This was a decent book, if only for introducing some concepts that inspired me to rethink some of my own beliefs regarding 'magic'. The author gave mostly fair treatment to the different things she described (hoodoo, Wicca, vampirism, etc), but sometimes her failure to extend her investigations beyond one small 'test group' was a bit disappointing. (Personally, I was a bit upset that her experience with Wiccans began & ended in Salem. I thought that was rather lazy on her part.) Her refusal to step out of her bubble & actually participate was often disappointing & a bit of a detriment to the book, I feel.