Los Angeles, CA: Philosophical Research Society, Inc., 1956. Third Edition. Hardcover. Small folio. 176pp. Original bright green cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt solar device to upper board, frontis, b&w illustrations, double-column printing. This copy inscribed and signed under the frontisportrait by the author "Very Sincerely, Manly P. Hall".
A gathering of essays on occult and spiritual subjects. Includes: 'The Ladder of Souls,' with diagrams after Robert Fludd; 'Bodhidharma, Patriarch of Zen; ' 'When the Dead Come Back,' 'Albert Pike, Plato of Freemasonry,' 'Sorcery of Asia, ' 'Concentration and Retrospection, ' 'The Comte de St. Germain, ' 'The Cycle of Transmigration,'(according to Nagarjuna), 'The Tenth Avatar, ' (a study of Gandhi) 'The Wheel of Pythagoras, ' 'The Practice of Meditation, ' 'H.P.B., the Russian Sphinx, ' (on Madame Blavatsky); 'The Universe in Stone,' (the Buddhist temples at Borobudur), 'Kismet' (a story), 'Holy Men, ' (of India), 'Apollonius, The Anti-Christ,' and 'The Great Pyramid.' Generously illustrated. Just a bit of light shelf wear, light scratch to upper board (barely noticeable), corners and spine ends lightly bruised and rubbed, page edges a bit darkened, armorial bookplate on front blank, front endpapers a bit darkened and lightly split at hinge, pages lightly toned but clean and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #67878