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Author Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990.

Title The secret teachings of all ages : an encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy / Manly P. Hall.

Publication Info. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    135.4 HAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Dover ed.
Description xxxvii, 676 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Dover books on the occult
Dover books on the occult.
Note Originally published: San Francisco : H.S. Crocker Co., 1928.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-630) and index.
Contents The ancient mysteries and secret societies which have influenced modern Masonic symbolism, part I-III -- Atlantis and the gods of antiquity -- The life and writings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus -- The initiation of the pyramid -- 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, part I-II -- 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 -- Fundamentals of qabbalistic cosmogony -- The tree of the Sephiroth -- Qabbalistic keys to the creation of man -- 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 -- Alchemy and its exponents -- The theory and practice of alchemy, part I-II -- The chemical marriage -- Bacon, Shakespeare, and the Rosicrucians -- The cryptogram as a factor in symbolic philosophy -- Freemasonic symbolism -- Mystic Christianity -- The Cross and the Crucifixion -- The mystery of the Apocalypse -- The faith of Islam -- American Indian symbolism -- The mysteries and their emissaries.
Summary Explores the themes underlying ancient mythology, philosophy, and religion. Hundreds of entries range from esoteric elements of Islamic and Christian history to arcane rituals practiced by Druids, Freemasons, alchemists, and other secret societies.
Subject Occultism -- History.
Mysteries, Religious.
Secret societies.
Freemasonry -- Symbolism.
ISBN 9780486471433

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