A garden of pomegranates: skrying on the tree of life

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Llewellyn Publications, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 552 pages
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Available in March When Israel Regardie wrote A Garden of Pomegranates in 1932, he designed it to be a simple yet comprehensive guidebook outlining the complex system of the Qabalah & providing a key to its symbolism. Since then it has achieved the status of a classic among texts on the Hermetic Qabalah. It stands as the best single introductory guide for magicians on this complex system, with an emphasis on direct experience through meditation on the 22 paths.Now, Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero-Golden Dawn adepts & personal friends of the late Regardie-have made the book even more useful for today's occult students with full annotations, critical commentary & explanatory notes. They've added practical material in the form of pathworkings, suggested exercises, & daily affirmations-one for each Sephirah & each path. Brief rituals, meditations & Qabalistic mantrams complement Regardie's section on gematria & other forms of numerical Qabalah.

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Review: A Garden of Pomegranates: Skrying on the Tree of Life

User Review  - Jim Amy - Goodreads

The first part by Regardie is a good introduction to Qabalism. The pathworkings in the second part by the Ciceros was really the best part for me though. Read full review

Review: A Garden of Pomegranates: Skrying on the Tree of Life

User Review  - Justin LaBossiere - Goodreads

The book itself, as it was written by Mr. Regardie years ago, deserves high praise. However this paperback, green-covered publication with added material by the Cicero's is a total waste of paper ... Read full review


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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.

Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero are Senior Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. They share an enthusiasm for the esoteric arts. They live in Florida with their cat, Lealah, where they work and practice magic.

Sandra Tabatha Cicero is a Senior Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.