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Manly P Hall

It is claimed that Hall was made a knight patron of the Masonic Research Group of San Francisco in 1953, although he was not raised as a Mason until 22 November 1954 into Jewel Lodge No. 374 , San Francisco. He later received his 32° in the Valley of San Francisco AASR (SJ).[5] On December 8, 1973 (47 years after writing The Secret Teachings of All Ages), Hall was recognized as a 33°Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite) at a ceremony held at the Philosophical Research Society (PRS)[6][7]). The definitive Manly Palmer Hall Archive states that Hall received the 33°, "despite never being initiated into the physical craft."[8]

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. He appears in the introduction to the 1938 film When Were You Born, a murder mystery that uses astrology as a key plot point.

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The Regeneration of the Soul

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I did not mean for this to get this long...sorry I am wordy!In MPH's short essay on Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire, in part three titled The Sacred Fire In the Spine and the Brain he quotes HP Blatvatsky on the different parts of the human body…Continue

Lecture Torrent

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If you want to download 4 gigs of mp3 lectures by Dr.Manly P Hall, here are the links

The Initiates of the Flame

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The Greatest Of Mystery SchoolsThe world is the schoolroom of God. Our being in school does not make us learn, but within that school is the…Continue

Mystical Poetry of Manly P. Hall

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The AbsoluteWould you storm my Mystery andSeek to findThat which is behind my veil-Oblivion?Then senseless, being-less, creation-lessThou…Continue

His Books

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages…Continue

Alchemical Manuscripts

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Comment by Nemo on November 30, 2012 at 5:51pm

The Rose Garden 

Is For

The One Who Loves The Roses

The transcendental sphere is not for those

who would run away from living, but rather

for those who would hasten forth toward life.

It is hard to describe the difference in motives,

but once they are experienced, the differences are obvious.

The element of ulterior motive is involved'

that certain deceit about many of our impulses

which are inspired by a phase of selfishness, or self-pity

or egotism, or even ambition.

A textbook on the art of Chinese poetry 

explains the matter simply. Three manners of men

attempt to write poetry. ( In Taoism, poetry is a symbol

of harmonious or rhythmic living.)  The first and the

lowest of these composes rhymes and verse to sell,

and his motive is profit. He never can truly become a poet.

The second composes his lyrical visions to impress

others with his superior abilities, or in the hope that

they will advance him in reputation or preferment...

his motives are ambition, and he never can be a poet.

The third class... and their number is comparatively small

are compelled only by the universal impulse ob beauty.

Poetry writes itself through them.

Desiring neither profit or fame but moved

by an irresistible impulse to express poetry,

they alone are the poets.

They have no personal motive but a 

universal motive possesses them.

It is the joy of beauty and nature to reveal itself.

Manly Palmer Hall's

Self Unfoldment 


Disciplines Of Realization

From a Chapter on 'Motive'

Comment by Daniel Silversun on October 4, 2012 at 12:28pm

Comment by william23 on September 30, 2012 at 9:10pm

i got mine on amazon < here is a link to the same one,   

there are three different books i got the last one because it contained his essays and his poems witch i really wanted.

here is a description of all three

Comment by william23 on September 29, 2012 at 9:48pm

Bought Manly P Halls Collected Writings Volume 3 a couple of weeks ago and it finally arrived today, Gonna be up all night! What a great Man.

Comment by Kyle on September 14, 2012 at 12:31am

Greetings all!

I was fortunate to have acces to a first edition of STOAA,(secret teachings) for many years, I eventually found my own copy and through reading this book, gravitated towards masonry, I am proud to be IPM of my Lodge, SW of another and HP of my RA, will soon be perfected into a RC chapter.

Amazing what one book can do to change your life!

Comment by ॐBlessedॐ on September 12, 2012 at 10:39am

Comment by Nemo on August 14, 2012 at 10:06am

"In this volume, Mr Hall set forth his

basic researches on the BROTHERHOOD


Comment by Nemo on August 14, 2012 at 9:55am

"I desire nothing more fervently

than to be the least in least in your Order,

so that I may satisfy the curious

and hungry ears of men through dependable

propagation and expansion of your honor and fame."

Quote and illustration by Robert Fludd

From A Chapter in "Orders Of The Universal Reformation"

By Manly P. Hall

Comment by michael alaska on August 13, 2012 at 2:26pm

 To be honest, OF the many many books I own he is at the top 5 of my must read , their are others but few with his brand of knowledge.

One of the greats

Comment by michael alaska on August 13, 2012 at 2:23pm

you might try this site you can find this work discussed in Manly's books,


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