Magical Practice Part 1 Foundation

Inspired by Franz Bardon’s

Initiation into Hermetics

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Franz Bardon is regarded by many as the greatest and most important Hermetic adept of the 20th century. A tireless worker for the light, Franz Bardon survived Hitler’s concentration camps but died a victim of Communist persecution in 1958. Franz Bardon left behind him four legendary books which have become acknowledged classics of occult literature. Initiation into Hermetics is the first and most important of Franz Bardon’s works and is rightly regarded as the cornerstone of his entire opus. In contrast to other books on the subject of magic, Franz Bardon focuses his attention on the practical training of mind, body, and soul necessary for all true magical attainment.

Using the four elements of fire, water, air and earth as a foundation, Bardon teaches the student how to master these universal forces in the three exercises providing detailed training in the entire Arcanum of Hermetic magic, from basic techniques in thought control and imagination to advanced teachings on 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. The first of the seventy-two tarot cards revealed.
* 356 pages * softbound

What’s inside IIH


About the Elements


The Principle of Water


The Principle of Earth


The Principle of Fire


The Principle of Air


The Light


There is no doubt that every one who has been searching for the true and authentic cognition, in vain looked for years, if not even for a lifetime, to find a reliable method of training. The ardent desire for this noble aim made people again and again collect a mass of books, from near and far, supposed to be the best ones, but which were lacking a great deal for real practice. Not one, however, of all the seekers could make any sense from all the stuff collected in the course of time, and the goal aimed at so fervently vanished more and more in nebulous distances. Provided the one or the other did start to work on the progress after instructions so highly praised, his good will and diligence never saw any practical results. Apart from that, nobody could reliably answer to his pressing questions, whether or not just this way he had selected, was the correct one for his individual case.

Just at this time Divine Providence decided to help all those seekers who have been searching with tough endurance to find means and ways for their spiritual development. Through this book universal methods are given into the hands of mankind by a highest initiate who was chosen by Divine Providence for this special task.

It can be said without exaggeration that never before have these complete magical methods been accessible for the public.




Franz Bardon, Initiation into Hermetics, 1999 Dieter Rüggeberg – originally published in German in 1956 as Der Weg zum wahren Adepten (“The Path of the True Adept”).

About the author.

Franz Bardon

Famous Figures of the Western Mystery Tradition, Part Three:
by Rawn Clark

You might ask, “who was Franz Bardon?” For those who are not familiar with his work, suffice it to say that Bardon is considered to be one of the most important adepts of our age. According to Bardon himself, he was directed by Divine Providence to reveal to humanity the meaning behind the first four Major Arcana of the Tarot. While he fulfilled his mission, only his revelation of three of the Tarot cards were published and the fourth has been lost due to the twists of fate. The first card, the Magician, was revealed in “Initiation Into Hermetics” (IIH)[2]; the second card, the High Priestess, was revealed in “The Practice of Magical Evocation” (PME)[3]; and, the third card, the Empress, was revealed in “The Key to the True Quabbalah” (KTQ)[4]. Only a small fragment of his revelation of the fourth card, the Emperor, remains and is found as an appendix to the book “Frabato”, titled “The Golden Book of Wisdom”[5].

With some occult writers, we are left with nearly every detail of their personal lives, while with others, we know no more than their pen names. The situation with Bardon lies somewhere between these two extremes. While we have, through the grace of Divine Providence, access to all of his published works, we can find only a small few details left over from his personal life.

More FB books

Initiation into Hermetics

The Practice of Magical Evocation

The Key to the True Kabbalah

Frabato the Magician

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