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My Life With The Spirits: The Adventures of a Modern Magician Paperback – June 1, 1999
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More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
DuQuette's humorous and down to earth writing style is a much needed breath of fresh air to this genre where many take themselves far too seriously. DuQuette understands how to write about life changing activities and heavy philosophies without putting on the much used pompous tone. I can't say it enough, I love this book, I love this author, I love his style. Through it all, you come to feel as if you actually know this man. His style imparts so much familiarity that you come to feel you've known him for years and wouldn't think twice about asking him to coffee if you bump into him on the street.
If I could offer one book to a friend to help them understand this world I live in, it would be this one, without a doubt. It's truly a FUN book, and you can't help but come away with something of value, no matter who you are.
Buy it, read it, laugh and learn! I'd give it six stars if I could.
Waiting with bated breath for the movie...
DuQuette, who is undoubtedly, like Robert Anton Wilson and Phil Hine, one of the most entertaining authors writing today, skillfully fends off the trait that has spread like a virus through our modern world - the fear of introspection. With both savage honesty and practiced style, DuQuette reveals both the heart and history of a true spiritual seeker. He openly delves into his "agonizing" years in "accepted" religion and, with the fortitude of a soldier gazing at his own battle scars, shares the progress of his metaphysical self through the trenches as well as the Samadhic peaks.
Having dabbled in the entheogenic craze of the sixties and having encountered the truths inherent in the then-newly-emergent flood of eastern traditions, he advanced through the Rosicrucian Order AMORC, the O.T.O. and Crowley's Thelemic system (in fact, his The Magic of Thelema is arguably the finest introduction to Thelemic magic available) and finally into the depths of Dee's Enochian model and modern ceremonial magic.Read more ›
Don't get me wrong, this book isn't written to be placed in the humor section--he obviously takes his Work very seriously. However, Lon has discovered one of the Greatest Keys of occultism (don't take yourself too seriously).
This definitely is not a typical "I'm a big dark, brooding Occultist" story. this guy has his stuff together, and I have it on good word that he is just as jovial in person as he is in real life--yet, can switch to Magickian Mode, as if taking off a hat and putting another on.
I have never enjoyed an autobiography so much. Crowley's autohagiography was wonderful, yet his style is not exactly easy to read....Crowley is more like College Courses of study.
Duquette's book can be read in one sitting, yet leaves a tremendous Impression upon the reader. You really feel as-if you know this guy and could actually talk to him.
I learned a lot of very, very useful information from this great book and I will highly recommend it to every Magickal person I know. The lessons to be learned regarding various Magickal Practices are priceless.
No matter what type of Magick you practice, this book will be a useful addition to your library (tell your friend's to get their own copy, or you'll probably never get it back).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a delightful adventure in magick. The author is such a great writer that it feels more like fiction. I admit it, I am a bit of groupie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pinky
I really enjoyed Lon's stories. He seems like a warm person. Would recommend this book. Good insight to the life of a mystic or magician.Published 8 months ago by uriah
Wow. interesting book, a must read if you are a student of the occult or even want an amusing, fascinating read about one man's spiritual experience. Read morePublished 11 months ago by gene hughes
I really don't care when someone just talks about him self... Probably half of the book is about him self grown up, santa, first communion, etc and then he goes into some wild... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Oscar A. Rangel
I like DuQuette as an author, in many ways a worthy successor to Robert Anton Wilson. This book, like many of his others, is highly autobiographical and especially for those living... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Midnight
I love the way Lon Milo DuQuette writes, his humour and especially the knowledge that he shares with us.
I couldn't stop reading , I wanted more and more.
Although it starts out as an autobiography, this book really is more of a memoir. DuQuette writes about his introduction to magic and some of his experiences. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer