Author: Baron Rudolph von Sebottendorff
Translated by: Stephen E. Flowers, PhD.
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the publisher: Originally published in Germany in 1924, this book reveals the secret spiritual practices of the Bektashi Order, as well as how this order, also known as oriental Freemasonry preserves the ancient spiritual doctrines forgotten by modern Freemasonry. Sebottendorff explains how the mysterious abbreviated letters found in the Qur’an represent formulae for perfecting the spirit of the individual. When combined with Masonic hand signs and grips and conducted accordingly to a precise schedule, these formulae incorporate spiritual power into the body and transform the soul from its base state into a noble, godlike state: the Magnum Opus of the mediaeval alchemists.
Laying out the complete programme of spiritual exercises, Sebottendorff explains each abbreviated word-formula in the Qur’an, the hand gestures that go with them and the exact order and duration for each exercise. Including a detailed biography of Sebottendorff and an examination of alchemy’s Islamic heritage, this book shows how the traditions of Oriental Freemasonry can ennoble the self and lead to higher knowledge.