by Israel Regardie
Foreword by Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.
Introduction by Chic and Tabatha Cicero
In this book, Israel Regardie lifts the cloak of mystery which has shrouded the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Rosicrucian Fraternity and the Masonic Lodge. From his close personal associations, Regardie reveals the true nature and actions of such leading Occult authorities as Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Dr. W. W. Wescott, and others.
This new edition of the book includes material by Chic and Tabatha Cicero of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and Regardie's 1934 Stella Matutina Enochian Examination from his personal archives.
"As a writer, Regardie has long been hailed as one of the most coherent proponents of Western magic. His work is refreshingly humble and honest: he is able to convey difficult, abstract concepts with clarity and openness to inquiry. Never one to talk down to readers, he focuses instead on the patient teaching of esoteric knowledge: his warm style coaxes readers toward further investigation. He invites the reader to join him in the journey on the Path of Light. And it was through Regardie s writings that we began our own Rosicrucian adventure." Chic and Tabatha Cicero
"Regardie's mercy and severity have provided me with everlasting love and guidance." Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D., author of Undoing Yourself
"Regardie is the last representative of the great occult tradition of the late 19th century." Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider
"Without Regardie, the Golden Dawn would have perished in the flames of history." David Cherubim, Israel Regardie Foundation
Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was an Adept of the Golden Dawn. At an early age, Regardie worked as Aleister Crowley's personal secretary. Regardie was the messenger to the modern world charged with preserving the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn. He takes his place among such luminaries as Madame Blavatsky, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley, and Dion Fortune. Even in such distinguished company, Regardie stands out as a figure of central importance. In addition to his extensive writings, Regardie practiced as a Chiropractor and as a Therapist. He taught psychiatry at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and contributed articles to many psychology magazines. His work includes: The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic; The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley; Healing Energy, Prayer and Relaxation; and The Golden Dawn Audio Series.
5.5 x 8.5
Paperback: 238 Pages