Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate. Isha SCHWALLER DE LUBICZ, Ronald Fraser, From the David Tibet collection.

Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1967. First English language edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 220pp. Black cloth with gilt b&w illustrations, green endpages. The second of two novels exploring ancient Egyptian life, mystical belief and initiatory practices by way of the the fictional biography of Her-Bak, a young man who is initiated into the mysteries. This copy from the library of British artist, writer and musician DAVID TIBET (founder of the music group Current 93) with his OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE opposite the title page. From the publisher: "After the picturesque experiences of the first volume, 'Her-Bak, Chickpea,' which unfolds young Her-Bak's training in the living school of Nature and in the Outer Temple, this First edition of the second and independent volume presents his initiation into the Inner Temple and his progressive penetration of the esoteric aspects of the Egyptian Mystery teachings." "In her Her-Bak books Isha Schwaller de Lubicz transmitted in a fictional context the atmosphere and teachings of ancient Egypt, based on her extensive research and collaboration with her husband, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz." The author's husband and collaborator, René Adolphe Schwaller de Lubicz ( 1887 -1961), was a French mystic and author who popularized the use of sacred geometry in Egyptology during his study of the art and architecture of the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. Light rubbing to boards, bump to upper corner of top board, page edges darkened and lightly foxed, faintly musty - else a tight, unmarked VG+ in VG+ dust jacket. (Dust jacket lightly worn at edges with a few short closed tears, not clipped. Now in protective mylar cover). Item #68408