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The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic

The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic [Kindle Edition]

Israel Regardie , Chic Cicero , Sandra Tabatha Cicero
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The classic book on working with the energy of the body for spiritual purposes, The Middle Pillar by Israel Regardie, is now more complete, more modern, more usable, and better than ever. The exercise known as the Middle Pillar was devised by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Regardie expanded upon it and made it public over 60 years ago in the first edition of this book. Since that time, the exercise has been altered and adapted for just about any spiritual use you could think of. It is a mainstay of many Western traditions of magic. Now in its third edition, The Middle Pillar is better than ever. It has been edited by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, close friends of the late Regardie and senior Adepts of the Golden Dawn. They have also added new material in a separate section that more than doubles the size of the book with their valuable insights and knowledge. * Includes the complete original text, with nothing eliminated * Spelling has been standardized to Western traditions * Each chapter now has a title to identify its content * The Ciceros's notes to each chapter add insight and history to Regardie's work * Modern and clearer illustrations have been added * New, a further exploration of the relationship between magic and psychology * New, more than five techniques to enhance relaxation * New, the Middle Pillar and the Chakras * New, versions of the Middle Pillar exercise in Egyptian, Greek, and Gaelic * New, a shamanic version of the Middle Pillar * New, how to use the Middle Pillar to charge talismans and do healings The Middle Pillar is now expanded to what it always should have been, a thorough, accessible examination and extension of the single ritual that has become the very embodiment of magic. Get The Middle Pillar and learn the real secrets of magic.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1932 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (1 Sep 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0028085O8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #319,418 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new and improved edition of a classic! 10 Jun 1999
By A Customer
This is an excellent book. The Cicero's have made Regardie's classic text even better by expanding on every point made by Regardie in the original. They have added extensive footnotes, several rituals, exercises and meditations, and a comprehensive glossary of psychological and magical terms that makes this book twice as valuable to magicians of the 21st century. I can't help but agree with Golden Dawn Historian R. A. Gilbert's assessment of the Ciceros and their work which is printed on the back cover of THE MIDDLE PILLAR. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Magick and the Kabbalah.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The new Beginning 1 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
For the serious student this book is more than just a leasurely read. This is not just bedtime reading. This is part of a journey. It is the elements of a new life! I started doing the Middle Pillar meditations and feel the changes taking place in my life. I also bought the CD's with him giving guided exercises in breathing, the Middle Pillar and other exercises. It is awesome.

Studying the Mysteries is a journeyand should be treated as such. This book is a valued item in my library.

Expect to have your horizons broadened and your old wineskins changed! It is powerful and transforming.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Two works presented as one. 10 Jun 2000
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Regardie's text is a classic and a must have. This is the only current printing of it that I'm aware of.
The Cicero's texts are attempts to assist and elucidate areas for those without a developed understanding of the area of work.
Both have their potential uses but for me Regardie's writing stands head and shoulders above the more modern texts.
Perhaps that expresses my biases and current needs more than anything else. I would recommend however that the book be read and considered as two clearly seperate pieces. May they assist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Middle Pillar 15 Jun 2012
By Alex Sumner VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
The Middle Pillar is one of my favourite books by Israel Regardie, and I really believe that the additional material by Chic & Tabatha Cicero just adds to the quality. At the heart of the book is the Middle Pillar ritual, which a Westernised form of energy working. In that regard it is similar to working with the Chakras, but with one important difference: chakras release energy from within, whilst the Middle Pillar invokes Divine energy (i.e. Universal energy) from without.

It is helpful to compare this book with Regardie's other works The Art of True Healing: The Unlimited Power of Prayer and Visualization and How to Make and Use Talismans. The Middle Pillar Ritual is essentially "the method" of the Art of True Healing (and one of the methods behind the Talisman book), except that in the book "The Middle Pillar" it is presented better.

I often recommend "The Middle Pillar" to complete beginners to occultism as a good representation of what to expect from magical systems like the Golden Dawn (which is where Regardie got his ideas from).
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