Los Angeles: Philosophical Research Society, 1988. First Edition. Quarto. Item #027360
Limited edition, number 153 of 500 copies signed by Hall. 249 pages. Issued in a small print run for the limited edition. Most of the early copies of this signed, limited edition were immediately purchased by members of the Philosophical Research Society. This was the last great work by the most important writer on mysticism who here incorporates his study of the Orient with the mystics of the West. He writes: "The discipline of meditation involves the expansion of awareness." What is difficult to articulate can be experienced by the mystic in moments of quiet contemplation. He calls for meditation as the necessary balance to the eternal questions that the mind ponders. What he first presented in the Secret Teaching of All Ages or what was issued first in 1928 as "An encyclopedic outline of Masonic, hermetic, Cabbalistic, and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy" is elucidated with 126 illustrations from diverse mystical traditions with his integration of these widely ways of seeking inner wisdom which appear widely different but have a common core rooted in a balance of study and meditation. A near fine copy bound in color pictorial paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt, no names or bookplates. Very nice copy of this scarce work.