The book of choice for the lover of mystical tales and mysteries, this series of related short stories is a work in which fiction and fact combine to give insights to spiritual paths and fantastical events. Mr. K. Nakamura is a fictionalized dealer in artwork and antiquities from Kyoto, Japan, well-schooled in the legends and lore of his culture, a shrewd and successful businessman, with a magical air. Each story presents a situation were there is no clear demarcation between the commonplace and the supernatural, where strange supernatural happenings and powers appear to be taken for granted.
ISBN: 0-89314-537-8 | Hardback. 191pp
Two essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson are examined at length, showing how different forms of love and friendship help to shape the inner and outer life.
ISBN: 0-89314-301-4 | Pamphlet. 61pp
Manly P. Hall
This collection of fantasy fiction was written in Mr. Hall’s youth. He has used Asian folklore as an entertaining vehicle for portraying some of the occult mysteries of life. J. August Knapp, artist for The Secret Teachings of All Ages, prepared special illustrations for each story.
ISBN: 0-89314-398-7 | Paperback. 165pp
This is the story of the holy or mystic life in India, told through the guise of a disciple reminiscing upon many years of association with his beloved Hindu teacher. Through a narrative blend of actual incidents in the lives of several disciples, Mr. Hall personally knew many wise teachers upon whom the principal characters of the story were modeled. Here the Hindu way of life is made comprehensible to Western minds, so that great truths can be learned in the simple and beautiful way they are taught in India.
ISBN: 0-89314-509-2 | Hardback. 142pp
By Gen. Ethan Allen Hitchcock. Preface by Manly P. Hall
A facsimile reprint of an 1866 edition, the original title reads, “The Red Book of Appin; A story of the Middle Ages, with Other Hermetic Stories and Allegorical Tales. A New Edition, Enlarged by a Chapter of the Palmerin of England, with Interpretations and Remarks upon the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments.”
The author, Ethan A. Hitchcock was one of many Western thinkers to explore the abstract realm of archetypal symbolism, and his work was considered an advance for his time. Fairy tales and folklore, like Oriental mandalas, often had secret meanings and that they simulated the thoughtful mind to explore the mysterious world of the subconscious.
ISBN: 0-89314-413-4 | Hardback. 298pp
Appealing directly to the intuitive part of human nature, these eight delightful stories reveal the deeper content of life and are further enhanced with illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp.
ISBN: 0-89314-368-5 | Paperback. 127pp