This truly is an introduction into the path of the druid. Mr. Ellison truly lays it out well for those that are just starting out or are working on their own. I've been following this path for awhile now, so I must admit that I was already familiar with some of the information presented, but the info that I wasn't familiar with helped me out so much!
Especially when it comes to daily devotionals and opening the gates. At the time I was wondering how to open the gates in a quick yet meaningful way without making it into a full blown ritual. He presents a very nice one in his book. I have actually taken quite a few of his ideas for my own devotions.
I must say that when I saw the first review made for this book, I was astonished! I actually took a look at that reviewer's review history and I have seen that almost every single one was negative. With such high standards, you'd assume that the guy would suck it up and write his own book up to his level. *note sarcasm*
Whether you are starting the druid journey, or want to deepen your daily ritual, Skip Ellison's book is for you. Based in scholarship, the book defines and streamlines rituals for the high festivals, and private daily devotionals. It also includes wonderful, Indo-european scholarship on the ancient druids, and has a great compendium of neo-druid groups and groves. Highly recommended.