My Life With The Spirits: The Adventures of a Modern Magician . Lon Milo DuQuette is the author of 15 critically acclaimed books on Magic and the Occult, and. In this text, Lon Milo DuQuette takes readers into the sometimes terrifying, sometimes hilarious world of the modern ceremonial magician. Laced with. Read “My Life With The Spirits The Adventures of a Modern Magician” by Lon Milo DuQuette with Rakuten Kobo. A rare glimpse into the fascinating, sometimes .
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Return to Book Page. My Life With the Spirits: Not since The Confessions of Aleister Crowley has a dquuette magician told his own story. My Life with the Spirits is a rare glimpse into the fascinating, sometimes terrifying, sometimes hilarious world of a modern ceremonial magician. Hailed by critics as the most entertaining author ym the field mt one of the most oon respected members of the magick community, Lon Milo Not since The Confessions of Aleister Crowley has a true magician told his own story.
Hailed by mu as the most entertaining author in the field and one of the most widely respected members of the magick community, Lon Milo DuQuette gently draws you into the introspective miilo of the modern magician, tickles you with hilarious observations and self-effacing confessions, then often in the same paragraph slams you in the heart with breathtaking profundity. DuQuette’s most impressive quality is that in spite of his many accomplishments he doesn’t take himself too seriously, which makes what he has to say all the more appealing.
He’s been through experiences that many Americans can relate to from his “agonizing years of Sunday School” and service as an altar lonn, to riding the waves of the cultural revolution of the 60s. After sorting through an abundance of spiritual paths, he finally came upon one that resonated with him.
By shedding light on his own development—as a lo and a magician—DuQuette provides duqueyte beacon for aspiring magicians everywhere. Paperbackpages. Published June 1st by Weiser Books first published January 15th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about My Life With the Spiritsplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about My Life With the Spirits.
Lists with This Book. Mar 18, John R. This book is exactly what is says in the title, an autobiography about a modern ceremonial magician. Then DuQuette gets to the meat of the book: Even though he touches topics as complex as summoning demons, exorcism, and En This book is exactly what is says in the title, an autobiography about a modern ceremonial magician.
Even though he touches topics as complex as summoning demons, exorcism, and Enochian vision workings, the writing never gets confusing, it’s just Lon telling stories, and interspersing a bit of magical theory here and there.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quirky autobiography, and more specifically to anyone who’s interested in learning about what magic and the occult really are, or are embarking on their own magical sppirits. Apr 16, Taliesin Lothlorien Gaia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dec 16, Unigami rated it did not like it Shelves: This is spigits 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. As the book duqustte deeper and deeper into descriptions of the occult ceremony and references to things that I’ve never heard of, I become bored and found myself skimming and finally giving up about half way through. If you are really into duqeutte occult and witchcraft you might enjoy this, but for everyone else, I would pass this one spirots.
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Nov 22, Lisbeth rated it it was amazing. 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 experie 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.
Jul 05, Irene rated llife it was ok Shelves: Sep 02, Loothi rated it liked it. A warm semi-biography about an American ceremonial magician’s journey. It begins with a well told tale of growing up with spiritual and magical ambitions during the cultural revolution of the 60’s.
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It then departs from chronology in the second half to share key experiences, often around ritual, which shaped his magical and personal outlook.
Fun, self deprecating and unusually unpretentious for a book primarily about personal practice within the western occult tradition. Lon duquettr across as an ex Duquftte warm semi-biography about an American ceremonial magician’s journey. Lon comes across as an extremely likeable and charming fellow. Jan 03, Bert rated it it was amazing.
I was given this book to read by my good friend Todd, he stated “you will love this book, things will finnaly become more clear” and he couldnt have been more correct. I later had the joy of listening to Lon speak in my hometown. There has been few people who could have made the choice to become a Cerimonial Magician eaiser for me.
My Life With the Spirits: The Adventures of a Modern Magician
Jul 20, Mercelles rated it it was amazing. I consider this an entertaining story of modern US life on the West Coast, the magical practices will be of great interest to those concerned in this very special field but that does not mean people outside the magic area will not find this a fascninating read.
May 14, Jamie Watts rated it duquettee it. This book is his story, and it’s completely unbelievable. Still, it sparks my interest in what kind of manifestation is mipo when fusing ritual with physical. Dec 27, Kitty added it Shelves: A very disturbing book – the first time I can remember feeling the need to physically remove a book from my house as soon as possible.
Read this twice now and love his writing style. One can’t practice magick well if they can’t have a laugh at themselves some times. Sep 04, Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing. Oct 25, Brianbowmancompany. Jul 07, Brian rated it it was ok Shelves: An autobiography of a guy who believes he is a Crowleyan magician. The book was not as entertaining as I had hoped. If you only read one book from the wide genre of western mystery traditions, make it this book.
It will impart a fundamental current of knowledge without being a typical “how to” book. Feb 15, Heather rated it it was amazing. Hilarious, interesting and full of knowledge Oct spidits, Ouida Carrington rated it really liked it. I read this book and it encourages me to go with my magick practice. This guy is funny and intelgent. Pick this up and read it.
Aug 10, Christopher Orapello rated it it was amazing. Insightful and inspiring read. Jul 27, Dee added it. Lon’s lonn of humor makes this a fast and fun read.
It’s heartening to read how one of today’s premier magicians has screwed up in his life – and learned from it. Nov 12, carlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the funniest books I’ve read, Lon tells a great story. His little memoir is a joy to read, and I’ve done so numerous times. Feb 10, Scotty rated it it was amazing. A really fantastic book from a modern-day holy man.
My only complaint is that it ended too soon. I finished it in a matter of hours. May 20, Ash rated it liked it Shelves: A fun read, as always with Lon. Mar 22, Michael Smith rated it really liked it. I loved the book, its a fun and insightful journey of the occult from one of the world most renown magician!
How can you not read it! Kevan rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Gina Thies rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Devin rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Pope Whiskey jack rated it really liked it Nov 07,