Max Heindel

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Date of Birth: 07/23/1865

Age: 53

Citizenship: United States


Max Heindel was born July 23, 1865, died on January 6, 1919. He was a famous astrologer and mystic, a representative of the Rosicrucian Fellowship.

Max Handel was born in Denmark. His parents had a high position in society, they were related to the ancestors of Bismarck.

Max Heindel was the eldest child in the family. His real name was Carl Louis von Grasshoff. Youth Max was held in a "noble poverty." Max`s father died, leaving his wife and children without the means to exist.

After high school, Max Heindel moved to Glasgow. He received the profession of marine engineer, and a few years later decided to move to the United States.

From 1895 to 1901 Handel worked in New York as an engineer. He was unable to move up the career ladder, and did not achieve success.

During this period, Max Heindel (Max Heindel) married, but his marriage is stopped abruptly. In 1905 his wife died suddenly. Max stayed with his son and two daughters.

In the early 1900s he joined the Theosophical Society in Los Andzhelesse, and in 1904 became its vice-president.

The death of his wife has changed a lot in Max`s life. He became a vegetarian, took up the study of astrology and became interested in mysticism. The main passion Max has become metaphysics. He began to lead the search for the meaning of life and spiritual truths.

An important event in the life of Max Handel became acquainted with Augusta Foss that just as he decided to devote his life to astrology and mysticism. She became his muse and would be able to become his wife. But in 1905, she had a serious heart attack, which destroyed all the plans of lovers.

In August 1909 Max Heindel founded the Rosicrucian Fellowship. Almost all his spare time he spent for writing books. He also lectured at the fraternity gatherings.

In recent years, the life of Max Heindel (Max Heindel) suffered from heart disease. As his position aggravated the difficult financial situation. Yet Max did not surrender. He continued to work in the name of the Rosicrucian Fellowship.

In 1910 he finally married Augusta Foss. That this woman helped Handel successfully promote their thoughts and ideas. It was his main source of inspiration and the main life support.

Max Heindel (Max Heindel) died on January 6, 1919, surrounded by loving people. Books written by these filosovom-mystic, still popular and his company has its followers.