Lon Milo Duquette - Aleister Crowley, O.T.O., The Thoth Tarot Deck, Enochian Magic & Initiatory Societies
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May 7, 2009
Since 1975 Lon Milo Duquette has served as a national and international administrative officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential and controversial magical societies of the 20th century. He is an acknowledged authority on the life and magical work of Aleister Crowley, the O.T.O.'s most celebrated leader, and since 1994 has served as the Order's United State Deputy Grand Master. DuQuette has authored numerous magical texts and travels extensively world-wide and speaks on a broad range of esoteric topics including Qabalah and the Tarot. He is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York where he teaches 'The Western Magical Tradition.' For the first hour of this program Duquette discusses Aleister Crowley, Enochian magick, the Thoth Tarot deck and Freemasonry. Topics Discussed: human consciousness, losing the ego, western and eastern mysticism, A.M.O.R.C., psychedelic drugs, O.T.O., builders of the adytum, B. O. T. A., the fool tarot card, Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris, Paganini, was Crowley a satanist?, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Vedanta Society, the bloody sacrifice, sacrifice of a male child, veiled terminology for masturbation, geometry, Nuit, Hadit, the star goddess, Ra-Hor-Kuit and much more. In our second hour, we talk more with Lon Milo about Enochian magick, initiatory societies, secret societies, magical orders, Freemasonry and the O.T.O. He gets into more detail about Enochian magick discussing the different systems and purpose for learning and studying these techniques. Topics Discussed: Enochian vision magick, Golden Dawn, Elemental Universe, matter and energy, the four elements, evocation and invocation, crystal gazing, elemental magic, Aetheric system, path working, 10 levels consciousness, 30 levels consciousness, Kabbalah, Goetia invocation, The Lesser Key of Solomon, devices, Thelema magic, O.T.O., A.A., Freemasonic initiation, secrets of magical and fraternal orders, Crowley's degree initiation system and criticism of Freemasonry.