Top critical review
Not Really Revised and Corrected (lazy 'edit', lots still not right, and some extra stuff thrown at it to call it 'new')
on 19 October 2017
The book claims that 'John Michael Greer has taken this essential resource back to its original, authentic form'
This might imply he fixed numerous issues with the last, and previous editions. This is not the case. Epic disappointment - It was an opportunity to fix various trundicated papers and rituals. For context, the Bristol Temple at the time used mutilated Stella Matutina rituals, and while Regardie had reason for fragmented knowledge and papers, the continuing failure to reinstate all the diagrams, the proper SM ritual and cross reference and annotate differences to the text in different editions comes down to poor editorial standards and ambitions. A proper revision, that's what the book deserved, but is not not what it got. It had so much potential... but it no worse than the old Regardie small brick so if its new to you there may well be interesting things. If you buy it expecting something new (ie a genuinely revised and corrected edition) as opposed to the few new bits you get, you will be sorely disappointed.
Llewellyn, give this book to someone willing to put in the work for the next edition.