Sacred Texts & Myths

Sacred Texts and Myths

Here is a list of sacred texts and myths from throughout the world which contain the teachings of the spiritual Son. Many spiritual practices and exercises can be found in these works, as well as inspiring messages and teachings about spiritual daily living in general.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but rather, will be added to as more research is done and more is found. Also, wherever possible, we have listed versions which are freely available online.

Ancient Egyptian Texts

Ancient Egyptian Texts

The Pyramid Texts
Pyramid Texts Online (html with photos and translation)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Egyptian-Book-of-the-Dead.pdf (pdf)

The 42 Laws of Maat
The 42 Laws of Maat (html)

The Book of Gates
The Book of Gates (html)

The Precepts of Ptah-Hotep
The Precepts of Ptah-Hotep (html)

Spiritual practices from ancient Egyptian texts found here.

Ancient Greek Texts

ancient greek Texts

The Odyssey
A treasured tale for all to enjoy, but underneath, it is symbolic of the esoteric works the Son, the Christ can perform within a person.
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Homer_Butler_Tr/The_Odyssey/

The Golden Verses of Pythagoras
The Golden Verses (html)

The Life of Pythagoras or On The Pythagorean Life
Famous ancient philosopher and biographer Iamblichus (c. AD 250 – 325) noted down descriptions of the practices and beliefs of the Pythagoreans (albeit, about three hundred years after Pythagoras’ death), which can be found in this book.
No known free copy available, but can preview and see some pages here.

Spiritual practices from ancient Greek texts found here.

Christian Texts

Early Christian Texts

These contain profound knowledge and cover the hidden or mystical side of Christianity, which the early Christians practised and taught until they were completely persecuted out of doing so and their texts literally buried.

The Four Gospels
Matthew ~ American Standard version, King James version (html), King James version (pdf)
Mark
~ American Standard version, King James version (html), King James version (pdf)
Luke
~ American Standard version, King James version (html), King James version (pdf)
John ~ American Standard version, King James version (html), King James version (pdf)

More Gospels
The Gospel of Mary
The Gospel of Judas

The Book of Revelation
American standard version, King James version (html) King James version (pdf)

The Nag Hammadi Library
The following texts contain events and insights from the lives and experiences of some of the disciples:
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
The (First) Apocalypse of James
The (Second) Apocalypse of James
The Apocalypse of Peter
The Letter of Peter to Philip

The scriptures below contain the sayings of Jesus, as well as further information about his life:
The Apocryphon of James ~ Williams translations (html), Cameron translation (html)
The Book of Thomas the Contender
~ pdf, html
The Gospel of Thomas ~ Patterson & Meyer translation (html), Lambdin translation (html), Patterson & Robinson translation (html)
The Apocryphon of John

The Gospel of Phillip
The Dialogue of the Savior

Pistis Sophia
Translated by G.R.S. Mead (html)

The Odes of Solomon
pdf, html

Spiritual practices from Early Christian texts found here.

The Flight of the Feathered Serpent by Armando Cosani

This book, originally published in the 1950s, contains an account, writings, and secret teachings of Judas Iscariot. Recently the Gospel of Judas was discovered and translated, and it showed how Judas was in reality just playing a role in the “Christic drama” as requested by Jesus. This book, written well before the Gospel of Judas was found, corroborates with that account.
Download it as a free eBook here

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The famous account of Dante’s mystical experiences through the underworld and beyond.
http://www.divinecomedy.org/divine_comedy.html
http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/dante/index.htm

Essene Texts

Essene Texts

The Essene Gospel of Peace
Translated by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely:
Book One
(html)
Book Two (html)
Book Three (html)
Book Four (html)

Spiritual practices from Essene texts found here.

Hermetic Texts

Hermetic Texts

The Vision of Hermes (html taken from The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall who offers a more modern and readable translation than the more common one dating from 1650 by Dr. Everard – scroll about halfway down the page to find it).

The Emerald Tablet (html)

The Corpus Hermeticum
Translated by G.R.S. Mead (html)

Spiritual practices from Hermetic texts found here.

Hindu Texts

Hindu Texts

The Mahabarata
About the struggles that have to be had against evil and oneself in practising spirituality.
This is the most complete version available in the English Language. http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/maha/mahatxt.zip

The Bhagavad Gita
A particular highlight of the Mahabharata.
A modern translation:
Translation by Shri Purohit Swami (pdf)
Older translations:
Translation by Edwin Arnold (html) Translation by Swami Swarupananda (html)

The Ramayana
Translated by Ralph T. H. Griffith (multiple formats) Translated by C. Rajagopalachari (pdf)

The Rig Veda
The oldest of all Vedas.
Translated by Ralph T. H. Griffith (pdf)

Spiritual practices from Hindu texts found here.

Sumerian Texts

Sumerian

Dialogue between a Man and His God
A Man and His God (html)

Gilgamesh and Huwawa
Gilgamesh and Huwawa (html)

Lugulbanda in the Mountain Cave
Lugulbanda in the Mountain Cave (html)

Spiritual practices from Sumerian texts found here.

Taoist Texts

Taoist Texts

The Tao Te Ching
An ever-intriguing and seemingly contradictory account of spirituality and the truth, but which can be understood when put into the context of the spirituality of the Son.
Translated by Gia Fu Feng and Jane English (pdf with illustrations)
Translated by Lionel Giles (html)

The Hua Hu Ching
Translated by Brian Walker (first 20 verses free on iTunes)

The Secret of the Golden Flower
Translated by Richard Wilhelm (pdf)

Spiritual practices from Taoist texts found here.

10 Comments

  • Thanks for all of these reading suggestions. Many I’m familiar with, but many I am not so much. So really looking forward to expand my library 🙂

    • For now this may be only scratching the surface. We’ll be adding things to this page as research continues. There are really so many great thinkers and researchers out there and discoveries from the past that can be extremely useful to explore the spirituality of the sun throughout its many phases, ancient sites, cultures, myths and religions.

      Hopefully this resource can be a starting point for further research that shows just how vast and influential the spirituality of the sun really is.

  • Wow, I didn’t notice the section on the Ancient Egypt here before. Just a few months ago, I came across Robert Bauval’s site, and thought I definitely had to read some of his book someday. It seems to me like he must have a great intuition, discovering so many things with what seems to me like a guidance from above. He certainly has angered a lot of “traditional” egyptologists, some of whom can become very aggressive just when hearing his name. 😀

  • So much wisdom to discover, thanks Olga. I really appreciate all the hard work that you guys are doing.

    I love the Gospel of Peace, book 1, from the Essence.

  • What a fantastic resource! Thanks for putting it together.

    I was wondering if anybody had researched work by Eliphas Levi? or if it is relevant at all?

  • Thankyou olga and all that have contributed to these wonderful resources.
    As mentioned, it is amazing how vast and powerful the teachings of the spiritual sun really are!

    I just like to add that reading these ancient texts seem timeless in their wisdom, especially when reading the more hidden teachings from the great master jesus.

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