"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything." Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
This website shares books, documents and links to other websites on subjects that I hope will cause us to question our most deeply held beliefs, world views , assumptions and our understanding of our relationship with the cosmos. Their inclusion does not imply that I endorse everything they say but that we should weigh it critically and allow it to challenge merely habitually held beliefs. Critical thinking does not preclude open-mindedness, and it doesn't equate with the aggressive form of skepticism appearing now which seeks to eradicate any philosophy which is not radically materialist. A true skeptic will question deeply his or her own skepticism. Many find such radical questioning uncomfortable or even painful, but allied with a profound self-enquiry this procedure can take the form of a spiritual practice that might lead to awakening.
In addition to these rather 'weighty' matters I include folklore and local history since, for me, interest in both derives from a curiosity about origins. The amount of information here is likely to grow with time and the number and type of categories might change. Who knows where the search for knowledge will lead?
books no longer in print or in copyright, and other works in the public
domain, can be downloaded freely and I have provided direct links to
Most of the scanned books will be in PDF format and are high resolution
scans of the original publications, though some documents will have
* If any of the books on this site which are available for free download are found to be in copyright or not in the public domain please let me know and I will remove them immediately.
|Folk-lore & Antiquities|
|Spirituality & Esoteric Traditions|
|Science & Philosophy|
|Politics, Economics & Environment|
Website created by Denis Martin, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, June 2010. Last update: May 2015.