December 1, 2022




By Howard Nema

In understanding the global elite’s age old quest for the New World Order there are many pieces required to complete the puzzle.  

The Mysteries are the foundation of this puzzle. To understand the Mysteries we should take some time to research the great and heralded adept of the secret societies, 33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall, who was a wunderkind of the elite and whose notorious work, THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES” fills in many of the missing pieces of the puzzle.

The book, first conceived in 1921 and written from 1926-1928 illustrates and adds considerable understanding to the psyche of the elite in what they believe is required to achieve a peaceful world.

A world, I might add that is completely under their control.

You see, the elite believe that peace and social change toward man’s perfection can only be attained by war and chaos. Out of this chaos will come order.  

The New World Order.    In fact, this conclusion was confirmed by the results of a study was conducted in 1908 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and led to World War One and all conflicts since. 

These elitists  believe that only a few mature minds exist in the world and that they alone possess the intellect and therefore the duty to rule the world as they see fit.  

They believe that the bulk mass of humanity are not unlike animals, who do not have intellect and those who have intellect but do not use their intellect are not unlike animals who do not have intellect and are therefore “beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and consent.”

Here  is a link to the full PDF of the book:

The following is a complete audio book rendition of Manly P. Hall’s  “The Secret Teachings of All Ages”:

Manly Palmer Hall was born in Peterborough, Ontario,  Canada on March 18, 1901 and died on August 29, 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

He was a 33rd Degree Freemason, author and  Luciferian mystic best known for his 1928 work, The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

His mother, Louise Palmer Hall was a member of the Rosicrucian Fellowship and a practitioner of black magic rituals.  He never knew his father, who was a dentist named William S. Hall.

Manly P. Hall moved from Canada to Los Angeles, California in 1919 with his maternal grandmother to reunite with his birth mother, who was living in Santa Monica, and as a result was almost immediately drawn to the arcane world of mysticism, esoteric philosophies, and their underlying Luciferian principles.

Hall delved deep into “teachings of lost and hidden traditions, the golden verses of Hindu gods, Greek philosophers, Christian mystics, and the spiritual treasures waiting to be found within one’s own soul.” Less than a year later, Hall booked his first lecture on the topic of reincarnation.

A tall, imposing, confident and charismatic speaker who soon took over as preacher of the Church of the People in 1919, at Trinity Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles, he read voraciously on “comparative religion, philosophy, sociology and psychology,” and “seemingly overnight became a one-stop source of an astonishing range of eclectic spiritual material that resonates with the intellect, and the subconscious.”

Hall was ordained a minister in the Church of the People on May 17, 1923, and “a few days later, he was elected permanent pastor of the church.”

His first publications consisted of two small pamphlets, “The Breastplate of the High Priest” (1920), and “Wands and Serpents.”

Between 1921 and 1923 he wrote three books, The Initiates of the Flame published in October 1922, The Ways of the Lonely Ones published in 1922, and The Lost Keys of Freemasonry published in March 1923.

During the early 1920s, Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter Estelle—members of a family that controlled a valuable oil field in Ventura County, California—began “sending a sizeable portion of their oil income to Hall,” who used the money to travel and acquire a substantial personal library of ancient literature.

Hall’s “first trip around the world to study the lives, customs and religions of countries in Asia and Europe,” which commenced December 5, 1923, was paid for by donations from Carolyn Lloyd and his congregation.

Later in 1928, at the age of 27 years, he published An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages, which is more commonly referred to as The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

The major books which followed include The Dionysian Artificers (1936), Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians (1937), and Masonic Orders of Fraternity (1950).

Hall became sufficiently known and respected as a lecturer and interpreter of the writings of the ancients, and the most useful and practical elements of classical idealism, that he successfully appealed, through advertisements and word of mouth, for funds to finance the book that became The Secret Teachings of All Ages, whose original cost of publication in 1928 was estimated to be $150,000, although the price of individual copies varied.

According to original subscription agreements on file at the Philosophical Research Society, editions were sold by subscription for $75 on a pre-publication basis, but “the price of this edition after delivery by the printer is understood to be One Hundred Dollars.”

