On the Evolution of Israel Regardie’s Writing Style

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.

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