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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. when his work is properly read you become exposed to high science.you must read his work with a single eye.you must remember his words then close the door.in the private chamber the light glows and you become the seeker and guide!the lord has made a glorious day.may peace be upon you!

  2. I read the Sectet Teachings of All Ages and have purchased a few more books by Mr. Hall. I really love the insight and in my personal search for universal truths he is amongst the top of my list. I have even purchased a copy for my neice. I share his insights with certain friends.
    I just wanted you to know how great of a man I think he “is”. i look forward to many years of research into his materials and hopefully be able to come by the PRS if possible. I am a strict believer of “in order to understand God you must have equal parts math, science, art/beauty and religions. Thank you for your continued efforts to enhance the understanding of man and his surroundings. Be blessed

    Sincerely,
    Terrence M. Simpson

  3. The time has arrived that man must read ‘his own book’. The book of his own universe that is inside his own library of the soul. Then the world will be
    one as all the sages of the past have foretold. – Fernando Soave

  4. Im a African American on the path of illumination. It is extreemly difficult to find people in my ethnic group who are interested in these subjects. PLEASE feel free to forward my e-mail to anyone educated in these matters.

  5. I have read Illuminati 666, Behold a Pale Horse and currenly reading Inside Freemasonry. I was told about this site thru a family member and what I have read so far regarding Mr. Hall is quite astonding. I am looking forward to future reading material about this author.

  6. I am writing a book that includes much info about Rosicrucian History. Who can I talk to regarding Manly P. Hall’s family tree?

  7. This is a great Web Site dedicated to our teacher and friend MANLY P. HALL. But unfortunately there are porn posts at The Manly P. Hall Archive Discussion Forum’s which must be delated. This forum needs a moderator .
    Peace and best regards
    Alex

  8. I am very interesting about all which concern Manly P. Hall and his noble effort towards the Suprem Wisdom and the Divine Sophia.
    Giustiniano.

  9. hi, everybody. Help me to spread Manly Hall’s work throughout the world. I’ like to translate his lectures into Bulgarian and Russian. To be honest verry few people know Manly Hall in Europe. I need his lectures to translate them. If anybody can send them to me, he will make a greate deed. But I don not need audio because it hard to translate from audio. I need texts.

  10. Hi Sidhart
    I live in Bulgaria, am English and am interested in your idea to translate Manly Hall’s work into Bulgarian, if you think i can help get in touch

  11. Hi Jennie,
    I think most people should become familiar with our teacher’s work. The way he presents his lectures is both modern and true. My e-mail is sidhart@abv.bg. I am waiting to see mail from you!
    Sidhart

  12. I was introduced to Manly P. Hall through the video Riddles in Stone. Though the video didnt outright say that this man was evil or bad, I was left with that impression.

    Since seeing that video, I had begun to study Hermetic philosophy and seeing another reference to MPH, I decided to look into who this man is and what he has done.

    I now know different than my first impression. Manly P. Hall was a great man, and had done much good for the world. I am starting my reading of his Secret Teachings of All Ages and look forward to the knowledge he has shared with us all.

    Thank you Mr. Hall.

  13. Hi There –

    Maybe you can help me – I’ve recently put together a spiritually themed film, and in one scene, one of the characters holds a copy of “The Secret Teachings of All Ages and we have included one or two quick shots of the interior of the book.

    It is a low budget film and may never get distribution, but if it does, we will need to seek permission from the estate in order to keep those shots in the film. Can you direct me to whom I might seek permission from?

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

  14. hi all- i run the MPH myspace page- wanted to let you all know about the MPH biography coming out in late May! ‘MASTER OF THE MYSTERIES: the life of Manly Palmer Hall’ by Louis Sahagun. on Process Media, inc. i’ve got more stuff about it at the site, including an amazing cover photo of MPH! hope the book is accurate to ‘the work’…

  15. Jonathan, If the book is a recent publishing, you should contact the publishers. The contact information is in the inside cover. You may also want to contact Mitch Horowitz who is the one responsible for recently republishing the book. You can also reshoot the take with an old copy of the book if a mock version of one and not worry about copyright infringement.

  16. One cannot simply pick up a copy of “secret teachings” and begin his study of universal mysteries. Mr Hall was an initiate of a discipline few even know exists, and his discourses will go completely over the heads of any not already well along in the search for God. That’s as it should be, as there are natural forces accessible to man that are quite beyond even the imagination of the masses, and cannot be entrusted to the untried.
    Although by no means the only one, he is arguably the most important single voice in modern times on occult matters. Properly understood his teachings are beyond revealing, they are astonishing. A required study for any who are serious about “parting the veil”.

