Codex Rose Crucis D.O.M.A; a rare and curious manuscript of Rosicrucian Interest by Manly P Hall
Publication: 1974 Philosophical Research Society
Beautifully illustrated revised and enlarged edition which was originally published in 1938 by Manly P Hall. The works is compiled into a series of essays on historic Rosicrucian texts along with an analysis of presumed Rosicrucians; all of which Hall analyses in impressive detail in an unapologetic tone. At times challenging his predecessors and contemporaries alike, all while ascribing praise in the area Hall deems credit is due. An important text in the canon of Rosicrucianism; Hall sets straight many of the previously faulty notions on the subject while validating his points with historic facts. All the while masterfully administering certain esoteric undertones that are left up to the reader to discover.
The second half of the book is a translation of the eighteenth century German "D.O.M.A. manuscript" entitled "Codex Rosae Crucis." Hall observed that the work combined all the Rosicrucian interests of "Alchemy, hermetic philosophy, mystic Christianity, cabalism and ceremonial magic, ontology and cosmogony, Pythagorean and Platonic numerology, Gnostic Christianity, classical pagan mythology, medicine and pharmacology, and comparative religion," suggesting that the mysterious acronym D.O.M.A. might stand for "Deo Optimo Maximo Altissimo."
Condition: Original red cloth with rosicrucian symbol of wreath surrounding a 'crux quadrata' to front board. Gilt title to spine. front and rear end papers have some soiling stains, but all pages and engravings remain clean, the corners and spine edges are slightly bumped, overall the book is in Very Good condition