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2009 reprint of 1932 First edition. Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, published in 1928 when he was 27 years old. In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published November 2nd 2009 by Martino Fine Books (first published 1932)
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Iona  Stewart
This is an erudite work on the body and its various organs from the occultist's viewpoint.

The author being from an older generation, the book is immaculately well written.

The esoteric material is derived from the works of alchemists/occultists/cabalists etc.,including Parecelsus, Vesalius (the father of modern anatomy)and Robert Fludd, from the Middle Ages or perhaps older as well as from ancient Hindu texts. I found this material extremely dry and difficult to comprehend. (I ordered the book fr
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Religion serves its role yet there comes a point where man must question it and everything that he believes. It is said that a little questioning may bring Atheism but a lot will bring true Spirituality..

Here is where Manly Hall is a true spiritual beacon to those disillusioned with the blind dogmatism of religion. Everything I've heard or read from him is pure wisdom and it seems to me counter-intuitive that anyone could be "overly erudite" in such matters. The scope of his knowledge is impres
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Great Alchemical prints reference book.
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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.
He was also the author of a masonic curiosity, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry in
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