Manly Palmer Hall was a prolific writer and mystic, widely recognized as a leading scholar in the fields of religion, mythology, mysticism, and the occult. His perhaps most famous literary work is “The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy”, which is regarded as his magnum opus and the best introduction to Western esoteric ideas. "Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles and Birds" is a work by Manly Hall. In this piece the author explores symbolic and esoteric meaning that people were finding in of endless numbers livings things besides humalife n beings. Real animals and their mythical relatives, their place in various symbolic systems and place of human among them, divine plan and course of nature regarding life – these and more things are the subject of this research.