This classic encyclopedia of esoteric mythology, religion, and philosophy was published in 1928 and ever since has been a treasured resource of those interested in the occult. It was compiled by Manly P. Hall (1901-1990), a diligent and disciplined student of the wisdom of antiquity. In 1934, he founded the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles which continues to publish Hall's many studies of arcane teachings. More than 100 line drawings and a 16-page color insert are from the original volume.

Here the seeker will find pieces on symbolic figures, allegories, oral tradition, rituals, Druidic mysteries, the oracle of Delphi, Pythagorean mathematics, the black magic of Egypt, tarot cards, alchemy, Rosicrucianism, Masonry, and much more.