The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic

The Tree of Life An Illustrated Study in Magic 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 Up until the time this book was published very little informat

  • Title: The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic
  • Author: Israel Regardie Chic Cicero Sandra Tabatha Cicero
  • ISBN: 9781567181326
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in 1932 It has continued to sell for decades And no wonder 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, justIsrael Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in 1932 It has continued to sell for decades And no wonder 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 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 Magic is not 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 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 Although Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero were friends of Regardie and are Senior Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, what changes could they have made to this classic book Well, they did change the spelling from British style to American And they did change his transliterations of Hebrew into the 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 100 illustrations 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 new material by the Ciceros, it becomes a must have for any magician

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    1. Israel Regardie Chic Cicero Sandra Tabatha Cicero says:

      Israel Regardie born Francis Israel Regudy was considered by many to be the last living Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn At an early age, Regardie worked as Aleister Crowley s personal secretary In addition to his extensive writings, Regardie practiced as a chiropractor and as a neo Reichian therapist He taught psychiatry at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and contributed articles to many psychology magazines.

    2. 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. I've 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 from this work, though the language and style will make you work for [...]

    3. Written in a delightfully anachronistic style, specifically the plodding & oververbose brand of English that prompted George Orwell to write a hate rant around the same time period. 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.Anyw [...]

    4. A pretty big elephant whose outline is described quite clearly yet never actually addressed directly is: the power of the Catholic Church comes from very ancient techniques of magic. 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 36-39. The Hermetic system written about here, however, is based on more ancient Gods, such [...]

    5. I was about 17 when I read this. I had been floating around different texts from Crowley and Eliphas Levi and different websites here and there for a few years before my guitar teacher, of all people (who was, coincidentally, a member of the O.T.O.), found out about my interest in the occult and gave me this book. I went from being totally lost to, well, still being lost (no book is gonna help you with that one, I guess!), but having a clear view of what I was actually trying to do. As Regardie [...]

    6. Reading this now. Regardie is more accessible and easier to understand than Crowley. He was his secretary and has really organized the systems for us. Pure Golden Dawn stuff.

    7. Anything by Regardie is great if you're a western occultist. I wish the Cicero's would not have messed with some of the text, but the majority of the original text is here.Regardie can be difficult to get through, but all of his works are worth it, this one in particular.

    8. What a slog. Some credit should be given that this is basically the book that founded a genre, but any book you read since then on the subject will probably convey more information in 1/10th the words.

    9. 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.

    10. First let me start off by saying that I consider myself a spiritual atheist and I have a strong interest in the occult. I practice no rituals and worship nothing.This was really my first reading of 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 view on life in general overall I was disappointed in many other ways. It seems so odd to me that a religion such as this that is put down [...]

    11. I can say for sure that of all the books I own, this is the one that I am most likely to re-read over and over again. When I first had the pleasure about six or seven years ago, I could only understand very little, and I was able to memorise even less. 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 [...]

    12. This book is pure magic. As an introduction to whatever mystic or occult tradition (or non-traditional approach), this book totally delivers. The treatises on mythical origins of the theurgic practices and traditions are great, mostly the topic on egyptian mythology. The similarities and connections between the different traditions (including christian myth) are established and addressed in a very direct and illustrating manner. The advices on exalting the will are most valuable when not intimid [...]

    13. I must admit, I once purchased this work, read it and then sold it. I have since moved beyond the inability to see beyond my own terminology and have now rediscovered the work. Regardie here masterfully presents an intense study into many aspects of magic. The views on ritual format and meaning perhaps lead into a Franz Bardon approach that sees initiates engaged with autohypnotic occupation of the consciousness in order to access the greater power of the mind and initiate the self. Regardie wea [...]

    14. Read this decades ago along with anything else by Israel Regardie. It's very informative and very much a product of it's time. Nothing new to me here but is always worth the read as a kind of revision exercise.Good.

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