I give the book five stars with the title in mind; if you're already familiar with magick (specifically Thelemic magick) then this probably isn't going to be a book you'll need to read. Having said that, it's an enjoyable book to read with plenty of practical, straight forward exercises that could be useful to anyone interested in working Thelemic magick, whether new to it or otherwise. The book is good in that if you work with it as you read it, it'll take you step by step through simple breathing exercises as well as basic ritual work and the thinking behind these practices. This makes the book pretty damn necessary for those new to practical magick in my opinion; it certainly beats trying to wade your way through God knows how many texts that Crowley wrote over his life (though naturally you'll want to do that at some point too). Again I'll state that if you're not a beginner, it still might be worth a read so I'd give it say three or four stars in that sense, but it is aimed at the 'noobs' out there, which is why I give it a solid five stars.
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