Though cast in the form of a novel, Frabato the Magician is in fact the spiritual autobiography of Franz Bardon, one of the greatest Hermetic adepts of the 20th century. This new edition of Frabato the Magician includes letters penned by Franz Bardon and Otti Votavova.
Frabato was the author's stage name during his career as a performing magician, and it is Frabato who takes center stage in the novel as well. Set in Dresden, Germany, in the early 1930s, the story chronicles Frabato's magical battles with the members of a powerful and dangerous black lodge, his escape from the Weimar Republic, and the beginning of the spiritual mission which was to culminate in Franz Bardon's classic books on Hermetic magic.
More than an occult novel, Frabato the Magician is itself a work of magic which illuminates Bardon's other books as well as providing a revealing look into the dark occult forces behind the rise of the Third Reich. This new edition contains letters penned by Franz Bardon and his secretary Otti Votavova reflecting his earthly day to day struggles, his love of the works he left behind, and his unrelenting quest for knowledge and understanding. An insightful look into the mind of a true spirit, whose love for mankind remains unsurpassed to this very day.
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.