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The oldest, the most profound, the most universal of all symbols is the human body. The Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, and Hindus considered a philosophical analysis of man's triune nature to be an indispensable part of ethical and religious training. The mysteries of every nation taught that the laws, elements, and powers of the universe were epitomized in the human constitution, that everything which existed outside of man had its analogue within man.

Here, renowned scholar Manly P. Hall covers the symbolism of the human body from a variety of angles. He goes over various parts of the body and what different cultures throughout time have believed. He examines everything from our extremities and hands to our eyes, heart and brain. He touches on the ancient mysteries, the Greeks, early Christianity, the Hebrew Qabbalists, and much more.

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  • 03-01-20

thought provoking

I really enjoyed this short book. it gave me a lot to think about and I will likely listen to it again to go more in depth.

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  • Nurah Johnsont
  • 19-12-17

profound..

the Narrator was effective..

i liked him better than the other person who narrates Manly books..



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  • Steven Ray Hill
  • 03-01-20

What a crock!

It's no wonder why those who reach illumination can't find their way in the dark.

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  • David Ford
  • 29-08-21

nice intro to the esoteric

this book is a nice intro to the esoteric. touches on the religious writings as allegory. perfect intro to the path.

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  • christina maguire
  • 02-07-21

not awesome. some good info. love MPH. narr distra

the narrator style is distracting. just personally not easy to listen and comprehend. sure wish I liked it.

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  • Jim
  • 15-03-21

Good understanding of the body theory

A little tough to understand at first but gets better as it goes on. listening to it a second or third time reveals some amazing insights.