I'd never read anything by this pagan priest of the Eastern Hellenistic tradition before, so didn't really know what to expect. Yet, after just a few pages, I have to say I was dead impressed and read the whole thing from cover to cover.
As you might expect from the book's title, it has chapters of spells on each of the planets, related to their astrological correspondences.
Sun spells relate to power, confidence and strength, moon spells are for emotions, psychic ability and imagination, Mercury is for communication, Venus relates to love, the Earth is grounding, Mars is warlike, Jupiter brings abundance, Saturn relates to death in the cycle of life, Uranus brings change and freedom, Neptune is about intuition and vision, and Pluto brings about rebirth and transformation.
The book's subtitle also mentions "Dark and Light Magick", which are certainly another aspect of the spells within it. While many of the spells are what one would call light magic - for healing and good fortune - there are some pretty dark rites too. There are spells to explore the dark places in our minds, spells using lust and anger, and even a couple of curses.
Some modern witches are utterly opposed to even considering dark magic, which is fair enough. If you hold that view, leave this book alone. However, if you are interested in finding out about such things as curses, even if you would never cast one yourself, you will find Raven's writing on the subject to be intelligent, sensible and thought-provoking.
Raven's curses are only intended to harm those who are genuinely a threat, and the caster is warned that they must take responsibility for their own actions.
Raven also recommends taking practical steps to further one's goals when casting any spell. This can include seeking help from experts - be they doctors, therapists or lawyers.
Raven Digitalis is also the author of Shadow Magick Compendium: Exploring Darker Aspects of Magickal Spiritualityand Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture.