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There are some great books listed here on this free Ocult books site in pdf format – http://www.awakening-intuition.com/ebooks.html some of which are listed below:
Summary: The Art of War, an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. He is also one of the earliest realists in international relations theory. (510kb.pdf)
Summary: Egyptian Book of the Dead was initially published in modern times in the aftermath of Napoleons expeditions to Egypt. First the Egyptian Book of the Dead was considered to be the ‘Bible’ of the ancient Egypt and was therefore treated with great respect and consideration. The Book of the Dead (often presented with the subtitle ‘The Papyrus of Ani’ or ‘The Book of Coming [or Going] Forth By Day’) was intended to assist the deceased in the afterlife and comprised a collection of hymns, spells and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife. In this sense the work has similarities with ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’ (249kb.pdf)
Summary: The Flight of the Eagle is one of Krishnamurtis most read books. As many other of his works it is build upon public talk, these are held in 1969 in a range of countries in Europe, Asia and America. From the book: “If we are to inquire deeply into what freedom implies, to be inwardly, completely and totally free – which then expresses itself outwardly in society, in relationship – then we must ask, it seems to me, whether the human mind, heavily conditioned as it is, can ever be free at all. Must it always live and function within the frontiers of its own conditioning, so that there is no possibility of freedom at all? One sees that the mind, verbally understanding that there is no freedom here on this earth, inwardly or outwardly, then begins to invent freedom in another world, a future liberation, heaven and soon.”
Summary: Kaiten Nukariya’s 1913 Religion of the Samurai focuses on Northern (Mahayana) Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism in particular. This short book contains a wealth of detail, as well as very lucid explanations of seemingly elusive Zen Buddhist concepts. It includes a text on the ‘Origin of Man’ by Kwei Fung Tsung Mih, a notable Chinese scholar who was the seventh Patriarch of the Kegon sect. (610kb.pdf)