An Interview With Israel Regardie: His Final Thoughts and by Christopher S. Hyatt

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Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy on November seventeenth, 1907 in London, England) was once the most influential Adepts of the Golden sunrise. He used to be additionally a devoted author, chiropractor and therapist. It used to be his major ambition to maintain and perpetuate the lessons and paintings of the Golden sunrise and Aleister Crowley. Israel Regardie met with the Golden sunrise magician Aleister Crowley (October twelfth, 1875 - December 1st, 1947) in Paris in October of 1928 to develop into his own secretary and pupil (he additionally turned Crowley's exclusive Agent and a IX° Member of Crowley's O.T.O.). On October twenty eighth, 1930, Regardie took the Oath of the Probationer in Crowley's Order of the A.·. A.·., which used to be Crowley's reformulated and complicated model of the approach of the Golden sunrise (Crowley even maintained the identify of the Golden sunrise for the Outer Order). Then in January of 1933, almost immediately after severing with Crowley, Regardie, like his magical mentor, joined the Golden sunrise (or, extra safely, an offshoot of the Order referred to as the Stella Matutina) at Hermes Temple in Bristol with the Neophyte motto Frater advert Majorem Adonai Gloriam. Regardie states in his ebook, the attention within the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this comparable Neophyte Motto for his 5=6 Adept measure, the Adeptus Minor Grade. (Regardie resigned from Hermes Temple of the Stella Matutina on December fifth, 1934.) Regardie used to be an Adept who used to be dedicated to the good paintings of retaining and perpetuating the lessons of either Aleister Crowley and the Golden sunrise approximately which he as soon as acknowledged: "They have left indelible marks on my existence, and my occupation if i would like to exploit that time period, yet definitely on my own lifestyles. nonetheless, i will not separate Crowley from The Golden sunrise, simply because Crowley was once The Golden sunrise and The Golden sunrise used to be Crowley." - From An Interview with Israel Regardie: His ultimate innovations and perspectives (Falcon Press, 1985).

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But what is this Xight? How are we to gain the open sea? For Odysseus is surely a parable to us when he commands the Xight from the sorceries of Circe or Calypso — not content to linger for all the pleasure oVered to his eyes and all the delight of sense Wlling his days. The Fatherland to us is There whence we have come, and There is the Father. What then is our course, what the manner of our Xight? This is not a journey for the feet; the feet bring us only from land to land; nor need you think of coach or ship to carry you away; all this order of things you must set aside and refuse to see: you must close the eyes and call instead upon another vision which is to be waked within you, a vision, the birth-right of all, which few turn to use.

The Wrst stage is conversion to pure religion. In this passage it is expressed in terms of conversion from a belief in astrology, from a belief, that is, that the heavens rule the aVairs of men and are, in fact, divine, to a belief in a transcendent God who created the universe. 5 What he oVers men is not some experience of oneness with the cosmos, but a communion with the Creator God Himself. The Wrst stage is to see 5 For this see F. -J. Festugie`re, La Re´ve´lation, II: Le Dieu cosmique and more brieXy, Personal Religion, chap.

That means that I bid you come and contemplate the universe and its contents, a spectacle apprehended not by the eye of the body but by the unsleeping eyes of the mind. Only let there be a constant and profound longing for wisdom which Wlls its scholars and disciples with verities glorious in their exceeding loveliness. ’ That is a pattern we often Wnd in Philo: contemplation of the cosmos, leading to knowledge of God’s existence and enjoyment of His beneWts, but beyond that a yearning to know the unknown God.

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