Manly P. Hall: An Author Highlight

What do Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan, and the occult have in common?

Nope, not the Illuminati.

These notable figures have read books from the occult philosopher Manly P. Hall. Hall’s The Secret Destiny of America influenced Reagan’s speeches. Meanwhile, Presley wanted to meet Hall in California after reading The Secret Teachings of All Ages (review). Fearing he would meet up with fan mobs, he sent his wife Priscilla in his stead.

I came across Hall through my interest in Atlantis. Various books on the lost continent have briefly mentioned him.


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Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990) was born in Peterborough, Ontario. With his parents divorced, he temporarily stayed with his grandmother in South Dakota. When she passed away, Hall moved to California where his mystic journey began.


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Hall wrote extensively on arcane symbolism, secret societies, and lost ancient knowledge throughout his life. He wrote over 150 publications on esoteric topics and delivered over 8,000 speeches. One of Hall’s first books was on Freemasonry before he officially joined the brotherhood. He became a 33˚ Freemason (Scottish Rite) in 1973.

In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society(PRS) in Los Angeles.  People from all over can visit the site and read the books Hall has collected in his research library. Eager learners can attend classes for a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and master degrees in consciousness studies and transformational psychology.

Someday, I’m visiting the PRS! I already see myself buying many books from the official bookstore!

BOOKS (more on Amazon & Goodreads)

  1. The Initiates of the Flame (1922)
  2. The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (1923)
  3. The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
  4. The Pineal Gland: The Eye of God (1934)
  5. The Occult Anatomy of Man (1937)
  6. Healing: The Divine Art (1943)
  7. The Secret Destiny of America (1944)
  8. The Mystical Christ (1951)
  9. Reincarnation: The Cycle of Necessity (1979)
  10. The Spiritual Centers of Man (1987)


Man’s status in the natural world is determined therefore by the quality of his thinking.” –The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)

All things manifesting in the lower world exist at first in the intangible rings of the upper spheres, so that creation is, in truth, the process of making tangible the intangible by extending the intangible into various, vibratory rates.” –The Qabbalah, The Secret Doctrine of Israel (2012)

“The pineal gland is a link between the consciousness of man and the invisible world of Nature. Whenever the arc of the pituitary body contacts this gland there are flashes of temporary clairvoyance, but the process of making these two work together consistently is one regularly not only years but lives of consecration and special physiological and biological training. This third eye is the Cyclopean eye of the ancients, for it was an organ of conscious vision long before the physical eyes formed, although vision was a sense of cognition rather than sight in those ancient days.” –Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire (1927)


Manly P. Hall – Cause & Effect in Mental Process


Manly P. Hall – Pineal Gland & the Endocrine System


Manly P. Hall- Unseen Forces that Affect Our Lives *comes in five parts*

  • The Living Universe Beyond our Sensory Perceptions
  • Demonism in the 20th century
  • Obsession and Spirit Possession
  • Thought Forces and Psychic Ghosts
  • Secret Powers and Why We Should Not Use Them


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I Dreamed About A Dead Writer (An Author Highlight)

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I dreamed I was standing in front of a giant leather-bound journal with a doorknob. An elderly woman appeared by the door.

“Welcome to the sacred knowledge,” The woman announced.

I woke up from this dream right as the door opened. I’ve seen the woman before on the internet: Dolores Cannon. The leather-bound door from my dream almost looked like the journal on the cover of Cannon’s book (no key though): The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge.

The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge (Amazon) (Goodreads)

This was before I’ve read the book and created the book review about it.

At first, I thought she was still alive during the time I had the dream.


I’ve discovered later she passed away in 2014. I had the dream in 2015. So yeah, I’ve dreamed about a dead writer. It’s kind of cool and creepy at the same time.

Who was Dolores Cannon?

Author Dolores Cannon (1931-2014) via Collective Evolution

Dolores Cannon was a past life regression hypnotherapist. She worked with her husband helping clients with common problems with fears, addiction, and weight issues. She didn’t get into past life sessions until one hypnotized client recalled her past life as a 1920s flapper. After this eventful meeting, she dove deeper into the study of past lives, wrote books on the subject, and established her own publication company: The Ozark Mountain Publishing. Cannon lived in Arkansas.

Which topics Cannon covers in her books? 

  • Past lives
  • UFO/Aliens
  • Atlantis/Lemuria
  • Life on other planets
  • Nostradamus’ prophecies
  • The world’s mysterious sites (Bermuda Triangle, Stonehenge, etc.)
  • Jesus
  • The Essenes

How many books she has written?

According to Dolores Cannon’s Latest Books, she has written nineteen. A few more are listed on her page on Paper Back Swap.

How did she pass away?

Honestly, I only found vague answers. Some websites only mention she had an “accident”, recovered shortly in a hospital, but passed away eventually in her sleep.



To sum things up, I thank Dolores Cannon for recommending her books in my dreams. The metaphysical topics she uncovers match perfectly with my interests!

UFOs? Sweet!

Past lives in Atlantis? Heck yes!

I might as well read all of her books!

Have you met any dead authors in your dreams?


Author Highlight: Zecharia Sitchin

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Author Profile Tibits

  • Zecharia Sitchin was born on July 11, 1920 in Azerbajan Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), raised in Palestine,  and died in New York City on October 9, 2010. He was ninety years old.
  • Attended the University of London studying economics
  • Worked as an editor and journalist in Israel
  • Stationed at the Allied Command in Jerusalem during WWII
  • Studied Sumerian cuneiform on his own
  • Published The 12th Planet, the first book of the Earth Chronicles series, in 1976

According to Sitchin’s official website, October 9 is “Annual Sitchin Studies” Day. I haven’t read any of his books yet but he has been mentioned numerous times in the TV series Ancient Aliens and Spirit Science’s “Human History Movie”. Basically, Sitchin believed (after studying certain Sumerian text for thirty years) humans were created by the Anunnaki, an ancient alien race from the distant planet Nibiru. They came to Earth to retrieve gold to restore their planet’s failing atmosphere. Mining gold wasn’t going to be easy by themselves so they created humans to do the work for them.

Critics had a blast ripping this theory apart.

I have requested Sitchin’s The 12th Planet from the library about a month ago. It’ll take a while since the book has to be transferred from an out-of-state library. I’m a patient girl and I have billions of other books I’m reading at the moment!

If you read The 12th Planet or any other books written by Zecharia Sitchin, please do share your experiences.  ^_^