Review: Homemade Magick by Lon Milo Duquette
Publishers: Llewellyn Publications
Published: August 8th, 2014
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.
Quick shout out and thank you to Llewellyn Publications via Netgalley for letting me read the book early in exchange for an honest review.
I'm giving this 3 triquetras out of 4 not because I didn't enjoy the book, but rather people it doesn't seem to be my flavor. I try to read and review books as neutrally as I can, but that doesn't always work. (Which is why you should never take any one reviews opinion as solid fact, but you guys knew that.)
The book was fun and witty, and the writer's style was very likable. I guess there was just something....off about it for me. If you're looking for something that relates to Theurgy or High Magick then this may very well be a great book for you, but there were many themes and aspects that I wasn't familiar with, or didn't use in my practice and therefore a lot of the book wasn't of use to me. There is a lot of emphasis on the Pantacle (no that's not a typo), the Cup, the Sword and the Wand.
A lot of the book ties in with Qabbalah/Kabbalah which I don't use and don't have a real interest in using either. However, I know that many, many people DO use Kabbalah themes and believes in their practice so, like I said, I guess this one just wasn't a fit for me. Coming out in early August, for those who practice this way I think you'll really like the author and the way he writes!