Mysticism, psychology, and Oedipus

by Israel Regardie

Book, 1985



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Phoenix, Ariz., U.S.A. : Falcon Press, 1985.

Physical description

85 p.; 22 cm

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An unusual collection of four essays: "Mysticism and Oedipus" by Regardie, "Reflections on Regardie's Mysticism and Oedipus" by Spiegelman, "Mystical Sephirotic (Chakra) Therapy" by Hyatt, and "Psychology and the Occult" by Spiegelman.

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LibraryThing member boris_balkan
Published in 1985 after Israel Regardie's death, this was supposed to be the first of a series of books containing new as well as reworked material. The introduction mentions interesting titles such as The Egyptian Gods and The Tree of Life, The Golden Dawn Tape Series III, The Sceptre of Power, and Rituals and Techniques of the Golden Dawn. Of these only the Golden Dawn audio material is still available (see Original Falcon Press), but I assume that the Rituals and Techniques of the Golden Dawn is included in the Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic, which is in print (also Original Falcon Press). Too bad Hyatt never seems to have had the other books printed.

The core of this book is a quite short paper (which is extensively commented on by Hyatt & Spiegelman. The comments add to the text) by Israel Regardie regarding the relationship between occultism (primarily of the Golden Dawn variety) and psychology (Freudian, Jungian, and behaviorism (which was the hot new fab in the late 1940s in the psychological establishment of the U.S.) ) and what these schools can learn from each other. The rest of the book consists of chapters by Hyatt and Spiegelman, giving their view on the matter. For those who know Hyatt well, the chapter on chakra therapy will be especially interesting, since it seems to be the first hints of the today established 'Radical Undoing' package.

Not recommended for beginners, this book will be interesting for readers who want to partake in Regardie's ideas on how Kaballah's Tree of Life maps to Freud's and Jung's models of the Psyche, as well as those familiar with the works of Hyatt and Spiegelman.
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