I am opposed, as a matter of principle, to the “dumbing down” instinct. This impulse, found throughout modern life, seeks to reduce every concept and experience to a commodity that can be pleasantly consumed by the lowest common denominator. No-where do I find this trend more noxious than in the realm of occultism. My recommendation is always to go to the source as soon as possible. Liber AL vel Legis, The Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on Liber AL vel Legis, Magick without Tears and Book 4 should clear up 75% of the problems a new student of Thelema encounters. However, I realize that three of these books are out of print, and all of them assume the reader possesses a fairly high degree of cultural capital. Many of the people approaching Thelema today will simply not have immediate access to these books, or be able to understanding them.