Over fifty years ago Israel Regardie set himself the gigantic task of making accessible The result is “The Tree of Life, ” a book which has become the definitive. The Tree of Life by Israel Regardie, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in It has continued to sell for decades. And no wonder.

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Israel Regardie

Tred, especially, have provided helpfully regaddie footnotes at the end of each chapter, which are a must read for those struggling to figure out what all this occult claptrap is all about.

InRegardie’s Ceremonial Magic: The greatest benifit that I drew from this work is the attention to detail that the good dr shows in referring us back to the forerunners of the magical tradition he inherited and the interest he piqued in me to go back further than his writings and to start reading the sources like Iamblichus and Porphry and building up that foundation of knowledge that would help me build my understanding of Western mysteries. In fact, the Old Testament describes theurgical practice extremely well in Exodus Leave a review at Goodreads.

And Regardie’s writing is charming, as well – it’s super formal in an endearing way, he even calls himself ‘the author’!

This entailed breaking his oath of secrecy and brought anger from many other occultists. A little hard to read at ergardie and lacking in a sense of humour – partly understandable in that it was written by a young zealot – but comes into its own in the final chapter, on invocations. Nov 13, Sam Davidson rated it really liked it.


Regardie wrote an angry letter back, calling Crowley “Alice” and describing him as “a contemptible bitch”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He explains the techniques of evocation ,ife invocation, skrying, and astral travel. Quotes from The Tree of Life And they did change his transliterations of Hebrew into the more popular style he used in his later books.

He begins with an explanation of what magic is and, just as importantly, what magic is not. Well, they did change the spelling from British style to American. Regardie weaves greater wisdom into the spaces between words isael is at first apparent.

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The advices on exalting the will are most valuable when not intimidating. A Study in Magic.

Oct 10, Malini Chaudhri regardiee it it was amazing. Raymond Lady isreal it really liked it Oct 22, Brilliant book, but a tough read, which invites much study and contemplation! How to Use Folk Magic.

He was popular in the early s. About Israel Regardie Israel Regardie was credited with removing the excessive secrecy surrounding modern occultism and for making the techniques of high magic available to all interested students. Isarel seems so odd to me that a religion such as this that is put down First let me start off by saying that I consider myself a spiritual atheist and I have a strong interest in the occult. I bet he didn’t really.

It’s not really a bad thing – even Agrippa wanted people to believe that his “occult philosophy” wasn’t “really” magic, etc.

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Review quote Have you ever heard of Elbert Hubbard? The second significant task carried out by Regardie was, as an Adept, to bring a valid branch of the initiatory lineage of the Golden Dawn to America the alchemical melting pot where the New Age was incubating.


An event, or question you need to ask your boss? Apr 18, Stewart rated it it was amazing. Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in Nov 22, Brendan rated it it was amazing. A promotional image of Israel Regardie. He explains that it is a spiritual study and practice which, along with forms of yoga, forms the two branches of the tree that is mysticism. Within these chapters you’ll find lots of phrases like “the adept may find himself swirling in the empyrean, not unlike a spirit himself in appearance”, or “this practice is not altogether without efficacy”.

I wish the Cicero’s would not have messed with some of the text, but the majority of the original text is here. During the Second World War he served in the U. Often this is a subject that bores me and turns me away, but here for the first time I’ve encountered a very reasonable set of arguments for investigating the Egyptian root of the practice with a renewed fervor. When I first had the pleasure about six or seven years ago, I could only understand very little, and I was able to memorise even less.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. As Regardie says somewhere, this was really one of the first perhaps the first book on magic intended for ordinary people.

Extensive annotations throughout every chapter; over illustrations; more descriptive contents pages; a glossary, a bibliography and an index.