Philosophical Research Society

Philosophical Research Society Founded in 1934 by Manly P. Hall, as a non-dogmatic institution, free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control, The Philosophical Research Society carries on indispensable public services, into the 21st century and beyond.
The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of providing thoughtful persons rare access to the depth and breadth of the world’s wisdom literature. The Society is entirely free from doctrinal, political, or ecclesiastical control and therefore provides a learning environment sheltered from any interest intending to coerce or convert.
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Today’s Words of Wisdom come with a recommendation for two of Manly’s works that were created as companions for seekers ...
05/08/2020

Today’s Words of Wisdom come with a recommendation for two of Manly’s works that were created as companions for seekers as they develop their own integrity, ideals, and virtues. As always, all recommendations are available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, California

Today’s words of wisdom are from Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric, writer, and collector. His words are just as t...
05/07/2020

Today’s words of wisdom are from Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric, writer, and collector. His words are just as timely (and timeless) as Manly Hall’s. If you’ve found Daily Words of Wisdom to be a source of comfort and illumination, take a look at another book of quotations we recommend, “2500 Years of Wisdom: Sayings of the Great Masters.” Available in our online shop. @ Los Angeles, California

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom come with book and lecture recommendations to guide you on your path to illumination. Incl...
05/06/2020

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom come with book and lecture recommendations to guide you on your path to illumination. Included is Manly Hall’s last recorded lecture, “Victory of the Soul Over Circumstance,” recorded just days before his passing. All recommendations are available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, California

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their commun...
05/05/2020

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.

Join the movement and give - each Tuesday and every day - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

Give your time by volunteering locally.
Give your voice by advocating for causes and issues you care about.
Give your dollars by donating to a non-profit.
Give goods by organizing or participating in a donation drive.
Give kindness by paying it forward.
Give your talent by volunteering your skills.

Identify your gifts, pick a cause that gets you fired up, and give back - not just today for GivingTuesday, but every day. @ Los Feliz, Los Angeles

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom are timely and especially meaningful in this uncertain period. Join us tonight for the sec...
05/05/2020

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom are timely and especially meaningful in this uncertain period.

Join us tonight for the second lecture from the President's Class series Seeking Wisdom in Troubled Times 🌐
In our first lecture, we examined how stories change. Now it is time to look at how new stories emerge. 🍎
Put another way, how do we start over after the world has changed? The process is difficult, fascinating, painful, and rewarding—all at the same time. 🌕
To help us understand what happens when new stories emerge, we will look at a classic case study, along with outlines that are beginning to form and that we can already see. 🌍
What new world is emerging from the pandemic and what will change for us afterwards?
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About the series Seeking Wisdom in Troubled Times:

Stories serve as maps for our lives, and after we live a story long enough, we no longer need the map because we know the way. What happens, then, when we encounter something new that is not on the map?
Perhaps there is a loss, a betrayal, a pandemic. Where do we turn and what do we do? For one, we must change our story, and that process is difficult and sometimes traumatic but also necessary for our survival. @ Los Angeles, California

We have new sets and bundles available in our online store. Save on some of your favorites and discover something new at...
05/04/2020

We have new sets and bundles available in our online store. Save on some of your favorites and discover something new at the same time! Scroll for more. @ Los Angeles, California

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05/04/2020

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05/04/2020

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Here's another gorgeous random sampling of great Manly Hall titles that can be purchased as a pamphlet ($3 - $8) or as a...
05/04/2020

Here's another gorgeous random sampling of great Manly Hall titles that can be purchased as a pamphlet ($3 - $8) or as an e-book on our PRS.org site.

Note: We are not yet shipping internationally, but happy to ship out by UPS (only) in the continental United States.

Today’s reading list comes from Courtney Fathom Sell, a teacher in the PRS School. When he’s not leading classes on crea...
05/03/2020

Today’s reading list comes from Courtney Fathom Sell, a teacher in the PRS School. When he’s not leading classes on creativity, he is also a writer, composer, and director. Courtney’s picks are just as diverse as he is! Take a peek and find some new and old favorites. All available in our online store. (Note: Kybalion and Positive Uses of Psychic Energy are currently unavailable).

