The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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Manly P. Hall's Introduction to the Subscriber's Edition of the "Big Book"
(from a public appearance in San Francisco, 1928):

 

"The book is like unto a door, a gate, in some old sanctuary, containing within it a wealth of imagery; a wealth of mysteries, designs and figures. 
 

When you have wandered therein you might say to yourself: 'I wish I had a guide to tell me what these things mean'. 

 

And you will find your guide to be your own rational soul."

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Three Books in One

​COLOR PLATES

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There are 56 four-color process plates - one at the beginning of each chapter. These are rich with symbolism and painted by J. A. Knapp, artist.

SYMBOLIC IMAGES

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There are over 250 symbolic engravings or inline images with captions, each describing a mystery in themselves. Most are from older sources.

MAIN TEXT

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There are over 200 full pages of text that make up this encyclopedia of symbolic philosophy. A comprehensive index with 500 entries appears at the back.