This book is a collection of various articles published by Zelli either in "Magia Moderna" or in "Qui Magia" from 1985 to 1995. Most of this articles are of a critical nature of the Italian magic scene in that years, altough some are of a more "technical" nature. All of them are very readable, altough some are quite naive: Mr. Zelli was a very keen amateur magician and had a very clear vision of magic but, as Ascanio, sometimes his visions were away from reality. It is a good thing all these articles are collected together. A book to read again, and to meditate upon.