Michael Aquino is the founder of the Temple of Set, has led a life of adventure and has a deep understanding of the spiritual material – which is evident in his numerous books (such as Mind Star, Temple of Set vol1 & 2, etc.)

The Temple of Set’s focus can be understood at their website, Xeper.org, as well as in his wife’s (Lilith Aquino) letter about the Temple of Set. I’ve linked to a review of Lilith’s letter, as it explains much of the philosophy and spirituality of the Temple of Set:

About Michael Aquino

On Michael Aquino’s Amazon page, there’s a brief About section, I’ll quote it here for reference, as it gives a good listing of his life and qualifications:

Michael A. Aquino is a Lt. Colonel, Psychological Operations, U.S. Army (Ret.). He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency; Foreign Service Institute, Department of State; U.S. Army Special Warfare Center (Special Forces (“Green Beret”)/Psychological Operations/Civil Affairs/Foreign Area Officer); U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; U.S. Army Intelligence School, and U.S. Army Space Institute.

Decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, USAF Space & Missile Badge, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Psychological Warfare Medal (First Class), & Air Service Medal (Honor Grade).

Academic credentials include the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the M.P.A. in Public Administration from George Washington University. He has taught as Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Golden Gate University.

He is a past National Commander of the Eagle Scout Honor Society and recipient of its Knight Eagle Distinguished Service Award, as well as of the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow and the Distinguished Service Key of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity.

In 2006, following his retirement as a U.S. government officer, he was recognized by Scotland’s Lord Lyon King of Arms as the 13th Baron of Rachane, Argyllshire. He is a member of Clan Campbell.

Since 1975 he has been a Priest of the ancient Egyptian god Set, and served as High Priest of the international Temple of Set until 1996.

He is the author or editor of numerous books on political, military, and initiatory subjects, all currently available through Amazon.com and other major booksellers.

He, his wife Lilith, and inevitable, innumerable, and immortal cats live in San Francisco, California.