Franz Bardon

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Initiation into Hermetics - A Course of Instruction of Magic Theory and Practice (1956)

This Edition

Initiation into Hermetics
Published1971 First editionNo
FormatHardcover (206 x 133mm) Edition6th, 1993
PublisherRüggeberg Verlag Printing1
ISBN3-921338-01-8 Printed by
Series No of pages296


Franz Bardon (1909-1958) was a Czech occultist (1.6 degree initiate) who was overshadowed by the Master Who was Hermes to write this book (Benjamin Creme in Share International No.6, July/August 2005, p.38).

This volume, according to the author, is a description of the true meaning of the first Tarot card.

First English edition published in 1962 by Osiris Verlag (Western Germany). A new, improved translation was published in 2001 as Initiation into Hermetics. The Path of the True Adept. Volume 1 of the Holy Mysteries.


Original Edition

Initiation into Hermetics
Original titleDer Weg zum wahren Adepten
Original subtitle
Original publication year1956
Original publisherVerlag Hermann Bauer
Original countryGermany
Original languageGerman

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