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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There's no doubt this book is filled with so much valuable information and wisdom. This is more of an introduction than an in depth discussion of numerous topics but, unlike most books,the parallels ... Read full review

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There's no doubt this book is filled with so much valuable information and wisdom. This is more of an introduction than an in depth discussion of numerous topics but, unlike most books,the parallels ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
I Introduction
The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies Which Have Influenced Modern
The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies
The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies
Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity
The Life and Writings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus
The Initiation of the Pyramid
Fundamentals of quabbalistic Cosmogony
The Tree of the sephiroth
Dabbalistic Keys to the Creation of
An Analysis of the Tarot Cards
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
The Fraternity of the Rose Cross
Rosicrucian Doctrines and Tenets
Fifteen Rosicrucian and Qabbalistic Diagrams

Isis the Virgin of the World
The Sun a Universal Deity
The Zodiac and Its Signs
The Bembine Table of Isis
Wonders of Antiquity
The Life and Philosophy of Pythagoras
Pythagorean Mathematics
The Human Body in Symbolism
The Hiramic Legend
The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color
Fishes Insects Animals Reptiles and Birds
IXX Fishes Insects Animals Reptiles and Birds
Flowers plants Fruits and Trees
Stones metals and gems
Ceremonial Magic and Sorcery
The Elements and Their inhabitants
Hermetic Pharmacology Chemistry and Therapeutics
The Qabbalah the Secret Doctrine of Israel
Alchemy and Its Exponents
The Theory and Practice of Alchemy
The Theory and Practice of Alchemy
The Chemical Marriage
Bacon Shakspere and the Rosicrucians
The Cryptogram as a Factor in Symbolic Philosophy
Freemasonic Symbolism
Mystic Christianity
The Cross and the Crucifixion In Pagan and Christian Mysticism
The Mystery of the Apocalypse
The Faith of Islam
American Indian Symbolism
The Mysteries and Their Emissaries
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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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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