I have been studying Druidism for 4 years now and must claim this, as well as the 21 Lessons of Merlyn, to be the most intellectually stimulating book on the subject. Most books will provide you with few facts and practices for you to try out, not only are you presented with all this in the text of the Lost Books, but is as well entertaining to read. And to those to call this book sexist, remember that this grand age of equality hasn't always existed and it is more than likely that men were the main members of the order. And as to those that will argue the validity of the text on which this book is based, even if it is based on a forged text it still provides a valid path. I say the sooner we realize that any druid path may be valid, seeing how druidism died out with the coming of the Christian era leaving us with very little text to remember it by, the sooner the ignorant fighting over validity may end, for surely all of the paths of today provide us with at least a piece of validity if nothing more.
Many people have questioned as to the "truth" or "false promises" behind Monroe's novels and to tell the truth, I was more skeptical than most, being a truth seeker and avid explorer of Philip Car-Gomm. Interrelatedly, there are many who question the Pherylt as effiable subject material. Many Car-Gomm followers who have done their READING and not just skimming of his books will find references to the Ferylt, merely another translation of the same material (READ The Book of Druidry, written by Ross Nicols and edited by Car-Gomm).As to some of Monroe's personal feelings regarding authenticity, he comes right out and says that there were female druids (contrary to popular gossip belief), but yes, anyone who has studied historical aspects of the same will tell you as well that it was a seperate and cooperative organization. Enough slander has abounded, and beyond, before you attempt to tear into this book, please read it. There is both truth and lies in everything.