For anyone who is truly interested in The Golden Dawn this book should definately become part of your magickal library. The book itself is divided into nine parts, some of which are- astral projection, (two parts on)Rosicrucian, Christian occultism,Hermetic wisdomand mystical prayer, among others. You do need to be familiar with at least the basics of golden dawn philosophy before you can really grasp the majority of these writings. many of the collected works contained in this book were at one time closely guarded secrets of the Golden Dawn and some would probably not be available at all if not for this book. anyone who had something bad to say about this book probably either didn't understand it or didn't get what they expected. this is a good book and much of it is simply necessary reading for any serious golden dawn follower or ceremonial magickician. PEACE TO ALL BEINGS-AND FOREVER IN LOVE.