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Twelve World Teachers: A Summary of Their Lives and Teachings [Paperback]

Manly P. Hall
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2009 0893148164 978-0893148164 Fifth Printing
An illustrated summary of the lives and the philosophies of twelve teachers who possessed in fullest measure those intellectual virtues which sustain civilization. Prophets in their own time, their inspiration led others to more enlightened codes of living. The twelve are: Akhenaten Lao-tse Hermes Trismegistus

Plato Orpheus Jesus Zoroaster Mohammed Buddha Padmasambhava Confucius Quetzalcoatl


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The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934 for the purpose of assisting thoughtful persons to live more graciously and constructively in a confused and troubled world. The Society is entirely free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control. Dedicated to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems, the Society's program stresses the need for the integration of religion, philosophy, and the science of psychology into one system of instruction. The goal of this instruction is to enable the individual to develop a mature philosophy of life, to recognize his proper responsibilities and opportunities, and to understand and appreciate his place in the unfolding universal pattern.

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Manly P. Hall was the founder of the Philosophical Research Society. In over seventy-five years of dynamic public activity, he delivered more than 8,000 lectures in the United States and abroad, and authored countless books, essays, and articles. In his lectures and writings, Manly Hall always emphasized the practical aspects of philosophy and religion as they applied to daily living. He restated for modern man those spiritual and ethical doctrines which have given humanity its noblest ideals and most adequate codes of conduct. Believing that philosophy is a working tool to help the individual in building a solid foundation for his dreams and purposes, Manly Hall steadfastly sought recognition of the belief that world civilization can be perfected only when human beings meet on a common ground of intelligence, cooperation, and worthy purpose.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Philosophical Research Society; Fifth Printing edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0893148164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893148164
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Manly P. Hall (1901-1990) founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934, a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of useful knowledge in the fields of philosophy, comparative religion and psychology. In his long career, spanning more than 70 years of dynamic public activity, Mr. Hall delivered over 8000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.

Many of Mr. Hall's lectures have been transcribed and are available as pamphlets; others were taped live, and the audio recordings are available on CD's as well. He is perhaps best known for his 1928 classic, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages," an encyclopedia of the world's wisdom traditions and symbolic disciplines.

Today, younger generations are re-discovering the works and words of Manly Hall, finding that the material he put forth so many years ago is still relevant and useful today. Mr. Hall's hope for humanity was to learn from the greatest minds of all times so that we may solve current problems - both in society and in the individual - today.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Finest Books ever Written. March 31, 2007
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Manly P. Hall exquisitely explores and explains the lives and legends of Twelve World Teachers whose immortal influences place them amongst the 'Giants' of Moral/Spiritual/and Social Philosophy.

Recommended for All who desire a greater Appreciation and Understanding of the Icons and Inspirations that have brought Personal Illumination to the Family of Mankind.

A Masterpiece written to be enjoyed by persons of All Faiths.

Please read it,and, recommend it, to all True Seekers of Knowledge and Perennial Wisdom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, concise, historical facts. April 11, 2007
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This book is brilliantly written in concise language to give the reader insight into the historical figures that influence our heritage and world. So much information is given on so few pages, it should be listed as a must-read for spititual seekers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect February 10, 2007
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This book should be standard reading among all the people of the world. I feel then we would know a Culture of Peace!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book: Twelve World Teachers January 23, 2010
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Another excellent bok from Amazon. A must-read for metaphysical students in their search for Truth. This book helps dispel the notion that one religion is superior to another, for they are all contributing to an enlightened understanding of God and spirituality. Highly recommended for the sincere and open-minded reader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent concise research! May 1, 2010
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Written by one of the most brilliant souls, you would not expect anything less from this man. Fantastic to say the least an important book for understanding the magical cultures that make up this world and the spirituality that resides in them. Everybody should read this book as a basic basis for understanding what these enlightened souls were here to teach. Understanding this book will give peace to the world.
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