In The Key to the True Kabbalah, Franz Bardon demonstrates that the mysticism of letters and numbers — the true Kabbalah — is a universal teaching of great antiquity and depth. Throughout the ages, adepts of every time and place have achieved the highest levels of magical attainment of mind, body and spirit through the understanding of sound, color, number and vibration as embodied in the Kabbalah.
This book, the third in Franz Bardon’s remarkable texts of Hermetic magic, is nothing less than a practical guide to such attainment. Using the common German alphabet, Bardon guides the reader through ever greater levels of Kabbalistic achievement. No other available text reveals as great a depth of Kabbalistic wisdom or provides the reader with as much practical training.
Though intended primarily as a working text for those who have completed Franz Bardon’s first and second volumes, Initiation Into Hermetics and The Practice of Magical Evocation, the present work stands on its own, and even those without the requisite background in practical Hermetics will be fascinated by Franz Bardon’s intellectual journey through the mysticism of Tantric India, Tibet, the Hebrew Kabbalah, and the ancient sources of the Western magical tradition.
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.