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The Hermetic Tree of Life

Elemental Magic and Spiritual Initiation

Published by Destiny Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A guide to realizing your highest magical and spiritual potential

• Provides initiatory wisdom and practices structured around the Tree of Life to maximize spiritual powers and creativity

• Presents strategies for self-actualization drawn from transpersonal psychology, spirituality, Gaia-based religions, the Western hermetic tradition, Kabbalah, and other mystical traditions, including the teachings of Franz Bardon

• Offers practices for enhancing connection to one’s higher self, exploring dreamtime on the astral plane, dissolving negativity, and developing mental clarity

In initiation, something happens to us. We change. Some aspect of ourselves is transformed. The result is that the various forces within us—desires, dreams, motivations, and inspirations—are amplified, deepened, and redirected. Ultimately, the goal is to become your own creation, your better self, the person you wish to be.

In this guide to realizing your highest magical and spiritual potential, William Mistele presents a wealth of practices and initiatory wisdom, structured around the Tree of Life, to help you develop the vast spiritual world within. Drawing on Hermetic teachings, the Kabbalah, and the elemental magic of Franz Bardon, he provides psychological skills to master, dreams to explore, and initiations to experience. His methods enhance sensory perception and deepen feelings of peace and oneness with the universe.

For each of the ten sephiroth of the Tree of Life, progressing from those connected to the physical world to those connected to the astral plane, enlightenment, and the higher self, Mistele offers challenges for the reader to accomplish and magical methods to unite oneself from within with the four elements of nature (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water). He shares practices for learning to talk to and gain the cooperation of your subconscious, techniques for dissolving negativity, ways to create bliss and ecstasy at will, and the means for enhancing a connection to one’s higher self.

Providing a roadmap to the spiritual world, Mistele empowers you to have more self-understanding, to be more successful and confident, and to have the imagination and spiritual freedom to transform into the person you wish to be.

About The Author

William R. Mistele has been studying esoteric and magical traditions for more than 45 years, focusing in particular on the teachings of Czech magician Franz Bardon. He has studied with more than fifty masters from many traditions, including Tibetan Buddhist monks while living at a monastery. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Destiny Books (January 2, 2024)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644117453

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Raves and Reviews

The Hermetic Tree of Life is a detailed and comprehensive guide to all aspects of personal growth. Using the ten sephiroth as an organizational framework, Mistele gives clear instructions for developing various spiritual qualities as well as valuable insights into what it means to make the best choices in life.”

– Virgil, Christian magician and author of The Spirit of Magic and The Elemental Equilibrium

“Mistele has distilled thousands of years of wisdom into an accessible and practical guide for anyone who wants to ensure that humanity thrives and succeeds. He elucidates the many nuances within classic metaphysical domains while teaching us how to fully autonomize as a species and become conscious architects of our future.”

– Elyrria Swann, author of How to Become a Mermaid

“William Mistele is one of the few Goldilocks magicians practicing— not too hot and not too cold. This ‘just rightness,’ how easy it is to overshoot or undershoot the supernatural world, is often overlooked: it doesn’t matter whether you miss by a little or a lot. Mistele shows what it takes to not miss, to find the numinous in the maze of the obvious.”

– Richard Grossinger, author of Bottoming Out the Universe and Dreamtimes and Thoughtforms

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