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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Throughout the s, Regardie continued to avoid much contact with the occultist movement. I have since moved beyond the inability to see beyond my own terminology and have now rediscovered the work.

The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic – Israel Regardie – Google Books

But nothing vital was changed or removed. Contact our robots department if you really want a nice long ban. Published December 8th by Llewellyn Publications trer published November 30th Next, they made numerous explanatory notes for each chapter so that everyone can now fully understand the book. I am thankful for that fact. Regardie wrote an angry letter back, calling Crowley “Alice” and describing him as “a contemptible bitch”. Those in the system of yoga and salvation, who wish Very valuable teachings on spiritual elevation and practises towards attainment for theurgists.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Though I grew up in a modern household, my family belonged to the Orthodox branch of Judaism. Up until the time this book was published, very little information about true high magic was available to the public.

Anyway, as the author always says: In his biography of Regardie, Gerald Suster described him as “one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century development of what some have called the Western Esoteric Tradition”. Selected pages Title Page. Osborne PhillipsMelita Denning. Wallis Budge earth ecstasy Egyptian elements Eliphas Levi energy entity essence eternal ether evocation exalted existence lire Father fire force glory Gods Goetia Hail heaven higher Holy Guardian Angel Horus human idea imagination inasmuch individual intelligence invocation invoke Key of Solomon knowledge lamblichus Lord magical Magician manifestation matter means method mind Mysteries mystical nature Nephesch operation Osiris Pentagram philosophic physical plane practice principle Qabalah Qabalistic reality represented Ruach sacred Sephirah Sephiros serpent soul sphere spiritual splendour substance Supernal supreme symbol technique Tetragrammaton Thee Theurgist Theurgy things Thoth thou thought tion Tipharas Tree Triangle union universe unto vibration vision Wand whole wisdom words Yoga.


Regardie suffered from asthmasometimes known as “the occultist’s disease” within the occult community. Next, or soon, I plan to revisit Crowley, since this is very much an offshoot of his work, and he reegardie the undisputed master. 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”.

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A bit torturous but worthwhile if only for the sense of accomplishment in finishing, lol. It has continued to sell for decades. He is like someone you might actually meet in your day-to-day life, and explains the philosophy and practice in a very clean and plainspoken way.

Back cover copy A Twenty-first-century Edition of a Magical Classic Since it was first published inThe Tree of Life has provided spiritual seekers and aspiring magicians with the most comprehensive study of the common threads of magical theory and practice. Going through the Non-Fiction on my shelf, It was interesting enough to hold on to, but it’s been so long I don’t remember the details. Whatever you views are on the infamously diabolical Aleister Crowley, this book is completely outside of that sphere.

Also, it’s worth noting here that Egyptian religion in ancient times could mean theurgic devotion, initiation, crop rituals, and just downright superstition. What will the magickal foundation be like for those of tomorrow?

Leave a review at Goodreads. Inflame thyself with prayer! Trivia About The Tree of Life Nazism and occultism Lost lands Alchemy Divinatory, esoteric and occult tarot. Dion Fortune and the Inner Light.

There is nothing Thelemic about this book. Of significant note is the level of depth and emphasis in the presentation of the Egyptian roots israe, magic. The Tree of Life: I’ve seen what they’ve done with his other writings, but not this.


Well, they did change the spelling from British style to American. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Regardie asks, and his response is, because these people have tasted the divine gift and they don’t want to spoil it for themselves with distractions such as money. How to Use Folk Magic. Open Preview See a Problem? In fact, the Old Testament describes theurgical practice extremely well in Exodus Aug 18, Luke Specht rated it it was amazing. Aug 04, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: He even gives a description of the secrets of sexual magick.

The Tree of Life: Regardie is so down to earth its a breath of fresh air after all the usual occultist hand-waving.

There is also some fossilization of that Enlightenment thinking that so infected Crowley, that we will pretend magicians are really scientists [rolls eyes] Marxism suffers the same problem, btw! Over the course of his life, Regardie married and divorced three times; he had no children. Concerned that the Golden Dawn system of ceremonial magic would be lost, he published the Stella Matutina rituals in a series of books between and It proved to be a highly influential and important read for me.

This was really my first reading og 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 ljfe on life in general overall I was disappointed in many other ways. Very reyardie teachings on spiritual elevation and practises towards attainment for theurgists.