I first ran into this book when it was called "Hexcraft." As a hereditary, traditional pow-wow, I was imediately suspicious of what looked like another shallow attempt to graze on the fertile field of occult literature. To my surprise, Silver treats the subject with respect and actually does know what she is talking about with regard to pow-wow and how it works. I think that many traditionals wince a bit with her attempt to remove the christian trappings and make it palatable to the wicca crowd, but even we know the tradition adopted these trappings to avoid the conflict that surely would have resulted from keeping the "old names". The magic works regardless of in whose name you invoke. After all, most of us have never had a quarrel with Jesus, only the organization that rose up as a religion about him rather than as the religion of Jesus. I also wish Silver would have addressed the spirit-world aspect of pow-wow in greater depth, but maybe that's for another book. Speaking of books, get yourself a copy of "The Long Lost Friend" to get a sense of more traditional pow-wow incantations. Well done Silver, you've done a nice job presenting our sacred art.