The subtitle to Cassandra Eason's book puts right the inaccuracy of the title; it doesn't cover the sort of hermetic ritual magic taught by Golden Dawn-type groups. It focuses instead on "How to Use Natural Energies to Heal Your Life"--in other words, Neo-Pagan and Wiccan- type magic. Half way through the book she gives a very brief but useful introduction to Wicca.
This is a well-written, down-to-earth and often humorous guide to the sort of magic which anyone can practice at home for health, gardening, money and love. There is a particularly good section on protecting yourself against attack from negative forces from, for example, a past lover or a disgruntled colleague.
In line with the theme of natural energies, Eason discusses how to draw on the power and wisdom of the guardians of stone circles, ley lines and sacred waters. The last part of the book examines the magic of the natural world: weather magic, seasonal magic and the magic of the four traditional elements of earth, air, fire and water.
Both for newcomers to natural magic, and for those with more experience, this will be a useful and practical guide. For those for whom the world "magic" might cause a disquieting feeling, this book should dispel many misapprehensions. --David V Barrett