Unlike Amado's previous books, this is written in the style of those books that ask you a question and according to your answer will direct you to a different page. If you enjoyed his other books (which are a must read for anyone interested in Aleister Crowley, no matter what they think of Amado, and whether they believe he is Aleister's son or not) you will certainly be intrigued by 'Quest Magick' It is challenging and thought provoking.
Quest Magic is humorous, delightfully sneaky and willing to explain, if the reader is willing to understand. It discusses many subjects to reveal your self to you and you to the matter at hand. Mr. Crowley may tell the story 'you choose', but he wrote it so you could understand it. It is a recommended read at least twice a year - whether you are new to Quest Magic, or are well on your way.
There are no rituals here, no detailed Path set out for you to follow, no meditations. You don't get yet another re-hash of other magickal books either.....and for that much, many thanks!
This is a collection of questions and answers, the kind the author expects magickal beginners to ask. Some of them are interesting but others are the kind that have been asked (and answered) many times before : what can I expect from a Master? Are vampires real? Does black magic really work? How do I talk to the dead? Etc. etc. etc.
Not all students of magick will find the questions (or the answers) relevant to their path, although Amado's take is often individualistic and he does have a nice line in humour.
I found the lay-out of the book irritating. You answer "yes" or "no" to Amado's questions and then you're directed to the appropriate follow-up. Being human you're going to check out both of them anyway, so why not just write in continuous prose?
If you're really intrigued with Amado Crowley and want to find out more about him, google his name and you'll be directed to an interesting webpage where you can download (legally and free) a copy of his Liber Alba (which I thought was better than Quest Magic) and quite a bit of other interesting stuff as well.
Another excellent publication from The Master! A most revelatory and interesting work, presented in The Master's unique and highly unusual style. This is not a book designed simply for reading! It is a practical work manual designed for the student and a learning curve in self-discovery. An essential item for the beginning student undertaking 'The Path'. A must read! Simply excellent!
This is an excellent book that is thought provoking and very user friendly. Like a lot of Amado's books it is geared to give easy access to his branch of magic. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the area.