The Secret Teachings of All Ages An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy.
1972 Philosophical Research Society
The present edition stands at 13” x 9.5” even at its reduced size. The work itself remains one of the most famous books in Western esoteric canon. This edition contains all 54 Full page black and white illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp. Manly P. Hall was only 28 years old at the time of the original publication (1928). After publication 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: black pebbled cloth boards, gilt title to spine and red boarder stamped title to upper boards, corners only slightly bumped, a bright clean copy in Near Fine condition