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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Nothing new to me here but is always worth the read as a kind of revision exercise. Aug 06, Laura Marx rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Israel Regardie. As a young child, in my native Puerto Rico, I lived most of my life under the towering power of the Catholic Church.

The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic

It has stood the test of time, overcome the slander of contrary opinion, and it has taken a very deep position in the mainstream community.

It is a work to which I shall continue to return over the years. There was however something heartwarming about Regardie’s style of writing which kept me captivated, and it soon became obvious that subsequent revisits would yield new insights into the material contained within, after absorbing for a while what had consciously and subconsciously stuck in my mind.

As an introduction to whatever mystic or occult tradition or non-traditional approachthis book totally delivers. And they did change his transliterations of Hebrew into the more popular style he used in his later books. Create this symbol as if it were putting that situation into itself, becoming a microcosm of the event.


The Tree of Life: 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! It seems so odd to me that a religion such as this that is put down First let me start off by saying that I consider myself a spiritual atheist and I have a strong interest in the occult.

In this book, Regardie reveals the secrets of real magic. Johnson rated it it was ok. 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. Anyone searching for an introduction to the philosophy underlying Western esotericism, will find the perfect starting point in this book.

Views Read Edit View history. A promotional image of Israel Regardie. Take its universalising with a pinch of salt, but take the rest retardie. Anything by Regardie is great if you’re a western occultist. Over the course of his life, Regardie married and divorced three times; he had no children. I have since moved beyond the inability to see beyond my own terminology and have now rediscovered the work.

The Tree of Life : Israel Regardie :

This is a monumental work on the Tree of Life and the practical side of esotericism. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He explains the techniques of evocation and invocation, skrying, and astral travel. The Life and Ideas of Israel Regardie. He was his secretary and has really organized the systems for us.


He even gives a description of the secrets of sexual magick. Lots of description by negation of the opposite – kind of quaint really, I’m a sucker for such charms.

A broad study of high magic that manages to be also readable and approachable is a rare find. The Hermetic system written about here, however, is based on more rree Gods, such as the ones that Moses learned about when he was a child.

I attended Mass and took Holy Communion every Sunday. 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. Dec 20, Sara rated it liked it. Mar 17, Dawn rated it really liked it. A Study in Magic. Nov 22, Brendan rated it it was amazing. Apr 03, Linda Maddocks rated it liked it. At an early age, Regardie worked as Aleister Crowley’s personal secretary.