The Secret Teachings of All Ages An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy.
1967 Reduced Size Edition Thirteenth Edition stated
This is a reduced size edition of the original (and massive) 1928 edition. The present edition still stands at 13” x 9.5” even at its reduced size. work itself remains, till this day, one of the most famous- and impressive- books in Western esoteric canon. This edition contains all 54 Full page illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp, albeit in black & white. 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'
Condition: faux black leather boards, gilt title on spine, minor rubbing to back boards, front hinge starting but binding still tight, corners slightly bumped, owner inscription to front and back board, all text pages clean, overall Very Good condition