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The Secret Teachings of all Ages
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on January 25, 2013
If you're reading this review, then you already know about Manly P. Hall, so I won't get into that.

The best edition to get is the hardcover University Edition printed in 2008. BUT if you want a cheaper paperback, make sure you get the authorized 2000 reduced facsimile of the 1988 Diamond Jubilee edition from the Philosophical Research Society (PRS). It's the only edition in print that is a true reprint of the original typography and illustrations in their correct places. All other editions are re-typeset, and some cluster all the color illustrations together rather than at the beginning of each chapter where they belong. The Reduced Facsimile is also the only edition that was authorized by Hall when he was still alive, and the only edition that contains ALL the original illustrations.

The 2000 edition from PRS is very good quality with a sewn signature binding printed on heavy photo paper. DON'T get the Dover edition or the "Readers" edition!! Much of the value in this text is the beautiful typography and illustrations. It's not worth owning it otherwise. A cheap used copy of the facsimile edition can be easily found for under $10. I got mine for $2.99 and it's beautiful.
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on September 3, 2016
This is just such am unprecedented collection and in some ways... Introduction to these ideas. Great copy of the material. Go find the first editions at a library of they have one. Beautiful.
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on January 11, 2018
Awfully long and not a lot gained. I could summarize thus: All the major religions are simply derivations of the ancient mystery cults.
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on December 17, 2017
Great read, take your time.
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on July 26, 2017
Interesting
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on July 30, 2017
Great read
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on January 5, 2018
love this
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on April 17, 2017
Love it
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on September 4, 2016
I'm still reading the book but it's a masterpiece!
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on May 27, 2017
Haven't finished yet. It's a rear and reread, but great information
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