The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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  • I - Introduction
  • II - The Ancient mysteries and Secret Societies Which Have influenced Modern Masonic Symbolism, PART I
    • Ancient systems of education
    • Celsus concerning the Christians
    • Knowledge necessary to right living
    • The Druidic Mysteries of Britain and Gaul
    • The Rites of Mithras
    • The Mithraic and Christian Mysteries contrasted
  • III - The Ancient mysteries and Secret Societies, PART II
    • The Gnostic Mysteries
    • Simon Magus and Basilides
    • Abraxas, the Gnostic concept of Deity
    • The Mysteries of Serapis
    • Labyrinth symbolism
    • The Odinic, or Gothic, Mysteries
  • IV - The Ancient mysteries and Secret Societies, PART III
    • The Eleusinian Mysteries
    • The Lesser Rites
    • The Greater Rites
    • The Orphic Mysteries
    • The Bacchic Mysteries
    • The Dionysiac Mysteries
  • V - Atlantis and the Gods Antiquity
    • Plato’s Atlantis in the light of modern science
    • The Myth of the Dying God
    • The Rite of Tammuz and Ishtar
    • The Mysteries of Atys and Adonis
    • The Rites of Sabazius
    • The Cabiric Mysteries of Samothrace
  • VI - The Life and Writings of Thoth Hermes Trismgistus
    • Suppositions concerning identity of Hermes
    • The mutilated Hermetic fragments
    • The Book of Thoth
    • Poimandres, the Vision of Hermes
    • The Mystery of Universal Mind
    • The Seven Governors of the World
  • VII - The Initiation of the Pyramid
    • The opening of the Great Pyramid by Caliph al Mamoun
    • The passageways and chambers of the Great Pyramid
    • The riddle of the Sphinx
    • The Pyramid Mysteries
    • The secret of the Pyramid coffer
    • The dwelling place of the Hidden God
  • VIII - Isis, the Virgin of the World
    • The birthdays of the gods
    • The murder of Osiris
    • The Hermetic Isis
    • The symbols peculiar to Isis
    • The Troubadours
    • The mummification of the dead
  • IX - The Sun, a Universal Deity
    • The Solar Trinity
    • Christianity and the Sun
    • The birthday of the Sun
    • The three Suns
    • The celestial inhabitants of the Sun
    • The midnight Sun
  • X - The Zodiac and Its Signs
    • Primitive astronomical instruments
    • The equinoxes and solstices
    • The astrological ages of the world
    • The circular zodiac of Tentyra
    • An interpretation of the zodiacal signs
    • The horoscope of the world
  • XI - The Bembine Table of Isis
    • Plato’s initiation in the Great Pyramid
    • The history of the Bembine Table
    • Platonic theory of ideas
    • The interplay of the three philosophical zodiacs
    • The Chaldean philosophy of triads
    • The Orphic Egg
  • XII - Wonders of Antiquity
    • The ever-burning lamps
    • The oracle of Delphi
    • The Dodonean oracle
    • The oracle of Trophonius
    • The Seven Wonders of the world
    • The initiated architects
  • XIII - The Life and philosophy of Pythagoras
    • Pythagoras and the School of Crotona
    • Pythagoric fundamentals
    • The symmetrical solids
    • The symbolic aphorisms of Pythagoras
    • Pythagorean astronomy
    • Kepler’s theory of the universe
  • XIV - Pythagorean mathematics
    • The theory of numbers
    • The numerical values of letters
    • Method of securing the numerical power of words
    • An introduction to the Pythagorean theory of numbers
    • The sieve of Eratosthenes
    • The meanings of the ten numbers
  • XV - The Human Body in Symbolism
    • The philosophical manikin
    • The three universal centers
    • The temples of initiation
    • The hand in symbolism
    • The greater and lesser man
    • The Anthropos, or Oversoul
  • XVI - The Hiramic Legend
    • The building of Solomon’s Temple
    • The murder of CHiram Abiff
    • The martyrdom of Jacques de Molay
