Assembled together is a number of magical spells and treatises from a variety of obscure sources. Results in a great overview of magic from one of the most important figures in Western occultism. Registers some criticism of Eliphas Levi and Waites former associate, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, but he is being honest with his views. Also covers many of the original early grimoires, sometimes quoting them, and points out flaws in the more recent translations of his time. An expanded, updated version of his previous work, The Book of Black Magic. Is a gold-mine of smaller magical pamphlets published in France in the nineteenth century, which were reproductions of earlier eighteenth-century works, now preserved in this book. Not so much a book of rituals to perform, but is instead a great reference work on ritual magic, of which only a few good ones exist today. In this regard, it is one of the best. Paperback , ISBN 9781585092666 , 6 x 9 , 372 pp.