'Manly Palmer Hall 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, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus, and which he published at the age of 27.
'He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult.' - P.R.S.
This post includes five of his discourses as YouTube videos, and links to further sources.
In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society (PRS) in Los Angeles, California, dedicating it to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems....
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.
MANLY P. HALL ON YOUTUBE
THE MANLY P. HALL ARCHIVE
PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
Philosophy: from the ancient Greeks for whom phileo meant “love” and sophia meant “wisdom.”
'As elementary and apparent as it may seem, this one word, this “love of wisdom,” raises two profound questions: what is love, and what is wisdom? With such inquiry, we are instantly confronted with the challenge of two great mysteries.
'The Greeks may have often spoken in diverse ways about the meaning of philosophy: greedy for wisdom, lusting after wisdom, pursuing wisdom as the way of personal glory… Yet much more did they insist in the loving of wisdom. In so doing, the term “love” meant giving one’s affectionate attention and unselfconscious care in the pursuit of wisdom.' - P.R.S. site
Jacob's Ladder That Leads To The Stars
Magnetic Fields of the Human Body and Their Functions
Value of Astrology in Self Analysis
Making the Best Possible Use of Time