on 29 September 2012
After much wrangling I finally got my hands on this much anticipated volume. Amazon failed to deliver so I had to pay nearly £30 on another site for the softback. My advice is wait until the £9.99 [or rather the £6.66?) edition is published. As it stands on 29th September 12: Mainly rehashed articles and papers from other books in one volume. If you are a Crowley fan ( I am not a follower, as HE would appreciate) you probably have most of these in one form or another. The book also misses much in the Crowley Spectrum. Rather monochromatic in his rainbow in fact. Too short by far. It is lacking in truly original scholarship. Its redeeming point, and why it was worth publishing is that it gleans the grain from the chaff in a tidy parcel. Really 'introductory' in its scope, but not initiation. ["Portable Darkness" for That) But at present, for the purpose of this review truly not worth the money. Lets look forward to the popular edition, hopefully expanded and a fraction of the price.