abused but music is copied all the time, and reading is just as important as music, it’s just that not everyone loves it in the same way.

Christopher Columbus died on this day in 1506, still believing he had reached Asia. 

This hand coloured wood cut engraving of the Western Hemisphere depicting North and South America is attributed to Sebastian Münster. The original state first appeared in Münster’s publication of Ptolemy’s Geographia in 1540 and is considered to be the first map to show the entire continents of North and South America.  Click here to have a closer look at the map online in the State Library of New South Wales’ catalogue.