by Franz Bardon
9781885928122 - $30.95

Franz Bardon is considered by many as the greatest Hermetic adept of the 20th century. A tireless worker for the light, he survived Hitler's concentration camps but died a victim of Communist persecution in 1958. He left behind him four legendary books on Hermetic magic which have become acknowledged classics in the field of occult literature. Initiation is the first and most important of Bardon's works and is rightly regarded as the cornerstone of his entire opus. Bardon focuses his attention on the practical training necessary for all true magical attainment. Using the 4 elements of fire, air, water and earth as a foundation, Bardon teaches the student how to master these universal forces in the three worlds of body, soul and spirit. Bardon leads the reader through step by step exercises providing detailed training in the entire arcanum of white magic, from basic techniques in thought control and imagination to advanced teachings.

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Author Bio - Franz Bardon

Born on December 1, 1909 in the present-day Czech Republic, Franz Bardon recorded the Holy Mysteries (the early Egyptian Mysteries) in book form. Taking on the name of Frabato the Magician, Franz Bardon often performed throughout Europe, proving the existing of spirit over body through clairvoyance, mind-reading, forecasting future events, and contacting loved ones in the beyond.

As with other workers for the Light, Bardon attracted the attention of Adolph Hitler, a student of occult sciences. As a dark practitioner, Hitler attempted to entice Franz Bardon to assist him in winning WWII. After Bardon’s refusal, he was incarcerated in a concentration camp for over three months, and subjected to torture under inhumane conditions. In 1945, shortly before the war ended, Bardon was sentenced to death. Before the sentence could be carried out, however, the prison was bombed and Bardon was rescued by Russian soldiers, thereby finding his way home.

After months of hiding out in the cellar of his home, with Marie, his wife, nursing him back to health, Franz Bardon worked as a naturopath and graphologist. He often traveled to Prague to teach the universal principles as set for in his books on Hermeticism: Initiation into Hermetics, The Practice of Magical Evocation, and The Key to the True Kabbalah.

Franz Bardon’s Hermetic work was interrupted forever in 1958, when he was arrested during one of Czechoslovakia’s notorious Communist purges. Bardon was falsely accused of not paying taxes on alcohol used in the production of his spagyric remedies. He was further accused of treason for allegedly making unfavorable comments about his country in a letter to Australia.

On July 10, 1958 Franz Bardon died under unusual circumstances in a prison hospital in Brno, Czechoslovakia.