Israel Regardie

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Dr. Francis Israel Regardie AKA Francis Israel Regudy AKA Ad Majorem Adonai Gloriam AKA "To the Greater Glory of Adonai" or AMAG aka Yisroel Ben Baruch Ha Chassid (Israel, Son of the Blessed Holy One) aka Frater E. N. L.

England / America 1907 - 1985

Comments: Ceremonial Magician; brought Magick from the 1930s to the 1980s ; Freemason; Thelemite; Chiropractor; Rosicrucian; Qabalist; late in life, Chuck Furnace was able to speak to him by phone and ask him some questions on Qabalah and his Hebrew pronunciation on the Tapes he prepared for Falcon Press at the time; He was very soft spoken, and very kind to put up with questions from someone so much less experienced; His death, while expected, came as a shock and disappointment, since there was some hope (which he gently dashed) he might travel and do book signings (perhaps even at our store in New Haven, CT) for "Big Red", his revision of the Golden Dawn teachings; But he was already too fragile to travel, so he chatted by phone; He mentioned that he was never paid by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke for the previous edition, Big Blue, as we called it, and in part the revisions were to create a new version he could own out-right; biographer of Aleister Crowley, from personal experience as his long time Secretary and Student; Quite aware of the psychological as well as Spiritual effects of magickal practices;


Teachers: Aleister Crowley; Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers;William Wynn Westcott; William Robert Woodman; Theodor Reuss; Dr. Nandor Fodor.; Wilhelm Reich; Dr. James Clark Moloney; Mary Baker Eddy; Franz Mesmer; Bhagavan Das; Dion Fortune;


Students: Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero; Kirk White; Robert Anton Wilson; Chuck Furnace; Christopher S. Hyatt AKA Alan Miller Ph.D.; Lon Milo DuQuette; Cris Monnastre AKA Patricia Behman; William Kennedy; Larry Adam Forrest; Clifford Bias; Robert Wang; P.R. Stephenson; Jerry Cornelius; WB Justin ****; A.C. Highfield; A. Greville-Gascoigne; Rene Guenon; Rathmell Wilson; Ruby Lorraine Radford; Ronald Leisk; Karen Jansen; Conrad Churchill; Dr. S. H. French aka Sydney Hamilton French of the GBG; E. J. Langford Garstin aka Edward Langford Garstin, of Alpha et Omega; Michael Juste aka Michael Houghton; Vera Stanley Alder of the World Guardian Fellowship; Eugene Coldbrook; Marie Harlow; Tomaso Cellini ; Ralph Shirley; Elliott O'Donnell; C. G. Sander; Clifford W. Potter; R. Iram; Charles King; Mary Winter Were; Ethel Archer; G. C. Barnard; Edith K. Harper; H. T. Munn; J. Vijaya-Tunga; Olive Harcourt; Victor Dane; R. F. Bruce; V. Talayarka; J. Maxwell; J. Hamilton-Jones; Clare Cameron; Marjorie Bowen; G de Purucker ; Arthur Lawrence; Leo French; Eva Martin; Edwin Felstead; I.B. Hudson; Arthur Lamsley; J. L. Ames; Gerald Suster; R.G.Torrens; Hope Hughes; Ellic Howe; Gerald Yorke; W. E. Butler; William G. Gray; Dr. Thomas Penry Evans , Dion Fortune's husband; George Mills Harper; WB Justin D****; Jacobus G. Swart;


Friends: Antero Alli; Sybil Leek; Francis Rolt-Wheeler, Editor, The Seer; Manly P. Hall; Hereward Carrington aka Hubert Lavington, author of author of Death- Its Causes and Phenomena, with Special Reference to Immortality; Dr. Thomas Head; Colin Wilson; Maya Perez, teacher of psychic Jess Stearn; Alan Watts; Paul Brunton; Lewis Spence; A.E. Waite;

Enemies: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke;


Organizations: Freemasonry; Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, (SRIA); Stella Matutina offshoot of the defunct Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn;

Author: The Eye in the Triangle - An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley; The Golden Dawn (Big Blue, Llewellyn edition), The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic (Big Red), Falcon Press; A Garden of Pomegranates aka A Garden of Pomegranates - Skrying on the Tree of Life ; The Tree of Life aka The Tree of Life, an Illustrated Study in Magic ; My Rosicrucian Adventure; The Art of True Healing aka The Art of True Healing A Treatise on the Mechanism Prayer, and the Operation of the Law of Attraction in Nature, 1937, reprinted 1964, 1974; The Middle Pillar aka The Middle Pillar - A Co-Relation of the Principles of Analytical Psychology and the Elementary Techniques of Magic, 1938 ; The Philosopher's Stone aka The Philosopher's Stone - A Modern Comparative Approach to Alchemy from the Psychological and Magical Points of View, 1938; The Romance of Metaphysics; The Art and Meaning of Magic, 1964; Be Yourself, the Art of Relaxation; New Wings for Daedalus; Twelve Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment; Roll Away the Stone; The Legend of Aleister Crowley (with P.R. Stephenson); The Art And Meaning Of Magic; Foundations of Practical Magic: An Introduction to Qabalistic, Magical and Meditative Techniques, 1979; Analysis of a Homosexual in "The Psychiatric Quarterly," Vol.23, July, 1949, so wrong!!!; Cry Havoc in "Chirogram" (21: 5 & 6, May & June 1952); Energy, Prayer and Relaxation: A Study in the Art and Science of Prayer, 1982; The Enochian Dictionary, 1971; How to Make and Use Talismans, 1977; The Romance of Metaphysics - An Introduction to the History, Theory and Psychology of Modern Metaphysics, 1946; A Practical Guide to Geomantic Divination;


References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Regardie ; read him here - http://darkbooks.org/collection/Israel-Regardie.html ; see his student's interpretation at http://darkbooks.org/collection/Robert-Wang.html ; great guy, spoke to him by phone a few months before his passing; http://www.alchemyguild.info/Archives/16%20Kabbalah/Israel-Regardie-The-Tree-of-Life.pdf ; https://www.academia.edu/31303043/Middle_Pillar_Puzzle_by_Chuck_2.0_Furnace ;