Israel Regardie manuscripts appraised on Antiques Roadshow

Just in time for the 108th birthday of Israel Regardie (November 17, 1907 – March 10, 1985), PBS television’s Antiques Roadshow aired “Junk in the Trunk 5, Hour 2” on Sunday, November 15, featuring a segment in which two Regardie manuscripts, plus a family copy of The Golden Dawn, are appraised. The book, along with the manuscripts for My Rosicrucian Adventure and the introduction to The Golden Dawn, were brought in by Regardie’s nephew, who had received them from his father (Regardie’s brother) twenty years ago and had no idea of their value. The appraiser (Ken Sanders) provides a nice summary of the importance of Israel Regardie and Aleister Crowley to modern Western esotericism: he even pronounces “Crowley” correctly! I won’t spoil the money shot, but you can watch the three-minute segment here.

Regardie on Antiques Roadshow

Richard Kaczynski

Richard Kaczynski is the author of the biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2002; rev exp ed 2010), the history Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), the novel The Billionth Monkey (2015), Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City (2019), along with a bunch of other books, articles, and chapters that you can read about at his website,

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