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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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us rgeardie the problem. Return to Book Page. The Tree of Life: Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in It has continued to sell for decades. Up until the time this book was published, very little information about true high magic was available to the public. In this book, Regardie reveals the secrets of real magic. He begins with an explanation of what magic is and, just as Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in He begins with an explanation of what magic is and, just as importantly, what magic is not.
He explains that it is a spiritual study and practice which, along with forms of yoga, forms the two branches of the tree that is mysticism. Rtee is lie being a medium or a psychic. Then he explains the tools of the magician, what they mean, and how to use them. He explains the techniques of evocation and invocation, skrying, and astral travel. He shows how the Qabalah unites everything.
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He even gives a description of the secrets of sexual magick. All of this is in a clear, lucid writing style.
This book is simply a must for anyone who is, or aspires to be, a real magician. Well, they did change the spelling from British style to American. And they did change his transliterations of Hebrew into the more popular style he used in his later books. But nothing vital was changed or removed. Everything else they added was complementary to the text that was there.
And what incredible additions they are! Extensive annotations throughout every chapter; over illustrations; more descriptive contents pages; a glossary, a bibliography and an index. They’ve even added a biographical note on Regardie and the importance of this book to him and to the occult world. This book contains some of the finest occult writing that has ever been produced. And with the regaedie material by the Ciceros, it becomes a must-have for any magician!
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To ask other readers questions about The Tree of Lifeplease sign up. Link to download plz!!? See 1 question about The Tree ksrael Life…. Lists with This Book. One of the first books I ever read dealing with the practical side of ritual practice and construction.
It proved to be a highly influential and important read for me. I should preface, the early version of the work, before the Ciscero’s got a hold of Regardie’s materials. Regaddie seen what they’ve done with his other writings, but not this. I am thankful for that fact. There is a treasure house of information that can be gleamed liife this work, though the language and style will make you work isgael One of the first books I ever read dealing with the practical side of ritual practice and construction.
There is a treasure house of information that can be gleamed from this work, though the language and style will make you work for it. Regardie is sadly styling his writings on the 19th regardis style of Esoteric literature, similar to that found with Levi as well as Meade and the Theosophists. The greatest benifit that I drew from this work is the attention to detail that the good dr shows in referring us back to the rfgardie 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 fegardie up that foundation of knowledge that would help me build my understanding of Western mysteries.
Aug 30, Octavian rated it really liked it. 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”. Lots of description by negation of the opposite – kind of quaint really, I’m a sucker for such charms. Anyway, on to the meat of the book: Cicero, especially, have provided helpfully verbose footnotes at the end of each chapter, which are a must read for those struggling to figure out what all this occult revardie is all about.
All of the ljfe 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 those things you may have heard about the Western alchemists.
Of significant note is the level of depth and emphasis in the presentation of the Egyptian roots of magic.
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Often this is a subject that bores me and turns me away, but here for the first time I’ve encountered a very reasonable set of arguments for investigating the Egyptian root of the practice with a renewed fervor.
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. May 13, Josh Anderson rated it really liked it. A pretty big elephant whose outline is described quite clearly yet never actually addressed directly is: Theurgy is divine union by way of following instruction given in revelation, like say, the instructions God gave to Moses about the tabernacle.
In fact, the Old Testament describes theurgical practice extremely well in Exodus 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: The Hermetic system written about here, however, is based on more ancient Gods, such as the ones that Moses learned about when he was a child. The meat of this book is Regardie’s defense of the Egyptian Faith and the description of St.
Ignatius’ intense imaginative system. An event, or question you need to ask your boss? Put your will into it. Think about what this means. Think about what it means to be alive this may require you getting up before sunrise. If you are up early, draw a symbol that you feel adequately describes the situation going well for you.
This may be an abstract feeling, or an actual formula or recipe of words you want to hear from the other person or from your own mouth. Create this symbol as if it were putting that situation into itself, becoming a microcosm of the event.
There’s a bunch of hogwash out there on what to do next, but the very act of you focusing your will and intent on this symbol will direct your energy to the event, and it will seem supernatural. Are you a Christian? Be a better one by living with Christ and His suffering the way St. Ignatius dares us to.
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. I believe that Regardie is trying to remain faithful to his one time employer, but that lkfe 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.
The significance of Christ should be made more apparent through studying this book, as a transformational tool rather then dried up dogma. If you don’t like the ring of that “Judeo Christian” hullaballoo, there are plenty of options including just invoking the ideas of numbers themselves, which Pythagoreans practiced as regareie with the Divine. 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.
I think he sees Egyptian religion as having the flexibility of a pantheon to which the poets can be inspired like the Greeks, but with more intuitive beauty. Also, it’s worth noting here that Egyptian religion in ancient times could mean theurgic devotion, initiation, crop rituals, and just downright superstition.
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liffe Which is a great mirror for our western world as well and how we treat the spiritual world. 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.
A decision he made as an adept, pife doubt. One in which C treats with his usual anti-church attitude, telling R that he must have done it because he’s ashamed to be Jewish.
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.
Nevertheless, Regardie had nothing but kind rdgardie to say about the man who taught him about Yoga and Hermetics, calling him a great poet at times, and a completely misunderstood genius for a new age. Whatever you views are on the infamously diabolical Aleister Crowley, this book is completely outside of that sphere.
There is nothing Thelemic about this book. 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 some drug induced vision to write a new Holy Book for a New Aeon. Why don’t more adepts make great works of art and make a lot of money?
Regardie asks, and his response is, because these people have tasted the divine gift and they don’t want gree spoil it for themselves with distractions such as money.
They want to regadie their entire life a work of art that is not marketable, but increases the goodness in this world by the value bestowed through each interaction and encounter one has with the adept who has tasted the sweet ecstasy of letting go, but chooses to stay here for sirael fellow man, and for the higher Will.
It is a true Socratic stance to pop the emptiness of false ego’s bubble, and I believe that Regardie was in the lineage of Socrates or St. Paul rather than the Great Beast he’s usually associated with. Apr 18, Stewart rated it it was amazing. This regaddie a monumental work on the Tree of Life and the practical side of esotericism. There is no such thing as a quick read through of this and isrqel is much to be mined again and again.