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Kleines Lehrbuch der Weissen Magie
Fritsche Herbert

The first edition of the book of the German occultist, who was a friend of Gustav Meyrink. The wrapper with slight traces of using. 22.5 x 15 cm, 70 pp.

Herbert Fritsche (Basilius), born 14. 6. 1911 in Berlin, died 20. 6. 1960 in Munich. He was qualified as a biologist (though giving it up soon after he graduated with honours, shortly before taking up his lectureship); a psychotherapist with a complete system of analysis; participant, publisher, and editor of a host of occult, literary and medical journals e.g. the Springer-Verlagīs Merlin. His esoteric progress may be enumerated thus:

  • 1929 (18 years old) student of Gustav Meyrink.
  • 1939 Anthroposophist.
  • 1947 Liberal Catholic/Theosophist.
  • 1949 Gnostic Catholic, Ordo Templi Orientis, Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua.
  • 1960 Buried as a Greek Orthodox.
Letters from Fritsche to Gustav Meyrink are kept at the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) at Munich, together with other letters to Meyrink from E.C.H. Peithmann, W. Wynn Westcott and John Yarker.


Publisher: V. Neubert & Sohne, Prag - Smichov
Year: 1934
Number of copies: ?
Edition: 1.
Cover: original sewed
Condition: slightly damaged

Price: 3300 CZK