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[OCCULT, MAGIC, SORCERY, ALCHEMY]
HALL, MANLEY 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.
Los Angeles, Philosophical Research Society Press, 1936. Sixth edition, folio, black and white plates and other illustrations, a good copy in the original publisher's three-quarter cloth with marbled boards, scratch to lower board. "A gorgeous, dream-like book of mysterious symbols, concise essays and colourful 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." [L. Sahagun: Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall]