A compilation of the best/ worst of the popular grimoires from Middle Ages with a moralist agenda. Here Waite tries to, and not too nonchalantly, prove any real black magic as uneducated superstition compared to "high ceremonial magic". Possibly the very reason why Crowley mocked Waite as a self-righteous pomp (or something to same effect). Partly very uneducated superstition and partly ceremonial black magic, though the substantial content remains by far even more uneven than that of Goetia (also included, though in part only, in this title) and Lemegeton. Not a bad compilation though, there is some quite seductive threads to follow for those who won't heed a warning and/ or contempt for such unruly magic.