This book requires patience, it was good in parts then it would veer off off course and away from the main plot, but it always kept my interest enough to keep turning the pages. It turned out to be a good enough book with some far ranging metaphysical ideas implanted throughout. It seems to be telling us what our world is really like and who it is controlled by in the form of a storey. A lot of the stuff in this book has happened since this book was written, so it makes me wonder where the author got the information he is boldly sharing here!
This is a very big read but it is also an enjoyable read. It strips away all of the mystery from occultism, making the subject less untouchable. The author has a very readable writing style and explains the basic principles of occultism succinctly. He also goes into the occults history and gives the biographys of some of the worlds major occultists of the past. It is an eye opening read and has helped me to realize that Yes there are some far out crazy occultists out there, but the vast majority are really only interested in what lies within the hidden power of man - as the word Occult implies (the hidden).
Adyashanti is one of the clearest teachers of enlightenment at the moment. He gives detailed directions on the "how to" of enlightenment along with the "what not to do". This book cleared up a lot of mis-understandings I had regarding this subject and I think most readers will find that the pathless path to enlightenment will appear a little less foggy as a result of reading this book. I also recommend a book called THE ONE along with this, to give that extra bit of clarity on enlightenment, since books like this, with great clarity and clear guidance are what is needed in todays world.