The Chicken Qabalah – Lon Milo DuQuette

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
Lon Milo DuQuette
Weiser Books, 2001
233 pages

Let me start by saying that this is the first book that was able to effectively explain the Qabalah to me. I tried Fortune’s basic book, and the language just threw me off enough that I got nothing out of it. Thanks to the dear old Rabbi, I’m in much better shape.

The basics of the Qabalah/Kaballah/Cabala/Quwwwabbballlooooraaahhh are explained in plain terms that it would be well-nigh impossible to misunderstand. Sure, the writing is easy to read, but there’s definitely solid information within it.

And the humor is priceless. I will now never forget that the Hebrew letter Lamed looks like “a snake that has swallowed a brick and is now having second thoughts”.

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn the Qabalah, even if it’s just basic understanding as in my case. And with that, I say…

Hell yes! I’m a chicken Qabalist!

Five chicken scratches out of five.

Want to buy this book?



  1. lisacolorado said,

    September 27, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Hi. This is a very old post. I’m a student of The Mystical Qabalah and I agree, it is difficult reading. I had that book for like 20 years and tried to dabble in it a few times, until finally I was able to grasp it.

  2. Pete Madstone said,

    April 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    To grasp with a few dabbles? Incroyable – most would never achieve, let alone attempt.

    Without leaving your house – you may know the ways of the world.

    Thanks for making me smile, Lisa!


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