- Title: The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Amazon) (Goodreads)
- Author: Manly P. Hall
- Publication: Tarcher Perigee *Reprint Oct. 27, 2003*
- Genre: New Age/Metaphysical
- Pages: 768
- Format: Paperback
- Source: Given as a gift
- Rating: 5/5 stars
Manly P. Hall wrote The Secret Teachings of All Ages when he was 27 years old. Not many people his age studied the occult world more than he did.
It’s interesting that Hall published The Secret Teachings during the 1920s. After WWI, people mainly focused on living happy, materialistic lives. Esoteric philosophy was nowhere on their minds.
The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a world full of mysticism still alive in today’s society. You’ll uncover everything from alchemy symbols to the zodiac signs. What you want to know about the occult world is all in here.
Why most of the book’s content was considered hidden knowledge?
Long ago, ancient mystery followers remained silent to outsiders about their practices. The last thing they wanted is somebody tampering with their rituals. Worse, a false initiate wrecking their secret society’s existence.
The Secret Teachings includes the following subjects (and more):
- Black magic (I promise nothing spooky)
- Christian mysticism
- The Mystery Cults (Eleusinian, Mithraic, etc.)
- Pythagoras’ Life
- Tarot cards
Overall, my top three favorite chapters were about Atlantis, hermetic pharmacology, and the purpose of alchemy.
You’d want to refer to The Secret Teachings if you ever questioned the meaning behind the dollar bill or the Washington Monument.
Good news: You don’t have to read the entire book! I mean, it’s an encyclopedia, not your casual fiction novel. I’ve read the whole book because I’m a nerd like that.
Have you read The Secret Teachings of All Ages? Feel free to comment below!
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