I received my copy of this book today. I am obviously yet to evoke any of the entities listed but I will give a quick run down of its contents and ideas.
Firstly regard the use of the term Black magic. The author posits that since all the Abrahamic religions consider any form of magick/witchcraft to be evil and since the grimoire is derived from an Abrahamic source any workings carried out are by this nature “Black Magic”. The book otherwise is not especially dark or black and the Author constantly reminds us to “Do as thou wilt”.
The book starts with how the Shem Ha Mephorash is derived with a bit of history then lays out several methods of working with the entities, how ever I wouldn’t call the tome beginner and the author assumes that you are already familiar with ceremonial magic.
The book then goes on to list the 72 entities. Each entity has a sigil listed as well as some notes of varying length (as little as a single sentence up to several pages) as to how the entity might be employed.
Each entity is considered a balanced force and can therefor be call either sephirothically or qliphothically for benificient or baneful workings respectively. The offices ruled by the spirits are broad with a good mix between material and abstract influence.
The book is very heavy on kabbalah and its various number games, much of these details flew over my head a bit so even though I will still get use from the book I definitely need to sharpen my knowledge here.
Presentation wise it is absolutely beautiful and well formatted, many diagrams, some even in colour. The half silk and leather cover is very striking.
Over all I think its a pretty good book, if you don’t enjoy the more esoteric depths of kabbalah then its definitely not for you.