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"The Lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the Ears of Understanding."
Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 - August 29, 1990) 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, published in 1928 when he was 27 years old.
Jacob left Bersheva and set off for Charan. And he reached the place and he stopped there for the night because the sun had gone down. He took from the stones of the place and made a pillow for his head, and he lay down in that place.
He dreamed: There was a ladder set on the ground and its top reached the heavens, and there were angels of God going up and down on it. There was HaVaYaH standing over him, and He said: "I am HaVaYaH God of Abraham your father and God of Isaac. The Land that you are lying on I will give to you and your seed. And your seed will be like the dust of the earth and you will break forth to the west, the east, the north and the south, and all the families of the Earth will be blessed through you and through your seed. See, I am with you and I will guard you wherever you go and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not abandon you until I have done what I have told you.
Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, "Indeed HaVaYaH is in this place, but I did not know." He was filled with awe. He said: "How awesome is this place. This is none other than the House of God and this is the Gate to Heaven." Jacob rose early in the morning and took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its head. He called the name of that place Beit El, though Luz was the name of the city at first. Jacob took a vow, saying: "If God will be with me and guard me on this path I am traveling and will give me bread to eat and clothes to wear and I come home in peace to the house of my father, HaVaYaH will be my God. And this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be the House of God and from all that You give me I will set aside a tithe for You.