The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall Hardback
Acclaimed by Publishers Weekly as "a classic reference, dizzying in its breadth," this vast and indispensable encyclopedia of the occult explores ancient mythology, philosophy, and religion.
Discover the key to the world's esoteric traditions, and unlock some of the most fascinating and closely held secrets of myth, religion, and philosophy. Unrivaled in its beauty and completeness, this classic reference distills ancient and modern teachings of nearly 600 experts.
Compelling themes range from the riddle of the Sphinx and the tenets of Pythagorean astronomy to the symbolism of the pentagram, the significance of the Ark of the Covenant, and the design of the American flag. World-renowned expert Manly P. Hall examines the secrets of Isis along with arcane aspects of supernatural phenomena, mystic Christianity, and other religions.
The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a fascinating survey covering topics as diverse as Astrology and the Zodiac, American Indian symbolism, Egyptian ceremonial magic and sorcery, Kabbalah, alchemy, cryptology, and Tarot, along with Masonry, gemology, and the identity of William Shakespeare.
Hundreds of entries range from classical antiquity and oracles, to Islamic and Christian history, the arcane rituals of Druids, Freemasons, Rosicrucian doctrines and tenets, alchemists, other secret societies.
- Publisher : A & D Publishing
- 9.25" X 6.25" X 1.6
- Hardcover : 640 pages
- Item Weight : 2.23 pounds
Manly P. Hall
Manly P. Hall (1901-1990) founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934, a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of useful knowledge in the fields of philosophy, comparative religion and psychology. In his long career, spanning more than 70 years of dynamic public activity, Mr. Hall delivered over 8000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.
Many of Mr. Hall's lectures have been transcribed and are available as pamphlets; others were taped live, and the audio recordings are available on CD's as well. He is perhaps best known for his 1928 classic, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages," an encyclopedia of the world's wisdom traditions and symbolic disciplines.
Today, younger generations are re-discovering the works and words of Manly Hall, finding that the material he put forth so many years ago is still relevant and useful today. Mr. Hall's hope for humanity was to learn from the greatest minds of all times so that we may solve current problems - both in society and in the individual - today.