Biography[ edit ] Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska , he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. DuQuette began writing professionally in and has since published 19 books translated in 12 languages. They live in Costa Mesa, California and have one son. John Dee , and Goetic spirit evocation. He is perhaps best known as "an author who injects humor into the serious subjects of magick and the occult. DuQuette occasionally appears on radio and television as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult.
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Shelves: memoir , philosophy-religion This is a memoir about a Magician, not the kind that you see in Las Vegas, but the kind that practices "magick". It started out pretty good It really bothered me when he described himself as being dirt poor with a wife and baby after he decided to drop out of college and they had to get by on the money he earned from This is a memoir about a Magician, not the kind that you see in Las Vegas, but the kind that practices "magick".
It really bothered me when he described himself as being dirt poor with a wife and baby after he decided to drop out of college and they had to get by on the money he earned from giving guitar lessons.
Instead of staying in school or at least trying to find a responsible job to support his family he chose to spend all of his time studying the occult, meditating, working with his teacher, and making a magic wand which took days. It seemed so irresponsible. No comment about how his wife felt about it. If you are really into the occult and witchcraft you might enjoy this, but for everyone else, I would pass this one up.
An entertaining and enlightening perspective about the life of a practicing mage in the twentieth century, DuQuette is both grounded and enlightened, and pulls few punches in this tome which uses both humor and honesty to underscore his Along with Dion Fortune, Crowley, Regardie, Blavatky, Steiner and a hatful of other notable occultists, DuQuette maintains a constant presence in my library for both his wit and wisdom as regards those who seek and have sought to traverse beyond the veils.
An entertaining and enlightening perspective about the life of a practicing mage in the twentieth century, DuQuette is both grounded and enlightened, and pulls few punches in this tome which uses both humor and honesty to underscore his experiences with ritual and practice predominantly that as a ceremonial magician.
A sincere and poignant telling without the atypical brooding, semantic sense of self-importance so prevalent in many occult thinkers, DuQuette manages to teach and inform in humorous bits that will astonish and entertain, regardless of your magical or not path.
People often take themselves and this stuff very seriously. Instead of talking about their experiences, they get hung up on describing the ritual in excruciating detail. DuQuette has a sense of humour. He does describe details, but senses that not all of his readers care to go that deep into it. For example, he describes enochian demon summoning. While somewhat interesting, the whole concept of it stuck me as Reading about magic and magicians and the occult can be extremely dull and painful.
While somewhat interesting, the whole concept of it stuck me as farfetched and ridiculous. DuQuette lays it out and then gets on with the story. Did a wizard bring a dead kitten back to life, only for it to die a few days later? I am skeptical. But it is a good story. The book is a bit slim and then stories are often brief. While I appreciate the tone, it feels like there could be more stories and of greater consequence. To view it, click here.
Fantastic read describing the life and training of a magician. Technical details are interspersed throughout, though its not meant as a reference. But the bibliography offers plenty of good references for more information. Lon Milo DuQuette always offers well written and humorous content, heavily lathered with his personal experiences and anecdotes. I will mention that having read 5 or 6 of his books now he does re-use stories which is perfectly natural when discussing your own life.
For Fantastic read describing the life and training of a magician. Though the telling in this book is substantially more detailed.
Several stories also serve as excellent warnings about the dangers and pitfalls of Goetic evocations. People interested in this branch of magick will find these of particular interest. Overall I highly recommend this book. Laughing out loud at the priestess of mabooba story and at the frog priestess stuff erm
Lon Milo DuQuette
Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Lon Milo DuQuette Singer-songwriter, recording artist, and humorist, Lon Milo DuQuette is also the author of 19 critically acclaimed books translated in 12 languages on Magick and the Occult. Critics have called him one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions. Since DuQuette been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential magical societies of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He is an internationally recognized authority on tarot, ceremonial magick, and esoteric Freemasonry. Although he takes these subjects very seriously, he tries not to take himself too seriously.
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My Life With the Spirits: The Adventures of a Modern Magician