Philosophical Research Society
The Philosophical Research Society, founded by Manly Palmer Hall in 1934, is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide resources for the study and research of the world’s wisdom literature.
Rejecting doctrinal, political, or ecclesiastical investments, the Society provides a learning environment sheltered from any intention to coerce or convert. The goal of this institution is to enable the individual to develop a mature world view and philosophy of life in association with a diverse and stimulating community of inquiry, dedicated to understanding and appreciating their unique possibilities in the unfolding universal pattern.
Wisdom is insight into the nature of things, a fundamental acquaintance with Reality. All of the great insights of humankind left for study, which history has managed to preserve, are the priceless inheritance of every person. It is the clear goal of Philosophical Research Society and the University of Philosophical Research to provide global “lovers of wisdom” access to that treasure which is their birthright.