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Dec 21, 2010

In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we welcome back author Lon Milo DuQuette and talk about the rerelease of his Tarot of Ceremonial Magick and his new book Low Magick: It’s all in your head… You just have no idea how big your head is and we touch upon some of what he mentions in it; like his discomfort with the ideas of low and high magick, his concept of The Great G, pop goes Ganesha, and the celebrating of Christmas as a non-Christian.

We discuss my appearance on Beyond the Threshold with Gary Blackheart that occurred back in November. Gary took me beyond the threshold and we discussed some touchy and often difficult issues that I have mentioned in the past on this podcast. I elaborate on my crisis of faith and come to some refreshing conclusions.

In A Corner in the Occult we learn about The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and ceremonial goal of one attaining Knowledge and Conversation with their Holy Guardian Angel. The most familiar edition of the book was translated in 1900 by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers for incorporation into the curriculum of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The book reveals a ritual procedure that becomes a pinnacle goal for ceremonial magickians of the western esoteric tradition.

Later we talk about “words of power” in the Essence of Magick series and look into language, words, and meaning as well as the roles they play in magick and ritual. I also read listener email and we have a good time as always!  All this and more!

Links: Lon Milo DuQuette, Email Lon, Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, Thelesis Aura, Beyond the Threshold, Tenacity Radio, The Juggler, Pagan Newswire Collective, Rikki LaCoste, Rikki Come Home Video, Title Goes Here:, Misanthrope Press,, Proud Pagan Podcasters,

 Music: George Wood, Alexandre Falcao, Linda Holzer, Guy David, Persian Paladin,

Featured Music: Louis Armstong and the Commanders,

Promos: Media Astra Ac Terra, Beyond the Threshold, Kakophonos, Pagan FM, Lakefront Pagan Voice,

Credits: PodsafeAudio, Podsafe Music Network,

Show Script (pdf)

Chris Orapello
over thirteen years ago

Thanks Lloyd! Glad to hear that our fun was infectious. Honestly, there were no inside jokes, though I can see what you mean by that. LOL. Lon is just that fun to talk to and that was second time him and I spoke not counting our brief meeting in Philadelphia. I guess him and I just hit it off with one another! Thanks for listening! BB / 93!

over thirteen years ago

I always enjoy your podcasts but it seems this time that the two of you were having so much fun as to make it seem like you were both higher than kites. Such is slightly infectious so it was not lost to the other listeners, I'm sure. If it was a matter of "inside jokes" that much seemed pretty transparent as you might realize upon reflection. Your productions are very well done and much appreciated.