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Homemade Magick: The Musings & Mischief of a…

Homemade Magick: The Musings & Mischief of a Do-It-Yourself Magus

by Lon Milo DuQuette

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In this little tome, Lon Milo DuQuette offers a palatable primer on the domestic practicalities of ceremonial magick. As is customary for this author's homespun style, there is a lot of autobiographical content to illustrate the principles he's setting forth, as well as simply to amuse the reader. In this particular case, however, the approach raises some opportunities for confusion.

Brother DuQuette is now an eminent senior member of the occult fraternity Ordo Templi Orientis, a fact about which he is humbly honest. His work as master of an O.T.O. lodge, and in coordination with other initiates, has been central to his development and history as a magician. And, as this book documents, most of that work was performed in his home. A reader could be forgiven for thinking that O.T.O. initiate bodies are supposed to be organized and operated in residential settings. In fact, as the Order has grown in the US over the last few decades, it has established non-residential facilities for lodges and oases, to the point where DuQuette's Heru-Ra-Ha was the last remaining US lodge of the Order to be sited in residential premises.

Still, most O.T.O. camps (the Order's most tenuous official level of local organization) continue to hold their activities in members' homes, and many other occult groups, formal and informal, operate mostly in residential spaces. DuQuette's account of his AMORC involvement is an important example in this regard, highlighting a different intersection of esoteric initiation and home ceremony. Ultimately, though, no one can become a magician if his or her magick is something that only happens at the lodge hall, the book shop, or the camping festival.

Anyway, read the book. Experienced magicians will enjoy the wealth of anecdote and personal history, while there is a lot of basic orientation to magical practice for beginners, and anyone can enjoy the glimpses of modern occult life. "There's no place like home" may be a sentimental tautology to the unthinking profane, or a profound insight into alienation for the neophyte. Meanwhile, for the adept, there's no place but home.
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Sharing the lessons he’s learned from over forty years as a magician and family man, Lon Milo DuQuette reveals his unique point of view about magick—its ups and downs, ins and outs, and how his family and home are the foundation of his practice. Written in Lon’s humorous style that makes learning and discovery a joy, Homemade Magick will show you that everyday life events are, in fact, true magical adventures.

As you navigate your journey, you’ll learn how to:

Choose your magical motto Perform a self-initiation ritual Make your own tools Raise children in a magical home Perform the Rite of Earth Learn how to make your whole life magick

With this insightful book as your guide, you can see how the magical world is already an integral part of your life. Between easy-to-follow instructions and Lon’s colorful stories about his years as a domesticated magician, you’ll be inspired to wake up to your own magical identity—and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

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