by Dr. Israel Regardie
Introduction by Colin Wilson
With contributions by
Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.,
Lon Milo DuQuette, James
Wasserman, and AIMA
This little jewel of a book by the most famous occultist of the last half-century was written later in his life. It contains a distillation of both esoteric doctrine and scientific methodology. Additional essays by students and friends of Dr. Regardie make this an invaluable compilation of mind/body magical teachings. Dr. Regardie describes the need for this book, and the value of the techniques he offers here, in the following words:
"In the course of my professional life, what struck me vividly was that when people were enabled to shuffle off the unconscious armor of gross muscular tension, thus achieving a never-before-experienced delight and pleasure in the relaxation of psyche and soma, entirely new attitudes towards religion and prayer spontaneously developed. They needed no orientation, no preparation, no coaching. It was just there. And a whole new life of fervor, inspiration and prayer made its appearance. Not prayer in the conventional institutionalized form, but an intimacy with Life and Love that was intense, devout, springing from wells deep within the psyche."
This is the voice of the mature Israel Regardie, distilling the knowledge of a lifetime devoted to the study and practice of Magic, Natural Healing, and Psychology. It has been enhanced with original essays on the Philosophy and Technique of Active Prayer by Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.; The Middle Pillar as a Group Working by James Wasserman; a Qabalistic analysis of the sacred Ritual of the Pentagram by AIMA, and a Pentagram Exercise by Lon Milo DuQuette.
"Regardie believes, as I do, that this knowledge is very old indeed—that it was probably already old when the Egyptians built their first temples. One of the most exciting things in the world is to discover that the latest findings in psychology, in structural linguistics, in split-brain physiology, blend smoothly into the pattern of the earliest recorded human knowledge. It is this insight that pervades this book on healing energy, prayer and relaxation and which makes it to me the most personal and moving of all Regardie s writings." — From the Introduction by Colin Wilson
"Healing Energy, Prayer & Relaxation is in my opinion the late Dr. Regardie s most valuable literary contribution in the field of western occultism. His instructions are clearly born of personal experience with material that requires intense dedication and honesty. This work requires close inspection for it delivers to the sincere seeker a proven method for discovering the Stone of the Wise. The essays by such modern luminaries as James Wasserman, Lon Milo DuQuette, AIMA, and the late Dr. Christopher Hyatt, Ph.D., as well as an insightful introduction by Colin Wilson make this edition especially potent in it s ability to inform, instruct and entertain. Thank you New Falcon Publications for another quality work that our libraries cannot be without." — Daniel M. Pineda, Founder, Hidden Spring Qigong Institute
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; What you should know about the Golden Dawn; The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley; and The Golden Dawn Audio Series.
5.5 x 8.5
Jacketed Hardover 160 Pages