Revised & Expanded Hardcover 7th Edition
First published in 1937, Israel Regardie's The Golden Dawn has become the most influential modern handbook of magical theory and practice. In this new, definitive edition, noted scholar John Michael Greer has taken this essential resource back to its original, authentic form. With added illustrations, a twenty-page color insert, additional original material, and refreshed design and typography, this powerful work returns to its true stature as a modern masterpiece.
An essential textbook for students of the occult, The Golden Dawn includes occult symbolism and Qabalistic philosophy, training methods for developing magical and clairvoyant powers, rituals that summon and banish spiritual potencies, secrets of making and consecrating magical tools, and much more.
Illustrations, Tables, and Diagrams . . . xix
Preface to the Seventh Edition by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero . . . xxvii
Foreword to the Seventh Edition by John Michael Greer . . . xxxiii
Introduction to the First Edition by Israel Regardie . . . 1
Book One: Knowledge Lectures and Instructional Papers
Book Two: Rituals of the Outer Order
Book Three: Rituals of the Inner Order
Book Four: Primary Techniques of Magical Practice
Book Five: Inner Order Teachings on the Neophyte Grade
Book Six: Ceremonial Magic
Book Seven: Clairvoyance, Talismans, Sigils, Etc.
Book Eight: Divination
Book Nine: The Angelic Tablets
Index . . . 875
Francis I. Regardie (1907-1985), was born in England and came to the United States in 1921. He was educated in Washington D.C. and studied art at schools in Washington and Philadelphia. He returned to Europe in 1928 at the invitation of Aleister Crowley to work as his secretary and study with him. Later returning to London as secretary to Thomas Burke between 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.
Circling back to the United States in 1937, he entered Chiropractic College in New York, graduating in 1941, and published The Golden Dawn. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 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.