The Realms Beyond Death - Manly P Hall
After death one finds the entrance to a now invisible realm...an overview of the ultimate spiritual mystery from a 33rd degree Mason.
Manly P Hall was recognized as a 33Âº Mason (the highest honor conferred by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite) in 1973, despite never having practiced the craft.
He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult.
Carl Jung, when writing Psychology and Alchemy, borrowed material from Hall’s private collection.
He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy.
In his over 70-year career, Hall delivered approximately 8,000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.
On Manly P. Hall and Freemasonry
Myself and many others have criticized Manly P. Hall over the years. However, I don't doubt his knowledge one bit, nor the knowledge from Hermeticism or Alchemy. He possessed masterful knowledge on so many subjects. However, frankly, I don't like what world Freemasonry has done during the last 150 to 200 years. Engraved on the George Washington Masonic National Monument in Maine are the words George Washington - Freemason and First President..... Freemason... oh, and also President of the United States. It is very well established--within Washington's own letters, his own pen no less!--that he was very concerned with the new brand of Freemasonry that had taken hold in Europe, and that it had made its way to America... a whole subject onto itself. In other words, the Masonic leadership of this "new guard" can easily (and dishonestly) say that anyone who questions "Freemasonry" is going against, in many ways, America itself.
Manly P. Hall is the leading Masonic philosopher in modern history; certainly in modern American history. I just didn't want to be wishy-washy on the subject of Hall or Freemasonry. I have little doubt that Hall held and shared deep ancient knowledge of human origins, history, and metaphysics... and how they conflate with science and the universe. Everything within the above lecture checks out as far as what we have been able to understand in the present day about metaphysics, the human soul, and collective and individual consciousness. I just consider him to be from a very different political and spiritual culture; but don't let any surface negativity from me or anyone else stop you from absorbing his great knowledge on these subjects. Like others whom we may not politically align with, such as Caroll Quigley, we own a debt of gratitude to him.