The Secret Teachings of All Ages

The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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by Manly P. Hall, J. Augustus Knapp
     
 

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A classic since 1928, this masterly encyclopedia of ancient mythology, ritual, symbolism, and the arcane mysteries of the ages is available for the first time in a compact "reader's edition."

Like no other book of the twentieth century, Manly P. Hall's legendary The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the ancient occult and esoteric

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A classic since 1928, this masterly encyclopedia of ancient mythology, ritual, symbolism, and the arcane mysteries of the ages is available for the first time in a compact "reader's edition."

Like no other book of the twentieth century, Manly P. Hall's legendary The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the ancient occult and esoteric traditions of the world. Students of hidden wisdom, ancient symbols, and arcane practices treasure Hall's magnum opus above all other works.

While many thousands of copies have sold since its initial publication in 1928, The Secret Teachings of All Ages has previously been available only in oversized, expensive editions. For the first time, Hall's celebrated classic is now published in an affordable trade paperback volume. Literally hundreds of entries shine a rare light on some of the most fascinating and closely held aspects of myth, religion, and philosophy from throughout the centuries.

More than one hundred line drawings and a sixteen-page color insert reproduce some of the finest illustrations of the original book, while reset and reformatted text makes this edition of The Secret Teachings of All Ages newly accessible to readers everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585422500
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Edition description:
Reader's Edition
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
50,104
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.04(h) x 2.05(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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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The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
ryzat More than 1 year ago
all the wisdom of the ancients in one volume. its a great book, but make sure you get an edition that has the colored plates and all the illustrations, it makes a world of difference and well worth the added cost. i know other people like it too, my 1st two copies were stolen, hopefully by someone who really got into the info provided in this book
akihiko More than 1 year ago
This book has a good general introduction into the systems of Western occultism, or what some call, the Western Esoteric Tradition. It does bear some of the markings of its time, however: for example, the other believes in the Baconian theory about Shakespeare, claiming that William Shakespeare lacked the proper education and could not have written the plays attributed to him. A whole book could be written on that topic, so I am not going to demonstrate the theory's flaws here. He also, as a Freemason, seeks to link every single esoteric tradition to modern Freemasonry. It makes the book come off more as a conspiracy theory than anything else; Freemasonry, without a doubt, has absorbed a great deal from the traditions preceding it, but they are not explicit, strong links. In reverse, as well, the book tries to link all traditions back to Atlantis; the same criticism applies: any possible links, to a potentially non-existent continent, are tenuous. Read this book if you are interested in a general history of the occult, with focus on individual systems, or even if you just need a little inspiration for writing, which is why I bought it.
Aliester More than 1 year ago
A very thought provoking read. Manly P. Hall was truly illuminated.
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This by far one of the best books and editions I have read.
windfeather More than 1 year ago
Hearsay writing; no documentation. Some will like it, some will not. A reference work of some value, I suppose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Recommended for occult teaching lovers.
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fellowmysterywriter More than 1 year ago
Who wrote about the masons and made millions? Oh yes, and stuff about the vatican and just keeps on going... well... if you know NOTHING about the masons EVERYTHING IS IN HIS BOOK RE; SIGNS, SIGNALS, SECRET ORGS... and what was this about all the research (Mr. Brown!) Also, when I was very, very young and he was very, very old -- Not Mr. Brown -- but the author, I heard him speak in L.A. Fabulous mind, outstanding library still standing... visit it some time. It's called the Philosophical Society on Wilshire near downtown...
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JustJim More than 1 year ago
If you dabble in arcane and esoteric knowledge, this will be a good book to add to your library.
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