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4.0 von 5 Sternen Not bad but limited and dated
This book proved itself to be far more informative and incisive than I expected it to be, thanks (largely) to the annotations and extra chapters provided by Chic and Sandra Cicero.
Regardie's style is often dated and ponderous. The Cicero's have managed to give it a sense of life and immediacy that it would otherwise have lacked. They deserve full marks for...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen The reprint is a hack work!
Forget this version... go find the original printing, the "additional material" is disctracting, and takes away from Regardie's Genius!
The original was 5 Stars... this printing... NEGATIGVE stars
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Not bad but limited and dated, 31. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic: Formerly the Middle Pillar (Taschenbuch)
This book proved itself to be far more informative and incisive than I expected it to be, thanks (largely) to the annotations and extra chapters provided by Chic and Sandra Cicero.
Regardie's style is often dated and ponderous. The Cicero's have managed to give it a sense of life and immediacy that it would otherwise have lacked. They deserve full marks for this, and also for the additional detail they have added to Regardie's ritual descriptions. As far as I can tell, and from the reading and practice I have done, they now stand equal to any currently in print.
The only problem I have with this book stems from the question 'why re-release it?' I think it would be fair to say that all the information in The Middle Pillar is available in other sources and generally in a more detailed form. For instance, if you want to make a start in ceremonial work then pick up Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kraig, and if you require an introduction to Cabala then buy Paths of Wisdom by John Michael Greer. Both of those books will take you further than just about anything by Regardie (discounting his full order documents and complete GD system) so there is little point in any beginning practitioner starting here.
Still, the book is an enjoyable exercise in 'reading back' over the history of magick in the last century. Although it no longer counts as required reading, it does carry the authentic flavour of a period when magick (excitingly) found itself rising to public attention and was being taken seriously by studious chaps in luxurious, Victorian drawing rooms. It also serves as an antidote to some of the spurious, amnesiac nonsense touted by many modern Wiccans (who would have you believe that magick as practised today was actually developed from the shadowy books of tree loving, Olde English wise women, rather than the Judaic, Egyptian, Gnostic, Hermetic, Masonic and Rosicrucian origins which have given both form and content to it).
All in all, I would recommend this book to anybody that already has a grounding in non-kosher Cabala and western magick. To anybody else I would sound a note of caution and suggest that they make a purchase or two elsewhere before finding their way back here.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Don't know if I hate it or like it...., 13. Dezember 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic: Formerly the Middle Pillar (Taschenbuch)
I love the original version of the Middle Pillar. It made "magick" a real form of "yoga" for me. Doing the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is great, and the Middle Pillar itself really charges up your "aura" with energy. The feeling of energy is sort of like the feeling of qi energy from doing tai qi or qi gung, but at a different "level."The last edition of this work (that was by Regardie alone) had a nice cover with the spheres superimposed over the body, which really helped the visualization.
The problem I have with this new edition is that Regardie tends to run a little long-winded, and his style is a little dated (originally written in the '30s!). However the original book was mercifully short. The Ciceros have added their own even more long-winded material. To top it off, they are somewhat scholarly to the point of distraction (but at least they edited Regardie's material to conform the spellings of the Sephiroth to traditional Western occult usage). The point of the Middle Pillar is, DO IT. Not study it. (I also have a personal irk. They are strongly Golden Dawn in outlook, and Judaeo-Christian on top of that, while some of the best works out there today are in the Thelemic line of practice. It's as though they are afraid to mention the "Crowley" word, although Regardie's main if not only magickal influence was Crowley.)
On the other hand, as a reference work, the Ciceros footnotes to the original Regardie material are sometimes excellent. Also, some of their additional material is truly helpful, although probably overwhelming for a beginner.
My advice for a beginner (and I have a friend in this predicament) is to just read chapters 3, 4 and 5 at first, since these lay out the actual practice. Save the rest for later, don't confuse yourself.
If you want a really well-rounded curriculum for self study, I highly recommend the two books by Ophiel - Art and Practice of Astral Projection and Art and Practice of Creative Visualization (this second book looks like a "seven laws of success" book on the surface but is much deeper than it appears at first - it is really about how we create our whole world and how we can take an active hand in increasing positive results). The Astral Projection book essentially gives you something fun to work on after mastering the Middle Pillar, which is all about "building a body of light." (The Astral Projection book also has the best explanation of the different forms of astral bodies - etheric, low astral, high astral, mental, causal.) And these two Ophiel books are SHORT!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of Western Kabbalah's Essential Readings, 9. Oktober 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic: Formerly the Middle Pillar (Taschenbuch)
The Middle Pillar by Israel Regardie is one of the best books on mysticism I have ever read. As a student of western occultism, I have read many books containing spiritual enlightenment. Typically these books give you very brief explanations of their rituals or spiritual thoughts. However, this is where the Middle Pillar stands out. This book gives you a wealth of information on one of Western Kabbalah's most important rituals. Not only do you learn the ritual extremely thouroughly, but you are introduced to the very foundation of Western Occultism and how it relates to the psychology of the mind.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A new and improved edition of a classic!, 10. Juni 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic: Formerly the Middle Pillar (Taschenbuch)
This is an excellent book. The Cicero's have made Regardie's classic text even better by expanding on every point made by Regardie in the original. They have added extensive footnotes, several rituals, exercises and meditations, and a comprehensive glossary of psychological and magical terms that makes this book twice as valuable to magicians of the 21st century. I can't help but agree with Golden Dawn Historian R. A. Gilbert's assessment of the Ciceros and their work which is printed on the back cover of THE MIDDLE PILLAR. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Magick and the Kabbalah.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Another great beginner's guide by our man, Regardie!, 7. September 1999
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Israel Regardie's genius shines through, once again, as he uses his experience in the field of psychology to show us the direct connections between Magick, Spirituality and the human mind. If you have a serious interest in Magick, general Occultism, any form of religion or spirituality, or psychology/psychiatry, this is certainly a book that would help a lot with your studies! And, yet again, the Ciceros have shown us their wonderful understanding of Magick. But this time, they've added psychology to their accomplishments! This book is a must-have for all Occultists!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen An outstanding work, 21. März 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic: Formerly the Middle Pillar (Taschenbuch)
If your into the application of of esoteric knowledge into your daily life this book is for you. If the study of Psychology is your intrest, this book is for you. You will only better yourself and deepen your knowledge of kabbalah. If your anything like me as soon as you pick this one up you'll just about have to see it through without any breaks. yes its that good. A definite favorite of mine.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen The reprint is a hack work!, 26. Mai 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic: Formerly the Middle Pillar (Taschenbuch)
Forget this version... go find the original printing, the "additional material" is disctracting, and takes away from Regardie's Genius!
The original was 5 Stars... this printing... NEGATIGVE stars
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