In 1928, a 20-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 Book represents a lifetime of research into the mythology, symbolism, and magical practices of countless cultures. From the secrets of Isis to the teachings of mystic Christianity, nearly every occult dogma imaginable is represented here. The book is full of giant illustrations, some of which fold out into a magnificent two-page splendor. This is an excellent resource to secret societies, famous figures, and more a must for every personal library.
References to Arthur Edward Waite, Eliphas Levi, Michael Maier, and more.
A Beautiful piece of Literature. Over 45 full size color plates and foldouts & over 180 Illustrations within the text. This book is a massive folio for displayas it is just about 19 inches tall with numerous full color illustrations very rare limited editions sell for thousands of dollars..
Some Topics include: The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies, Atlantis, Initiation of the Pyramid, Paracelsus, Albertus Magnus, The Bembine Tablet of Isis, Pythagorean Mathematics, Hiramic Legend, Flowers Plants Fruits Trees, Ceremonial magic and sorcery, The Zodiac and its Signs, Hermetics, Alchemy, Qabbalistic Cosmology, Tree of the Sephiroth, Tarot Cards, Rosicrusian Doctrines and Tenets and Diagrams, The Chemical Marriage, Bacon Shakespeare and the Rosicrucians, Freemasonry, The Faith of Islam, Hermes, King Solomon, Egypt, Osiris, and others.
About Manly P. Hall
Manley Palmer Hall was the founder of the Philosophical Research Society. In over seventy-five years of dynamic public activity, he delivered more than 8,000 lectures in the United States and abroad, and authored countless books, essays, and articles. In his lectures and writings, Manly Hall always emphasized the practical aspects of philosophy and religion as they applied to daily living. He restated for modern man those spiritual and ethical doctrines which have given humanity its noblest ideals and most adequate codes of conduct. Believing that philosophy is a working tool to help the individual in building a solid foundation for his dreams and purposes, Manly Hall steadfastly sought recognition of the belief that world civilization can be perfected only when human beings meet on a common ground of intelligence, cooperation, and worthy purpose.