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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Well, they did change the spelling from British style to American. Such is the outlook of the occult – which articulates itself as the ‘key to the mysteries’ – the ‘secret philosophy of all ages’. The greatest benifit trre 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.

Regardie wrote an angry letter back, calling Crowley “Alice” and describing him as “a contemptible bitch”. Selected pages Title Page.

The imagination and the will are just as mysterious as ever, and this book can really inspire one to a system such as Yoga or Magic. Dec 20, Sara rated it liked it. Nothing new to me here but is always worth the read as a kind of revision exercise. Two Adept associates of Regardie’s have contributed these enhancements: Here are 10 tips for how to do days of Review quote Have you ever heard of Elbert Hubbard? In this book, Regardie reveals the secrets of real magic. Jul 12, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: Put your will into it.


And with the new material by the Ciceros, it becomes a must-have for any magician! Are you a Christian? See 1 question about The Tree of Lifeā€¦.

Aug 30, Octavian rated it really liked it. The Tree of Life was a book of its time. It has continued to sell for decades. His literary endeavours brought Regardie little money and while in England he lifs largely in poverty. Everything else they added was complementary to the text that was there.

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His poem, quoted in the section above praised, is the most beautiful part of this well-composed grimoire. Extensive annotations throughout every chapter; over illustrations; more descriptive contents pages; a glossary, a bibliography and an index.

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Interested in becoming a painter, he studied at an art school in Philadelphia. Up until the time this book was published, very little information about true high magic was available to the public. Although he had ended his association with Crowley on bad terms, he was angered on reading the first biography of Crowley, The Great Beast by John Symondswhich he thought was unduly negative and failed to understand Crowley’s beliefs.

Looking for beautiful books? It’s not really a bad thing – even Agrippa wanted people to believe that his “occult philosophy” wasn’t “really” magic, etc. Thom Starling rated it it was amazing Oct 15, Differentiation between good and bad magic, evil in the heirarchial tree, as opposed to mastery and adeptness of genuine methodolgy for god people.


The Best Books of I read this spurred on by Illuminatus to do more reading into western occultism. One of the things he did was purchase the copyrights to This entailed breaking his oath of secrecy and brought anger from many other occultists.

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 his biography of Regardie, Gerald Suster described him as “one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century development of what regardje have called the Western Esoteric Tradition”.

Magic is not being a medium or a psychic. In general a very recommended book for anyone who is interested in introducing themselves in the world of the occult or is interested in the origins of the different traditions and currents therein.

Book ratings by Goodreads. On the other hand, you’ve probably heard of Israel Regardie. Think about what it means to be alive this may require you getting up before sunrise. Leave a review at Goodreads. One ixrael which C treats with his usual anti-church attitude, telling R that he must have done it because he’s ashamed to be Jewish.

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In he returned to the United States. InRegardie began instructing a woman in the Golden Dawn system. Ignatius dares us to.