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Initiation Into Hermetics

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  625 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Part I - Theory: / establishes the foundation of physical existence as explained through the elements / the secret of the Tetragrammaton / the YOD-HE-VAU-HE / Karma, the Law of Cause and Effect / the significance of the physical, astral and spiritual planes / opening the door to initiation without the aid of a teacher.Part II - Practice: (divided into 10 progressive steps) ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Merkur Publishing, Inc (first published 1962)
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Mihai Felseghi
Mar 22, 2011 Mihai Felseghi rated it it was amazing
This book is the best thing that ever happened to me. To understand the real value of this book you have to first grasp the real meaning of the word MAGIC, if you expect to see an old white-bearded dude blowing fireballs than you totally miss the whole point. Magic is about self-transformation, expanding one's consciousness until reaching UNITY or whatever you may call it. If you are expecting fast and easy results than magic is not for you, in spiritual development there are no such things as " ...more
Lindu Pindu
It's what it says; an initiation. So, a good introduction for those of us not knowing where to start with research into hermeticism and inner alchemy. There's lots of practical advice in the book- what exercises to perform so as to understand and control your own mind, which is what all this is about. Some are very useful for everyday life, some go beyond what I need. The first steps in the book tie in great with what I'm reading about archetypes and shadow work.
Oct 20, 2009 Timothy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is a beautiful book that deals with man & the forces within man that we must come to control. This book is not for everyone but it is a book that outlines the Initiate on how to come to control these forces within self.
Nov 18, 2014 Cloud rated it it was amazing
"According to the universal laws, the magician will form his own point of view about the universe which henceforth will be his true religion."
Laura Marx
Aug 14, 2016 Laura Marx rated it it was ok
God, this book is hilarious... whats that part, about the "magic eye bath"... he plays it so straight. here it is: "There is a further opportunity given to the magician that ought not to be overlooked. I mean the magnetic eyebath"

Do not overlook the magnetic eyebath!

He is so serious about everything. You need to open your pores by rubbing yourself with a loofa or something, 100 times on each limb. Because uh... magic gets in. Or something. You can get away with actually doing almost none of this
Sergio ruocchio
La magia è una scienza sacra; nel suo senso più vero è la somma di ogni sapere in quanto insegna a conoscere e usare le leggi sovrane. Quest'opera costituisce la via d'accesso alla vera iniziazione magica, la prima chiave delle leggi universali; partendo dalla prima carta dei Tarocchi, guida con sicurezza il lettore, o il discepolo, attraverso tutti gli stadi della magia.
Mar 25, 2009 Bill rated it liked it
Shelves: paganism, skimmed
Many of the exercises given in this book are useful. However, the attitude towards becoming a "magician" offered in this book is blown way out of proportion. I find it hard to believe that Franz Bardon ever did the work that he describes; if he did, where did find the time to write the book?
Oct 31, 2008 Christina is currently reading it
so far it is like stumbling upon an old dusty treasure buried deep beneath the rubble of a burnt down temple....feeling responsible to spread it but wanting to hoard it all at the same time ( "the precious"?)fascinating stuff
Jan 15, 2013 Quintal rated it it was amazing
The original title in German is "the way to the true adept" (der Weg zum wahren Adepten).
The last degree in this book is "union with God".
Nov 13, 2014 Maritza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good info but the book is published in PDF for online still glad I purchased it for my Kindle.
Feb 25, 2009 Vonley7 rated it really liked it
Very, very deep. I loved it.
Oct 01, 2015 Kris added it
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Samozřejmě mi nepřísluší hodnotit něco, co jsem ani nedočetla, takže na hvězdičky nekliknu.

Ale jéžiš. Bardona mi doporučovalo hodně lidí a teď si myslím, že jsou to idioti. Proč si rovnou nepřečíst Jogasutry nebo antickou filosofii a bude bez té zoufalé snahy všechno spojit a dát univerzální odpověď na vše. Hermetika asi nebude tím pravým dřevem pro moji magickou hůlku. Byla jsem ochotna u alchymistických kydů tolerovat tu onanii nad živly, ale oni se asi fakt nikdy nezamyslí, že třeba vlastnost
Jordan Fitzgerald
Dec 14, 2015 Jordan Fitzgerald rated it really liked it
There are a lot of great exercises in this book. I do believe that Mr. Badon is a bit of a braggart and not realistic in the timeframe that he thinks people can acquire these abilities. It would take a lifetime alone to acquire just one of the abilities listed in here.
Oct 19, 2014 Steven rated it did not like it
I know that this book is highly commended by lots of people but personally I found it dry, uninspiring and not very believable. Comments like 'Becoming invisible is easy for a magician' and 'by filling a room full of Akasha you can fill the room with sick people who will instantly be healed' a little fancyful. Also I dislike the way he constantly promotes his other books and states that there's never been anything as important as his book ever published. I'd say he's got a bit of an Ego problem. ...more
Pradip Pillai
Aug 16, 2014 Pradip Pillai rated it it was amazing
A surpirse for practical magic
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Hermesçi Bilimlere Giriş

Orjinal isim: Initiation Into Hermetics
Franz Bardon, 1956.

Mitra Yayınları/ Ezoterik Klasikler Dizisi, 2008. 292 s.

Bülent kısa kitapları da tamamlayıcı-pratik bilgi olabilir..
Lex Talionis
Jan 09, 2008 Lex Talionis rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those just starting on the Hermetic path
Lucid prose, decent for beginners, but bogged down with far too much dogmatic bullshit. A fair place to start getting an understanding of Hermetic Magick, but don't rely on this book alone.
Oct 16, 2007 Isaac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those who enjoy the power of imagination...

This is one of the best books I have ever read.
Dec 29, 2008 Barry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to re read this one....too much for me the first time I tried it
Nov 08, 2014 Lachesis rated it it was amazing
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Most probably the best magickal initiation training.
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Franz Bardon (1909–1958) was a Czech stage magician and teacher of Hermetics. He is best known for his three volumes on Hermetic magic: Initiation Into Hermetics, The Practice of Magical Evocation, and The Key to the True Quabbalah.

An additional fourth work attributed to him by the title of Frabato the Magician, supposed by many of his students to be a disguised autobiography. Though the book list
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“The entire universe can be compared to a clockwork with wheels that engage with each other and which are interdependent with each other.” 1 likes
“It is of course quite a different matter when a seeker, no longer satisfied with materialism or dogma and yearning for spiritual nourishment, asks an initiate for advice and enlightenment. In such an instance the initiate is duty bound to enlighten the seeker in accordance with his perceptive faculties. The magician should spare neither time nor effort to communicate his spiritual treasures to the seeker and lead him towards the light.” 1 likes
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