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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thelema Aura; 1st edition (January 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978959205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978959203
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #698,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Perhaps best known for his 1999 award-winning autobiography, My Life With the Spirits and a dozen other books, critics have hailed Lon Milo DuQuette as "The most entertaining author in his field" and "The Mark Twain of the occult." His lectures worldwide have been described as ". . .a generous cascade of astonishing information, laughter and terror." Such accolades are seldom, if ever, bestowed upon one whose field of expertise is the dark subjects of magick and mysticism. However, there has never been anyone quite like DuQuette in the world of esoteric literature. DuQuette lives with his wife, Constance, in Southern California.

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Singer-songwriter and recording artist, Lon Milo DuQuette is also the author of 16 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 1975 DuQuette been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential magical societies of the 20th Century. He is currently the Order's United States Deputy Grand Master. He is an internationally recognized authority on tarot and western ceremonial magick. Although he takes these subjects very seriously, he tries not to take himself too seriously. This rare combination of scholarship and humor has earned him in the last 20 years a unique and respected position in American spiritual and esoteric literature.

DuQuette appears occasionally on television and radio as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult. He is a contributor to the Magical Egypt DVD series' and a host on the new series, The Great Work.

He is a faculty member of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck New York, and Robert Anton Wilson's Maybe Logic Academy.

He lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife of 45 years, Constance.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By John W. George on March 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
First, let me explain that I am habitually stingy with stars, and award four stars where a normal person would award five. This is because I only award five stars to books that profoundly change the universe I live in. I would award five stars to the genuine "Abhorred Necronomicon of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred" if it really turned up, and even then only if it really did allow me to open an interdimensional rift allowing eldritch abominations from beyond the stars into the world of humanity. I think I did award five stars to Crowley's "Book IV." The "doorstop" edition.

This book gets the highest possible score of any mundane tract. This book is a fictional account of the life and career of the Unknown Nazarene comparable to "The Last Temptation of Christ", and perhaps more deserving of controversy. Duquette manages to put forth some genuine insight into the myth-making process, and the realities of history and human nature, while writing a thrilling narrative--at turns hysterically funny, gruesomely realistic (if my past-life memories of the Unholy Land serve), and touchingly tragic. He closely follows the story and dialogue given in the traditional Gospels (including one very hot passage with dialogue taken verbatim from the Gospel According to John, surely destined to become a classic--and a bone of contention!) and with an account of the Crucifixion that blows Mel Gibson out of the water he fouls. Keep an eye out for a wonderful bit of poetry, a litany with the recurring theme of "that which remains." And what a stinger of an ending!

This book is also very timely, coming as it does concurrently with the revelations concerning the Talpiot Tomb, and fortuitously dovetailing with the "Ossuary of Jesus" interpretation.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Lembcke on July 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Only several times in my life have I not been able to "put a book down" once starting it. Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout do that. So did "My Life with the Spirits, ironically also by Lon Milo DuQuette. Accidental Christ did that too.

The ingenious way that Mr. DuQuette interweaves biblical quotes and anecdotes with historical fact as well as fiction, not only keeps the reader interested until the end, it also presents a rather plausible case for how distorted the Jesus myth may have become. Mr. DuQuette nicely avoids the DaVinci Code theories by presenting another possible theory behind the biblical story of Jesus and another version of what may have happened to explain the "resurrection" of Christ as told (interpreted) in the bible. Best of all, rather than hit the reader over the head with it, Mr. DuQuette just ends the story leaving it to the reader to fill in the blanks left. I can see why one reviewer indicated that he was left wanting more!

Finally, the "greatest story of all time" has been made even greater!
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Household Bank on March 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Being one of the first "Historical Fiction" books that put the Jesus figure into an entertaining story, "Accidental Christ" is truly a breakthrough since the Da Vinci Code. This has to be one of the most entertaining books that deal with this subject as of yet! Truly an entertaining story.

For some time now, I have dabbled in books that deal with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Essenes, which shed more light on who the Jesus figure in christianity was. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out that Jesus was affiliated in some way, shape, or form with one of the mysterious groups called the "Therapeute" or the "Essenes" (a third grader can do this in under 5 min. on google). They were Secret Societys that would initiate those (who lifted their heads out of the sand and were seeking Truth) into the mysteries of existence.

Combining his deep understanding and knowledge in Occult subjects, and his fun and entertaining writing style, you get a fun parable story about some unconfirmed things that may or may not have happened ;-) around the time of Jesus.

If you dont get and read this book, then go ahead and consider yourself as, "NOT WORTHY"
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