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Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions
because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

~ The Buddha [Kalama Sutra]

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Manly P. Hall

Manly P. Hall 1929
Manly Palmer Hall
(18 March 1901 - 29 August 1990)

A world-renowned authority on philosophy, comparative religion and the esoteric doctrines of antiquity.

Founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the ensoulment of all arts, sciences, and crafts.

He was a Canadian-born author and mystic.

He is perhaps most famous for his work -
The Secret Teachings of All Ages — An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy , published in 1928 at the age of 26, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus.

On 8th December 1973, he was recognized as a 33 degree Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite) - at a ceremony held at PRS - despite never being initiated into the physical craft.

In his over 70-year career, Mr. Hall authored more than 150 books and essays, and delivered over 8000 lectures in the U.S. and abroad, in his multi-faceted role as a teacher of the universal laws through which the creating principle manifests itself.

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Monday, 08 December 2014 00:54

Landmarks of Esoteric Literature

Landmarks of Esoteric Literature
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall

1 - Francis Bacon - "The New Atlantis"
2 - Knorr von Rosenroth - "The Kabbala Unveiled"
3 - Arthur Edward Waite - "The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross"
4 - Mary Ann Atwood - "A Suggestive Inquiry Into the Hermetic Mystery"
5 - Blavatsky - "The Secret Doctrine"

Monday, 08 December 2014 00:40

Invisible Bodies of Men

Invisible Bodies of Men in Hindu Philosophy
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall

1 - The Sthula Sharira - Physical Body and Its Attributes
2 - The Living Shariri - the Etheric and Vital Bodies - Their Function
3 - The Kamaru Pa - the Emotional Nature and Its Activities
4 - The Rupa and Arupa Manas - Vehicles of the Concrete and Abstract Mind
5 - The Buddhic Sheath - the Seat of the Intuitive People

Monday, 08 December 2014 00:14

Great Legends of the World

Interpreting Great Legends of the World
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall

1 - Mystery of the Iron Tower - India
2 - The Gesar Khan - Tibet
3 - The Court of the Sea King - Japan
4 - The Queen of Heaven - China
5 - The Golden Legend - Europe

Monday, 08 December 2014 00:02

Greek and Roman Deities

Greek and Roman Deities
as Personifications of Divine Principles
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall

1 - Divine Dynasty - Uranus, Cronus and Zeus
2 - Circle of the Twelve Olympian Deities
3 - Children of Zeus - Secondary Order of the Gods & Mortals
4 - Heroes - Offspring of the Gods & Mortals
5 - Neoplatonic Key to the Grand Cycle of Myths

Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

Great Polarities

The Great Polarities
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall

1 - Heaven & Earth
2 - God & Man
3 - Truth & Error
4 - Good & Evil
5 - Heart & Mind

Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

Five-Fold Nature of the Self

The Five-Fold Nature of the Self
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall

1 - The Self That Senses
2 - The Self That Thinks
3 - The Self That Wills
4 - The Self That Grows
5 - The Real Self

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