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The Secret Teachings of All Ages - An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Kabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages (1928)

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Published2000 First editionNo
FormatHardcover (337x235mm) EditionDiamond Jubilee Edition Reduced Facsimile (1988)
PublisherPhilosophical Research Society Printing
ISBN0-89314-548-3 Printed by
Series No of pages245


Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990) became interested in occult matters as a young man and began collecting works on mysticism and the esoteric sciences. Hall studied the full range of the world's ancient wisdom traditions and saw wisdom as the highest realm where philosophy, religion, and science come together without boundaries. He started plans for a comprehensive work on the symbolism of western mystical societies in 1922.
    The result after six years was this encyclopaedic and illustrated overview of the esoteric and occult societies and traditions through the ages, describing in some detail the most ancient theory of education, which was in the keeping of the Mystery Schools.

This 2000 reprint of the Diamond Jubilee Edition Reduced Facsimile has the 54 original colour plates reproduced in colour, whereas the original edition of 1988 had them in b/w, as did earlier editions. The first of these plates depicts "Prince Ragoczy of Transsylvania," the Master Rackoczi in His manifestation as Count St Germain. On page 198 the author gives a description of the lives of Count St Germain and his pupil Comte di Cagliostro who, according to Benjamin Creme, was an earlier manifestation of H.P. Blavatsky (see Share International Jan./Feb. 1991, p.25, and Maitreya's Mission, Vol.II, p.337).

This volume was published in a King Solomon Edition and a Subscriber's edition in print runs of 550 copies each.

Referenced in Benjamin Creme, The Ageless Wisdom Teaching (p.61, 1996ed).


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The Secret Teachings of All Ages
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Original publication year1928
Original publisherH.S. Crocker Company
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