My Duct Tape Life

This is my own little section of the Order of Thelemic Knights website. This is where I share more of me rather than material on Thelema or OTK topics. To Know, Know, Know Me Is To… Love, Love… yeah… I’ll just stop right there. I’m fairly eclectic, that’s a fancy word…

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Qabalah For The Rest Of Us – Lon Milo DuQuette

Qabalah For The Rest Of Us from Lon Milo DuQuette. A companion video to The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford: Dilettante’s Guide to What You Do and Do Not Need to Know to Become a Qabalist.

From The Publisher: A Dilettante’s Guide to What You Do and Do Not Need to Know to Become a Qabalist, The Chicken Qabalah purports to be the teachings of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford, who in reality is an alter ego of Lon Milo Duquettes. Fed up with “authorities” in this burgeoning occult field who waste readers time with such pointless (if impressive) tasks as “counting the Nostril Hairs of God,” Lon’s very funny and very practical Chicken Qabalah empowers the would-be Qabalist to remember and distinguish between what is important in Qabalah -i.e., the idea of Unity “and what is not” i.e., almost everything else. Along the way, readers will giggle themselves silly through this truly funny book, and discover at its end that they have learned more Qabalah by accident than they ever would by studied intent. If one had to select just one of the treasures this book offers to encapsulate its message, it might be this: “[W]e are not Qabalists to prove the Bible is holy – we are Qabalists because everything is holy. Look hard enough at anything and you will eventually see everything! Right now, right where you are, God is talking to you from the pages of the Bible, the Koran, the Vedas; from the funny papers, billboards, street signs, ticket stubs, and automobile license plates. Lon Milo Duquette, always an edifying delight to read, is the author of The Magick of Thelema, The Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, Angels, Demons and Gods of the New Millennium, and the autobiographical My Life With the Spirits.

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Look How Far We’ve Come. Really?

This is addressed not to just society as a whole, but especially to those who consider themselves Thelemites. Should we really be patting ourselves on the back saying, “Oh, look how far we’ve come”? A small offering of some randomly selected, yet somehow connected thoughts. Consider This: “Observe for yourselves…

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Construct An Altar

One of the most important things you will do as you progress in your studies of magic is gather and/or create your ritual tools. It just so happens that one of the most important tools you will need is an altar. Another tool you will need is a pentacle. This…

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What Is Thelema?

What is Thelema? Let’s get this first bit out of the way immediately. The word is not Thelma, it is ThelEma; it is Greek. Thelma, on the other hand is a name. But what of Louise? Presumably, Thelma and Louise are dead. That is most often the end result of…

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Fear and Loathing In The U.S.A.

It’s seems to be a long standing tradition here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. to whine and complain not only about pressing “one” for English, but about people from other countries learning to speak English. Well, let me tell you something… Let’s address the “press one for English”…

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Why Yes I Am! I Am Mad Bro…

I wrote this in 2013 when the pithy phrase “You mad bro?” was so popular. Funny how things do not change. In many ways, this is going to appear as a “stream of consciousness” post. I make no apologies, take from it what you will and let the rest disappear…

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This Fever of You

This Fever Of You It burns – This fever of you. The sparks of its flame alight Everywhere and nowhere. Blind my eyes – Yet I smell your skin. Remove all scent – Yet I hear your voice. Block my ears – Yet I taste your lips. Close my mouth…

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