The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall

By Manly P. Hall

A vintage on account that 1928, this masterly encyclopedia of old mythology, ritual, symbolism, and the arcane mysteries of the a while is obtainable for the 1st time in a compact "reader's edition."

Like no different e-book of the 20th century, Manly P. Hall's mythical The mystery Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the traditional occult and esoteric traditions of the realm. scholars of hidden knowledge, historic symbols, and arcane practices treasure Hall's magnum opus specially different works.

whereas many hundreds of thousands of copies have offered on account that its preliminary book in 1928, The mystery Teachings of All Ages has formerly been to be had in simple terms in outsized, pricey variations. For the 1st time, Hall's celebrated vintage is now released in an inexpensive alternate paperback quantity. actually hundreds and hundreds of entries shine an extraordinary mild on probably the most attention-grabbing and heavily held elements of fantasy, faith, and philosophy from during the centuries.

multiple hundred line drawings and a sixteen-page colour insert reproduce many of the most interesting illustrations of the unique publication, whereas reset and reformatted textual content makes this variation of The mystery Teachings of All Ages newly available to readers far and wide.

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The Druid temples of places of religious worship were not patterned after those of other nations. Most of their ceremonies were performed at night, either in thick groves of oak trees or around open-air altars built of great uncut stones. How these masses of rock were moved ahs not been satisfactorily explained. The most famous of their altars, a great stone ring of rocks, is Stonehenge, in Southwestern England. This structure, laid out on an astronomical basis, still stands, a wonder of antiquity.

To this was attributed the power of drawing the fire of the gods down from heaven at the priest's command This specially cut stone was a burning glass, by which the sun's rays were concentrated to light the altar fires. The Druids also had other symbolic implements, such as the peculiarly shaped golden sickle with which they cut the mistletoe from the oak, and the cornan, or scepter, in the form of a crescent, symbolic of the sixth day of the increasing moon and also of the Ark of Noah. An early initiate of the Druidic Mysteries related that admission to their midnight ceremony was gained by means of a glass boat, called Cwrwg Gwydrin.

This is a legitimate method of for to those able to realize the sacred significance of the threefold head a great mystery is revealed. However, in the presence of such applications of symbology in Christian art, it is scarcely proper to consider the philosophers of other faiths as benighted if, like the Hindus, they have a three-faced Brahma, or, like the Romans, a two-faced Janus. p. 20 always followed by the process of dissolution. According to Spencer, however, disintegration took place only that reintegration might follow upon a higher level of being.

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