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Tree of Life: Study in Magic [Hardcover]

Israel Regardie
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Jan 1969
Delve into the astonishing depths of Regardie's magical magnum opus - one of the most comprehensive books on magic ever to appear * From the author of A Garden of Pomegranates, The Golden Dawn, and The Middle Pillar * A lavishly illustrated edition of The Tree of Life, annotated with critical commentary and explanatory notes * Includes a new introduction, glossary, bibliography, and index In 1932, when magic was a 'forbidden subject', Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life at the age of 24. 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.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC,US (Jan 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877280002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877280002
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,454,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was credited with removing the excessive secrecy surrounding modern occultism and for making the techniques of high magic available to all interested students. This edition was annotated by two Senior Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 16 Mar 1999
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A clear and concise book explaining the root principles of magic in everyday terms. Filled with fascinating philosophies it was one of Regardies favourite works (and one of the first I read). Now reprinted it is an excellent source for both beginner and experienced magician alike. This is not a book containing set out rituals, but rather as its title suggests, a study in magic. It incorporates many systems and discusses them well. Subjects include yoga, qaballah, egyptian magic, the astral light, Divinity, training of the magician, the will, invocation and many more. A must for every occult library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a gem 25 May 2007
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I have shelves groaning under the weight of erudite tomes on magick and psychology - Crowley, Jung et al. - but this book really is superb in every way. I can't explain why I never read Regardie before - I guess I thought he was just Crowley's poodle. How wrong can a fool be. No more words - just buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A part of a journey 1 Jun 2007
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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. I bought it with the aim to study the Tree of Life. It is the elements of a new life! I have not looked back!

I did not just buy it to read it but to study it. Expect to have your horizons broadened and your old wineskins changed! It is powerful and transforming.

Thank you for your hard work.


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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent overview 5 Jun 2001
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Not only does this book give a broad coverage of all things 'magickal' it also provides clear intelligible explanation of all these aspects in a manner which will facilitate their practical usage and a real and steadily progressive development.
The one partial exception here is the moderately veiled chapter on alchemy. Yet even here he offers the keys.
Though an old book, by modern standards, this will be an excellent addition to any occult library.
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Regardie's Tree of Life is invalueable to the student of both Qabalah and magic, introducing us to the methods employed by Aleister Crowley, the Golden Dawn and the Goetia. Regardie has extensively studied rituals of the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks and outlines simple formulas for performing the most complex rituals founded upon ancient knowledge. Also outlines the Augoeides working.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A customer 29 Jun 2010
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An excellent book to have as a guide to understanding metaphysical concepts in more depth. It is clear and concise and should be used as a study book and I would recommend that it be read / studied in conjunction with Dion Fortune's book - The Circuit of Fortune.
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