on 3 September 2007
This book is brilliant. Of course, the very topics mentioned on the front cover will mean that most people will steer well clear, in case they become contaminated with the devils germs but personaly I found the effects of the book were to allow me to step out of the melee of dualities that account for most of people's lives in our lopsided society. "In praise of Devil Worship" is a particularly brilliant chapter. This book will definitly change your perception of the world in a pleasent and useful way, providing you are willing to detach from your ideas, otherwise it may disgust.
This book is pertinent like no other book on the planet at the moment: anyone having trouble remembering why the idea of a War on Terror is like some kind of bad joke?
I have had this book for nearly 4 years now and I can always return to it and find it useful.
on 21 May 2002
In a way it's frustrating that when you get 'occult' attached to the description of your book you've removed 99.9% of your potential audience - frustrating because this book is *so* impressive it deserves to be extremely widely read. Ramsey Dukes has a clarity, and creativity, of thought that means each of the many and varied chapters of this book leaves you with something to think about long after you've finished reading. The world needs more original thought, and more people prepared to consider ideas too unusual for most people to work with. Read this book, whatever your current beliefs, it'll do you good.
on 20 October 2000
Ramsey Dukes never fails to amuse and he does not disappoint here. Ever entertaining, he has the uncanny knack of both titillating your desire for a rollicking good read, and making the reader think about the topics under consideration. He should be required reading for anyone considering a move into the dark byways of occulture - he smashes preconceptions and enlightens with one fell swoop... The only disappointment about this tome is that it is not longer and does not have any missives from the dark one himself!
on 17 March 2001
I am rather perplexed as to why there are not more reviews of this book.I know that i am probably one of the lucky few to have found it so the charlatan in me gives a wry smile. Ramsey has the unique ability to take the most common subjects,turn them upside down ,inside out, and give a completely different fresh vision.Thought provoking, funny,sad,enlightening and also practical. Highly recommended.Who knows where it will lead you.