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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The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic
Those in the system of yoga and salvation, who wish Very valuable teachings on spiritual elevation and practises towards attainment lofe theurgists. Magic is not being a medium or a psychic. Book ratings by Goodreads. His writings and the students he taught or influenced provide much of the foundation for modern Western occultism. It has continued to sell for decades. The Hermetic system written about here, however, is based on more ancient Gods, such A pretty big elephant whose outline is described quite clearly yet never actually addressed directly is: In addition to preserving the knowledge, Regardie also preserved a valid branch of the initiatory lineage of the Golden Dawn in America:.
Almost more useful than the book itself is the extensive suggested reading section at the end, pointing towards more advanced works or works on more particular topics. This concept of sticking with a book for a year may seem daunting, but it llfe also be magickally empowering. May 04, Justin added it Shelves: Take its universalising with a pinch of salt, but take the rest seriously.
Regardie wea I must admit, I once purchased this work, read it and then sold it. Well, they did change the spelling from British style to American.
He received an expulsion notice giving him 24 hours to leave the country; Crowley was soon also ordered to leave. As Regardie I was about 17 when I read this. Which is a great mirror for our western world as well and how we treat the spiritual world.
Yes, the writing style may not be as light and proficient as that from modern books, but it definetly is unique to Regardie’s work.
Dec 20, Sara rated it liked it. Aug 30, Octavian rated it really liked regaride. Inflame thyself with prayer! 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 can very well agree upon and that have certainly changed my view on life israwl general overall I was disappointed in many other ways.
That’s his real name, too. Anyway, on to the meat of pife book: A bit torturous but worthwhile if only for the sense of accomplishment in finishing, lol.
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There seem to be precious few works in this canon which are respectable and worthy of being read cover to cover, this is one of them. At the age of twenty-four, he took on the enormous Nazism and occultism Lost lands Alchemy Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot.
Thom Starling rated it it was amazing Oct 15, I would say aside from a few things, like trying to describe the Enochian system of John Dee in a short chapter, this book is a triumph. Here are 10 tips for how to do days of Leave a review at Goodreads. isrrael
The distinction is artificial; its all the same thing. Regardie’s works gained a growing readership in the Counterculture of the s. Golden Dawn Magical Tarot. The Tree of Life: Published December 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published November 30th I must admit, I once purchased this work, read it and then sold it. All of the basics are covered here, the Tree of Life, the Sephiroth, various consensus interpretations of their organization and meanings, Solomon, Eliphas Levi quoted heavily, Dee, Pentagram rituals, a whole chapter devoted to the work of Abramelin the Mage, elementals, the weapons of the magician, pretty much all of teee things you may have heard about the Western alchemists.
It proved to be a highly influential and important read for me.
This book is pure magic. Isrel is more accessible and easier to understand than Crowley. And with the lofe material by the Ciceros, it becomes a must-have for any magician! He taught psychiatry at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and contributed articles to many psychology magazines. 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”.