An Interview With Israel Regardie: His Final Thoughts and Views
ISBN/ASIN: 0941404315,9780941404310 | 1984 | English | pdf | 160/81 pages | 21.6 Mb
Publisher: New Falcon Pubns | Author: Christopher S. Hyatt | Edition: 1st
Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy on November 17th, 1907 in London, England) was one of the most influential Adepts of the Golden Dawn. He was also a dedicated writer, chiropractor and therapist. It was his main ambition to preserve and perpetuate the teachings and work of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. Israel Regardie met with the Golden Dawn magician Aleister Crowley (October 12th, 1875 – December 1st, 1947) in Paris in October of 1928 to become his personal secretary and student (he also became Crowley's Confidential Agent and a IX° Member of Crowley's O.T.O.). On October 28th, 1930, Regardie took the Oath of the Probationer in Crowley's Order of the A.·. A.·., which was Crowley's reformulated and advanced version of the system of the Golden Dawn (Crowley even maintained the name of the Golden Dawn for the Outer Order). Then in January of 1933, shortly after severing with Crowley, Regardie, like his magical mentor, joined the Golden Dawn (or, more appropriately, an offshoot of the Order called the Stella Matutina) at Hermes Temple in Bristol with the Neophyte motto Frater Ad Majorem Adonai Gloriam. Regardie states in his book, The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this same Neophyte Motto for his 5=6 Adept degree, the Adeptus Minor Grade. (Regardie resigned from Hermes Temple of the Stella Matutina on December 5th, 1934.) Regardie was an Adept who was devoted to the Great Work of preserving and perpetuating the teachings of both Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn about which he once stated: "They have left indelible marks on my life, and my career if I want to use that term, but certainly on my personal life. On the other hand, I cannot separate Crowley from The Golden Dawn, because Crowley was The Golden Dawn and The Golden Dawn was Crowley." – From An Interview with Israel Regardie: His Final Thoughts and Views (Falcon Press, 1985).