Who Was Franz Bardon?
Born in Opava, Austrian Silesia. (1 December 1909–10 July 1958) was a Czech occultist, student, and teacher of Hermetics.
These works were primarily written to allow anyone who desired to learn the inner mysteries without the assistance of a teacher to do so. Since such mysteries were once shrouded in secrecy and, in some cases, an oath by death if revealed. This knowledge was only available to a select few for centuries. It is implied (in Frabato the Magician) that Bardon was asked by Divine Providence to share the precious gifts that cost him his life with humanity.
Franz Bardon was the oldest of 13 children and the only son of Viktor Bardon, a devout Christian mystic. Despite the fact that his father had made some spiritual progress. He still felt he couldn’t obtain an advanced initiation and prayed for help. His prayers were said to be answered, and he was blessed with an advanced soul that entered the body of his son Franz to become Viktor’s initiator.
Later in life, Bardon became a stage magician, gaining some notoriety in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s under the stage name ‘Frabato.’
During World War II, he was captured by the Nazis who were aware of his occult abilities and tortured him in order to try and force him to demonstrate them. He refused and was imprisoned in a concentration camp as a result On the day of his execution, the Russians bombed the area of the concentration camp where he was being held, allowing him to escape unharmed. Bardon returned to Opava and continued his hermetic work until he was apprehended and imprisoned in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1958 and died in custody the following year..
Below are an exclusive series of interviews with rare footage of Lumir Bardon speaking with Martin Faulks, discussing his father Franz Bardon.
Martin Faulks visits Franz Bardon’s hometown Opava in the Czech Republic.
Martin Faulks meets with Lumir Bardon ( Son of Franz Bardon) – The Alchemical World of Frabato.
PART 1 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON Martin Faulks speaks with Lumir (Franz Bardon’s son) about his father and his real name. Speaking about ‘Frabato’ Franz Bardon’s stage name.
PART 2 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Martin Faulks speaks with Lumir about Franz Bardon’s teacher.
PART 3 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Martin Faulks discusses the art of spirit photography.
PART 4 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Franz Bardon’s Alchemical Method of Creating Spyragic Remedies.
PART 5 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Martin Faulks discusses Franz Bardon’s medical work.
PART 6 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Martin Faulks discusses Franz Bardon and his magical ring of Isis.
PART 7 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Martin Faulks discusses with Lumir about gathering herbs for his father.
PART 8 – INTERVIEW WITH LUMIR BARDON – Martin Faulks discusses with Lumir about Franz Bardon’s apprentice.