Lon Milo Duquette

Singer-songwriter and recording artist, Lon Milo DuQuette is also the author of 18 critically acclaimed books (translated in 12 languages) on Magick and the Occult. Critics have called him one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions.

Since 1975 DuQuette been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential magical societies of the 20th Century. He is currently the Order's United States Deputy Grand Master. He is an internationally recognized authority on tarot and western ceremonial magick. Although he takes these subjects very seriously, he tries not to take himself too seriously. This rare combination of scholarship and humor has earned him in the last 20 years a unique and respected position in American spiritual and esoteric literature.

DuQuette appears occasionally on television and radio as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult. He is a contributor to the Magical Egypt DVD series' and a host on the new series, The Great Work.

He is a faculty member of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck New York, and Robert Anton Wilson's Maybe Logic Academy.

He lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife of 51 years, Constance.

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Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, Lon was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on the Epic Records label. He and his partner Charles Dennis Harris (now Charley Packard), opened for Hoyt Axton, Arlo Guthrie and performed with Sammy Davis Jr.

In 1972, he quit the music business and for the next 25 years he pursued his interest in mysticism, particularly the work of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947). DuQuette began writing professionally in 1988 and has since published 16 books (translated in 12 languages).

A 2005 gift of a ukelele re-ignited his interest in music. Two self released CD's and a new record contract followed. In March of 2012, DuQuette released "I'm Baba Lon" on Ninety Three Records, his first studio album in 40 years. He followed up with "Baba Lon II" in September 2012.

His third CD, "Gentle Heretic", released Halloween, 2013, included the single, Bernice, which won First Prize in the 2013 Competition Alley US Open Mic Singer Songwriter competition. Later that year he released, "I'm Scared", an musical essay on American gun culture.

Recently, 21 of Lon's fan favorites were put together into "Sweet Baba Lon", a sort of "Best of" collection plus two previously unreleased tracks: "Don't Write Me Off" and "Club Pere Lachaise." Collect 'em all!