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Elisabeth Haich


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Elisabeth Haich is smiling with short curly hair and wearing a beaded necklace and blouse

Initiation, Sexual energy and yoga, Wisdom of the Tarot, The Day With yoga, Self Healing Yoga and

20 March 1897 (age 97)

July 31, 1994 (aged 97), Ponte Tresa, Switzerland

Selvarajan Yesudian, Gitta Mallasz, Imre Vallyon

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil by elisabeth haich

Elisabeth Haich - original name: Haich Erzs├ębet - (1897-1994) was a spiritual teacher and author of several books on spirituality.


Elisabeth Haich's head leaning on her hand while she is wearing a blouse

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Elisabeth Haich's head leaning on her hand while she is wearing a blouse

She was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 1941 with Selvarajan Yesudian, who arrived in Hungary from India in 1937, they founded Europe's first yoga school in Budapest. After the end of World War II in 1948, due to the communist regime, they had to close their school and flee to Switzerland, where they founded a new yoga school.

Elisabeth Haich and Selvarajan Yesudian are smiling while Elisabeth is wearing a red blouse and Selvarajan is wearing light blue long sleeves

In her best known book, Initiation, Haich describes early experiences of her life in Hungary, as well as details of her supposed past life during which she claimed to have been initiated as a priestess of Ra by her supposed uncle, Ptahhotep, in what she refers to as ancient Egypt. The book also describes a little of a more recent claimed previous life in which she was a washing-woman, was abandoned by her lover, lost contact with her daughter, and ended up a beggar on the streets.

Portrait of Elisabeth Haich while smiling is surrounded by the books that she wrote and she is wearing a pink blouse, red coat, and necklace

Her book The Wisdom of the Tarot is based on the Oswald Wirth deck's images (but some colors are different, for some details), and it is about the archetypes of human development, each Tarot card identifying one archetype and its meaning.

The book cover of Initiation by Elisabeth Haich

Her book Sexual Energy & Yoga identifies how sexual energy, when contained, builds among one's chakras, boiling the ignorance resident among them, eventually awakening them, and making possible enlightenment.

The story of Initiation is all about the Princess of ancient Egypt and Elisabeth Haich

Elisabeth Haich claimed to have attained "ego-death". It was described by her followers (mentioned in the introductions to her book) as visible in her gaze: "her gaze wasn't the gaze of a person, it was the gaze of infinity, and it wasn't blind to one's unconsciousness or ignoring: a gaze that cut right through one's unconsciousness, a gaze very difficult to bear."

Books by Elisabeth Haich

Nefertiti statue showing elongated skull

  • Initiation, German language edition, Einwehung, 1960, publisher Verlag Eduard Frankhauser. English translation, 1965, by John P. Robertson, publisher George Allen & Unwin. Reprinted 1979, Pocket Books.
  • The Day with Yoga
  • Sexual Energy and Yoga
  • Wisdom of the Tarot (co-authored with Selvarajan Yesudian)
  • Self Healing Yoga and Destiny
  • References

    Elisabeth Haich Wikipedia