The Secret Teachings of All ages
A classic since 1928, this masterly encyclopedia of ancient mythology, ritual, symbolism, and the arcane mysteries of the ages is available for the first time in a compact "reader's edition."
Like no other book of the twentieth century, Manly P. Hall's legendary The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the ancient occult and esoteric traditions of the world. Students of hidden wisdom, ancient symbols, and arcane practices treasure Hall's magnum opus above all other works.
The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Hall is a well researched anthology on many religious, philosophical and even scientific ideas developed over the centuries.
For instance, the Druids utilized magnetism to treat patients, as well as taking advantage of classic herbs like mistletoe for its marvelous absorbing properties. The Gnostics viewed Christ as a pervasive Divine Mind.
Pythagoras was a famous mathematician who also developed curative properties from musical compositions. Hall discusses the magic of metals, as well as herbalism and healing which have ancient Chinese origins. In addition, the author discusses how Islamic culture contributed to advances in science.
Overall, Hall's work is an important contribution to many fields like mathematics, physics, philosophy and world religions. The book is well researched and easy to navigate.