The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic

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Weiser Books, Jan 15, 1972 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 301 pages
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The most comprehensive introduction available to the Golden Dawn system of initiation. An ideal introduction to the numerous complex and obscure mystical writings of Aleister Crowley. Includes practical exercises for developing the will and the imagination.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
19
CHAPTER TWO
33
CHAPTER THREE
40
CHAPTER FOUR
58
CHAPTER FIVE
71
CHAPTER SIX
83
CHAPTER SEVEN
103
CHAPTER EIGHT
124
CHAPTER TEN
150
CHAPTER ELEVEN
170
CHAPTER TWELVE
177
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
197
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
221
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
233
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
246
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
254

CHAPTER NINE
137

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About the author (1972)

Francis I. Regardie, born in London, England, November 17, 1907; died in Sedona, Arizona, March 10, 1985. Came to the United States in August 1921, educated in Washington D.C. and studied art in school in Washington and Philadelphia. Returned to Europe in 1928 at the invitation of Aleister Crowley to work as his secretary and study with him. Returned to London as secretary to Thomas Burke 1932-34, and during that time wrote "A Garden of Pomegranates" and "The Tree of Life".

In 1934 he was invited to join the Order of the Golden Dawn, Stella Matutina Temple, during which time he wrote "The Middle Pillar" and "The Art of True Healing", and did the basic work for "The Philosopher's Stone".

Returning to the United States in 1937 he entered Chiropractic College in New York, Graduating in 1941, and published "The Golden Dawn. Served in the U.S. Army 1942-1945, and then moved to Los Angeles where he opened a chiropractic practice and taught psychiatry. Upon retirement in 1981, he moved to Sedona.

During his lifetime, he studied psychoanalysis with Dr. E. Clegg and Dr. J. L. Bendit, and later studied psychotherapy under Dr. Nandor Fodor. His training encompassed Freudian, Jungian and Reichian methods.

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