We can observe a clear evolution in Israel Regardie’s writing style from his earlier works to his later ones. “The Tree of Life” is written in the stuffy, sesquipedalian style of a young man trying to prove himself to an older readership. “The Middle Pillar,” in contrast, exemplifies the mature voice of a writer who no longer aims to impress, but to express. While both words are insightful, The Middle Pillar feels much clearer and more expressive.
On the Evolution of Israel Regardie’s Writing Style