So, I keep running into Paul Huson's name in trad witch contexts, and I was hoping someone here could help shed a little light on something. I own Mastering Witchcraft, I've read it, and enjoyed it as a novel artifact of occult literature. But why does the book seem to have such support from the traditional community, while other books hedging its scope are flagged as too Golden Dawn (and by extension, Wiccan) influenced to serve the witch much in a utilitarian manner? The props mirror what's in most any determined (and financially comfy) new-ager's broom closet, and its ceremony and general vibe lack practicality and the Earth-centric vibe inherent in any witchery I know.
In short, the book is a magician's primer, not a witch's, but I keep seeing it so highly praised. Is it due to the time in which it was first released? Or does its subversive air raise it above other works? I must be missing some piece of the puzzle.