Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. By Manly P. Hall. With over black and white illustrations. If you read this book in its entirety you will be in a good. The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a masterpiece regardless of who wrote it or when it was written. When we consider that it was published by a year-old. The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a comprehensive esoteric encyclopedia. for anyone wishing to explore esoteric knowledge. Download versions. PDF.
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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A classic since , 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.
This text needs a great deal of attention to ensure proper spelling of even the most common words and names. For instance, Shakespeare is spelled "Shakspeare" and the word morning is spelled "moming". Not a brilliant read but a quick refresher on my interest in gnostic dementia.
Fun but dated. Mostly taken from a Western perspective and not enough of East Asian traditions in this Kindle Edition. Having read this book in its entirety about 30 years ago, having personally known Manly Hall and lectured at the Philosophical Research Society, and personally spend hundreds of hours in his magnificent library, I feel that I have a bit more to share then some of the negative reviewers.
The most important aspect of this book and other Manly Hall books is that he is presenting information from the past and allowing us to make our own mind regarding what some of the ancients had to share.
I found it interesting that one reviewer stated that the information is not really pertinent for today's society.
I believe that the reason that you still hear of some of these people after or years is because they had something valuable to say. How many of today's philosophical and spiritual gurus will even be known in twenty years?
Manly Hall is a caretaker and the opportunity to read, contemplate and open up deeper aspects within our psyche is a gift that he has given through his numerous books and writings. I currently run a health and philosophical organization that contains more than 30, books from thousands of philosophers and health practitioners. I would never say that Manly Hall is the only great writer or philosopher or that all of his thoughts are the gospel This book does not have to be read cover to cover.
It is a great reference book that will catapult you into many more directions. See all 4 reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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Augustus Knapp. These two artisans created one of the most important compendiums of its kind in this book. Perhaps the only book to tackle the wide array of cultures, mythologies, and antiquarian histories. It has been the source of controversy within the esoteric communities for almost a century. This book is both famed in it's own Rosy Crux circles, and at the same time is so little known that there are probably thousands of books that have used it as a reference work some may not even know that their quotes from other great references are actually taking their inspiration from Hall who dedicated a great deal of his life just to this book's complettion.
The earliest editions are nearly three feet tall and come with all illustrations in full color, and it is one of the books I have ever seen that truly can be called a work of art - the traditions of illuninated manuscripts and other post-Christian era occult works.
I forewarn the potential reader that this is not an ordinary book. Even getting through a few chapters can take all the concentration a gifted scholar is able to muster.
Yet if you take the time to absorb the wealth of knowledge contained herein - you will have a better education in mysticism and the occult than most. To show the wide acceptance of this book as a reference work - Here is how Publisher's Weekly describes it for the masses: "In , a something Renaissance man named Manly Hall self-published a vast encyclopedia of the occult, believing that "modern" ideas of progress and materialism were displacing more important and ancient modes of knowledge.
Hall's text has become a classic reference, dizzying in its breadth: various chapters explore Rosicrucianism, Kabbalah, alchemy, cryptology, Tarot, pyramids, the Zodiac, Pythagorean philosophy, Masonry and gemology, among other topics.
This affordably priced edition would be vastly improved by a new foreword, placing the work in some kind of historical and critical context and introducing readers to the basic contours of Hall's sweeping corpus. Instead, we have a disciple's adulatory foreword, which merely parrots the same themes of mystery and esoterica that are espoused in the book.
Its true purpose is to introduce the mind of the reader to a hypothesis of living wholly beyond the pale of materialistic theology, philosophy, or science. The mass of abstruse material between its covers is not susceptible to perfect organization, but so far as possible related topics have been grouped together. The pre-publication sale of this book has been without known precedent in book history.
The subscription list for the first edition of copies was entirely closed a year before the manuscript was placed in the printer's hands. The second, or King Solomon, edition, consisting of copies, and the third, or Theosophical, edition, consisting of copies, were sold before the finished volume was received from the printer.
For so ambitious a production, this constitutes a unique achievement. The credit for this extraordinary sales program belongs to Mrs.