The Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manly P Hall
Publication: 1976 Macoy Publishing and Masonic Inc
One of Manly P Halls best selling early works. Manly Hall was incredibly advanced in degree and teaching of Free Masonry, even prior to his initiation. Hall was raised to the 33rd degree at the Scottish Rite ‘Jewel Lodge’ in San Francisco in 1954. Many have erroneously stated that Hall did not actually go through the ceremonial stages of becoming a Mason. That he was an "honorary" 33 degree Freemason. This is correct, but misunderstood.
I have verified this directly with Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland upon my visit last year on behalf of PRS. To clarify; Hall, in fact, went through all of the ceremonial stages of becoming a Mason. He was eventually honored as a 33rd degree Mason. However, some people simply have a misunderstanding of what the term "honorary" actually means. The 33rd degree of Masonry is in fact an 'Honorary Degree'. Hence the confusion.
Condition: Original blue cloth boards with gilt title so spine and upper board (editions with the gold decorated titles are quite scarce), besides a small mark on the fly leaf, the book is in Fine condition.