Lionel, Frederic

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Lionel, Frederic Gender: M
born on 17 July 1908 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Amphion les Bains, France, 46n23, 6e32
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Koppejan
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°11' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°27 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 03°15'


French engineer, resistance fighter, writer, philosopher and spiritual teacher.

His father was a successful engineer in the international oil industry. He grew up with the three European languages. After finishing the lyceum in Geneva, Lionel studied Mechanical engineering at the Technischen Hochschule in Zürich, later cybernetics in the United States. In the thirties he worked in Paris as an engineer in his own firm. Later he wrote about the merits and risks of technology. As a lecturer on alchemy he warned for the dangers of technology that was not rooted in old wisdom.

Early during WW2 he and his family escaped to England. He became an officer of the British Secret Service and went back to occupied Europe to help smuggle persecuted people out of the by Nazi's occupied territory. Some 1300 people were saved. He wrote about the extreme dangers of his work and the "accidental" happenings that saved him in "Un chemin sur la Braise" (1976). He was widely decorated for his heroic work. But the war also transformed him as he during the war met in Spain his later spiritual teacher Garcia.

After the war he rebuild his firm, but was also involved with reconciliation. In 1946 he invited German children to his father house at the lake of Geneva.

At age 55 he sold his technical engineering firm and began a spiritual journey, took the pilgrims staff as he called it. He saw himself as a lonely caller in the spiritual desert and wanted to teach people of "the laws form above", their neglected calling "inner voice", Observer and Master (Christ in me) in them. He wrote around 30 spiritual books and essays about spirituality, mysticism, the Cathars, alchemy, astrology and the tarot and became an appreciated spiritual teacher in many countries.

Most of his work is translated into the German language and many other languages.

Frédéric Lionel died 22 December 1999 peacefully in Paris.

See also: Nachruf auf Frédéric Lionel, Frederic Lionel


Source Notes

Koppejan gives 17 July 1908 5h00 AM Savoye 45n30 6e40 as "eigen informatie" (personal information) in Beeldgids van de dierenriem and calculated him as Asc 1.34 Leo. Frédéric Lionel mentions Amphion les Bains as as his birth place or born in Municipal Town.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Metaphysical (Mysticism, gnosis)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (decided to go the pilgrims path at age 55 and was during the following 33 years a spiritual teacher)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical (cybernetics)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Counselor/ Therapist (spiritual teacher)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (esotheric astrology, tarot)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (French and eastern occult tradition, alchemy, cathars.)