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Author LinkHall, Manly P.(Manly Palmer),1901-1990.
Title LinkThe secret teachings of all ages : an encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy / Manly P. Hall.
Variant Title Encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy
Edition Dover ed.
Imprint Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, 2010.
Description xxxvii, 676 p., [16] p. of plates :  ill. (some col.) ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Series ( Dover books on the occult )
Series ( Dover books on the occult.)
Gen. Note Originally published: San Francisco : H.S. Crocker Co., 1928.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [609]-630) and index.
Contents Contents: Preface -- 1: Introduction -- 2: Ancient mysteries and secret societies which have influenced modern Masonic symbolism, part 1 -- 3: Ancient mysteries and secret societies, part 2 -- 4: Ancient mysteries and secret societies, part 3 -- 5: Atlantis and the gods of antiquity -- 6: Life and writings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus -- 7: Initiation of the pyramid -- 8: Isis, the virgin of the world -- 9: Sun, a universal deity -- 10: Zodiac and its signs -- 11: Bembine table of Isis -- 12: Wonders of antiquity -- 13: Life and philosophy of Pythagoras -- 14: Pythagorean mathematics -- 15: Human body in symbolism -- 16: Hiramic legend -- 17: Pythagorean theory of music and color -- 18: Fishes, insects, animals, reptiles, and birds, part 1 -- 19: Fishes, insects, animals, reptiles, and birds, part 2 -- 20: Flowers, plants, fruits, and trees -- 21: Stones, metals, and gems -- 22: Ceremonial magic and sorcery -- 23:Elements and their inhabitants -- 24: Hermetic pharmacology, chemistry, and therapeutics -- 25: Qabbalah, the secret doctrine of Israel -- 26: Fundamentals of qabbalistic cosmogony -- 27: Tree of the Sephiroth -- 28: Qabbalistic keys to the creation of man -- 29: Analysis of the tarot cards -- 30: Tabernacle in the wilderness -- 31: Fraternity of the Rose Cross -- 32: Rosicrucian doctrines and tenets -- 33: Fifteen Rosicrucian and qabbalistic diagrams -- 34: Alchemy and its exponents -- 35: Theory and practice of alchemy, part 1 -- 36: Theory and practice of alchemy, part 2 -- 37: Chemical marriage -- 38: Bacon, Shakespeare, and the Rosicrucians -- 39: Cryptogram as a factor in symbolic philosophy -- 40: Freemasonic symbolism -- 41: Mystic Christianity -- 42: Cross and the Crucifixion -- 43: Mystery of the Apocalypse -- 44: Faith of Islam -- 45: American Indian symbolism -- 46: Mysteries and their emissaries -- 47: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Overview: Acclaimed by Publishers Weekly as "a classic reference, dizzying in its breadth," this volume explores the themes underlying ancient mythology, philosophy, and religion. Hundreds of entries range from esoteric elements of Islamic and Christian history to arcane rituals practiced by Druids, Freemasons, alchemists, and other secret societies. 16 pages of color plates, 100 black-and-white illustrations.
Subject LinkOccultism -- History.
LinkSymbolism.
LinkMysteries, Religious.
LinkSecret societies.
LinkFreemasonry -- Symbolism.
LinkHermetism.
LinkCabala.
LinkRosicrucians.

System Number 000662543
ISBN Link9780486471433
Link0486471438

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