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My Mother’s Capek Family Tree Part 1
My Mother’s Capek Family Tree Part 1
The headstone or Hrob of my grandfather Otakar Capek and Spisovatel or author Karel Weinfurter and wife Bozena.
Oli, my mother, remembers as a little girl, watching my grandmother sit at a mirror and seeing in its reflection, my grandfather hugging and kissing Bozena. My mother didn’t understand until 2002, that my grandfather had been in love with someone else.
The place is the castle Kosatky, about 45 minutes north of Prague, Czech Republic- this is my mother’s birthplace and home to my grandparents, mother, my two aunts, the maids, dogs, horses, and the ghost mother searching for her child.
The castle or Stamek Kosatky was built in the 14th century by the Weitmuhl royalty.
It was the retreat for the pre and post World War Two Czech Psychic and Intellectual Circle formed by my grandfather Baron Otakar Capek, author, and publisher of the journal Psyche and his business partner and spiritual teacher, Jewish mystic Karel Weinfurter, author of the Burning Bush or the Mystical Way.
Weinfurter’s wife, Bozena, was my grandfather’s life love and soul mate. It seems, while married to Weinfurter, Bozena was also my grandfather’s lover and this relationship was condoned by all adults affected. My grandfather Otakar later married Bosena after Weinfurter’s death in 1942, near WWII’s ending.
My mother upon returning to the castle in 2002, two years before her death, was bluntly pained by the truths I just described. She had idolized my grandfather but knew little of him. Her hope to return to him after being separated by the Nazi invasion is what kept her alive.
My grandfather’s relationship with Bozena harmed the women of the family, and I, perhaps supporting his decision to live for love, cannot understand his neglect of his daughters, and lack of sensitivity for my grandmother.
I am sure my grandmother Maria Capkova was desperately hurt by what seemed to be a betrayal of love and marriage.
Oli’s family history- Olga Milada Rosalia Marie Capkova
Born January 6, 1927
Alphonse Zelinka baptized Oli February 27 at Kastle Kosatky
Oli’s Mother Marie Danda born July 21 1905
— — Marie’s father (Gotlub Danda of Austria)
Locovicz estate auber mehoniz on iser
— -Marie’s Mother Milada Danda nee’ Brochler
from Kotznavitz district Muschengrut Austria
Oli’s father Otakar Capek born March 26 1893
List of publications by Otakar Capek
Encyclopedia of Occultism, Mysticism and All Secret Doctrines , Edition Psyche, Prague 1940, 371 pages
The story of a fox family , A. Hynek, Prague 1927, illustrations by VL Anderle, 167 pages
Kingfisher Tournament Prague , 1946
What we should know about Abyssinia and the neighboring Italian colonies , at its own expense, Košátky 1935, 31 pages
Jesus Christ in the Light of Mysticism , by Bozena Weinfurterova, Prague 1948, 155 pages, 2000 copies
Kosatky (tourist guide) , edition by Psyche Edition, Prague 1933, contains 19 photos (including by K. Weinfurter), 24 pages
Queen Hatchepsut’s Love and Other Egyptian Stories , Edition Psyche, Prague 1934, 125 pages
Ledňáčkové in Kladsko , edited by Ladislav Veselský, B. Stýblo (Stybl’s Library of Youth, Vol. 3), Prague 1947, illustration by V. Junek, 100 pages, edition 3300 copies
Our pork breeding at home and the means to improve it
A. Neubert (Peasant Library №66), Prague 1923, number of illustrations, 111 pages
Last German Monarchy (Principality of Liechtenstein) , Edition Psyche, Prague 1939, 35 pages
Why are we reborn? , was published in magazines on the continuation of “Psyche” Vol. XIX./1948
Srnec Blesk , Zora, Praha 1924, 114 pages
Tajemství košáteckého hradu I. Šlechtična Cambo
Secrets of the Kosatek Castle, I. book: The Noblewoman , Prague 1927, 213 pages
Kingfisher Tournament, edited by Ladislav Veselský, B. Stýblo (Stybl’s Library of Youth, Vol. 1), Prague 1946, illustrations by J. Fiser, 88 pages, 2000 copies
The star over Dakota has gone out, overlooked and edited by František Klaus, V. Šeba, Prague 1946, illustration by F. Fial, 135 pages, 5000 copies
Golden Mystic Grains, by Bozena Weinfurterova, Prague 1947, 93 pages, 2000 copies
Articles in Psyche 1930–1948