Thanks to Dan Brown, 3,500 Occult Texts Will Be Available Online for Free!

Thanks to Dan Brown, 3,500 Occult Texts Will Be Available Online for Free!

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Did you know The Da Vinci Code‘s Dan Brown has a love for obscure religious and occult books and artifacts? Hey, me neither, but considering the author just donated €300,000 to Amsterdam’s Ritman Library, also known as the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica House of Living Books, it’s safe to say he does.   The generous donation will allow the Ritman to digitize thousands of “pre-1900 texts on alchemy, astrology, magic, and theosophy,” reported Thu-Huong Ha, including the Corpus Hermeticum (1472), Giordano Bruno’s Spaccio de la bestia trionfante (1584), and “the first printed version of the tree of life: a graphic representation of the sefirot, …