Under the subscription terms, $15 was due at signing of the agreement, and “the balance of Sixty Dollars in four equal monthly payments each.”

The H.S. Crocker Company of San Francisco agreed to publish the book “if Hall could secure the interest of book designer John Henry Nash, who  had worked as a printer to the Vatican”, and he did.

The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934, by Manly Palmer Hall to promote the study of the world’s wisdom literature.

Its current president is Obadiah S. Harris, Ph.D. Under Dr. Harris, in 2000 Philosophical Research Society created and doing business as the University of Philosophical Research.

The University offers two nationally accredited Master’s programs (M.A. in Consciousness Studies and M.A. in Transformational Psychology) and a newly approved Bachelor of Arts program in Liberal Studies in 2014.    All degree programs are online.

PRS offers lectures, films and readings to the public. It maintains a research library of over 50,000 volumes, and also sells and publishes metaphysical and spiritual books, mostly those authored by Hall.

Its headquarters are in Los Angeles, California. The building at 3910 Los Feliz Boulevard and was designed by architect Robert Stacy-Judd and designated as a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument.

After The Secret Teachings of All Ages was published, Hall “went from being just another earnest young preacher in the City of Angels to becoming an icon of the increasingly influential metaphysical movement sweeping the country in the 1920s.

His book challenged assumptions about society’s spiritual roots and made people look at them in new ways.” 

Hall dedicated The Secret Teachings of All Ages to “the proposition that concealed within the emblematic figures, allegories and rituals of the ancients is a secret doctrine concerning the inner mysteries of life, which doctrine has been preserved in toto among a small band of initiated minds.”

As one writer put it: “The result was a gorgeous, dreamlike book of mysterious symbols, concise essays and colorful renderings of mythical beasts rising out of the sea, and angelic beings with lions’ heads presiding over somber initiation rites in torch-lit temples of ancestral civilizations that had mastered latent powers beyond the reach of modern man.”

In 1988, Hall himself wrote: “The greatest knowledge of all time should be available to the twentieth century not only in the one shilling editions of the Bohn Library in small type and shabby binding, but in a book that would be a monument, not merely a coffin. John Henry Nash agreed with me.”

More than 80 years later, “with more than a million copies sold, The Secret Teachings of All Ages remains one of the most popular introductions to esoteric traditions.”

The 1928 first editions of The Secret Teachings of All Ages are considered classic examples of the printing and bookbinding arts, with the later reprinted versions in the original format of considerably lesser quality.

There were five editions, whose copies were numbered:  the first or Subscribers’ Edition, 550 copies; second or King Solomon Edition, 550 copies; third or Theosophical Edition, 200 copies; fourth or Rosicrucian Edition, 100 copies; and the Fifth Edition, 800 copies, making in all 2,200 copies. Attention to detail is exhibited by the Prefaces.

The Subscribers’ Edition refers to no other edition; the King Solomon Edition mentions the Subscribers’ Edition; the Theosophical Edition mentions the Subscribers’ Edition and the King Solomon Edition; and the Rosicrucian Edition and the Fifth Edition each state that the first four editions were sold by private subscription before delivery from the printer. There is a “Special Foreword” in the Theosophical Edition and the Rosicrucian Edition.

Interestingly, the Special Forward in the  Rosicrucian Edition is dated May 1, 1928 preceding the May 28, 1928, date of the original Preface of all five editions.  

May Day, or May 1, is the Luciferian celebration of Walpurgis Night and is celebrated by Communists world wide.  

Infact, Communism should really be called Illuminism, since the Illuminati created both communism and fascism.  Illuminati doctrine contains exactly the same 10 points as the 10 planks of Communism written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels’ in their “Communist Manifesto” commissioned by the Rothschilds in 1848.

The special attention to the foregoing details of “The Secret Teachings of All the Ages” was costly, because the differences between the editions required changes in the type and the manufacture of different plates to accomplish the printing of a relatively small numbers of copies.  

But this money to the elite Freemason Illuminists like the Rothschilds is of course, no object.

