Lansdowne delivered a good explaination of the plains of existence along with an overview of the major chakras. While he provides a good explanation of how to use the chakras to heal, Lansdowne failed to provide any in-depth material regarding how to develope the chakras. Apart from this fact, this is an excellent book for anybody interested in essoteric healing. Beginners should buy and read a book that describes meditation techniques used to develope the chakras before moving on to this book.
Lansdowne provided an excellent overview of the chakras and the use of the chakras in healing. However, he lacks any in-depth information regarding meditation techniques to develope the chakras in order to perform healing. Lansdowne merely gives a brief summary of what you shouldn't do. For example, he states that you shouldn't concentrate on a chakra center to develope it. This according to Lansdowne can have serious reprocussions. Buy a book on developing the chakras through meditation to go along with this book.