on 10 March 2011
Personally, I did not enjoy this book at all. It is written totally from a Wiccan perspective with little leeway for other Neo-pagan (or any other) traditions - I felt this should have been clearly marked on the book somewhere. Whilst it would be a good book for someone newly interested in esoterica and all those candle burning type things ... It does contain some interesting sections on attempting to bring together high level physics with these arts, some preachy ethical questionnaires etc, it would be better more aptly titled.
on 11 May 2014
A warmly written overview of current magic belief systems and religions, and absolutely perfect for beginners to this vast area of philosophy/ spirituality. Accessible and easy to read, it gives as broad and balanced an overview as possible and contains "homework", quizzes and activities that are great for those working alone, with good quality info rather than just a list of "spell recipes".
I loved the first edition and only bought the second when I lost my original copy >.< but it was a blessing in disguise as there is just SO much more in the new edition. Although written by a Wiccan priestess, it should be a useful introduction for anyone interested in "magick" in general, Wicca or not.