I haven't read all of the previous posts but, from what I gather, Drakron says that the magic casted by Shinji comes from the book, which is fairly right I assume. As for the nature of the element, I think he means that the book syphons Sakura's magic energy or prana or whatever it is that sucks up from her (that's why I so often use the term magic stuff). I'd be leaning more to the side that the book itself carries some magic (dunno if that's actually possible), that way there is no weird bond that still exists after beign stretched who knows how many kilometers. As from where does it come from exactly (Rider or Sakura) I don't know and I won't dare throw another assumption. I already am assuming a lot of things here.
By the way, I disagree. The source is important. It means that Shinji, if he is in his own (as in not having anything from anyone else, e.g., the book), he can't defend effectively his own life, let alone attack someone face to face. Granted, he can think of setting traps, which would be his own idea, but if he is not the one setting the trap (Rider's Bloodfort Andromeda, for example), it really can't be counted as his own doing... at least I can't.
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"I settled for that shriek. Those dull vacant eyes... oiled cabbage stench of her...! [...] You know what? I'm sorry if I'm not gonna do this the way you want me to or the way you might. But I will not make an angel out of someone who wasn't an angel...!" -Chief Tyrol, on his beloved wife.
Have you heard about the saying that goes something like "drunk people and kids tell no lies"? Well, that's just a fallacy.