Excellent as an introduction tp or general overview of magick as a philosophy. Frequently asked questions arranged as a collection of replies to a correspondent. Easy to read, devoid of jargon or classical language, unusually for Crowley.
Written towards the end of his life this volume shows exactly how much clarity of thought he possessed and the eloquence with which he could state these sometimes dreadfully abstract problems by putting everything into a series of fortnightly letters to another on the path and Letter 1 is a development of a similar statement in Book IV but here it is presented in a far clearer fashion. The whole book can best be described as sublime.
It's a real shame that this book is out of print - It's one of my favourite books that I return to again and again. The binding and warm cover are excellent and suit the tone of the text. It's perfect for those who are more interested in the philosophies of Thelema / Crowley rather than the sometimes complex ritualistic side of his work. It's written in a very human down to earth tone and perhaps more uniquely it is a warm and funny book. I often find myself laughing at loud or just smiling at the rye humour that permeates the text. There is a wealth of information in here that is broken down into easy to understand language and even after many years of reading I always find something new or have a different understanding of what is being said when I come back to it.