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The Secret Teachings of All Ages

The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Palmer Hall is perhaps the most comprehensive and complete esoteric encyclopedia ever written.

The sheer scope and ambition of this book are stunning.

In The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall has successfully distilled the essence of more arcane subjects than one would think possible.

The full title of the book is An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages

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This book explores the themes underlying ancient mythology, philosophy, and religion.

If you read this book in its entirety you will be in a good position to dive into subjects such as the Qabbala, Alchemy, Tarot, Ceremonial Magic, Neo-Platonic Philosophy, Mystery Religions, and the theory of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry.

Although there are some questionable and controversial parts of the book, such as the outdated material on Islam, the portion on the Bacon-Shakespeare hypothesis, and Hall’s conspiracy theory of history as driven by an elite cabal of roving immortals, they are far out-weighed by the comprehensive information here on other subjects.

Contents

  • Title Page
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies Which Have Influenced Modern Masonic Symbolism
  • The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies, Part Two
  • The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies, Part Three
  • Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity
  • The Life and Teachings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus
  • The Initiation of the Pyramid
  • Isis, the Virgin of the World
  • The Sun, A Universal Deity
  • The Zodiac and Its Signs
  • The Bembine Table of Isis
  • Wonders of Antiquity
  • The Life and Philosophy of Pythagoras
  • Pythagorean Mathematics
  • The Human Body in Symbolism
  • The Hiramic Legend
  • The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color
  • Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds (Part One)
  • Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds (Part Two)
  • Flowers, Plants, Fruits, and Trees
  • Stones, Metals and Gems
  • Ceremonial Magic and Sorcery
  • The Elements and Their Inhabitants
  • Hermetic Pharmacology, Chemistry, and Therapeutics
  • The Qabbalah, the Secret Doctrine of Israel
  • Fundamentals of Qabbalistic Cosmogony
  • The Tree of the Sephiroth
  • Qabbalistic Keys to the Creation of Man
  • An Analysis of Tarot Cards
  • The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
  • The Fraternity of the Rose Cross
  • Rosicrucian Doctrines and Tenets
  • Fifteen Rosicrucian and Qabbalistic Diagrams
  • Alchemy and Its Exponents
  • The Theory and Practice of Alchemy: Part One
  • The Theory and Practice of Alchemy: Part Two
  • The Hermetic And Alchemical Figures of Claudius De Dominico Celentano Vallis Novi
  • The Chemical Marriage
  • Bacon, Shakspere, and the Rosicrucians
  • The Cryptogram as a factor in Symbolic Philosophy
  • Freemasonic Symbolism
  • Mystic Christianity
  • The Cross and the Crucifixion
  • The Mystery of the Apocalypse
  • The Faith of Islam
  • American Indian Symbolism
  • The Mysteries and Their Emissaries
  • Conclusion

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Unrivaled in its beauty and completeness, it distills ancient and modern teachings of nearly 600 experts.


Manly Palmer Hall

Manly Palmer Hall was a Canadian-born author, lecturer, astrologer, mystic and founder in 1934 of The Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, which he dedicated to the “Truth Seekers of All Time”, with a research library, lecture hall and publishing house.

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Manly P Hall is best known for his 1928 work The Secret Teachings of All Ages. The full title of the book is An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages

World Travel & Study

Hall travelled around the world in the 1920s to study the lives, customs, and religions of countries in Asia and Europe. During the early 1930s Hall traveled to France and England, where he acquired his most extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts in alchemy and esoteric fields from London auctioneer, Sotheby & Company.

Over his 70-year career, he gave thousands of lectures, including two at Carnegie Hall, and published over 150 volumes. Many of his lectures can be found online and his books are still in print.

The Philosophical Research Society

The Philosophical Research Society (PRS) is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1934, by Manly Palmer Hall, to promote the study of the world’s wisdom literature. Hall believed the accumulated wisdom of mankind is the birthright of every individual and founded the facility to serve the general public to this end.

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