    • The spirit fire and the pineal gland
    • The wanderings of the astronomical CHiram
    • Cleopatra’s Needle and Masons’ marks
  • XVII - The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color
    • Pythagoras and the diatonic scale
    • Therapeutic music
    • The music of the spheres
    • The use of color in symbolism
    • The colors of the spectrum and the musical scale
    • Zodiacal and planetary colors
  • XVIII - Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles, and Birds, PART I
    • Jonah and the whale
    • The fish, the symbol of Christ
    • The Egyptian scarab
    • Jupiter’s fly
    • The serpent of wisdom
    • The sacred crocodile
  • IXX - Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles, and Birds, PART II
    • The dove, the yonic emblem
    • The self-renewing phoenix
    • The Great Seal of the United States of America
    • Bast, the cat goddess of the Ptolemies
    • Apis, the sacred bull
    • The monoceros, or unicorn
  • XX - Flowers, Plants, Fruits, and Trees
    • The flower, a phallic symbol
    • The lotus Blossom
    • The Scandinavian World Tree, Yggdrasil
    • The sprig of acacia
    • Tire juice of the grape
    • The magical powers of the mandrake
  • XXI - Stones, Metals, and Gems
    • Prehistoric monuments- The tablets of the Law
    • The Holy Grail
    • The ages of the world
    • Talismanic jewels
    • Zodiacal and planetary stones and gems
  • XXII - Ceremonial Magic and Sorcery
    • The black magic of Egypt
    • Doctor Johannes Faustus
    • The Mephistopheles of the Grimores
    • The invocation of spirits
    • Pacts with demons
    • The symbolism of the pentagram
  • XXIII - The Element's and Their Inhabitants
    • The Paracelsian theory of submundanes
    • The orders of elemental beings
    • The Gnomes, Undines, Salamanders, and Sylphs
    • Demonology
    • The incubus and succubus
    • Vampirism
  • XXIV - Hermetic pharmacology, Chemistry, and Therapeutics
    • The healing methods of Paracelsus
    • Palingenesis
    • Hermetic theories concerning the cause of disease
    • Medicinal properties of herbs
    • The use of drugs in the Mysteries
    • The sect of the Assassins
  • XXV - The Qabbalah, the Secret Doctrine of Israel
    • The written and unwritten laws
    • The origin of the Qabbalistic writings
    • Rabbi Simeon ben Jochai
    • The great Qabbalistic books
    • The divisions of the Qabbalistic system
    • The Sepher Yetzirah
  • XXVI - Fundamentals of Qabbalistic Cosmogony
    • AIN SOPH and the Cosmic Egg
    • The Qabbalistic system of worlds
    • The Qabbalistic interpretation of Ezekiel’s vision
    • The great image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream
    • The Grand Man of the universe
    • The fifty gates of life
  • XXVII - The Tree of the Sephiroth
    • The thirty-two paths of wisdom
    • The Greater and the Lesser Face
    • Kircher’s Sephirothic Tree
    • The mystery of Daath
    • The three pillars supporting the Sephirothic Tree
    • The four letters of the Sacred Name
  • XXVIII - Qabbalistic Keys to the Creation of Man
    • Gematria, Notarikon, and Temurah
    • The Elohim
    • The four Adams
    • Arabian traditions concerning Adam
    • Adam as the archetype of mankind
    • The Early Christian Church on the subject of marriage
  • XXIX - An Analysis of the Tarot Cards
    • The origin of playing cards
    • The rota mundi of the Rosicrucians
    • The problem of Tarot symbolism
    • The unnumbered card
    • The symbolism of the twenty-one major trumps
    • The suit cards
  • XXX The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
    • Moses, the Egyptian initiate
    • The building of the Tabernacle
    • The furnishings of the Tabernacle
    • The Ark of the Covenant
    • The Robes of Glory
    • The Urim and Thummim
  • XXXI - The Fraternity of the Rose Cross
    • The life of Father C. R. C.
