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

By Christopher S. Hyatt

Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy on November seventeenth, 1907 in London, England) used to be probably the most influential Adepts of the Golden sunrise. He used to be additionally a committed author, chiropractor and therapist. It was once 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 scholar (he additionally grew to become Crowley's personal 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 procedure of the Golden sunrise (Crowley even maintained the identify of the Golden sunrise for the Outer Order). Then in January of 1933, presently after severing with Crowley, Regardie, like his magical mentor, joined the Golden sunrise (or, extra thoroughly, an offshoot of the Order known as the Stella Matutina) at Hermes Temple in Bristol with the Neophyte motto Frater advert Majorem Adonai Gloriam. Regardie states in his e-book, the attention within the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this related 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 was once dedicated to the good paintings of maintaining 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 lifestyles, and my profession if i would like to take advantage of that time period, yet definitely on my own lifestyles. however, 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 ideas and perspectives (Falcon Press, 1985).

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By Christopher S. Hyatt

Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy on November seventeenth, 1907 in London, England) used to be probably the most influential Adepts of the Golden sunrise. He used to be additionally a committed author, chiropractor and therapist. It was once 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 scholar (he additionally grew to become Crowley's personal 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 procedure of the Golden sunrise (Crowley even maintained the identify of the Golden sunrise for the Outer Order). Then in January of 1933, presently after severing with Crowley, Regardie, like his magical mentor, joined the Golden sunrise (or, extra thoroughly, an offshoot of the Order known as the Stella Matutina) at Hermes Temple in Bristol with the Neophyte motto Frater advert Majorem Adonai Gloriam. Regardie states in his e-book, the attention within the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this related 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 was once dedicated to the good paintings of maintaining 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 lifestyles, and my profession if i would like to take advantage of that time period, yet definitely on my own lifestyles. however, 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 ideas and perspectives (Falcon Press, 1985).

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Mysticism and Language 36 20. Staal, Exploring Mysticism, pp. 35-36. Yoga, Immortality and Freedom 21 . Mircea Eliade, (Princeton, N . J . , 1958), pp. 123-24. Eliade here quotes Heinrich Zimmer (with slight modi­ fications), Philosophies 0/ India, ed. Joseph Campbell (Princeton, N . J . , 1951), p . 3 7 5 . I have followed Zimmer's original translation of the last sentence rather than Eliade's, whose translation I otherwise employ. 22. Madhyamika-Kiirikiis, chap. 24, stanza 14. 23. This practice would , of course, later spread throughout much of the Buddhist world.

This way of describing the creative process envisions Torah as the paradigm and is especially impor­ tant for understanding the paramount centrality of Torah in Juda­ ism, more specifically its commandments, whose performance is IS regarded as safeguarding the existence of heaven and earth. Another version of creation connected to language is expressed, tangentially, in a well-known statement, of utmost importance for our further discussion, according to which Bezalel created the Tab­ ernacle using his knowledge of the way heaven and earth were created by the combination of letters.

For more on Lurianic Kabbalah, see Gershom Scholem, Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism (New York, 1 954), chap. 7, and the relevant sections of Scholem, Kabbalah (New York, 1 974). 30. Isaac Ibn Latif, Ginze ha-Melek, chap. :zaq 34 (1 867), p. 1 6. I quote it from Idel, Mystical Experience in Abraham Abula/ia, p. 18. 31. Sitre Torah, fol. , quoted in Idel, Mystical Experience in Abra­ ham Abula/ia, p. 26. 32. Abraham Abulafia, /fayye ha-

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