Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate. Isha SCHWALLER DE LUBICZ, Ronald Fraser.

Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1967. First English language edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 220pp. Black cloth with gilt b&w illustrations, coloured top edge. 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. 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. Just a bit of light shelfwear, light bruising to corners and spine ends, owner's ink stamp on front blank and blind stamp on rear blank, a very small amount of unobtrusive pen underlining and notations - else a tight, clean near VG copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket lightly worn overall, price clipped. Now in mylar cover). Item #68736