Tue, May 5, 20207:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT🍏Image credit: “Journey of the Human Spirit” by Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honan...
05/03/2020

Tue, May 5, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
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Image credit: “Journey of the Human Spirit” by Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie. A six-paneled mural that is 5 feet high and 48 feet long.
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Join us for the second lecture from the President's Class series Seeking Wisdom in Troubled Times
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In our first lecture, we examined how stories change. Now it is time to look at how new stories emerge.
🍎
Put another way, how do we start over after the world has changed? The process is difficult, fascinating, painful, and rewarding—all at the same time.
🌕
To help us understand what happens when new stories emerge, we will look at a classic case study, along with outlines that are beginning to form and that we can already see.
🌍
What new world is emerging from the pandemic and what will change for us afterwards?

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About the series Seeking Wisdom in Troubled Times:

Stories serve as maps for our lives, and after we live a story long enough, we no longer need the map because we know the way. What happens, then, when we encounter something new that is not on the map?

Perhaps there is a loss, a betrayal, a pandemic. Where do we turn and what do we do? For one, we must change our story, and that process is difficult and sometimes traumatic but also necessary for our survival.

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About the speaker:

GREG SALYER, Ph.D. is the President of the Philosophical Research Society. For twenty-five years, he has been an administrator and scholar in higher education institutions, but his highest calling has always been that of teacher.
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Trained in interdisciplinary studies, Dr. Salyer moves through the disciplines of literature, philosophy, and religious studies looking for and helping his students find practical and profound wisdom in the stories, texts, and ideas created all over the world and throughout history.

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom come with two recommendations for weathering life’s changes and how to apply practical wis...
05/02/2020

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom come with two recommendations for weathering life’s changes and how to apply practical wisdom in order to live a more joyful and spiritual life. Both available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, California

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom come with three book recommendations, all available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, Ca...
05/01/2020

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom come with three book recommendations, all available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, California

Today’s Words of Wisdom come with our recommendations on finding inner light and cultivating the quiet way. We hope our ...
04/30/2020

Today’s Words of Wisdom come with our recommendations on finding inner light and cultivating the quiet way. We hope our founder’s timeless wisdom can help you find your way in these uncertain times. All titles available in our online store, and Daily Words of Wisdom is now available for free download. @ Los Angeles, California

Our newest online course, ‘The Psychology of the Five Elements,’ is now open for discounted registration! Class begins t...
04/29/2020
The Psychology of the Five Elements

Our newest online course, ‘The Psychology of the Five Elements,’ is now open for discounted registration! Class begins this Friday, May 1 and runs for six weeks. ⁣

This theoretical and practical course will investigate how the Five Elements (an ancient Chinese cosmology) inform our psychological life through inquiry into our emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and dreams. ⁣

More info & registration at the link below. Questions? Email [email protected].

The Philosophical Research Society is a non-profit, on-campus, and online society dedicated to providing opportunities for students who wish to study “practical and profound wisdom for the 21st century.”

If you loved Mitch Horowitz’s “Occult America,” check out some of the other titles referenced in his work. Find all book...
04/29/2020

If you loved Mitch Horowitz’s “Occult America,” check out some of the other titles referenced in his work. Find all books in our new, used, and rare book sections in our online store!

Recommendations include:
The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky

The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall

Other related recommendations include:

The True Joy of Positive Living by Norman Vincent Peale

Edgar Cayce Predicts by Mark Thurston

The Beverly Hills Lectures by Ernest Holmes @ The Philosophical Research Society

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04/29/2020

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Illumination is as natural as life itself, but enlightened living is only possible when we perceive the reason for livin...
04/29/2020

Illumination is as natural as life itself, but enlightened living is only possible when we perceive the reason for living.

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This reason cannot be supplied by the mind or the senses. It can be discovered only through communication with the inner Self.

The practice of Self-Unfoldment is drawn primarily from Eastern mysticism, blended with the teachings of Pythagoras and Plato — adapted to the modern Western life.

The practice of metaphysical discipline will not remove life’s’ problems, but will help to face and solve them honestly.

"Self-Unfoldment by Disciplines of Realization" aims to develop the student's the skills of awareness and thoughtfulness. Disciplines not to be practiced as rituals, but rather as inherent qualities — as natural as eating and digestion.

Find this title and more available at PRS.org/shop.html. Download as an e-book, or we can ship out anywhere in the United States. No international orders yet, sorry.

Dreams can be a powerful tool for understanding, and they often reveal more than they conceal. Scroll for our picks on d...
04/28/2020

Dreams can be a powerful tool for understanding, and they often reveal more than they conceal. Scroll for our picks on dreams and their interpretations, symbolism, and history. @ Los Angeles, California

For more on Manly Hall’s thoughts on finding happiness, check out the following lecture notes available in our online st...
04/28/2020

For more on Manly Hall’s thoughts on finding happiness, check out the following lecture notes available in our online store: The Alchemy of Happiness: The Higher Metaphysics of the Sufi Poets and Change Yourself and You Change All: Happiness Comes From Inner Vision.

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom remind us to show and feel compassion towards others. “In Buddhism, among the Mahayana sch...
04/27/2020

Today’s Daily Words of Wisdom remind us to show and feel compassion towards others.

“In Buddhism, among the Mahayana school of thought, there are those who are able to reach nirvana but delay doing so in order to save others who would get left behind and have to suffer. Such a noble person is known in Sanskrit as a bodhisattva, or “buddha-to-be”. The term applies to anyone motivated by great compassion who has sufficiently generated bodhicitta. This is the spontaneous wish of a compassionate mind to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings, accompanied by a detachment from the illusion of an inherently existing self.” (From @hehejoshua).

“Magic is the divinity of man achieved in union with faith.” - Éliphas Lévi               ✨Take a look at some of the ma...
04/27/2020

“Magic is the divinity of man achieved in union with faith.” - Éliphas Lévi ✨Take a look at some of the magic you can find in our online store, featuring two landmark works from Éliphas Lévi. We have limited stock in these items, so order fast if these speak to you! 💫 First published in 1913, The History of Magic is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more. ✨ The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution.

Lévi’s study of magic is an absolute must for every seeker in occult, esoteric, and druidic realms; but this need has been frustrated by dated and inaccurate translations–until now. Greer, a respected occult scholar, and Mikituk, a masterful translator, collaborate to restore this landmark work–complete with its original illustrations and symbols–to the center of the alternative spiritual canon. @ Los Angeles, California

The following random selection of titles by Manly Hall are available to students as an e-book or printed pamphlet from P...
04/27/2020

The following random selection of titles by Manly Hall are available to students as an e-book or printed pamphlet from PRS.

We are shipping out orders in compliance with city and state ordinance on Fridays, and only by UPS at this time.

We are offering online classes and have weekly online lectures as well as workshops for everyone who is still seeking and growing during our home stay-cations.

One of the titles in this random grouping is *FREE*, can you find it? 🕵️‍♂️

Maitri - “loving-kindness”Lo-Jong - “mind-training”&Tong-len - “sending/receiving”are a few of the Buddhist Practices Ca...
04/27/2020

Maitri - “loving-kindness”

Lo-Jong - “mind-training”
&
Tong-len - “sending/receiving”

are a few of the Buddhist Practices Carlyle Coash will be walking through tomorrow for “Tools For Being Human”.

RSVP online at Eventbrite or directly to Carlyle at [email protected]

Sessions are by donation; let’s celebrate more kindness - more joy - in the world. Join us online Monday night at 7:30 pm.

Baguazhang, or Bagua, is an internal martial art drawing on Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy. 🔵Instructor Yunuen ...
04/27/2020

Baguazhang, or Bagua, is an internal martial art drawing on Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy.
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Instructor Yunuen is offering her techniques for any adults who wish to explore practical moves for strengthening tendons, joints, and fascia or simply improving posture!
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Baguazhang is offered by Yunuen Rhi every Tuesday night from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
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Sliding scale from $15 - $35 to accommodate everyone who wishes to join, even those with movement limitations!

Click link on Yunuen’s InstaGram bio to log in with us tomorrow. 🌿

Max Planck wrote: “An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature.” In 'Sylva Sylvarum' Francis Bacon asked o...
04/27/2020

Max Planck wrote: “An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature.”

