What made this an especially fortuitous occasion for me was the inclusion of their new DVD ROM. Just on the day my order was processed (equally mysteriously, being September the 11th), they started a limited program of including the next-generation DVD ROM as evaluation copies, a product that will cost twice what I paid! This came as a great surprise to me, a mini-miracle, as being the hoarder that I am, I would certainly have wanted this new, searchable version as well, as it contains about twice the original’s materials and so much more of the website. I now have it backed up on my hard-drive, as a virtual-DVDthat I can read whenever I wish. It may also be a form of good karma, as I very sincerely ordered it with a wish to help the website, which I am often visiting for inspiration and I even regard as the single-most important site on the Web today. I joked with the owner that he had just proved that the God, gods and Buddhas I had been reading about really exist! I also offered him the free use of my photos.
So, want to know the myths of Atlantis? Got it here. Want to know how alchemists sought out the philosophers’ stone? It’s right here. Want to know which works inspired Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings? They’re here, too. Interested in what Jesus might have done, in the parts of his life that aren’t in the Bible? Unofficial histories are right here. Got it all… now just have to find the time to read it!