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A rationalistic review of this book
on 16 June 2002
I have decided to write a few words for this book,
because I feel that most reader reviews are a bit, well,
way over-enthusiastic about it.
To begin with, this book is first and foremost,
The author begins with a detailed description of the most
important events of his childhood, which struck me as being
particularily "dark", in the sense that they almost certainly
were traumatic to him.
The second "section" of the book, deals with the author's
confused and twisting path through life, in his 20's and 30's.
A path, which briefly passed through the Californian Music
Industry, and circled around what was a typical Hippy village
of the Hippy era.
His stay at the Hippy village, was the final stop in a journey
for "enlightment", which took him through some of the most
influential New Age movements of his youth.
To make a side note here, the reader who will buy this book
expecting to read the experiences of a modern Grand Master
Sorcerer with what is termed the Occult and/or Paranormal,
will be quite disapointed I am afraid.
The author discusses his encounters with the Spirits, only
in the middle of the book, in a quite brief and superficial
To be more precise, the summoning of one Lesser Daemon,
one High Daemon, and the "exorcism" of a Lesser Daemon are
The Author then, goes on to describe very briefly his
experiments with what is termed Enochian Magic, and ends
the book by advertising the services of a certain Lesser
Daemon whose office is to discover stolen items of all kinds.
The problem with this book is, that it's *very* short. One is
tempted either to believe that the Author didn't have that
much contact/encounters with Spirits, or that he is
purposefully withholding a lot of information.
What is also amazing for a Grand Master Sorcerer, is the
naive and *very* American way he describes his dealings with
the Spirits. One is made to believe, that the Daemons are
naught more than petty occult toys that one may choose to play
with, any time one chooses to do so, almost never suffering any
direct consequences from one's summonings.
Mark my words, nothing could possibly be more wrong and
misleading from the above mentioned thesis.
All in all, this book, is the very American (i.e. naive)
Introductory Summary of the life and times of a very American
Grand Master Sorcerer, written when the subject was still
The reason this book is awarded a 3-star rating, is because
it is far too short and bereft of serious remarks and/or
warnings concerning the subject of serious magic working,
which should really have been there.