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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