After D.J. Conway's first book on Dragon Magick, I was hoping to see another, better, one- but not from her. As with her other books, it was merely some kind of Wicca with the word "dragon" thrown in at key intervals. This one is essentially the same, but with even more added to it. Elements from Shamanism (soul retrieval, power animals, etc) are brought into practice, and there's a shiny new powerful element, Storm, to work with (but be careful, it creates massive change and can be dangerous!). I REALLY like how, despite claiming to be working with both Eastern and Western dragons, you ONLY use the elements and associations mostly found in Wiccan practice, completely over-looking the fact that Eastern dragons would be more likely to work with their native elements (which AREN'T Earth-Air-Fire-Water-Spirit). I still find the element/colour correlations she uses to be ridiculous and very D&D, nor does the 'number of toes' thing make sense, considering that she only talks about dragons with four and five toes, while I've known several with three, which she doesn't account for. And what about those with less than three toes? More than five? Yeah, I thought so. Dragons, in my experience, aren't pigeon-holed into such classifications so easily as in this text.
I find it also funny how the system she uses to be fairly similar to that given in Miyamoto's "Book of Five Rings", and it is, in fact, found in her "Books of Interest" section in the back of the book. Someone else who was shown the dragon way? Or just inspiration for Conway's own book?
Another thing that irks me is the whole feminist feel of this book. If you notice, ALL the leaders of the 'dragon clans' are female, and there are at least two ALL-FEMALE groups. Not to mention the awkward use of 'her or him'. A bit ignorant to believe that females are most important, and this is coming from a physically female reviewer.
The meditations you find in this book really do just lead you by your nose; these aren't 'guided meditations'- they're scripted. She tells exactly what you're supposed to say and do, essentially hand-feeding you your 'experience'. I don't believe that's how such meditations are actually supposed to be.
And then, there is this talk of 'the Annihilator'. I won't spoil it for you if you haven't read it, but it's essentially just another scapegoat for our own innate faults, though that's not what she'd have you think.
There's also some story further in that has to do with Atlantis, space-faring people, and some other stuff that reminds me of the initial Atlantis story from The Illuminatus! Trilogy (minus the Cthulhu mythos part), which I find quite amusing.
There is also a list of dragon names referenced in the book, however, only half of them actually ARE used in the book, leaving the other half to (probably) meet for yourself. However, one name listed actually has nothing to do with dragons, and is a Greek goddess (Hecate). Adding to that, the numerous clan names sound like they were taken from the first Spyro game or off of the internet (White Dragon Breath= Silver Dragon Breath forums[est. 2001], anyone?).
There are a number of other issues I have with this book, but I believe this review is long enough.
I'd rather suggest you try connecting with dragons yourself and learning directly from them, instead of listening to this mis-informed and cotton-stuffed piece of tripe.