Ah yes, Bucklands big blue book. I was about 18 and so excited to have SOMETHING. It gave me the courage (ignorance) to create and actually perform a few spells. One such spell I have no doubt manifested 25 years later in the crap-storm that was my last marriage!! Young and dumb caught up with me! I remember even then having an aversion to all the "dog and pony show" requirements, but I also believe it gave me something to grow on.