This first volume of Lady Queenborough's infamous polemic
against all initiatic cults, religions and organisations (other than
her own) can be at times misleading, but it is an interesting
starting point for further investigation and does point out the ways
in which secretive hierarchies are open to abuse.
Although her investigations were thorough, it is clear that her total
lack of sympathy for other spiritual views (which extends to the
open approval of the torture and murder of 'heretics') led to an
inability to comprehend spiritual symbolism and an over-readiness
to accept the most negative interpretation of spiritual behaviours
and organisations outside of the (Roman) Christian mainstream.
Read cautiously and with further research, this book can be a
valuable source of information.
Taken at face value, it demands a return to the values of the