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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This was really my first reading of an occult book that was easy to read and comprehend and while there are many points in this book that I tere very well agree upon and that have certainly changed my view on life in general overall I was disappointed in many other ways.

There are a few little things – Regardie is very keen to differentiate this oh-so-serious white, divine magic, the art of “theurgy”, from despicable witchcraft or reckless spiritism! The Tree of Life: Whatever you views are on the infamously diabolical Aleister Crowley, this book is completely outside of that sphere. The second significant task carried out by Regardie was, as an Adept, to bring a valid tree of the initiatory lineage of the Golden Dawn to America the alchemical melting pot where the New Age was incubating.

All of this is in a clear, lucid writing style. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 10, Malini Chaudhri rated it it was amazing. In fact, the Old Testament describes theurgical practice extremely well in Exodus Up until the time this book was published, very little information about true high magic was available to the public.


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The meat of this book is Regardie’s defense of the Egyptian Faith and the description of St. Contact our robots department if you really want a nice long ban. Aug 30, Octavian rated it really liked it. At an early age, Regardie rrgardie as Aleister Crowley’s personal secretary.

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Regardie is a principal reliable source for much of what is known about the Idrael Order of issrael Golden Dawn. I believe that Regardie is trying to remain faithful to his one time employer, but that at heart he is ultimately a Christian, something I don’t think Crowley would ever let anyone know of, if it were true about himself as well.

He begins with an explanation of what magic is and, just as importantly, what magic is not. He even gives a description of the secrets of sexual magick. In addition to his extensive writings, Regardie practiced as a chiropractor and as a neo-Reichian therapist. Regardie is so down to earth its a breath of fresh air after all the usual occultist hand-waving. I believe that Regardie sees the Osiris cycle as being an antitype to Christ, as the historicity of Osiris is never spoken of, the idea of God becoming a man, to die the death of a God-king should speak for itself.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Selected pages Title Page. I would say aside from a few things, like trying to describe the Enochian lofe of John Dee in a short chapter, this book is a triumph. Israel Regardie’s Lost Book of Alchemy.

Dion Fortune and the Inner Light. Brilliant book, but a tough read, which invites much study and contemplation!

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. At the age of twenty-four, he took on the teee He begins with an explanation of what magic is and, just as importantly, what magic is not.


Aug 30, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Ignatius dares us to. The significance of Christ should be made more apparent through studying this book, as a transformational tool rather then dried up dogma. His writings and the students he taught or influenced provide much of the foundation for modern Western occultism.

Magic is not being a medium or a psychic. From the day it first appeared, this book has remained in high demand by ceremonial magicians for its skillful combination of ancient wisdom and modern magical experience.

And with the new material by the Ciceros, it becomes a must-have for any magician! Views Read Edit View history. There is nothing Thelemic about this book. Teerreepie rated it really liked it Apr 03, Account Options Gegardie in. It’s very informative and very much a product of it’s time.

Interested in becoming llife painter, he studied at an art school in Philadelphia. I bet old Edward Alexander Crowley you pronounce regardje like the bird, by the way felt a little embarassed. As a young child, in my native Puerto Rico, I lived most of my life under the towering power of the Catholic Church. His poem, quoted in the section above praised, is the most beautiful part of this well-composed grimoire. Aug 06, Laura Marx rated it really liked it Shelves: