I would suggest this book is highly recommended along with your others amongst studying as a practicing mage. I can only see how it would benefit those who truly are seeking oneness in their quest of spiritual guidance.
Here is an excerpt
We could into further details later, but first we should discuss the fundamental understading of fear and fearlessness.One of the main obstacles to fearlessness is the habitual patterns that allow us to deceive ourselves. Ordinarily, we dont let ourselves experience ourselves fully. That is to say, we have a fear of facing ourselves. Experiencing the innermost core of their existence is embarrassing to alot of people. Many people try to find a spiritual path where they do not have to face themselves but where they can still liberate themselves --- liberate themselves from themselves, in fact. In truth, that is impossible. We cannot do that. We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our real shit, our most undesiable parts. We have to see that. That is the foundation of warriorship and the basis of conquering fear. We have to face our fear; we have to look at it, study it, work with it, and practice meditation with it.
We also have to give up the notion of a divine savior, which has nothing to do with what religion we belong to, but refers to the idea of someone or something who will save without our having to go through any pain. In fact, giving up that kind of false hope is the first step. We have to be with ourselves. We have to be real people. There is no way of beating around the bush, hoping for the best. If you are really interested in working with yourself, you cant lead that kind of double life, adopting ideas, techniques, and concepts of all kinds, simply in order to get away from yourself. That is what we call spiritual materialism: hoping that you can have a nice sleep, under anesthetics and by the time you awaken, everything will be sewn up. Everything will be healed. In that case, you do not have to through any pain or problems.
Any comments or advice would be invaluably encouraged.