The subject of fairies in Celtic cultures is a complex one that seems to endlessly intrigue people. What exactly are fairies? What can they do? How can we interact with them? Answering these questions becomes even harder in a world that is disconnected from the traditional folklore and flooded with modern sources that are often vastly at odds with the older beliefs. This book aims to present readers with a straightforward guide to the older fairy beliefs, covering everything from Fairyland itself to details about the beings within it. The Otherworld is full of dangers and blessings, and this guidebook will help you navigate a safe course among the Good People.
This was a lot more academic then I thought it would be going into it. Which I found really neat, it was different from any other fairy book I read. It shows so many different different types of fairies in different cultures and what different people have said about the fair folk. I learned a lot from the book but I didn't know too much about them so....
The writing is still easy to understand even though it's written more like an essay would be. I just love how well research this book is, I am not kidding when I say there is a lot of info here. It's rather mind blowing. I took my time reading this one just so I could retain everything better. A wonderful book!
*Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review*
In the woods or your own backyard, do you ever sense something magical, just out of reach? Discover how to attract faeries and elementals to your home and garden--and befriend these powerful nature spirits. From ashrays to will-o'-the-wisps, this practical beginner's guide introduces a wide assortment of wild and wondrous creatures. With elementals divided by air, fire, water, and earth, you'll learn the unique qualities of each, how to catch sight of them, and respectfully request their help with healing, protection, getting a job, attracting love, and more. Along with step-by-step instructions for invoking faeries and elementals, you'll find rituals, meditations, and everything you need to begin safely interacting with these magical entities.
This really is for beginners. It starts from the most basic things, what type of fairies and elementals there are. Which was great! There is grounding with the fairies in here, rituals to do with the elementals, folklore on some one them. This is really such a wonderful book for anyone like me. The ones who want to apply fairies and such to your practice but have no idea where to start and how to reach out to them.
It's written in an easy to understand fashion and everything is spelled out so even the most new to this subject can easily understand. Wonderful book full of awesome things.