Manly Palmer Hall


One of the metaphysical giants of the Twentieth Century, Manly P. Hall spent decades researching eastern philosophy, occult studies, astrology, and a wide variety of related topics at a time when such subjects were still unknown territory in the western world. It is in no small measure due to his extensive writings and teachings that these subjects are so widely known today.

A prime example of the visionary Balsamic Moon type, Hall had Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aquarius. He earned a PhD in literature, was a 33rd Degree Mason, was a Rosicrucian initiate, and wrote over 200 books.

In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society, which continues his work and preserves his legacy today. An extensive tribute and biography is available at their website.

BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: AstroDatabank classes his data as DD because there are conflicting reports. The following information was provided by the Philosophical Research Society to Lois Rodden. He was born on March 18, 1901, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, between 5:00 and 6:00 AM, but rectified to 4:57 AM, which would give him Aquarius rising as well. He died on August 29, 1990, in his long-time residence of Hollywood, California, at the age of 89.

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The Philosophical Research Society maintains dozens of his books in print, covering a wealth of his metaphysical and philosophical interests. They are available from their on-line bookstore. His astrological titles include:

Psychoanalyzing the Twelve Zodiacal Types

Planetary Influence and the Human Soul

The Story of Astrology

Astrology and Reincarnation

Philosophy of Astrology

Astrological Essays

Astrological Keywords

Astrology and Epidemical Disease

To order any of these books online, visit the Philosophical Research Society



From Aspects Magazine, Winter, 1990:
"A cornerstone of the metaphysical community for decades, Manly Palmer Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society, authored more than 200 books and gave more than 8,000 lectures. His profound concern for humanity will long keep his memory alive."

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CREDITS: The photo and book covers are used with the permission of the Philosophical Research Society. The background came from an excellent collection by Classical Themes. The glyph is one of a set by Ancitita. This memorial was created by Donna Cunningham.