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Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall (2008)

by Louis Sahagun

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Hall's life was fascinating and this book was as well. Easy to read and entertaining. It's near impossible to find any good information of substance about Manly P. Hall on the internet, so this book answered a lot of the questions about him that I could find no where else. Whether you're a fan of Mr. Hall's work or not, you will enjoy this look inside his life. I think the overall message is that while Hall was a very intelligent, cultured man with friends in high places and lots of money in the bank, he had his downfalls and weaknesses like all of us do. This is an addictive read that I just couldn't put down and I highly recommend it. ( )
  awholtzapple | Jun 20, 2012 |
Biography of a neglected important figure in Mysticism and Magic. Manly Palmer Hall is a figure is cut large both in the physical sense and in the Occult world. This was a young man who was made the pastor of the Church of the People in Los Angeles at the age of 18 or 19. He wrote his magnum opus at the age of 28 "THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES". This biography reveals Manly as the human he was however accomplished. Warts and all! It goes into his relationships with both his wives, the unfortunate sad first one Fay and the strange second one Marie. The Philosophical Research Society that Manly founded in his 30s still exists and has in the last few years has achieved one Manly's great hopes, that of being accredited for university courses of study. Will Manly Palmer Hall's legacy survive? Only time will tell. Read the book and decide for yourself. ( )
1 vote | Suralon | Sep 11, 2008 |
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On the evening of May 26, 1990, Manly Palmer Hall, the 20th Century's most prolific writer on Ancient philosophies, mysticism and magic, entered the imposing Scottish Rite Temple on Wilshire Boulevard in a wheelchair, looking frightfully pale and weak.
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Biography of a neglected important figure in Mysticism and Magic.

Manly Palmer Hall is a figure is cut large both in the physical sense and in the Occult world. This was a young man who was made the pastor of the Church of the People in Los Angeles at the age of 18 or 19. He wrote his magnum opus at the age of 28 "THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES". This biography reveals Manly as the human he was however accomplished. Warts and all! It goes into his relationships with both his wives, the unfortunate sad first one Fay and the strange second one Marie. The Philosophical Research Society that Manly founded in his 30s still exists and has in the last few years has achieved one Manly's great hopes, that of being accredited for university courses of study. Will Manly Palmer Hall's legacy survive? Only time will tell. Read the book and decide for yourself.
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“And for anyone wishing to learn more about Manly Hall, Louis Sahagun's gripping biography is an insightful look at the life and times of one of the last century's most important mystical thinkers.”—The Fortean Times

In 1919, a Canadian teenager with a sixth grade education arrived by train to the wilds of Los Angeles. Within a decade he had transformed himself into a world-renowned occult scholar.

His name was Manly Palmer Hall, author of the landmark publication The Secret Teachings of All Ages, regarded as the best introduction to Western esoteric ideas, and the founder of the Philosophical Research Society, which houses one of the biggest occult libraries in the United States.

Hall became the twentieth century’s most prolific writer and speaker on ancient philosophies, mysticism, and magic, and a confidant of Hollywood celebrities and politicians. In 1990, he died—some say he was strangled—in what remains an open-ended Hollywood murder mystery worthy of Raymond Chandler.

Master of The Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall offers an intimate portrait of this elusive luminary who set as his life’s work the daunting task of reconciling scientific reason with ancient wisdom—issues that seekers and scientists still struggle with today.

Author Louis Sahagun draws from Hall’s massive archives and a wealth of interviews to provide an insider’s view of the birth of a metaphysical subculture that continues to have a profound influence on movies, television, music, books, art, and thought.

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