Monday, June 14, 2010
The Secret Teachings of All Ages. In it Hall assembled some of the most fascinating and closely held aspects of myth, religion and philosophy. During his research Hall found that "Translations of classical authors could differ greatly, but in most cases the noblest thoughts were eliminated or denigrated." Thankfully for us he took the time save these teachings that they may not be lost forever. Little has changed since this book was first printed. Like an artifact pulled from the depths of the Great Pyramid itself, it is an encyclopedia of hidden wisdom and ancient symbols. From the sacred relationship of the Honey Bee, Royalty and the Fleur-De-Lis, to the writings of Hermes Trismegistus and the Emerald Tablet of Thoth. The breadth and scope of this tome is bewildering... and Hall writes with authority and sensitivity; somehow tying together seemingly unrelated subject matter that is now commonplace in modern attempts to unfurl our past. Meet the Mexican God Quetzalcoatl, The legend of Hiram Abiff, The Rosicrucians, and the arcane practices of Alchemists, and Secret Societies. Originally published in 1928, The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the ideas and mysteries that have guided mankind since it's earliest efforts at self-knowledge.