Written at the request of her advanced students, Initiation is an illuminating autobiography that connects the twentieth century European life of internationally beloved teacher Elisabeth Haich and her lucid memories of initiation into the hidden mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt.
A compelling story within a story emerges detailing the life experiences that catalyzed her spiritual path. In an earlier life in ancient Egypt, a young woman is prepared for initiation into the esoteric secrets of the priesthood of the High Priest Ptahhotep, who instructs her step-by-step, consistent with her development, in the universal truths of life. Throughout this extraordinary book, Elisabeth Haich reveals her in-depth insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, the interconnectedness of individual daily life choices and spiritual development.
Elisabeth Haich shares usually hidden truths that only a few rare individuals in any generation, seek, find and communicate to others, enabling the reader to awaken within the essential understanding necessary to enlighten any life no matter what events manifest. In twentieth century Europe, from childhood to adulthood, through war and remarkable meetings, she demonstrates the power of turning the searchlight of one's consciousness inward and using every life event towards expanding consciousness. Initiation is a timeless classic communicated in modern terms inspiring generations of spiritual seekers globally.
Whether read as an autobiographical novel unveiling mystical truths or as a unique glimpse into Elisabeth Haich's exceptional journey to initiation, the personal impact on the reader is profound. To read Initiation is to be part of the initiation itself.
About the author:
Elisabeth Haich (March 20, 1897 – July 1, 1994) was the second of four children born into an upper middle class family in Budapest, Hungary. Even as a young child, her unique gifts were expressed as a pianist, painter and sculptress. Her sculptures are exhibited in Hungary, as monuments and in plazas.
She was married and had one son who later joined her in teaching Yoga in Switzerland. In close connection with Selvarajan Yesudian, she began giving Yoga lectures in 1939.
At the end of World War II she was forced to leave Hungary. With Selvarajan Yesudian, she resettled in Switzerland where she lived until the end of her life. In cooperation with Yesudian, she founded the oldest and largest Yoga school in Europe.
In 1953 Elisabeth Haich wrote her best known book, Initiation which has been translated into seventeen languages with millions of copies sold worldwide.
Her other books include The Day With Yoga, Self Healing, Yoga & Destiny, Sexual Energy and Yoga and Wisdom of the Tarot, all published by Aurora Press in English after the publisher, Barbara Somerfield visited with Elisabeth Haich and Selvarajan Yesudian in Switzerland in 1973. Until the end of her life, she lectured and counseled seekers.
Titles by Elisabeth Haich:
* Self Healing, Yoga & Destiny
* The Day with Yoga
* Sexual Energy and Yoga
* The Wisdom of the Tarot