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The Secret Teachings of All Ages
     

The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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by Manly P. Hall
 

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PHILOSOPHY is the science of estimating values. The superiority of any state or substance over another is determined by philosophy. By assigning a position of primary importance to what remains when all that is secondary has been removed, philosophy thus becomes the true index of priority or emphasis in the realm of speculative thought. The mission of philosophy a

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PHILOSOPHY is the science of estimating values. The superiority of any state or substance over another is determined by philosophy. By assigning a position of primary importance to what remains when all that is secondary has been removed, philosophy thus becomes the true index of priority or emphasis in the realm of speculative thought. The mission of philosophy a priori is to establish the relation of manifested things to their invisible ultimate cause or nature.

"Philosophy," writes Sir William Hamilton, "has been defined [as]: The science of things divine and human, and of the causes in which they are contained [Cicero]; The science of effects by their causes [Hobbes]; The science of sufficient reasons [Leibnitz]; The science of things possible, inasmuch as they are possible [Wolf]; The science of things evidently deduced from first principles [Descartes]; The science of truths, sensible and abstract [de Condillac]; The application of reason to its legitimate objects [Tennemann]; The science of the relations of all knowledge to the necessary ends of human reason [Kant];The science of the original form of the ego or mental self [Krug]; The science of sciences [Fichte]; The science of the absolute [von Schelling]; The science of the absolute indifference of the ideal and real [von Schelling]--or, The identity of identity and non-identity [Hegel]." (See Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic.)

The six headings under which the disciplines of philosophy are commonly classified are: metaphysics, which deals with such abstract subjects as cosmology, theology, and the nature of being; logic, which deals with the laws governing rational thinking, or, as it has been called, "the doctrine of fallacies"; ethics, which is the science of morality, individual responsibility, and character--concerned chiefly with an effort to determine the nature of good; psychology, which is devoted to investigation and classification of those forms of phenomena referable to a mental origin; epistemology, which is the science concerned primarily with the nature of knowledge itself and the question of whether it may exist in an absolute form; and æsthetics, which is the science of the nature of and the reactions awakened by the beautiful, the harmonious, the elegant, and the noble.

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BN ID:
2940148382836
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
06/19/2015
Series:
Unforgotten Classics , #1
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NOOK Book
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1,035,694
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3 MB

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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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