A Memoir: Hermetic, Occult, Political, and Private Aspects of R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Al-Kemi recounts the story of the eighteen months that Andre VandenBroeck spent in daily contact with the remarkable French philosopher, hermeticist, and Egyptologist, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887-1961). It provides a passionately felt, personal, and dramatic introduction to the startling world of this contemporary alchemist.
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2000
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2007
As an exercise in biography, it is riveting: Schwaller/Aor is painted by Vandenbroeck’s skillful hand in all his multifarious sides, even the more untasteful ones.
As a glimpse into the practical side of the Hermetic Work, it is matched only by Fragments of an Unknown Teaching, by P.D. Ouspensky.