This is a clear and simple book about the Thoth deck. It appears to have been designed to avoid frightening new readers who might otherwise be put off by the complex imagery and symbolism that Crowley incorporated into the deck. The author succeeds in this purpose. It will enable a newbie to begin reading with the Thoth cards and finding something useful and meaningful in the spreads. I don't agree with the reviewer who called it simply "new age schmaltz" - that was a bit harsh. I did find Section I to be rather vague and general, however. For example, the interpretations of the cards from pages 28 through 183 (Section I) did contain a lot of clichés like "keep your feet planted firmly on the ground," etc. The interpretations in this section do read a bit like newspaper horoscopes that could apply to anyone. The rest of the book is much better and more directly related to the cards. Section II on the symbols in the cards is very helpful. It focuses on the key symbols without overwhelming the reader. Newcomers will find this useful. Appendix II is a kind of fortune cookie listing of card meanings that serves as a quick review of some essential divinatory meanings. It is well done and will come in handy. There was one typo that confused me. On page 358 the diagram of the Tree of Life has the Princes in sephira Nine, Yesod, but the text on the bottom of page 359 says the Princes belong in Tiphareth. It is not clear what the author intends and which of these is a typo. The discussion of the Qabalah is limited to a few pages in the appendix, which was fine with me since I don't much use qabalistic symbolism in reading the cards. I recommend this book for readers who have felt intimidated by the Thoth deck and want a gentle way to ease into it. If they find that they like the deck and its symbolism, they will certainly want to explore it in more depth but will need other books (like those of Crowley himself, Banzhaf, DuQuette, and Ziegler) to do so.