YT description: Manly Palmer Hall was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, which is widely regarded as his magnum opus, and which he published at the age of 27.
He has been widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult.
Title: Manly Hall – Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity (YT link) Uploaded by Manly Palmer Hall.
Manly Hall: Atlantis And The Gods Of Antiquity – (2011) 4 stars
Run time: 1 hour, 16 minutes. The material presented here is very good for someone with an intermediate level of mythological research. Hall expertly covers the ancient gods who potentially left Atlantis and went to civilize the primitive societies around them. I don’t have anything particularly helpful to add, except to remind the listener that the fish god Oannes is also known as the Canaanite Dagon from the Old Testament.
I do want to leave a note for myself, however. Hall gives us a new story for the origin of the British Order Of The Garter. In the book The God Of The Witches, author Margaret Alice Murray gives us a tale of a great ball attended by all manner of British royalty. As the tale goes, the Countess of Salisbury dropped her red garter, Edward III snatched it up and put it on his own leg, and immediately founded the Order Of The Garter with 26 knights that were present. In this case the leader of a witch coven wears the garter. The 26 knights can be broken down into two full covens. Edward III had 12 knights under him, and the Prince of Wales ruled the other twelve. Hall tells us that this story is inaccurate and refers the listener to the Black Book of Hermes for more information.