    • Johann Valentin Andreae
    • The alchemical teachings of the Rosicrucians
    • Significance of the Rose Cross
    • The Rosicrucian Temple
    • The adepts of the Rose Cross
  • XXXII - Rostcrucian Doctrines and Tenets
    • The Confessio Fraternitatis
    • The Anatomy of Melancholy
    • John Heydon on Rosicrucianism
    • The three mountains of the wise
    • The philosophical egg
    • The objects of the Rosicrucian Order
  • XXXIII - Fifteen Rosicrucian and
    • Qabbalistic Diagrams
    • Schamayim, the Ocean of Spirit
    • The Seven Days of Creation
    • The symbolic tomb of Christian Rosencreutz
    • The regions of the elements
    • The New Jerusalem
    • The grand secret of Nature
  • XXXIV - Alchemy and its Exponents
    • The multiplication of metals
    • The medal of Emperor Leopold I
    • Paracelsus of Hohenheim
    • Raymond Lully
    • Nicholas Flammel
    • Count Bernard of Treviso
  • XXXV - The Theory and Practice of Alchemy, PART I
    • The origin of alchemical philosophy
    • Alexander the Great and the talking trees
    • Nature and art
    • Alchemical symbolism
    • The Song of Solomon
    • The Philosopher’s Gold
  • XXXVI - The Theory and Practice of Alchemy, PART II
    • The alchemical prayer
    • The Emerald Tablet of Hennes
    • A letter from the Brothers of R. C.
    • The magical Mountain of the Moon
    • An alchemical formula
    • The dew of the sages
  • XXXVII - The Chemical Marriage
    • Christian Rosencreutz is invited to the Chemical Wedding
    • The Virgo Lucilera
    • The philosophical Inquisition
    • The Tower of Olympus
    • The homunculi
    • The Knights of the Golden Stone
  • XXXVIII - Bacon, Shakspere, and the Rosicrucians
  • The Rosicrucian mask
    • Life of William Shakspere
    • Sir Francis Bacon
    • The acrostic signatures
    • The significant number thirty-three
    • The philosophic death
  • XXXIX - The Cryptogram as a Factor in Symbolic Philosophy
    • Secret alphabets
    • The biliteral cipher
    • Pictorial ciphers
    • Acroamatic ciphers
    • Numerical and musical Ciphers
    • Code ciphers
  • XL - Freemasonic Symbolism
    • The pillars raised by the son of Seth
    • Enoch and the Royal Arches
    • The Dionysiac Architects
    • The Roman Collegia
    • Solomon, the personification of Universal Wisdom
    • Freemasonry’s priceless heritage
  • XLI - Mystic Christianity
    • St. Iranaeus on the life of Christ
    • The original name of Jesus
    • The Christened man
    • The Essenes
    • The Arthurian cycle
    • Merlin the Mage
  • XLII - The Cross and the Crucifixion
    • The Aurea Legenda
    • The lost libraries of Alexandria
    • The cross in pagan symbolism
    • The crucifixion, a cosmic allegory
    • The crucifixion of Quetzalcoatl
    • The nails of the Passion
  • XLIII - The Mystery of the Apocalypse
    • The sacred city of Ephesus
    • The authorship of the Apocalypse
    • The Alpha and Omega
    • The Lamb of God
    • The Four Horsemen
    • The number of the beast
  • XLIV - The Faith of Isham The life of Mohammed
    • The revelation of the Koran
    • The valedictory pilgrimage
    • The tomb of the Prophet
    • The Caaba at Mecca
    • The secret doctrine of Islam
  • XLV - American Indian Symbolism
    • The ceremony of the peace pipe
    • The historical Hiawatha
    • The Popol Vuh- American Indian sorcery
    • The Mysteries of Xibalba
    • The Midewiwin
  • XLVI - The Mysteries and Their Emissaries The Golden Chain of Homer
    • Hypatia, the Alexandrian Neo-Platonist
    • The “divine” Cagliostro
    • The Comte de St. -Germain
    • The designing of the American flag
    • The Declaration of Independence
  • XLVII - Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
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