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

by Louis, Sahagun

Publisher: Consortium

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781934170021, 193417002X


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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 luminary and occult scholar. His name was Manly Palmer Hall, author of the landmark encyclopedia The Secret Teachings of All Ages and the 20th century’s most prolific writer and speaker on ancient philosophies, mysticism, and magic.

Hall revealed to thousands how universal wisdom could be found in the myths and symbols of the ancient Western mystery teachings. He amassed the largest occult library west of the Mississippi and founded The Philosophical Research Society in 1934 for the purpose of providing seekers rare access to the world’s wisdom literature. He became a confidante and friend to celebrities and politicians. In 1990, he died -- some say he was killed -- in what remains an open-ended Hollywood murder mystery.

This dramatic story of Hall’s life and death provides a panorama of twentieth century mysticism and an insider’s view into a subculture that continues to have a profound influence on movies, television, music, books, art, and thought.

Author Louis Sahagun is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He contributed to a Times series on Latinos in Southern California that won a Pulitzer Prize. His work ranges from religion and the environment to crime and politics. He lives with his wife and daughter in California.

“An engrossing and informative work. This book vividly illuminates a remarkable individual who was almost larger than life in every sense of the word, and also an era in the history of Los Angeles, a place where people have always felt free to set conventionalism aside and try new spiritual paths.”
— Robert Ellwood

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

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Exploring medieval st...

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Techniques of Solomonic Magic Techniques of Solomonic Magic
Skinner, Stephen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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Discover specific magical techniques such as the invocation of the gods, the binding of demons, the use of the four demon Kings, and the construction of...

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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar
Lecouteux, Claude
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

From Abracadabra to the now famous spells of the Harry Potter series, magic words are no longer confined to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. They have become part of the popular imagination of the Western world. Passed down from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, these words and the rituals surrounding them have survived through the millennia because they work. And as scholar Claude Lecouteux reveals, often the more impenetrable they seem, the more effective they ar...

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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Choose optimal dates for job interviews, weddings, business meetings, and other important occasions. Pinpoint ideal times to plant a garden, begin new projects, conduct self-reflection, go fishing, and more. Avoid plan...

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Mar, Alex
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Witches of America follows Mar on her trip into Pag...

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