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) was once probably the most influential Adepts of the Golden sunrise. He used to be additionally a committed 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 turn into his own secretary and scholar (he additionally grew to become Crowley's private 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 was once Crowley's reformulated and complex model of the method 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 accurately, 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 booklet, the attention within the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this similar 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 was once an Adept who used to be dedicated to the nice paintings of conserving and perpetuating the lessons of either Aleister Crowley and the Golden sunrise approximately which he as soon as said: "They have left indelible marks on my existence, and my profession if i need to exploit that time period, yet definitely on my own existence. nonetheless, i will not separate Crowley from The Golden sunrise, simply because Crowley used to be The Golden sunrise and The Golden sunrise used to be Crowley." - From An Interview with Israel Regardie: His ultimate options and perspectives (Falcon Press, 1985).

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3 The Upanishads seek for a single principle as the changeless ground of the universe. Sometimes this is the soul or self (atman), both pa'rticular and universal. When the sage Yijiia-valkya was leaving his wife to go forth to the forest-dwelling stage of life he offered her a settlement. She asked whether this would make her immortal and if not what could achieve that. He replied that only 'love of the soul' could make anything dear, enumerating husband, wife, sons and all possessions. 4 Another term used in the Upanishads is Brahman, which at first meant power and developed into sacred power, universal spirit, world-ground, the All, cosmic Being.

Some lived by themselves not far from towns and others formed communities. Some wandered from village to village teaching their doctrines and maintaining them in argument, while others established schools 31 MYSTICISM IN THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS where teacher and pupil engaged in dialogue in a true Upanishad, which means literally 'to sit-down-near' a teacher. Such teachers were the experts in philosophical teaching or ascetic and mystical experience, but in the normal life of the ordinary Hindu there was an ascetic stage.

Samkhya 'enumeration' (or 'calculation' or 'distinctionism') distinguishes the basic principles of Nature and Spirit. 12. 8-15. 14. universe from itself, which after the cycle of ages is dissolved and reabsorbed into Nature. This might seem to be like a nature mysticism of identification with nature or the one. But this would ignore the essential, though isolated, place of Spirit in the Simkhya system. For Spirit (Purusha), or rather countless spirits, forms a collection of individual monads, or eternal beings, which have no communication with each other.

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