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Originally Posted by Lokismile View Post
Two factors for both of you, and I'd love to hear what you think.

the first is the complexity and her personality. While she is fully capable of exploring the info, I fear she will be overwhelmed by the first 2/3 of the book. With a tendency to get focused on tackling too much at once, this could be a risk.

Secondly, I worry some of the content may be a bit intense for her. I would have to encourage her to focus with working on the deck, I think, and not attempt to navigate chapters about Sex Magick, etc.

Then again, nothing is probably more frustrating than the loss of the original creator's intent. This is a serious factor to consider, as I wasted over 5 years of my life with Arrien before buying the Book of Thoth.
DuQuette does a lot to dispel many of common misconceptions about Crowley and his deck, including all the Sex Magick stuff. If your friend comes from a Christian background it's best to get these out of the way first, before hearing second-hand rumours about how wicked Crowley was, how perverse, etc.
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