  17. Greetings. The Manly P. Hall biography, MASTER OF THE MYSTERIES: THE LIFE OF MANLY PALMER HALL, is now available in stores or through the Process Media website.

    Enjoy!
    Jodi Wille
    Editor

  18. the ancient spirit of the philosphers of old were upon manly p hall”s life,and he was being used as vessel to convey this immortal wisdom to all of mankind. their are no boundaries that imprison the beautiful truths of knowlege. the mere concept and thought that lingers in every soul longs for the truth that has been veiled by the ions of time. the simple minded can not even begin to probe the mordial depths of manly p hall”s intellectual insight that he envisioned. the invisible walls that governed our natural senses are a stumbling block to those , who live without a desire to seek those things beyong the threshold of human understanding.

  19. Respect to Manly P. Hall and his contributions to the world.

    This is in reply to the person named Knowledge that posted. You did not leave an e-mail address on there so there is no way I can contact you.

  20. Freemasonry at its core as well as ALL the ancient mystery schools payed homage to and in fact worshipped the sun symbologically but in a very real way the “being” that was in fact thought of to be the bearer of light. lucifer.
    Now how anyone could in fact deduce that lucifer was truly God and associated with love and other positive aspects I can only imagine but one thing is for sure he WAS the “giver” of wisdom, knowledge and understanding but he was and is the father of lies and comes as an angel of light. not surprising that he has deceived the whole world.
    I know some may say that Christianity is just another type of sun worship in the form of the SON of God but it is a fact that ALL other religions and belief systems stem from the same source except TRUE christianity, not catholicism which is just the mystery schools with a cloak and facade of Christianity. TRUE christianity is the ONLY “religion” if you will, that says you CAN NOT earn your way to heaven through iniation and degrees. All others teach throught metaphysical alchemy mankind will attain Godhood.. which is highly reminiscent of wat Satan aka lucifer said in the Garden of Eden. In the form of a serpent which ALL mystery schools associated with WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE, he beguiled man and woman into believing that he could free them from the “oppresion” of God the Father by saying in Genesis 3:5; ” For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    ALL OF THE LEADERS OF THE “TRUTH” MOVEMENT; TSARION, JORDAN MAXWELL, DAVID ICKE AND OTHERS SAY THAT CHRISTIANITY IS JUST BORROWED SUN WORSHIP. HARDLY TRUTH. LOOK INTO BILL COOPER AND HIS ‘MYSTERY BABYLON’ SERIES. IT IS A FIFTY HOUR AUDIO STUDY AND I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU ALL FIND IT. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE AT THE TIME (EARLY 90’s) THAT SAID THAT THE MYSTERY SCHOOLS VIEW CHRISTIANITY AS A KNOCK OFF AND A PERVERSION BUT IT IS THE MYSTERY SCHOOLS THAT ARE A PERVERSION OF THE TRUTH BY THOSE IN ANTIQUITY THAT KNEW THE PROMISES GOD HAD MADE TO MAN ABOUT THE COMING MESSIAH AND SATAN WITH HIS FALLEN ANGLES INSTITUTED ALL THE VARYING SHADES OF THE MYSTERY SCHOOLS MASQUERADING AS LIGHT AND TRUTH. IF YOU WANT THE ‘MYSTERY BABYLON’ SERIES FEEL FREE TO ASK AND I WILL SEND IT TO YOU ASAP.

  21. Sorry,. i don’t speak english.
    Indudablemenmte el maestro fue un verdadero iluminado. espero que siga difundiendose su obra. Gracias por el sitio.
    Fraternalmente
    Abu Sarga

  22. I am looking for a book that teaches a person how to meditate. I feel that their are advantages in regards to a person being able to reconnect with his or her inner self. In Masonry we refer to members as travelers but I really didn’t understand what “traveler” actually meant. I can assume it means being able to meditate on a level where you can project your inner self to a place that is unseen by the human eye but I don’t know how to confirm it or do it. All my life I has felt spiritual connected with myself. In meaning, I feel things and are unable to fully understand how I am able to come to whatever conclusion I deem is right. I think if I was able to recieve the proper “training” that I can project myself on levels beyond the average person comprehension. I have read in several articles that the egyptians have explored or are the originators of this thought process. Anyways, what are some recommended books or training that I can recieved to accomplish this goal?

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