The Secret Teachings of All Ages An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy by Manly Palmer Hall
Publication: 1936 The Philosophical Research Society Sixth Edition
The original publication of this book in 1928 was a massive book and a monumental feat in publishing. The publication listed here is a scarce early edition of Hall's Magnum Opus. Manly P. Hall was only 28 years old at the time of the original publication (1928) after it was published Hall went from being "just another earners preacher in the City of Angels to becoming an icon of the increasingly influential metaphysical movement sweeping the country in the 1920s. His book challenged the assumptions about society's spiritual roots and made people look at them in new ways' Hall dedicated 'The Secret Teachings of All Ages' to 'the proposition that concealed within the emblematic figures; allegories and rituals of the ancients the secret doctrine concerning the inner mysteries of life'
Hall wrote himself about the book "The greatest knowledge of all time should be available tot he twentieth century not only in a one shilling edition of the Bohn Library in small type and shabby binding. But in a book that would be a monument, not merely a coffin"
Note this is a heavy, large volume, for your convenience the weight has already been calculated upon your checkout so no additional costs will be required.
Condition: bound in one third cloth with marbled paper covered boards, the edges of the boards are scuffed with loss to the paper(as shown in photos), the spine corners have loss on the edges, the inside of the book is in great condition, all the pages are clean, the binding is still tight, all b&w plates are present including two fold out plates, overall Very Good minus condition