Magic, Martial Arts, & Masonry: With Martin Faulks

Martin Faulks is the author of Becoming A Ninja Warrior, Black Soul Mirror, and Adepthood: Success On All Levels, among other books, as well as a meditation master and a practitioner of both martial arts and Franz Bardon’s system of Hermeticism. He is also the managing director of Lewis-Masonic, the world’s oldest Masonic book publisher.

Martin studied with the Yamabushi monks in the mountains of Japan, as well as with other teachers, and with other schools of spiritual and martial development.

In this interview, he discusses:

  • The practice of meditation and the development of the powers of the mind.
  • What’s required of a genuine spiritual teacher.
  • The four elements in initiation and martial arts.
  • Training with the Yamabushi monks (and what’s required of an authentic student).
  • The origins of Franz Bardon’s system of Hermetic self-development.

You can find out more about Martin at his website, here.

The Lost Rites of Freemasonry: David Harrison In Interview

Dr. David Harrison is probably the best-known contemporary British historian of Freemasonry. He received his PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2008, and his thesis was published the following year as The Genesis of Freemasonry. His other books include Rediscovered Rituals of English Freemasonry, The Rite of Seven Degrees, and The Lost Rites and Rituals of Freemasonry (published by Lewis-Masonic).

In this interview, Dr. Harrison discusses the 18th century Rites and Masonic mystics (such as Martinez de Pasqually, Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin, and Jean-Baptiste Willermoz) that paved the way for such secretive esoteric and occult Orders as the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn and the Ordo Templi Orientis.

You can check out Dr. Harrison’s website here.