A true Master of Light and the 20th century’s most noted Hermetic adept, Franz Bardon accepted a commission from Divine Providence to guide struggling mankind to a higher plane of knowledge through the written word of Universal Principles.
During his time on Earth, Bardon experienced countless adversities and dark forces attempting to thwart his mission to record tomes of The Holy Mysteries (also known as the Egyptian Mysteries), including an encounter with Adolf Hitler.
Following the publication of the cornerstone of his entire opus, Initiation into Hermetics, his other famous works, The Practice of Magical Evocation, and The Key to the True Kabbalah soon followed, being the First, Second, and Third Tarot Cards, books of Wisdom.
His fourth and final work, The Golden Book of Wisdom, was to have followed thereafter, but through a series of events leading to Bardon’s arrest and incarceration, it was confiscated by the police, and deemed lost. But, after nearly 60 years, a dedicated Hermetic student’s diligent quest to locate the lost treatise was rewarded, and it is our privilege to provide this partial treasure to complete Bardon’s opus on Hermetic Magic.
Franz Bardon (1909-1958), was born in the current Czech Republic into a family which studied Esoteric Christianity, and became one of the most remarkable Hermetic magicians of the 20th century
In the 1930s Franz Bardon revealed the Holy Mysteries to the world at large. The Mysteries were revealed at that point in time because of the moral and spiritual decline of mankind, which, after entering the spirit world after their physical death, complained that they had no access to the true path of spiritual development.
In 1945 after refusing to become a Nazi collaborator, he was imprisoned for three and half months before the prison was bombed and he was liberated by Soviet soldiers.
After the war, Franz Bardon lived with his wife working as a naturopath and graphologist. He often traveled to Prague to teach, but his work was interrupted forever in 1958 when Bardon was arrested during one of Czechoslovakia’s notorious Communist purges, and died under “unusual circumstances” in a prison hospital the same year.