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DuQuette is a bit of a guilty pleasure. On the one hand his apple pie-occultism rubs my fur pretty hard the wrong way and on the other hand he makes obtuse ideas very accesable. (hmmm... both hands appear to be the same hand...)Anyway, saw him speak years back in SF and got so sour about his self deprication and sillyness it took me almost a decade to pick up one of his books. Not bad... I guess...
I have always had a mixed relationship with DuQuette's style of writing, having read several of his books in the past. On the one hand, he manages to convey the most important information about a subject in a very clear and simple kind of language – unlike authors such as Crowley or Kenneth Grant, whose works are riddled with a vast amount of allegories, metaphors and other embellishments, so that the side stories can easily distract from the main content. On the other hand, I have found his boo...
The topic is serious and controversial to say the least but the author keeps the tone so light, one might say, he magically instils demons into the reader's head. Puns aside, the book covers reasonable breadth and history about occult society.
Full of interesting concepts but I'm not quite ready to start evoking demons. You get an over view of subjects like Gematria and Kabbalah which may lead you on to further reading, but are not quite deep enough to really understand them.
A concise book on the cyclical transformations of the Gods, written with clarity and a wicked sense of humor.
¡Wow! Este libro de Lon Milo DuQuette es un trabajo espléndido y muy iluminador. Altamente recomendable.
A simple & clear introduction to Thelema; it's philosophy & the Magick of the New Aeon. "Musings" is a very modest word for the amount of fundamental information that is communicated concisely and with extraordinary clarity. The chapter on the Emerald Tablet of Hermes is worthy of special mention, as in the enclosed chart of all the attributions of the 72 Pentads (5° divisions) of the Zodiac.Combined with Mr. DuQuette's "Tarot of Ceremonial Magick", one has a profound "Key to the Universe" of Ma...