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The Secret Destiny of America

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 18th 2008 by TarcherPerigee (first published January 1st 1944)
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Samuel Sapp
Nov 19, 2012 Samuel Sapp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book totally blew my mind. This book isn't for people with single minded thoughts, this book is for the person who can change their own view on history. It takes a powerful mind to open yourself to the a plethora of possibilities that there are. I mean how many people can stop and ask themselves can i believe of what I'm always told? that select few can not. Anyways this is a good book for the open minded, it supports its theories with good facts. I always wondered about Atlantis, but now i ...more
Alex Kartelias
Jun 28, 2015 Alex Kartelias rated it really liked it
What stopped me from giving this book 5 stars, was that there are no citations and very little sources mentioned. Also, even though his words are very inspirational and profound, he desperately needs to back up what he says. Having said that, I do think-however- that the gereral overview he gives of Atlantis, The Freemasons, Sir Thomas More, Francis Bacon up to Benjamin Franklin to be correct. Having knowledge of these topic and individuals from Plato and other sources, he suggestions seem feasi ...more
Jordan Fitzgerald
Perhaps my favorite Manly P. Hall book out there. It is easy reading and gives a lot of hidden history unknown to most people. Very interesting perspective from Mr. Hall.
David Kublai Khan
Apr 10, 2010 David Kublai Khan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting tale of America's mystical beginnings and even stranger destiny. According to the author the United States was seen as the New Atlantis by the secret societies of the day. The meaning behind the Great Seal of the United States that is found on the back of the one dollar bill is also explained. Masonic symbols are to be found in just about every American City with Washington D.C. containing many Masonic symbols such as the Washington Monument which is actually an Egyptian ...more
Jeff Ford
I read this for entertainment. It is a short book that could be easily read in one uninterrupted afternoon. All the great conspiracy elements are there. Hall apparently was sympathetic to the one world government agenda and believed its implementation was the secret dream of many philosophers. His arguments are surprisingly anti-biblical: salvation and redemption through wisdom is his theme. By wisdom, Hall means esoteric new-age pseudoscience. This makes most of the book amusing but utterly unb ...more
Jul 13, 2012 Dean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this lost treasure, explaining how America was kept secret and "in waiting" for the correct time for it to be "discovered" and posits that ancient Greek sailors knew of the land they called Atlantis, where they had supposedly explored the St. Lawrence seaway and the great lakes region. It goes on to a utopian approach that goes back to Plato, and his teachings of a great society that was to be established and was predestined to be America. Very good stuff and I would highly recommend i ...more
Steven Pearce
Very interesting read.
Aug 04, 2013 Alicia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this after checking what books were used for reference for The Lost Symbol and seeing what I could get from my library. It's pretty short and was derived from a talk the author gave. Sometimes it didn't seem cohesive, some of the things were interesting-though most intentions explained aren't anything I hadn't heard from church in a slightly different way; this land set aside by God's design to be the greatest nation, secret societies, perfection of man, ignoring of divine laws ...more
Feb 18, 2011 Ron rated it really liked it
Probably a turn-off to any who are not interested in the mystical subjects that are discussed. I found his style to be interesting and at times fascinating. Overall, this book did not move me as dramatically as his "Lost Keys of Freemasonry." Once one gets beyond the titles, the "could it be" aspect of occultish subject matter, and the scary (at least startling) implications of any truth that may be therein, the sheer power and poetic flavor of many sections is worth the time of the read.
Jul 25, 2012 Reed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Fun read. Will definitely want to revisit this at some point down the line. I'm not much of a historian but most of this book appears to me like wild speculation. Anyway, If you're into "alternative histories," this one's a real whopper.
Jun 13, 2012 Joseph rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great by the master Manly P. Hall. There will be many who disagree with the ideas contained therein but look closer and take a wider view and things which may at first were unclear or concealed may come to light.
Nov 02, 2009 Robin rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: only those very interested in this subject
Recommended to Robin by: saw the banners on Shelftalk
This book was a bit of a disappointment. This mostly seemed to be Mr. Hall's opinions and suppositions on the why, who and how the founding of the civilizations of the Americas were founded.
Daniel Brannan
Illustrative of the NWO ethos, this book reveals precisely how influential the authoritarian humanists have been. Nevertheless, it is Satanic trash.
Ted Heitz
Feb 28, 2010 Ted Heitz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
Quite a trip! Obviously speculative, but worth the read.
James Leutri
Jul 26, 2012 James Leutri rated it really liked it
Shelves: esoteric, james
Interesting read and concepts.
Dec 04, 2009 Davin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
amazing shit
Jul 02, 2013 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Canadian born, Manly Palmer Hall is the author of over 150 published works, the best known of which are Initiates of the Flame, The Story of Healing, The Divine Art,Aliens Magick and Sorcery The Secret Teachings of All Ages, and An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy.
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