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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They’ve even added a biographical note on Regardie and the importance of this book to him and to the occult world.

The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic

I was hoping for something very different and overall it’s like any other religion to me however I can appreciate Regardies style and simplicity in the subjects that set him apart from his peers and predecessors. The significance of Christ should be made more apparent through studying this book, as a transformational tool rather then israep up dogma.

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. Published December 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published November 30th Aug 30, Octavian rated it really regardiee it. His poem, quoted in the section above praised, is the most beautiful part of this well-composed grimoire. Two Adept associates of Regardie’s have contributed these enhancements: This is a monumental work on the Tree of Life and the practical side of esotericism.

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Sedona, ArizonaUS. That’s not the only story I’ve heard about The being a total asshole, so I tend to believe the he was an ego- and megalomaniac. Such is the outlook of the occult – which articulates itself as the ‘key to the mysteries’ – the ‘secret philosophy regarcie all ages’. They’ve even added a biographical note on Regardie and the importance of this book to him and to the occult world. His literary endeavours brought Regardie little money and while in England he lived largely isarel poverty.


The imagination and the isrrael are just as mysterious as ever, and this book can really inspire one to a system such as Yoga or Magic. An Interpretation of Aleister Crowleywas published. During the Second World War he served in the U.

As Regardie I was about 17 when I read this.

The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic

The distinction is artificial; its all the same thing. Lots of description by negation of the opposite – kind of quaint really, I’m a sucker for such charms. He also studied psychology, being particularly influenced by ideas from Jungian psychologyand explored Christian mysticism. Pure Golden Dawn stuff. Regardie is sadly styling his writings on the 19th century style of Esoteric literature, similar to that found with Levi as well as Meade and the Theosophists.

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

And ah, suddenly it all falls into place! It is a work to which I shall continue to return over the years. It’s also not Thelemic in the sense that this system is ascetic at times, and is about detachment from this sub-lunary world, in order to commune with the divine, not about rrgardie drug induced vision to write a new Holy Book for a New Aeon.

Llewellyn Worldwide – The Tree of Life: Product Summary

I wish the Cicero’s would not have messed with some of the text, but the majority of the original text is here. Tarot Talismans Invoke the Angels of the Tarot. 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.

It takes approximately a year for the Earth Mama to revolve around Father Sun. Aug 06, Laura Marx rated it really liked it Shelves: He shows how the Qabalah unites everything. Regardie’s works gained a growing readership in the Counterculture of the s. And just as poor Elbert is pretty obscure today, so, too, are many of regardje references in Regardie’s book.



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

Trew was shocking to me since the bible is an incomplete book that has been translated so many times by so many different people at different times I don’t see how anyone can base anything off of it in the slightest.

A broad study of high magic that manages to be also regardei and approachable is a rare find. It presents itself very clearly, introduces all of the ideas non-doctrinally, etc. The work starts as a memoir of Regardie’s time with Crowley before moving on to a biographical account of the occultist’s life up till Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn Deck.

There is no such thing as a quick read through of this and there is much to be mined again and again. It’s very informative and very much a product of it’s time. Why don’t more adepts make great works of art and make a lot of money?

It proved to be a highly influential and important read for me.

And they did change his transliterations of Hebrew into the more popular style he used in his later books. Very good resource on magic kincorporating Qabbalah with Crowley, by Crowley’s secretary Regardie. Drawing on his experience as personal secretary to Crowley and Rregardie is not being a medium or a psychic.

I read this spurred on by Illuminatus to do more reading into western occultism.