Lectures on Ancient Philosophy – Complete in itself, this volume originated as a commentary and expansion of Manly P. Hall’s masterpiece of symbolic philosophy, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. 

In Lectures on Ancient Philosophy, Manly P. Hall expands on the philosophical, metaphysical, and cosmological themes introduced in his classic work, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Hall wrote this volume as a companion to his earlier work, intending it for those wishing to delve more deeply into the esoteric philosophies and ideas that undergird the Secret Teachings. Particular attention is paid to Neoplatonism, ancient Christianity, Rosicrucian and Freemasonic traditions, ancient mysteries, pagan rites and symbols, and Pythagorean mathematics.

00:00 – Preface

12:15 – The Nature of the Absolute

1:08:20 – God, the Divine Foundation, Illumined Mind, the Universal Savior

2:03:51 – The Inferior Creation and Its Regent

2:59:31 – The Annihilation of the Sense of Diversity                    

3:56:05 – The Disciplines of Salvation

4:50:31 – The Doctrine of Redemption Through Grace

5:45:17 – The Mission of Aesthetics

6:41:29 – The Cycle of Necessity

7:34:37 – Pagan Theogony and Cosmogony

8:27:59 – Mathematics, the Master Science

9:23:20 – Demigods and Supermen

10:15:54 – Emerson’s Concept of the Oversoul

11:08:42 – Exoteric and Esoteric Knowledge

12:01:04 – Symbolism, the Universal Language

12:53:30 – Ancient Mystery Rituals

13:46:10 – A Philosophic Consideration of Man

15:34:23 – The Ladder of the Gods

16:28:41 – Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins

17:25:10 – The Goal of Philosophy