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The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, or the Secret of Hiram Abiff

by Manly P. Hall

(According to Wikipedia)
Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) 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[1] [2] when he was 27 years old.

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).[3] In 1973 (47 years after writing The Secret Teachings of All Ages), Hall was recognized as a 33º Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite), at a ceremony held at PRS on December 8,1973.[4][5]). Interestingly, the definitive Manly Palmer Hall Archive states that Hall received the 33º, “despite never being initiated into the physical craft.”[6]

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.


* Selected Major Works
o The Secret Teachings of All Ages, 1928 PRS
o Meditation Symbols In Eastern & Western Mysticism-Mysteries of the Mandala, The Philosophical Research Society,Inc.,1988. ISBN 0-89314-543-2
o The Lost Keys Of Freemasonry ,1923
* Other Books & Texts
+ LECTURES ON ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY: An Introduction to Practical Ideals
+ The Adepts Series PRS
o Lady of Dreams: A fable in the manner of the Chinese (Los Angeles, 1943)
o Lectures on Ancient Philosophy—An Introduction to the Study and Application of Rational Procedure, The Hall Publishing Company, Los Angeles, First Edition, 1929, Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins (chapter 19)
o Introduction to Max Heindel’s Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, 1933 [2],
* Essays
o ATLANTIS, An Interpretation
o Symbolic Essays
o Noah and His Wonderful Ark
o The Fraternity of the Rosecross From: The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall. PRS., 1928

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