My Life With The Spirits: The Adventures of a Modern Magician: A Magical Autobiography Paperback – 1 Jun 1999
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In this text, Lon Milo DuQuette takes readers into the sometimes terrifying, sometimes hilarious world of the modern ceremonial magician. Laced with self-effacing humour, his confessions, insights, and profundities contain a body of technical information on magick.
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Poke Runyon, Editor - The Seventh Ray
Amongst his many practices, Lon Milo DuQuette is a Qabalahist, one who studies and practices the Qabalah. No, he is not Jewish. Not everyone who studies the Qabalah is Jewish. He is a magician, in the truest sense of the word.
Mr. DuQuette starts out by giving us his background, his youth, and explains how his parents choices of a spiritual path failed to meet his special, personal needs. Born in time to grow up in the 50s and 60s on the West Coast, he had the opportunity to seek out the spiritual path that made the most sense to him, and allowed him to explore it to the fullest.
Mr. Duquette has a way about him, of looking at a situation, in retrospect, and finding the "meat and potatoes" of why he chose a particular path or project, and making it into hash. We all had adventures at that time. Mr. Duquette had some whoppers. And he admits to them and tells us all about them in a most charming way.
That is what makes this book unique. This is not another dry and dull autobiography by some Ceremonial Magician that becomes an ego trip for the magical and famous. This is a real person exploring magic. He has some spectacular successes on his chosen path, and some stupendous flops. We all learn from our mistakes, and Mr. Duquette is not afraid to admit to his share of a few. He never takes anything so seriously that he forgets to laugh.Read more ›
Critics have called DuQuette the most entertaining author in the field of ceremonial magick and Western esotericism. His newest offering is an autobiography and is without question worthy of a permanent and honored place in the library of American spiritual literature.
Each chapter is superbly crafted - a magical jewel of spiritual insight, ruthless self-examination and sidesplitting humor. There is nothing like it. I hesitate to invoke the name Mark Twain when talking about an author of the occult but the temptation is nearly irresistible. DuQuette is a master storyteller and spins his tale with disarming ease and homely charm. Parts read like "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Conjure Demons."
DuQuette has the artist's ability to see the magick in countless seemingly unmagical events in his life. Most remarkably he appears to be able to bestow that same gift upon anyone who is ready to examine their own Life with the Spirits.
Extremely accessible and an incredibly easy read. (I couldn't put it down and finished it in about 4 hours). This book will have you belly laughing uncontrollably while simultaneously providing you with practical insights into the methodology and practices of such arcane subjects as Enochian and Goetic Magick, Exorcism, and esoteric transformational psychology.
A "must have" for the modern occultist.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What an excellent book, I enjoyed every part of it.
It made me laugh out loud many times and it was so well written I read most of it in one go.
Thoroughly enjoyed this charming autobiography of a modern magus. Highly recommended. Very lucid acesssible and humorous and full of wisdomPublished on 31 Dec. 2013 by Firebird 75
Again, I am moved to thank Mr Duquette for his humility, intelligence, humo(u)r and depth of knowledge. Read morePublished on 25 May 2010 by Seeker
This book is an autobiography and should be approched as such, for it contains no details or instructions for the reader to practise magick of any sort. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2005 by Richard Ellicott
Saint DuQuette does it again. In this astonishing frank account of his magickal life, Lon Milo discusses the various trials and tribulations an aspiring mage must go through to... Read morePublished on 9 July 2004 by Paolo Sammut
I am inclined to think that the personal record of a magician - such as Duquette's autobiography here - is far more revealing when it comes to the occult than many of the ponderous... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2003 by Alex Sumner
I have decided to write a few words for this book,
because I feel that most reader reviews are a bit, well,
way over-enthusiastic about it. Read more
Robert Anton Wilson calls MY LIFE WITH THE SPIRITS..."the best all-around introduction to Western Occultism -- sane, sensible, down-to-earth and wonderfully witty. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2001 by Renus Hyena
I consider this the best all-around introduction to Western Occultism -- sane, sensible, down-to-earth and wonderfully witty. RAWPublished on 26 Dec. 1999
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