This week we return to the world of Magick and the Occult with the wonderful Lon Milo Duquette!
Lon’s new book ‘Allow me to Introduce: An insider’s guide to the Occult’ is a collection of Lon’s various introductions to topics as varied as Aleister Crowley, Freemasonry, and Mozart’s Magic Flute. Lon is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the world’s leading authorities on Western Esotericism, and it’s always a joy to have him on the show. So often in the world of the Occult, the texts and speakers can confront the would-be initiate with impenetrability, and Lon does just the opposite.
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Lon Milo Duquette Bio:
Singer-songwriter, recording artist, and humorist, Lon Milo DuQuette is also the author of 19 critically acclaimed books (translated in 12 languages) on Magick and the Occult. Critics have called him one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions.
Since 1975 DuQuette been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential magical societies of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He is currently the Order’s United States Deputy Grand Master. He is an internationally recognized authority on tarot, ceremonial magick, and esoteric Freemasonry. 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 30 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 52 years, Constance.