The author, an experienced High Priestess has written a book that in fairly plain language explains many of the inner working of the Wicca world. Although her detail in some parts is a bit overwhelming for someone not privy to the coven, I nevertheless found it very interesting.
There are some parts of this book that really resonated with me. It is much clearer in my wind now that Wicca is very much up there on a par with any and all of the established spiritual ways of thought. There were many references to things I personally have had contact with over the past year or so...especially the idea of Neuro Linguistic Programming and other "new age" techniques. I half expected her to talk about the Law of Attraction and the Universe. There are definite tie-ins to many parts of this ancient art to modern day "new age" thought and writings, which I found fascinating.
There is a large section of the book dedicated to "pathworks" which I also found interesting as a parallel to the modern day meditation techniques.
If you are a practicing witch then this book has much practical advice and instruction on how to conduct yourself and how to hold meetings and rituals, but if you are an outsider there is still much in here to fascinate and interest you. One of the real benefits of being a voracious and wide reader is to be exposed to alternative thinking and practices. I'm not planning on become a witch anytime soon, but I still appreciated May Panayi's excellent instruction book.
There are a few minor issues with layout and highlighting that could be ironed out, but all in all I would say this was an interesting and VERY different read for me - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I was very comfortable to give it the five stars I did.