Lectures on Ancient Philosophy: Companion to the Secret Teachings of All Ages

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Complete in itself, this volume originated as a commentary and expansion of Manly P. Hall's masterpiece of symbolic philosophy, The Secret Teachings of All Ages.  
In Lectures on Ancient Philosophy, Manly P. Hall expands on the philosophical, metaphysical, and cosmological themes introduced in his classic work, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Hall wrote this volume as a reader's companion to his earlier work, intending it for those wishing to delve more deeply into ...

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Overview

Complete in itself, this volume originated as a commentary and expansion of Manly P. Hall's masterpiece of symbolic philosophy, The Secret Teachings of All Ages.  
In Lectures on Ancient Philosophy, Manly P. Hall expands on the philosophical, metaphysical, and cosmological themes introduced in his classic work, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Hall wrote this volume as a reader's companion to his earlier work, intending it for those wishing to delve more deeply into the esoteric philosophies and ideas that undergird the Secret Teachings. Particular attention is paid to Neoplatonism, ancient Christianity, Rosicrucian and Freemasonic traditions, ancient mysteries, pagan rites and symbols, and Pythagorean mathematics.
 
First published in 1929-the year after the publication of Hall's magnum opus-this edition includes the author's original subject index, twenty diagrams prepared under his supervision for the volume, and his 1984 preface, which puts the book in context for the contemporary reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585424320
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/8/2005
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 381,402
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Manley P. Hall (1901-1990), widely regarded as a sage and teacher steeped in the wisdom of antiquity, was one of the leading esoteric scholars of the twentieth century. The author of the landmark work The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Hall was named a 33° Mason in 1973. It is the highest rank Freemasonry can bestow.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Nature of the Absolute 1
Chapter 2 God, the Divine Foundation 25
Chapter 3 Illumined Mind, the Universal Savior 49
Chapter 4 The Inferior Creation and Its Regent 73
Chapter 5 The Annihilation of the Sense of Diversity 97
Chapter 6 The Disciplines of Salvation 121
Chapter 7 The Doctrine of Redemption Through Grace 145
Chapter 8 The Mission of Aesthetics 169
Chapter 9 The Cycle of Necessity 193
Chapter 10 Pagan Theogony and Cosmogony 217
Chapter 11 Mathematics, the Master Science 241
Chapter 12 Demigods and Supermen 265
Chapter 13 Emerson's Concept of the Oversoul 289
Chapter 14 Exoteric and Esoteric Knowledge 313
Chapter 15 Symbolism, the Universal Language 337
Chapter 16 Ancient Mystery Rituals 361
Chapter 17 A Philosophic Consideration of Man 385
Chapter 18 The Ladder of the Gods 409
Chapter 19 Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins 433
Chapter 20 The Goal of Philosophy 457
Index 480
About the Author 514
Books 515
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