Probably the best book on cursing and hexes I have found.
Perhaps the best aspect of this book is the first 41 pages, where the author discusses the context of cursing: ethics, psychology, history, and "creating your own." This author is wonderfully direct and plain spoken: what she writes so often feels like keen, sharp darts that get right to the point, very effectually, and you can learn a lot here. You'll find the paradox here which is so important a part of earthy common sense, yet is so often lost in our excessively mental culture. For instance, the author begins by stating that she loves the dark arts and loves curses, but uses them quite sparingly. This might surprise those namby-pamby types who are afraid of facing their own shadow and coming to know it, but does reflect the reality of working with the dark parts of oneself and with cursing and hexing magic. Once you come to experience a certain level of power and potency there, you realize that it's enough to tap into that power and work with it: you don't need to often be flinging it at people.
The author discusses the "psychological aspect" of cursing, and refers to the "Lesser Black Magic" of using forms of "manipulation" to effect others and obtain what one wants. The author does not go into a lot of detail here, but this is a subject that I believe is quite valuable and really deserves to be discussed at greater length by someone. It is a very valuable way of working together with Magic to obtain justice, or to free oneself from harassment or malice, which requires a refined understanding of human psychology, a creative mind, and doing some outer works in the external world. To give an example based on something the author says: in the intro to the book, under "The Law", she states that to tell someone you are cursing them could get you charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime. True enough, particularly in our highly litigious society. However, there are ways of making someone sense that they are being cursed, without laying down any path that leads back to you. Enough said. This is just one example of what can be done in addition to Curse Magic itself, to increase your effectiveness in addressing a wrong, or even a criminal situation.
I laughed out loud when I read the author's wonderfully on-point response to the question that many beginner Magicians ask about wanting books on Advanced Magic. "Here's a clue for those particular folks: Advanced Magic = Magic you create yourself that manifests results. If you still need a book to tell you how it's done, you're not an Advanced Magician, period. That is why there are no advanced magic books. Advanced Magicians don't need to do anything by the book because they're advanced enough to create their own magic that manifests results." (pg 35).
There are many aspects of cursing magic that the author doesn't go into, which are addressed well in another book on the subject by Dorothy Morrison, in her "Utterly WIcked" book, one which I strongly recommend. For instance she points out that if you yourself are at fault, the last thing you want to do is a curse on someone else. And she strongly recommends not doing curses for other people.
The actual curse spells given by the author in this book are overall not as interesting to me as those, for instance, given by Dorothy Morrison in her book, possibly because I am oriented to folk magic and HooDoo, and I most enjoy spells that use humor and rhyming couplets, but you can get great ideas here. One of the intriguing things in this book is that the author gives 104 curses found just in the BIblical Psalms alone. For those pollyannas who think that the Bible and spiritual paths issuing from it are opposed to cursing, think again!