In 'Sylva Sylvarum' Francis Bacon asked one thousand of them. He is considered an originator of the scientific method, and the Royal Society (whose motto 'Nullius in verba' is taken to mean 'take nobody's word for it') acknowledged their debt, saying: "By writing a number of natural histories and above all the 'Sylva Sylvarum,' Bacon set an important but difficult precedent in the history of experimental science, especially among the first natural practitioners gathered around the Royal Society."

Edition photographed: W. Lee, London (1st edition), 1627, from the collection of the The Philosophical Research Society

Recombination of “Sylva Sylvarum: A Natural History, in Ten Centuries” by Francis Bacon, from the ILLUMINED series.

#ILLUMINED #book #art #photography #natural #philosophy #text #texture #transform #mandala #sacredgeometry #paper #form #star #leaf #moth #branches #apple #core #rationality #science #scientific #method #facts #are #facts #not #opinion #symbol #symmetry #davidorrart

Recombination of “Sylva Sylvarum: A Natural History, in Ten Centuries” by Francis Bacon, from the ILLUMINED series.

A reminder that scientific knowledge is hard-won, exhaustively vetted, and wise to take into account.

'Alternative facts' are not facts. They are, quite simply, bullsh*t.

Max Planck wrote: “An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature.” In 'Sylva Sylvarum' Francis Bacon asked one thousand of them. He is considered an originator of the scientific method, and the Royal Society (whose motto 'Nullius in verba' is taken to mean 'take nobody's word for it') acknowledged their debt, saying: "By writing a number of natural histories and above all the 'Sylva Sylvarum,' Bacon set an important but difficult precedent in the history of experimental science, especially among the first natural practitioners gathered around the Royal Society."

Edition photographed: W. Lee, London (1st edition), 1627, from the collection of the The Philosophical Research Society

#ILLUMINED #book #art #photography #natural #philosophy #text #texture #transform #mandala #sacredgeometry #paper #form #star #leaf #moth #branches #apple #core #rationality #science #scientific #method #facts #are #facts #not #opinion #symbol #symmetry #davidorrart

Scroll for today’s book suggestions! Available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, California
04/26/2020

Scroll for today’s book suggestions! Available in our online store. @ Los Angeles, California

We need your support! Help us help you nurture your mind and soul. Consider making a purchase or donation, buying a gift...
04/26/2020

We need your support! Help us help you nurture your mind and soul. Consider making a purchase or donation, buying a gift card, signing up for a class, or subscribing to our YouTube channel. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of seekers like you!

We are sending Kirk Elser a big thank you for his tireless volunteer work at PRS! Kirk was kind enough to send us his to...
04/25/2020

We are sending Kirk Elser a big thank you for his tireless volunteer work at PRS! Kirk was kind enough to send us his top reading pics. Take a peek and find some new and old favorites. Kirk likes to pair his reading with coffee and baked goods. Yum! How do you get ready to read? All books available in our online store.

Our community is a diverse group of seekers dedicated to truth, wisdom, and a better way to live. Thank you for keeping ...
04/25/2020

Our community is a diverse group of seekers dedicated to truth, wisdom, and a better way to live. Thank you for keeping our community alive and thriving!

04/25/2020

Friday April 24th was our first day back to shipping orders in the continental United States! No International shipping yet, sorry folks; we are following strict procedures from city and state ordnances.
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See what we have in PRS.org and we will have it shipped out next (and every) FRIDAY 📒📔📙📕

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The Philosophical Research Society (PRS) was founded in 1934 by wisdom scholar and prolific author Manly P. Hall as a repository of the world’s wisdom. His international travels culminated in the collection of manuscripts, rare books, artwork, and esoterica that became the foundation for the library, designed by architect Robert Stacy-Judd in 1935. The historic Mayan-inspired campus is home as well to an art gallery, auditorium, bookstore, and lecture room. A nonprofit institution, PRS offers a full calendar of lectures, online courses, workshops, wellness classes, concerts, and special events to the general public. As the 1959 inscription on the cornerstone of Hall's auditorium reads, PRS is "Dedicated to the truth seekers of all time."

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Free Art Show Saturday, Jan 18 @ 5:00pm Arthur Taussig Art Opening for Alchemical Visions Tarot Deck. Large scale prints in Hansell Gallery. 6:00pm David Orr will have a Q + A with the artist about the Jungian psychology behind his tarot art. Light refreshments served!
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind. I have no reason to despair because I am already there.
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