Follow us inside the fantastic rare-book library hidden inside the University of Philosophical Research on Los Feliz Boulevard. Built by Los Angeles lecturer and writer Manly P. Hall during the 20th century, the Philosophical Research Society library houses a rare collection of tomes concerning “the secret teachings of mankind.”
Freemasonry, spirituality, magic, the occult, esotericism, myth, psychology and Western and Eastern philosophy are just a few of the many categories of knowledge and wisdom on the library's packed shelves.
The library is open to the general public on Fridays for a few hours, and also by special appointment with the librarians. All photos by Gustavo Turner.