About

Manly P. HallManly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus, and which he published at the age of 25 (or 27, 1928)

He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult.

Carl Jung, when writing Psychology and Alchemy, borrowed material from Hall’s private collection.

In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society (PRS) in Los Angeles, California, dedicating it to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems. The PRS claims to be non-sectarian and entirely free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control, and the Society’s programs stress the need for the integration of philosophy, religion, and science into one system of instruction. The PRS Library, a public facility devoted to source materials in obscure fields, has many rare and scarce items now impossible to obtain elsewhere.

In 1973 (47 years after writing The Secret Teachings of All Ages), Hall was recognized as a 33º Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite), at a ceremony held at PRS on December 8th, despite never being initiated into the physical craft.

In his over 70-year career, Hall delivered approximately 8,000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.

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  1. I would also like a copy please. Do let me know how to arrange for this. Thank you kindly. LD.

  2. hey there!
    I’m trying to contact someone at Manly’s estate. I wanted to use a portion of a talk he gave in part of a musical composition I made and I wanted to clear this with whomever is in charge of these materials. Is that you or can you direct me accordingly?

    Thank You!
    Christopher Hoffman

  3. Yes Mr Dizon, I too would love a copy…. how will we do this? MPH has been such an inspiration to all of my philosophical learning. Everyday for years now I listen to his lectures (differing ones). It has truly helped me and in turn others because his wisdom is ageless.

  4. Thank you Manly P Hall. His work continues to inspire and hold a mirror to my actions and thoughts. A great teacher and an eternal light bearer.

  5. Thank you for having this site, I’d heard so much about him that was negative that I had a hard time believing it. The occult is not my favorite subject, I am glad that his objective was to discourage people from getting into it, some people don’t care and they don’t have any consideration for them. I have learned a lot from this site.

  6. Hello! I would like to obtain a copy of the late Mr. Hall’s personal library catalogue.

    As I hope to one day, follow in his footsteps.

  7. Hello,

    I too would adore any copies of any of his materials. I have been listening to his lectures on youtube and find his direction of mental alchemy completely in line with my own. I could no find any physical text copies. I would be extremely grateful for any of his texts.

  8. Greetings,
    I recently made an electronic music album that featured a heavily processed dialogue sample from one of Manly P. Hall’s lectures on the opening track “Spelunk”. At the time I released it I didn’t realize I needed clearance for this type of sample, so I’m attempting to set things right. The album is thematically similar to many of the ideas and topics Mr. Hall frequently discussed. I was also hoping to help popularize Mr. Hall so more people can become familiar with his life’s work.
    Thanks for your time.

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