Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lon Milo DuQuette - Angels, Demons & Gods of the New Millenium

You can see a preview of it here

I read it in one go, fascinating book, if only for the explanation of the Isis-Osiris-Horus timeline of humanity which is also similarly featured in his book The Magick of Thelema: A Handbook of the Rituals of Aleister Crowley which I started reading right after the first one - btw if you Christian conspiracy people that see "Satanism" (lol) in everything haven't realized it yet, I'm not one of you - YOU'D THINK THE BLOG HEADER GAVE THAT AWAY - so you can stop contacting me now until you've reached a tiny bit of intelligence, seriously get out of the fucking dark ages already.

Back to the book, unfortunately I seem to be unable to get into the kabbalah at any depth. I have an enormous aversion of anything Christian, Jewish, Hebrew or Israeli - it just fucking irks me, probably to do with the last 2000+ years of history or something. So it's unfortunate a lot of that is lost on me although I have given it a at least a handful of honest good tries and probably will give it a few more.

Every time I read Lon Milo DuQuette I get reminded of my favorite occult reality tunnel so it's about time I raise the guy up to be a hero, and I thought I didn't have any live ones! How exciting! Highly recommend both books, the latter is obviously a lot more practical.


Brizdaz (Darren) said...

" I have an enormous aversion of anything Christian, Jewish, Hebrew or Israeli - it just fucking irks me, probably to do with the last 2000+ years of history or something."

One man's owl is another man's nightingale,as they say.

But that kind of thinking is just as poisoning to the mind as the Fundies who are in the dark ages.I'm not afraid to look for spiritual gems in any religion or tradition.It doesn't mean that I'm endorsing say the Catholic faith because I attend a few masses or have Catholic icons in my room,or that I'm a Christian Protestant because I wander into one of their churches for some quite introspection.
It is a matter of not being taken in by the Dogma that any religion or philosophy will try to push on your will.
If you think like that your mind will be as poisoned as those people you accuse of living in the dark ages.
I don't care what people think of me if I attend a church mass,a rave (not that I have),a UFO conference,
a masonic temple
(can't tell you if I have.-),
a Brittany Spears concert
(not that I have),a gay bar
(not that I have),a casino,
visit a Buddhist temple and take part in a ceremony,watch a Twilight movie,read black/white magic books,
learn Hebrew,read the Bible,study Shamanism,visit art galleries,be friends with Gays,Christians,Jews,Muslims,
Atheists,Witches,Magicians,Democrats or Republicans.
It doesn't change my central values and people can speculate about me as much as they like.
If we put up walls between people we agree with and people we disagree with,then we will each end up living in very tiny cubicles.

Take the English language as an example of what I'm talking about.You say you have an aversion of anything Jewish because of the last 2000 years,but look at some of the atrocities of the English over the years,enslaving the Irish and sending them to Australia,taking Aboriginal lands and killing their people.Does that mean studying the English language or works of any Englishman should be off your agenda ?
Or Spanish,French,German,Russian,Roman,American...add a race or country of you own here,etc.

The trick is to look for the good in every culture,or religion and not to avoid it because you see the bad.
Every culture and race has good and bad elements without exception,the trick is not to get bogged down by the bad and unthinking elements in those institutions,or the fundamentals of the bad parts.

To go back to the phrase
"One man's owl is another man's nightingale".
I rather be an owl or nightingale than just some unthinking parrot who will go along with anything someone wants to tell me.
It all comes down to thinking for yourself and not caring what other people think of you and what you do.
But in a nice way that is,without attacking the beliefs of others.
Let them swim in their delusions until they can find the shore for themselves,if they won't take friendly directions as to where you think that shore may be.
I think Lon Milo DuQuette would agree with me on this...unless he is just deluding himself that is .-)

Dedroidify said...

Captain Obvious to the rescue. lol.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Actually,it's funny that I just read the same message that I was trying to convey in my first comment from a book I just started reading called
"High Magic" where it was being discussed the practice of using Christian/Judaic angles in the lesser banishing ritual -
"Surely a magician should always confront and analyze such ideological (symbolical) systems that are foreign to one's self,or those that he or she doesn't understand or even abhors.
That's one of the best ways to learn,and it releases magical energy as well."

I'm finding this a good book,so far,although I'm only about 80 pages into it.

Dedroidify said...

Sorry but your first comment was redundant for me, the blog header says "explore everything" and it wouldn't be there if I didn't. The main point was to get the Conspiracy Christians off my back and out of my inbox and the attitude of that paragraph was necessary to keep them away, so far it's worked, yay.

I agree exploring stuff we resist can be very interesting and cathartic even, I said in the post:

"although I have given it a at least a handful of honest good tries and probably will give it a few more."

I'm no fan of angels either but I use them in my ritual work :p Who's the author of this High Magick book? It's funny cause the first book I read by DuQuette was called Low Magick hehe.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

"Who's the author of this High Magick book?"