(1909 - 1958)
Franz Bardon is considered by many as the greatest adept of the 20th century. A tireless worker for the light, he survived Hitler's concentration camp, but died a victim of communist persecution in 1958. He left behind him four legendary classics of occult literature.
Initiation into Hermetics represents the first volume of the Golden Books of Wisdom, also known as the Holy Mysteries or the Egyptian Mysteries. It is the foundation of the entire opus and contains the practical training necessary for all magical attainment.
Bardon teaches the student how to master the universal forces in the three worlds of body, soul and spirit without the help of a teacher. The author leads the student step by step through exercises providing detailed training in the entire arcanum of magic, from basic techniques in thought control and imagination to advanced teachings in astral travel, the use of talismans and magic mirrors and much more.No other writer has ever developed such a clear, concise, and practical program of magical development.