The Philosopher's Stone: Spiritual Alchemy, Psychology, and Ritual Magic

The Philosopher's Stone: Spiritual Alchemy, Psychology, and Ritual Magic

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Overview

A new edition of Regardie's classic text

In the mid-1930s, Israel Regardie had an insight into understanding alchemical writings. The result was The Philosopher's Stone, where he analyzed three 17th-century alchemical works symbolically, psychologically, and via magickal energy.

Now, famed occultists Chic and Tabatha Cicero bring this book into the 21st century. The original is completely reproduced here. The Hebrew transliterations have been updated with modern styles and the text is fully annotated and explained. Added are these new features:

  • New introduction
  • New illustrations
  • Biographical dictionary
  • Glossary
  • Resource list
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Plus, six new original articles
    • "The Spiritual Alchemy of the Golden Dawn," by Chic Cicero
    • "Intro to Alchemy: A Golden Dawn Perspective," by Mark Stavish
    • "Basic Alchemy for the Golden Dawn" and "Golden Dawn Ritual Method and Alchemy," by Samuel Scarborough
    • "The Elixir of the Sun," by Steven Marshall
    • "Solve Et Coagula: The Wedding of Sol and Luna," by the Ciceros

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738736860
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 08/08/2013
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 1,228,687
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Francis I. Regardie, born in London, England, November 17, 1907; died in Sedona, Arizona, March 10, 1985.  Came to the United States in August 1921, educated in Washington D.C. and studied art in school in Washington and Philadelphia.  Returned to Europe in 1928 at the invitation of Aleister Crowley to work as his secretary and study with him.  Returned to London as secretary to Thomas Burke 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.

Returning to the United States in 1937 he entered Chiropractic College in New York, Graduating in 1941, and published The Golden Dawn.  Served in the U.S. Army 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.

Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Chic is the G.H. Imperator, and Tabatha is the G.H. Cancellaria, is an international Order with Temples in several countries. The Ciceros have written numerous books on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic, including Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition, The Essential Golden Dawn, Tarot Talismans, and updates, annotations and introductions to classic Israel Regardie texts such as The Philosopher's Stone, The Middle Pillar and A Garden of Pomegranates.

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Both Chic and Tabatha are Chief Adepts of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which Chic is the G.H. Imperator, and Tabatha is the G.H. Cancellaria, is an international Order with Temples in several countries. The Ciceros have written numerous books on the Golden Dawn, Tarot, and Magic, including Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition, The Essential Golden Dawn, Tarot Talismans, and updates, annotations and introductions to classic Israel Regardie texts such as The Philosopher's Stone, The Middle Pillar and A Garden of Pomegranates.

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Introduction to the Third Edition by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Introduction to the Second Edition by Israel Regardie
Chapter One: Introduction

BOOK ONE: Alchemy, Psychology, and Qabalah Chapter Two: The Golden Treatise of Hermes Trismegistus
Chapter Three: Commentary
Chapter Four: Commentary (cont.)

BOOK TWO: Magnetism and Magic
Chapter Five: The Magnetic Theory
Chapter Six: The Six Keys of Eudoxus
Chapter Seven: Commentary on the Six Keys of Eudoxus
Chapter Eight: The Magical View

BOOK THREE: The Mystic Core
Chapter Nine: Coelum Terrae by Thomas Vaughan
Chapter Ten: Conclusion

BOOK FOUR: Practical Alchemy and Ritual Magic
Chapter Eleven: The Spiritual Alchemy of the Golden Dawn by Charles "Chic" Cicero
Chapter Twelve: Introduction to Alchemy—A Golden Dawn Perspective by Mark Stavish
Chapter Thirteen: Basic Alchemy for the Golden Dawn by Samuel Scarborough
Chapter Fourteen: Golden Dawn Ritual Method and Alchemy by Samuel Scarborough
Chapter Fifteen: The Elixir of the Sun: A Ritual of Alchemy by Steven Marshall
Chapter Sixteen: Solve et Coagula: The Union of Sol and Luna by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

BOOK FIVE: Resources
Appendix One: A Selection of Books on Alchemy
Appendix Two: Practical Alchemy: Some Basic Safety Rules
Glossary
Biographical Dictionary
Bibliography
Index
List of Art Credits

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