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Periodical: All-Seeing Eye

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

All-Seeing Eye, The.
Being a Monthly Magazine which is Published in Los Angles on the Fifteenth Day of Every Month Edited by Manly P. Hall and Devoted to the Search for the Fundamental Verities Existing in the Educational Systems, Religions and Philosophies of All Ages.
1923--1931 Bimonthly, then monthly in May 1927
Los Angeles, CA. Publisher: Hall Publishing Co. Editor: Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990), Maud P. Galligher, associated editor, Harry Gerhart, managing editor; last volume edited by M.M. Saxon.
1/1, May 1923-September 1931. Suspended almost three years, from 1928 to October 1930. $2.00-$2.50 a year. 32 pp., 6 x 8. Illustrated with sixteenth century woodcuts.

This was the vehicle for Hall's own regular classes on various occult topics but also featured various standard authors, such as Jacob Behmen. The journal consistently reflected the cautious opinion of Hall that "[t]he purpose of occultism in the first place is not to make man divine but to make him human. Every "occultist" feels that if he does not "get out of his body" after the sixth lesson he should have his money back. People work to see auras or to develop some kind of half mediumistic clairvoyance or try in some way or another to breathe, meditate or pray their way out of their ordinary human responsibilities. Phenomena are not the things which either philosophy or occultism are primarily concerned with. The first purpose is to increase the merit and integrity of life. The directionalization of action to intelligent and constructive ends is the only important thing in life. Without this all else must fail." When the journal was revived with a fifth volume in 1930,it was completely given over to Hall's lectures on topics such as Atlantis, C.R.C.'s Portrait, Egyptian Initiation, Magic Mirrors, Rasputin, Tarot Symbolism, Numerology, etc. Hall augmented his income by advertising his own deck of Tarot Cards, illustrated by J. Augustus Knapp ($3.00) and his coming lecture tours. Like all of Hall's publications, the magazine is beautifully produced (it even had an art director). NYPL; LOC; Stanford University.

Issues:All-Seeing Eye V5 1930-31

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