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The Magick of Thelema: A Handbook of the Rituals of Aleister Crowley

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Crowley scholar DuQuette shares the insights of over twenty years of research and practice in Thelemic Magick in this first-ever Crowley Primer Using simple, straight-forward language, DuQuette traces the evolution of modern ceremonial magick and provides initiated commentaries upon Crowley's most popular and celebrated rituals
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Weiser Books
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I tend to stick pretty close to the bone in my occult readings. There's been a lot of shit written over the last 20 years by people who have no business either writing books or professing expertise in occult matters. DuQuette is a respected author of the Western Ceremonial/Crowlean magick traditions, and this book finds him tackling the man himself, and his modifications of prior rituals. While the bulk of the book features yet more reprints of the same rituals you'll find everywhere else, his n ...more
Very good book for beginners, explaining carefully some main aspects of Thelema, Aleister Crowley and some basic Rituals like the Sun Adoration (Liber Resh) and others. Even after practicing and having a shallow background on the subject this book shed some light in some key aspects and stirred up the flames to take my studies and practices more seriously and in depth. My only critic is including the Book of the Law. I think it's unnecessary, no further explanation about it or anything it just o ...more
Advanced, yet contradictory. Use caution when using.
This book delivers what it promises to. Yet, I would not have objected to an even more more in-depth commentary of the rituals presented within: thorough as this volume is, some rituals are only accompanied by a few introductory lines.
I bought this when it first came out and at the time I thought it was the best book written on the subject after "Magick In Theory And Practice". Due to the low quality of the publisher, the pages fell apart. Years later, upon reading "The Magick Of Aleister Crowley", the revised edition of this book, I find that Lon Milo Duquette and this book are not as impressive as I once thought they were. In fact, it seems that they are both (author AND book) a little off in their conclusions and explanat ...more
This type of "beginners book" gets people nowhere. Better to dive straigth into Crowley if his magick interests you.
Lon's very best work. Wish he had written more in this vein.
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Possibly the very best on Crowley and Thelema.
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Lon Milo DuQuette is an American singer-song writer, author, lecturer, and occultist, best known as an author who applies humor in the field of Western Hermeticism.

Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on the Epic Records label.

He married to his
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“It is only by working the rituals, that any significant degree of understanding can develop. If you wait until you are positive you understand all aspects of the ceremony before beginning to work, you will never begin to work.” 5 likes
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