Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken
Schneiderfranken studied art in the 1890s and 1900s in spite of financial hardship, eventually becoming a professional painter in his thirties. In 1912, he left for Greece. Upon returning to Germany in 1914, he began teaching under the spiritual name Bô Yin Râ.
- Wolfgang Heller (1995). "Schneiderfranken, Joseph Anton (geistl. Name: Bô Yin Râ)". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 9. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 569–572. ISBN 3-88309-058-1.
- Antoine Faivre (1 October 2010). Western Esotericism: A Concise History. SUNY Press. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-4384-3377-6.
- "Access to Western Esotericism", Antoine Faivre, SUNY Press, 1994, p. 106
- Corinna Treitel (9 March 2004). A Science for the Soul: Occultism and the Genesis of the German Modern. JHU Press. pp. 128–131. ISBN 978-0-8018-7812-1.
- "The Virtuoso Conductors: The Central European Tradition from Wagner to Karajan", by Raymond Holden, Yale University Press, 2005, p. 114
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