An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy - By Manly P. Hall
"... This volume reveals that the lore and legendry of the world, the scriptures and sacred books, and the great philosophical systems all tell the same story. Human ambition may produce the tyrant; divine aspirations will produce the adept." -- Henry L. Drake (The Philosophical Research Society)
254 pages plus 54 symbolic color plates, foldouts and an overlay. Includes 200 black and white illustrations, extensive bibliography, and complete index.
ISBN: 0-89314-830-X | Trade Paperback (9" x 13"). 254 pages
“A masterful summation of the esoteric teachings of the ages.” —Huston Smith, Ph.D., Author, The Worlds Religions “Into this volume has been compressed the quintessence of a colossal learning. It is a living human document, pulsating with the mental and spiritual vibrations of a profound thinker who takes knowledge for his province and reduces whole libraries to a single tome.”—George Barron, Curator of the De Young Museum of San Francisco “Simply put, this is the most beautiful and complete occult book ever published. It represents a lifetime of research into the mythology, symbolism, and magical practices of countless cultures. From the secrets of Isis to the teachings of mystic Christianity, nearly every occult dogma imaginable is represented here…this is the definitive guide to secret societies, famous figures, and more—a must for every personal library.”—Llewellyn New Times “Manly Hall’s great work is a classic in the world’s literature. It will guide historians, philosophers, and lay seekers of esoteric wisdom for centuries.”—Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D., Apollo 14 Astronaut