This is not easy to do - not simple at all. There is no way a beginner is going to effectively make and charge one of these talismans. The back cover of the book says that you do not have to be an experienced magician or Wiccan to get positive results from the information in this book. I agree and disagree. I agree if this means that the reader or seeker comes away enlightened on the history, uses and process of making talismans. I disagree if its suggesting that one without experience can now go ahead and make talismans based on instructions in the book.
Clearly, making the talismans described here involves a disciplined and methodical process. To begin with, you must for example understand what divine names are, and what it means to vibrate them. What is vibrating a god name? As I went through the historical section of the book, I was right there with Mike Farrell up to page 52. At this point, I slowed down and was able to follow his instructions somewhat only because I have been using the Donald Michael Kraig book, "Modern Magic," and Israel Rigardie's "The Middle Pillar," for about 4-6 months. Otherwise, I would be lost. By the time I got to page 56, I could plod through for content, but in order to execute any of these instructions I would have to had practiced for some time, as well as relied on other sources with more detailed explanations of rituals. In this work, one sometimes gets the feeling of suddenly happening upon a ritual, instead of being gradually and methodically introduced to it.
Nevertheless, those with fairly decent exposure to Golden Dawn type rituals should, with practice, managed to master Farrell's instructions in a shorter time. And, the book is truly a gem as its the only one that I have found so far with as much detail and information. That makes it a five star book. I gave it four stars however, because I believe there are ways in which the author could make it more detailed and utilitarian for the less experienced among us who are trying hard to get there. More clarity and detail would help to make our journey a little easier.