Consisting of almost 200 legal-sized pages in 8 point type.  Each of the nearly 50 chapters is so dense with information that each is the equivalent of an entire short book.

If you read this book in its entirety you will be in a good position to dive into subjects such as the Qabbala, Alchemy, Tarot, Ceremonial Magic, Neo-Platonic Philosophy, Mystery Religions, and the theory of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry.

In addition to this incredible compilation, there are some thought provoking and indeed very controversial inclusions, such Hall’s view on Islam, the Bacon-Shakespeare hypothesis, and Hall’s revelation of an elite cabal of roving immortals.

For many years this book was only available in a large format edition which was hard to obtain and very expensive. However, an affordable paperback version is now available and I have supplied a link to the PDF of the book and each of the individual chapters here on my website:


Title Page
Table of Contents
The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies Which Have Influenced Modern Masonic Symbolism
The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies, Part Two
The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies, Part Three
Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity
The Life and Teachings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus
The Initiation of the Pyramid
Isis, the Virgin of the World
The Sun, A Universal Deity
The Zodiac and Its Signs
The Bembine Table of Isis
Wonders of Antiquity
The Life and Philosophy of Pythagoras
Pythagorean Mathematics
The Human Body in Symbolism
The Hiramic Legend
The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color
Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds (Part One)
Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds (Part Two)
Flowers, Plants, Fruits, and Trees
Stones, Metals and Gems
Ceremonial Magic and Sorcery
The Elements and Their Inhabitants
Hermetic Pharmacology, Chemistry, and Therapeutics
The Qabbalah, the Secret Doctrine of Israel
Fundamentals of Qabbalistic Cosmogony
The Tree of the Sephiroth
Qabbalistic Keys to the Creation of Man
An Analysis of Tarot Cards
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
The Fraternity of the Rose Cross
Rosicrucian Doctrines and Tenets
Fifteen Rosicrucian and Qabbalistic Diagrams
Alchemy and Its Exponents
The Theory and Practice of Alchemy: Part One
The Theory and Practice of Alchemy: Part Two
The Hermetic And Alchemical Figures of Claudius De Dominico Celentano Vallis Novi
The Chemical Marriage
Bacon, Shakspere, and the Rosicrucians
The Cryptogram as a factor in Symbolic Philosophy
Freemasonic Symbolism
Mystic Christianity
The Cross and the Crucifixion
The Mystery of the Apocalypse
The Faith of Islam
American Indian Symbolism
The Mysteries and Their Emissaries

While the book itself is not covered by copyright in the US due to lack of formal renewal, many of the large color illustrations that front each chapter in the paper edition did have registrations and renewals are omitted from the text.

The 1928 editions were also issued with long, removable bookmarkers 1⅛” wide, made from dark red or brown silk.

The first Subscribers  edition is of historical interest because it is the named first edition, and was and is the only edition in which a List of Subscribers was published on the first three pages of the book. 

Only 546 subscribers are named, four fewer than the 550 copies that were published; and while the Subscribers’ Edition contains a line on which their names were engraved, and another line for Hall’s signature, not all of the names were inscribed.

The List of Subscribers includes 22 institutions (10 of these copies were presented to those institutions), and the remaining 96% were private individuals.

The 1928 editions quickly went out of print and the sixth edition, published in 1936, was a reduced hardcover facsimile (9″ wide and 13″ tall) printed in black and white, and was reprinted numerous times in that format. In 1988 and 1997, it was reprinted with the J. Augustus Knapp plates reproduced in color.

It was reprinted in paperback in 1989 (9″ wide and 12″ tall); and in paperback and hardcover in 2007 (6″ wide and 9″ tall).  The type and plates from the 1928 editions “were destroyed at the time of World War II, when a shortage of copper made it no longer possible to hold them for future printings.”

The Secret Teachings of All Ages was not republished in its original size until a Golden Anniversary edition of the Subscribers’ Edition was published in 1975, “because of numerous requests for the work in its original size” with, as Hall stated, “the text and color plates faithfuly reproduced by the photolithographic process.”

