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Manly Palmer Hall. Secret Teachings of all Ages

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copiesHardcover with fold-outs in slipcase, 33.5 x 47.5 cm (13.2 x 18.7 in.), 356 pages, with companion book, 23.8 x 32.2 cm (9.4 x 7.4 in.), 256 pages, both with leatherette-bound spine and gold foil embossing; 4 prints in a portfolio, each 33.5 x 47.5 cm (13.2 x 18.7 in.), total weight 13 kg (28.60 lb)500Edition: English (Famous First Edition)Availability: In Stock
Embracing an expansive range of occult teachings, this vast encyclopedia unveils the arcane myths and mysteries of thousands of years of human civilization. First published in 1928, Manly Palmer Hall’s magnum opus has been meticulously reproduced in its original size in collaboration with his archives at the Philosophical Research Society.
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Secret Teachings of All Ages

Secret Teachings of All Ages

500

The Wisdom of the Ancients

The classic encyclopedia of the arcane in an updated edition

Renowned philosopher and lecturer Manly P. Hall’s masterful encyclopedia of ancient symbols, hidden rituals, and arcane practices has remained a classic since first published in 1928. Hall’s densely detailed writings explore topics ranging from Hermeticism to Tarot, Egyptian mythology to Pythagorean theory. Each chapter is accompanied by the vivid illustrations of artist J. Augustus Knapp, with additional images by Mihran Serailian found in the companion volume, each taking their own unique approach to nearly 60 artworks depicting occult subject matter.

The initial concept for what became known as Hall’s “Great Book”, first began in 1923 when the young Los Angeles-based orator began a months-long trip around the globe. Circumnavigating by ship, Hall visited Egypt, China and India, immersing himself in the philosophical and religious history of each country. Upon his return he spent the next seven years penning his massive compendium of philosophy and myth.

Nearly a century after its release, this iconic masterwork has been reproduced for the first time from the rare and extravagant original edition. This meticulously-restored version of Hall’s “Great Book” is also accompanied by an expansive companion book, featuring condensed summaries of each chapter of The Secret Teachings, alongside newly-discovered artworks, rare photography from Hall’s archives as well as essays from journalists Mitch Horowitz and Jessica Hundley.
The author

Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990) was a Canadian-born scholar and philosopher. He authored dozens of books and hundreds of essays and gave thousands of lectures in Los Angeles and throughout the world. He is perhaps most famous for his epic 1928 encyclopedia, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934 and was its first president, remaining so until his death in 1990. The Philosophical Research Society continues to carry on his mission to provide resources for those who seek practical and profound wisdom for the 21st century.

Manly Palmer Hall. Secret Teachings of all Ages
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies Hardcover with fold-outs in slipcase, 33.5 x 47.5 cm (13.2 x 18.7 in.), 356 pages, with companion book, 23.8 x 32.2 cm (9.4 x 7.4 in.), 256 pages, both with leatherette-bound spine and gold foil embossing; 4 prints in a portfolio, each 33.5 x 47.5 cm (13.2 x 18.7 in.), total weight 13 kg (28.60 lb)

ISBN 978-3-8365-9446-2

Edition: English (Famous First Edition)
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Łukasz Z.,August 31, 2023
Thank you for: - posting the delivery and issuing invoice to Mr. "Invalid Charset" - making me to spend 2 hours at post office to deal with this mess to get my package. - answering me: "Please note that we are not able to amend your invoice, because the order has already been processed and the document has already been generated." - do not fool a person working almost 20 years in accounting. - blocking me on Facebook for reminding you about pending invoice correction, - deleting my comments with reminders for invoice amendment on your Instagram - not answering at all to my email reminders about invoice amendment.

Amazing!

Christopher H.,August 16, 2023
This is a truly amazing edition of this book. It’s HUGE! The paper quality is superb. The details in the images are crisp. Couldn’t be happier!

Stunning!

Jay,January 8, 2023
I owned a signed copy of the 1975 Golden Anniversary Edition of this book, in addition to listening to MPH lecture at the PRS in Los Angeles, which I would visit often. Regrettably, I had to sell my book many years ago. Today, I received my Taschen edition of this classic tome, and I am blown away! It is utterly STUNNING in all respects, flawless in its design and feel! Even the packaging is stunning! The companion book is just as beautiful... and needed, I will add. Thank you for this!

Secret Teachings of All Ages

Anonymous,December 15, 2022
Wow! Taschen: Thanks so much for bringing out this edition.

Secret Teachings of All Ages

Alex M.,December 15, 2022
Wow! Taschen: Thanks so much for bringing out this edition.