A Franz Bardon Pilgrimage

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It has taken me a while to write this blog because some experiences in life are hard to express in words let alone in the short amount of space I have here. There is a saying that says "when a student is ready the teacher will appear." I also believe this to be true of the experiences we have in life. Sometimes we are guided to an event or situation in order to learn a lesson or to experience something that allows us to grow or overcome a challenge; sometimes in life, we have to get out, meet inspiring people and really experience these things rather than just stay at home. It is a question of 'walking our talk’.

I have been a student of the teachings of Franz Bardon for over a decade now, working on his exercises on a daily basis without ever missing a session or slacking in my discipline. I believe Franz Bardon to be the greatest spiritual writer of the 20th century and his teachings have a lot to offer the world. So you can imagine what an honour it was for me to travel to his hometown of Opava in the Czech Republic to meet with his son and daughter and to visit the places where he lived, worked and taught. His son Lumir Bardon has a great spirit and you can feel his father's energy reflected in him. He introduced himself, "I am Lumir Bardon, physician but not a magician." A perfect gentleman in every way, Lumir Bardon had a sense of power and a tranquillity that I have never experienced in anyone else before or after.One amazing thing worth noting about my trip was having met people who knew Franz Bardon and those who lived near him. I discovered that the figure we see written about in 'Frabato the Magician' and 'Memories of Franz Bardon' is completely accurate. The man truly was spectacular and fully capable of the feats described in his books. During my time in Opava, Lumir answered all my questions on Hermetic arts and helped drive me to the next step in my development. Indeed the inspiration and energy of the whole experience had a profound effect on anything I was trying to do. Something I will be eternally grateful for.

Other students of Franz Bardon can also benefit from my trip because Lumir was kind enough to allow me to record some of our conversations, which I am editing and posting on the Internet when I have time.

About Martin

My life's work has been to learn and master the art of meditation. To do this I have practiced and studied meditation with unbroken, daily discipline for over two decades as taught in the works of Franz Bardon. However, just like Bardon himself, I have also dedicated my life to gathering what is of use from different traditions around the world - whether hidden in the Japanese mountains, Egyptian desert or with the Indian yogis.

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