History comes alive in this fascinating story of the descent of the secret doctrine of antiquity in Europe from the collapse of the Pagan Mysteries to the end of the Age of Chivalry. The account begins with Manes, whose philosophy has survived into modern times as the impelling force behind Christian Mysticism. The glory of the Guilds unfolds the ...
History comes alive in this fascinating story of the descent of the secret doctrine of antiquity in Europe from the collapse of the Pagan Mysteries to the end of the Age of Chivalry. The account begins with Manes, whose philosophy has survived into modern times as the impelling force behind Christian Mysticism. The glory of the Guilds unfolds the traditions of the first organization to put into solemn practice the concept of the brotherhood of man. The troubadour, minnesinger, and meistersinger are considered, as well as the troubled story of the Knights Templar of Jerusalem. Taliesin, the Adept of Britain, finds his proper place in the descent of the wisdom of the Druids and the secret assemblies of Wales. Through Merlin, the magician, the reader meets King Arthur and there is an interpretation of the Round Table legendary. The wonderful stories of the Holy Grail, the Grail Kings, Parsifal, and Lohengrin are discussed, as well as early Christian contacts with China and other Eastern lands. The account ends with the search for the mysterious temple of Shamballah, said to stand on the Imperishable Island in the midst of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
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Near Fine. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Pp: [1-4] 5-101. Many b&w illustrations to the text, engravings, woodcuts, paintings etc., all seem to be taken from earlier books and manuscripts. Footnotes throughout. Black cloth, titled in gilt to top board and to spine. The book plate to the front free endpaper is from the Book of the Month Club, however I can find no evidence that this copy is BOM. This volume deals with the period from the collapse of the Pagan Mysteries to the end of the Age of Chivalry. Originally published 1949.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. 101pp, bw ills. Or black boards titled in gilt, in jacket. Jacket wrinkled with some edge wear and hole along rear flap fold. Traces the descent of the secret doctrine in Europe from the collapse of the pagan mysteries to the end of the age of chivalry to unvover the foundations of the Philosophic Empire from the complete secrecy of its hidden origin to its final emergence as the natural government of the world.
GOOD. JACKET: GOOD DJ. 9 X 6. Orders of the Quest The Holy Grail by Manly P. Hall. Publisher: Philosophical Research society Los angles California. 101 pages. Second ed. Dusk jacket has a couple tears, some scuffs. _PAB_
Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles, CA
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