Books of Reference – The Key of It All

David Allen Hulse dedicated his whole life to rediscovering the lost knowledge of the ancient world. With his work he tries to be a bridgemaker, to unite the esoteric teachings of the East with the West. On his website he states that with his research he “assembled a Noah’s ark of every esoteric teaching concerning the mystical nature of number, word, and color, that can carry this neglected knowledge forward into the 21th century.” This ark goes in two parts, and is associated with following product descriptions:

The Key of It All, Book I: The Eastern Mysteries

David Allen Hulse’s “The Eastern Mysteries” is a monumental resource, both in size and value. 1567184286.01.MZZZZZZZIt catalogs and distills — using hundreds of tables of secret symbolism — the true import of each of six major Eastern magickal traditions. Each chapter is a key that unlocks the meaning behind the magickal language of another ancient tradition. In the first chapter, you will learn about the ancient Cuneiform language, its origins, its codes, and how it is the source for Hebrew. In the second chapter, you will find the secrets of Hebrew, including a clear explanation of the Qabalah. Chapter three reveals the mysteries of Arabic, including its origins, its mystical codes, its astrological attributes, the 99 names of God, Sufi symbolism, and more. The following chapter reveals the origins and symbolic nature of Sanskrit (including comparisons with the works of Aleister Crowley), as well as information on codes, the “chakras,” and more. The last two chapters focus on the Tibetan, including the codes, the Tattvas, the six schools of thought; and the Chinese, with an explanation of “Yin” and “Yang,” the five elements, the complete text of the “I Ching” and how to give readings, and more. The genius of this book is that it is immediately understandable and usable by the beginner, while the expert will find a wealth of information in the cross references, annotated bibliography, and more.

The Key of It All, Book II: The Western Mysteries

The Western Mysteries is perhaps the most comprehensive, in-depth description of various aspects of the Western magickal tradition ever published. 1567184294.01.MZZZZZZZThe uniting factor of this book is language. It begins with a discussion of the mysteries of the Greek alphabet, followed by the different forms of the Runes, and goes on to describe the mystical secrets of Latin. and then Enochian, where you will discover, for the first time ever, the correctly constructed Watchtower system. The book also includes the mysteries of the Tarot, a pictorial language, and it describes the development of the esoteric Tarot, how to do readings, and the significance of the symbolism on the Tarot cards. It concludes with the English language and its relationship to the Tarot, Enochian, and more. The introduction to The Western Mysteries serves as a complete introduction to the magickal tradition of the West. You will learn about the evolution of thought concerning the Elements, astrology, magick squares, geomancy, words of power, and more. You will find that each section of this book is a key that unlocks the meaning behind another of the magickal languages that you can relate to your own spiritual system. It is ideal for a beginning student to explore the mysteries of Western magick. It is a necessary tool for more advanced students, as it has collected hundreds of charts and lists which clarify and identify the similarities and differences between various systems. This is a reference book you will study over and over. The volume of information revealed makes The Western Mysteries an instant classic and a necessity for any spiritual practitioner.

Hulse wrote some more about his work, and posted it as a book review on Amazon:

“The Western Mysteries”, though a companion volume to “The Eastern Mysteries”, was originally part of one larger work entitled “The Key of It All”. When I first submitted my manuscript to Llewellyn Publishing in the late 1980’s, it totalled over 1400 pages. One section was deleted from the beginning which dealt exclusively with the Qabalah found in Aleister Crowley’s “The Book of the Law”. But the remaining 13 chapters were faithfully typeset with little changes to the original manuscript. However as the book was typeset my editor, David Godwin, discovered that the book was larger than expected. So at the end of the 6th chapter dealing with the mystical nature of Chinese and the I Ching, the book was abruptly put to press, and divided into two parts, the first subtitled “The Eastern Mysteries” and the second being “The Western Mysteries”. This caused a few minor problems for me. One, the introduction written for the whole book, depended on the 7th key, Greek, to make sense. But now it would have to serve as an introduction to the first of two volumes. Second, the remaining pages forming the second volume would not be large enough to justify a second book. So from the period of the winter of 1993 to the summer of 1994, I created almost half of the second volume as it now stands. Among the last minute additions were the Christian Number symbolism found in “The New Testament”, the ancient key to the Egyptian Hieroglyphics found in the writings of Horapollo, the analysis of the Qabalistic symbols found in the Waite Tarot deck, and a new introduction of over 100 pages that would include the Aztec and Mayan calender systems, the esoteric nature of astrology, the art of geomancy, and the Masonic tradition of the lost word. What was intended for this second volume was a complete analysis of the Cube of Space, but that would eventually see print as a separate volume (just published by Samuel Weiser, Inc. as “New Dimensions for the Cube of Space”). One other section was intended for the last key on English, and that was a complete analysis of Modern Numerology. This, instead, became a separate booklet published by Llewellyn under the title “The Truth About Numerology”. In the end, dividing my original work titled “The Key of It All”, into two volumes that would eventually become “The Eastern Mysteries” and “The Western Mysteries”, improved the scope and depth of the most detailed study yet in regards to the sacred symbolism of numbers as concealed in the alphabets of the ancient world, both East and West.

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The Eastern Mysteries: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World : The Key of It All, Book 1
By David Allen Hulse
Edition: 2, illustrated, annotated
Published by Llewellyn Worldwide, 2000
ISBN 1567184286, 9781567184280
614 pages
The Western Mysteries: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World : The Key of It All, Book 2
By David Allen Hulse
Edition: 2, illustrated, annotated
Llewellyn Publications; 2nd edition (September 1, 2002)
ISBN 1567184294, 1567184297
704 pages

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One Response to “Books of Reference – The Key of It All”

  1. Shoshi Says:

    You are right! reference books are a great resource to learn any language. I agree!

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