Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken

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Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken, also known as Bô Yin Râ (born 25 November 1876 in Aschaffenburg; died 14 February 1943 in Massagno/Lugano),[1] was a German poet and painter.[2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

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.

Schneiderfranken influenced author Gustav Meyrink, composer Felix Weingartner,[4][5] and Eckhart Tolle.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Antoine Faivre (1 October 2010). Western Esotericism: A Concise History. SUNY Press. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-4384-3377-6. 
  3. ^ "Access to Western Esotericism", Antoine Faivre, SUNY Press, 1994, p. 106
  4. ^ a b 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. 
  5. ^ "The Virtuoso Conductors: The Central European Tradition from Wagner to Karajan", by Raymond Holden, Yale University Press, 2005, p. 114
  6. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/eckhart-tolle-this-man-could-change-your-life-850872.html