The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 27, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 768 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

The Druidic Mysteries of Britain and Gaul
The Rites of Mithras
The Mysteries of AsarHapi
The Odinic Mysteries
The Orphic Mysteries
The Bacchic and Dionysiac Rites
The Myth of the Dying God
Suppositions Concerning the Identity of Hermes
The Fourth Postulate
Confessio Fraternitatis RC ad Eruditos Europæ
Fraternitas RC
Paracelsus of Hohenheim
Raymond Lully
Nicholas Flammel
Count Bernard of Treviso
Alchemical Symbolism

The Mutitated Hermetic Fragments
The Book of Thoth
Poimandres the Vision of Hermes
Pyramid Problems
The Sphinx
The Pyramid Mysteries
Mummification of the Egyptian Dead
The Solar Trinity
Christianity and the Sun
The Birthday of the Sun
The Three Suns
The Celestial Inhabitants of the Sun
The Sun in Alchemical Symbology
The Midnight Sun
Solar Colors
Symbolism of the Bembine Table
The Greek Oracles
The Seven Wonders of the World
Pythagoric Fundamentals
The Symbolic Aphorisms of Pythagoras
Pythagorean Astronomy
Method of Securing the Numerical Power of Words
An Introduction to the Pyhtagorean Theory of Numbers
The Table of the Ten Numbers
The Philosophy of Music
The Music of the Spheres
The Philosophy of Color
Insects
Reptiles
The Phœnix
Animals
Cultus Arborum
The Tablets of the Law
The Holy Grail
The Magic of Metals and Gems
The Theory and Practice of Black Magic
Extract from the Book of Dr Faust Wittenberg 1524
Modus Operandi for the Invocation of Spirits
The Pentagram
The Gnomes
The Undines
The Salamanders
The Sylphs
General Observations
The Paracelsian System of Medical Philosophy
The Hermetic Theory Concerning the Causations of Disease
Hermetic Herbalism and pharmacology
The Sepher Yetzirah the Book of Formation
The qabbalistic System of Worlds
The Building of the Tabernacle
The Furnishings of the Tabernacle
The Robes of Glory
The Urim and Thummim
The First Postulate
The Second postulate
The Third Postulate
The Origin of Alchemical Formulæ
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes
A Letter from the Brothers of R C Rose Cross
The First Day
The Second Day
The Third Day
The Fourth Day
The Fifth Day
The Sixth Day
The Seventh Day
The Dionysiac Architects
Solomon the personification of Universal Wisdom
Freemasonrys Priceless Heritage
The Arthurian Cycle and Legend of the Holy Grail
The Lost Libraries of Alexandria
The Cross in Pagan Symbolism
The Tau Cross
The Crux Ansata
The Roman and Greek Catholic Crosses
The CrucifixionA Cosmic Allegory
The Crucified Saviors
The Crucifixion of Quetzalcoatl
The Nails of the Passion
The Popol Vuh
The Mysteries of Xibalba
Keys to the Mysteries of Xibalba
Hypatia
The Comte di Cagliostro
The Comte de StGermain
Episodes from American History
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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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