I brought this book hoping it would be full of advice to help along an intermediary spellcaster, but unfortunately I found it very irritating in places. It is quite contradictory, and very prescriptive about the advice given. If your new to the craft, it might work as a basic introduction, if it doesn't confuse the hell out of you first. As with all these things take everything with a pinch of salt.... just because who ever is giving the advice is the high priestess, initiate of ten orders, it doesn't mean that their advice is valid, useful or coherent! Plus its very patronising in places and rigid with dogma. You can buy better.