Mr. Hall added: “Five editions were printed from the original type, and all of these have been out of print for nearly forty-five years. Since that time copies have been only occasionally available in rare book shops where they have commanded a high premium.”

A portion of the 1975 edition was numbered (2,500 copies) and signed by Mr. Hall. The Golden Anniversary edition was reprinted in 1977 and 1979.

There is some confusion among readers that the 1975 edition was limited to 550 copies because the reprinted Subscribers’ Edition included the limitation page, which states the edition was limited to 550 copies; however, considerably more than 550 copies of the reprinted Subscribers’ Edition were published.

In 1988, a limited and a regular Diamond Jubilee Edition of the Subscribers’ Edition was published. The former was limited to 250 numbered copies, each signed by Hall on a parchament presentation page, bound in sewn signatures, with pages gilded on all edges, and a case whose colors matched the cover of the book.

The regular 1988 Diamond Jubilee Edition was not signed, numbered or gilded; it was reprinted in 1998.

The book’s continuing popularity is evidenced by publication in 2003 of a paperback (6″ wide and 9″ tall) “Reader’s Edition” in which “the text is fully reset and the pages renumbered according to contemporary numerals, rather than the Roman numerals of the original edition . . . [and] includes some of the finest of the color plates and approximately one hundred of the most pertinent line drawings.”

The Subscribers’ Edition reprints of 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1988 are not of the same quality as the five original editions of 1928; the watercolored paintings lack the vibrancy, sharpness and depth of color of those in the 1928 editions, and some of the fine detail in the line drawings has been lost.

During the early 1930s, using money from the Lloyds, “Hall traveled to France and England, where he acquired his most extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts in alchemy and esoteric fields from London auctioneer, Sotheby & Company.”

Through an agent, due to the depressed economic conditions of the era, Hall was able to buy a substantial number of rare books and manuscripts at reasonable prices.

When Caroline Lloyd died in 1946, she bequeathed Hall a home, $15,000 in cash, and “a roughly $10,000 portion of her estate’s annual income from shares in Standard Oil of California, Exxon, Mobil and Caltex, all of the world’s largest oil companies for 38 years.”

In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society (PRS) in Los Angeles, California, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of religion, mythology, metaphysics, and the occult.

He was a Knight Patron of the Masonic Research Group of San Francisco, with which he was associated for a number of years prior to his Masonic affiliations.

On June 28, 1954, Hall initiated as a Freemason into the Jewel Lodge No. 374, San Francisco (now the United Lodge); passed September 20, 1954; and raised November 22, 1954 and took the Scottish Rite Degrees a year later.

He later received his 32° in the Valley of San Francisco AASR (SJ).

On December 8, 1973 (47 years after writing The Secret Teachings of All Ages), Hall was recognized as a 33° Mason,  the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite at a ceremony held at the Philosophical Research Society.

In his over 70-year career, Hall delivered approximately 8,000 lectures in the U.S. and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.

He appears in the introduction to the 1938 film When Were You Born, a murder mystery that uses astrology as a key plot point.

It is also noteworthy that Manly P. Hall wrote the original story for the film, (screenplay by Anthony Coldeway) and is also credited as the narrator.

In 1942, Manly P. Hall spoke to an attendance-setting audience at Carnegie Hall, on “The Secret Destiny of America,” which later became a book of the same title.   He returned in 1945 for another well-attended lecture titled: “Plato’s Prophecy of Worldwide Democracy.”

Hall and his followers went to extreme lengths to keep any gossip or information that could tarnish his image from being publicized, and little is known about his first marriage, on April 28, 1930, to Fay B. deRavenne, then 28, who had been his secretary during the preceding five years.

The marriage was not a happy one and Hall removed virtually all information about her from his papers following her reported suicide on February 22, 1941.

Following a long friendship, on December 5, 1950, Hall married Marie Schweikert Bauer (following her divorce from George Bauer), and the marriage though stormy was happier than his first. 

Marie Schweikert Bauer Hall died April 21, 2005.

The Philosophical Research Society still maintains a research library of over 50,000 volumes, and also sells and publishes metaphysical and spiritual books, mostly those authored by Hall.

