[Adonai!] Haaret, one of Israel’s major daily newspapers commemorated the 99th birthday, yesterday, of Francis Israel Regardie, noted occultist, erstwhile personal secretary to The Great Beast with an extended and non-sensationalistic biographical piece. Besides his connection with Crowley, Regardie became member of the Stella Matutina, who infamously published the principle teachings of the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn, reportedly to insure they wouldn’t be lost in a coming collapse of Western civilization. After moving to the United States he studied psychology and was one of the major early proponents of a psychologically based model of magick with demons and other spirits being manifestations of various mental conditions.
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