Butler at his best.Witty, informative, and driven by a desire to inform rather than self aggrandisement.What is on offer here is a kind of ground plan of how to approach The Western Mysteries that starts with clearing out the detrius of the false personality and finishes with recognizing the god within.Along the way we are treated to a cornocopia of information dropped like pearls into mud and by the end we are left simply humbled by the wisdom this man had. It is in my opinion a crime of the highest order that a biography of W.E.Butler has so far not made it into the light of day.He has done more(in my opinion) than most occult personalitys to deserve this honour.One can only wait I suppose....but in the meanwhile buy this book..you wont find a better introduction to what it takes to start and continue upon the Western Mystery Tradition.
This book gives you a very personal view on what magick training can be like and what it involves. The chapters in this book are really transcripts of talks Butler gave in the Ibis lodge, and so the style is quite informal, refreshing and here and there you can even laugh about a joke or anecdote. What I like most about this book,is that it is far removed from other works which try to serve as a training course or are even so-called spell books. This book explains what you are going through once you have begun to train as a magician, which means it is more concerned with your inner development - an aspect often lacking in other works.
Transcripts of a series of lectures given by W.E.Butler in a thought provoking and very entertaining style.Being a member of the Liberal Catholic Church myself,it was a bit of a surprise to find out he was a priest in the very same Church,and made reading it (for me anyway) all the more interesting.Although,I would have to say,it may not be everybody's cup of tea.