Manly P. Hall-The Ultimate Modern Mystic pt 4

In the fourth and final installment in the Manly P. Hall series, a lecture on Hermeticism, Gnosticism and Neoplatonism is explored. Yet again, we see Manly’s ability to take complex topics and lay them out in a comprehensive manner to be easily understood. There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained by listening to his lectures, and I encourage anyone interested in religion, philosophy, or the esoteric to take the time to listen to them. Hope you enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Manly P. Hall-The Ultimate Modern Mystic pt 4

  1. Agreed! I have been listening to all his lectures one by one on my headphones while I am at work. He was a true comparative religionist and mystic.

    The only thing that I have been disturbed by is that once or twice he referred to the necessity of a world currency/world bank. Of course he prefaced that with the insistence that it need be run with integrity, but clearly that has not been the case. These types of global structures tend to magnify the lack of integrity and lack of adherence to natural law so present in our world. As above, so below. Maybe he was taken in by some of the globalists ideas. What do you think?

    Otherwise, I can’t really find fault with anything I have heard him say.

    • You make some really great points. I would agree that by referring to a world currency and bank is a bit puzzling, but I think Manly was such an idealist that he believed that it could somehow work to the advantage of everyone. It’s hard to say whether or not he was taken by any globalist ideas or not. He very well might have been. He does often idealize ancient cultures and tends to put them on a pedestal above our contemporary world. It seems that he believed that all of the answers to our problems could be solved by understanding ancient civilizations. Though there is some true merit in that philosophy, I also feel that simply understanding moral behaviors is not good enough and that true peace can only be found by applying these morals to our own lifestyles.

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