At the forefront of this second edition of A Bardon Companion is a brand new commentary on all ten Steps of Initiation Into Hermetics. Here is the product of all fifteen years of my experience counseling students of Bardon's system. Unlike my first commentary, this time I have gone into much greater detail with Steps Six through Ten. This new commentary on IIH was written between May and December of 2009 in the form of biweekly lectures given online at the Franz Bardon Group land in the virtual realm of SecondLife.com. They came into existence only because I was asked to give a series of lectures; otherwise they would most likely never have been written, so I owe a debt of gratitude to "Berny Bury" for the kind invitation! Immediately following the new commentary I've included a fairly large collection of selected excerpts from my public and private correspondence spanning the period from 2001 through 2007. These are arranged according to the sequence of Steps in IIH and cover a variety of topics in a question-and-answer format. The remainder of this second edition is a reprint of the entire first edition text of my commentaries upon IIH, PME and KTQ. For a long time I was undecided whether or not to replace the original IIH Commentary in this second edition with my newly written commentary but was eventually persuaded by my friend Christoph who urged me to include it and told me that the two compliment each other. Only minor correc