After his death, some of Manly Hall’s rare alchemy books were sold to keep the Philospohical Research Society in operation.

Acquisition of the Manly Palmer Hall Collection in 1995 provided the Getty Research Institute with one of the world’s leading collections of alchemy, esoterica, and hermetica.

It was reported in 2010 that President Ronald Reagan adopted some ideas and phrasing from Hall’s book The Secret Destiny of America (1944), using them in speeches and essays.  

How about that, folks?   Below is a video tying current events to the root of global chaos:

Welcome to the New World Order.

Manly P. Hall’s Selected Major Works:

  • THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES. An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, 1928[45] [46]
  • Meditation Symbols In Eastern & Western Mysticism-Mysteries of the Mandala, The Philosophical Research Society,Inc.,1988. ISBN 0-89314-543-2
  • The Lost Keys Of Freemasonry, 1923
  • Other Books & Texts
    • The Initiates of the Flame. Originally published 1922; reprinted, with illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp, The Phoenix Press, 1934 (72 p.) The first published book by Hall
    • Lectures in Ancient Philosophy: An Introduction to Practical Ideals
    • The Adepts Series [48]
    • Lady of Dreams: A fable in the manner of the Chinese (Los Angeles, 1943)
    • The Blessed Angels: A Monograph
    • Lectures on Ancient Philosophy—An Introduction to the Study and Application of Rational Procedure, The Hall Publishing Company, Los Angeles, First Edition, 1929,
    • Introduction to Max Heindel‘s Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine, 1933
    • The Secret Destiny of America (Los Angeles, 1944)
    • America’s Assignment with Destiny (Los Angeles, 1994)
    • Unofficial Listing of All Books by Manly P. Hall, with topics
  • Journals
    • Catalogs of articles in The All-Seeing Eye, Horizon, and PRS Journal
  • Monthly Letters to Students
    • 48 monthly letters on esoteric topics from 1934 through 1938
  • Essays
    • Atlantis, An Interpretation
    • Symbolic Essays
    • Noah and His Wonderful Ark
    • The Fraternity of the Rosecross From: The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall. PRS., 1928

Related research material

Sources and References:

Sahagun, Louis. Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall. Port Townsend, Washington

Hall, Manly P. An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages. Diamond Jubilee Edition. Los Angeles, California: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc., 1988, ISBN 0-89314-830-X

Hall, Manly P. The Secret Teachings of All Ages: Reader’s Edition. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2003, ).

Hall, Manly P. An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of All Ages, Subscribers’ Edition. San Francisco: H. S. Crocker Company, Incorporated, 1928, Copy Number 296.

Hall, Manly P. The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Society, 1988. ISBN 0-89314-548-3.

Voorhis, Harold V. B., “‘The Great Book’ of Manly Palmer Hall.” PRS Journal, Autumn 1970

“Preface to the Golden Anniversary Edition,” by Manly P. Hall, in An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qaballistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of All Ages, Golden Anniversary Edition. Los Angeles, California: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc., 1975

Voorhis, Harold V. B., “‘The Great Book’ of Manly Palmer Hall.” PRS Journal, Autumn 1970,

“About the Philosophical Research Society”. Philosophical Research Society. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-07.

The Manly Palmer Hall Archive, retrieved September 28, 2009.

Denslow, William R. (1958). 10,000 Famous Freemasons, vol. ii. [Trenton, MO. : Missouri Lodge of Research / Educational Bureau, Royal Arch Mason Magazine]. p. 165.

Manly P. Hall’s Obituary, Scottish Rite Journal, November, 1990

Pontiac, Ronnie. “The Maestro and the Boy: The Kindness of Manly P. Hall” Newtopia Magazine Dec 15, 2012

“About the Philosophical Research Society”. McRae’s Bluebook. McRae’s Bluebook. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-07.

“Reagan and the Occult” by Mitch Horowitz, The Washington Post, Political Bookworm, April 30th, 2010

Hall, Manly P. (1928). “THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES. An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy”. 

Horowitz, Mitch (2009/2010). Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation. New York: Bantam. 


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