Synopses & Reviews
Manly P. Halls two classic works on the hidden history and occult mission of AmericaThe Secret Destiny of America and Americas Assignment with Destiny each redesigned and reset in this special two-in-one volume
Drawing upon often neglected fragments of history, The Secret Destiny of America presents evidence for a mysterious Great Plan at the core of the nations founding. Preeminent occult scholar Manly P. Hall argues that humanistic, esoteric, and mystical orders collaborated in setting aside the American continent for a world-shaking experiment in enlightened self-government and religious liberty.
The author locates the seeds for this plan one thousand years before the beginning of the Christian era, exploring figures such as the Pharaoh Akhnaton, Plato, and Plotinus. Once hatched in the colonial age, the great experiment involved: · Christopher Columbus, who may have been an agent of esoteric order connected with Lorenzo de Medici and Leonardo da Vinci;
· English intellectuals Bacon and Raleigh, who played unique roles in the court intrigue surrounding the settlement of the continent;
· founders Washington and Franklin, who had esoteric associations;
· and a network of Rosicrucians, mystics, and Freemasons whose ideals of religious freedom traveled to American soil.
Whether discussing the symbolism of the Great Seal of the United States, the prophecy at George Washingtons birth, or the role of a mysterious stranger who swayed the signers of the Declaration of Independence, The Secret Destiny of America is the sole volume to link together the fascinating strands of esoteric history that lie at Americas heart.
Is America an assignment of destiny? What is the symbolism of the Great Seal of the U.S.? Who was the mysterious stranger who swayed the signers of the Declaration of Independence? According to Lord Bacon, The New Atlantis seems to have been set apart for the great experiment of enlightened self-government long before the founding fathers envisioned the rise of the American Republic. Investigating the often neglected fragments of history, evidence is presented indicating that the seeds of democracy were planted one thousand years before the beginning of the Christian Era.
From the author of the landmark Secret Teachings of All Ages comes two classic works on the mysterious origins and unique mission of America: The Secret Destiny of America and America s Assignment with Destiny.
Focusing on often-forgotten moments in history, Manley P. Hall proposes that there was a Great Plan put forth one thousand years before our nation s founding: humanistic and mystical organizations wished for the continent to be the location for an experiment in self-government and religious freedom.
As one of the leading esoteric scholars of the twentieth century, Hall offers an intriguing view of our past, discussing everything from the symbolism of the Great Seal of the U.S. to the prophecy announced at George Washington s birth."
Manly P. Hall's two classic works on the hidden history and occult mission of America--"The Secret Destiny of America" and "America's Assignment with Destiny"--have each been redesigned and reset for this special two-in-one volume.
About the Author
Manley P. Hall (1901-1990), widely regarded as a sage and teacher steeped in the wisdom of antiquity, was one of the leading esoteric scholars of the twentieth century. The author of the landmark work The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Hall was named a 33° Mason in 1973. It is the highest rank Freemasonry can bestow.