Master Hamid Bey & the Mystic Coptic Order books and lessons
Master Hamid Bey was trained by Coptic Masters in Egypt during the early 1900s. His early education was focused on fundamental principles of self-mastery leading him to the ultimate goal of complete mastery on the physical, mental and emotional levels. His early testing put him in life situations where he was taught humility, the foundation of spirituality. Eventually, he was taught how to put pins through his body without pain and how to be buried alive for hours at a time.
In the mid-1920s, he was sent to the United States to teach the laws of balanced living. He was told one of his early missions in America was to challenge Houdini, who had indicated he was the only one on earth who could accomplish his memorable feats. By the time Master Bey had arrived in the United States, however, Houdini had passed away.
In the late 1920s, he met Paramhansa Yogananda and they traveled together throughout America. They were two of the earliest and greatest pioneers of the metaphysical movement. Paramhansa would give the lecture and Master Bey would be buried alive in public, demonstrating the many skills of self-mastery he learned during his early years of training by the Egyptian Coptic Masters.
Master Bey founded the Coptic Fellowship on April 28, 1937. He began writing extensively in the 1940s by transcribing his weekly lectures. He could not speak a word of English when he arrived in America in 1925, yet he became one of the greatest writers in metaphysical history. He kept on traveling throughout the United States throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, being buried alive before large crowds. He wrote about his experiences in Egypt and presented, in written form, instructions for how his readers could attain self-mastery in their lifetime. He was a prophet of positivity for humanity and its future and wrote in his manuscripts his advanced ideas of his visions for a better world.