Dancing can be a bad idea if you get caught up and become unaware of how much time has elapsed. For visiting the land of the fae in your astral travels you should set up your own Astral temple that is stocked with an altar and magical supplies. Even when doing your rituals their when requesting assistance from the fae stay inside your circle. In working with the fae your astral temple should be right on the edge bordering the land of the fae. Edain McCoy offers several tip in her book on working with faeries.
The most valuable information is on protection against malevolent faeries and how to create your own thought forms. The book does have a glossary of over faeries many of whom do not have any magical value or have a negative value. The helpful ones are in the minority. I have also found some listing that maybe spiritual but to me do not qualify as faeries.
Dybuks in Jewish lore are disembodied spirits not faeries neither are Golems for that matter yet they are in their. The book does sport a good bibliography for future reference and further reading.
I would give this book 3. Protection against malevolent fairies 1. Iron is their enemy as is smoke and ashes. Sleep with Iron or keep some Iron in your breast pocket to drive away malevolent fairies. Smoke can be used for banishing and ashes can be used for a protective circle.
Certain herbs are very helpful. Besom can be kept by a hearth to drive away the fae or keep them out. Mirrors and broken mirrors keep the bad fae away.
Put a fully intact mirror at your entrance as faeries don't like to look at their reflections in the mirror. Broken mirror shards in a container at the foot of your house also keeps them away. Making a satchel with Rowan in also effective in keeping them away. Rubs your hands together for twenty minutes ass this creates the energy next visualize the faeries form and give it a job.
Mar 28, Brad rated it it was amazing.
A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: How to Work with the Elemental World This book reclaims that lost, rich heritage of working with faery folk that our Pagan. A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: Reclaiming Our Working Relationship with Invisible A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: How to Work with the Elemental World.
In my opinion this is the best book on the market on the fey. I reviewed a few books on the topic and this is my favorite, and the one I purchased for my own library upon discovery that my urban apartment is home to a troupe of fairies! McCoy goes over history and information on the fey, as well as several species, this is your one stop guidebook and encyclopedia to the fey. Are you a fan of the fey? Do you see or work with the wee folk?
Look into this fairy field guide. Feb 10, Cari rated it really liked it Shelves: Hence, all the sticky notes on the pages. May 06, Haley marked it as to-read.
I picked this up at a thrift store and it looks interesting except I'm not sure I can get into the "faery's aren't fiction" idea.. Good thing all that private schooling made my mind want to rebel and thus, it is open to new things. Jul 01, Kathy rated it really liked it Shelves: An encyclopedia for faeries from all over the world.
In addition, this book contains folklore stories, spells, elemental fae and other Pagan goodness. McCoy's book is like a modern version of Andrew Lang's fairy books that come in different colours.
Jul 23, Gwnhwyfer rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 12, Eden Tyler rated it it was amazing. This book made my life so much easier! So much of the info contained in these pages has helped me shape my own book. Almost every page is flagged. Good read and super informative!! Aug 21, Autumn Ashbaugh rated it it was amazing. VERY interesting book if your into faeries like me. Oct 18, Christi rated it it was amazing. I use this a lot as a reference to fairy myth and lore. One of the worst books ever published. In this book the word faeries is interchangeable with the word psychosis.
A thorough study of fairies from various cultures and laid out well! There are some good spells and a dictionary at the back of many kinds of fairies which is helpful. Jan 25, K. I have studied Faeries most of my life and currently have over 30 books on the subject in my library. I am most interested in Faeries from Celtic lands and thus my own writing reflects that.
I have come upon many Faery-related websites that have liberated information from Edain McCoy's work. However, she has not been credited for it which is unfortunate. The section titled "How and where to find Faer I have studied Faeries most of my life and currently have over 30 books on the subject in my library. The section titled "How and where to find Faeries" was interesting, but personally I feel that you only need to seek them in order to find them, rather than limiting yourself to certain areas and certain times of year.
Faeries have no understanding of our need for "rules" and "names", they carry on as they please, no matter what we do. The section regarding protection from Faeries was rather intriguing to me. I don't feel the author did an adequate job of explaining that there is light and dark to all aspects of nature and by inviting Faeries into our lives, we must be prepared for both the good and the bad.
For the most part, the "bad" or "dark" aspects manifest themselves in the form of pranks and mischief, not malicious or harmful deeds. Having said that, I would not invite Leanansidhe into my life. The price of her assistance is far too great. The only drawback to the pages of information at the back of this book is that there is no guide to pronunciation.
This is particularly frustrating with regard to the Gaelic names given to some of the Faeries. So you find yourself forced to do a bit of digging on your own in order to remedy that. I have found many people will show an initial interest in the book, but be put off by the title because they are "not a Witch" or "not interested" in the Pagan path. I can assure you that the dictionary alone is worth investing in.
You do not need to be a follower of the Old Ways, nor do you have to practice certain rituals in order to welcome the Faeries and their magic into your life. Simply clear your mind of negative thoughts and open your heart. The Faery Folk will find you. This book is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to work with the Fae. To outsiders of the pagan community, this book may seem like whimsical nonsense. To the adept in magick, this is a valuable resource. Edain McCoy has done a fantastic job at researching the various Fae, including their land of origin, other origins, other names, appearance, element, lore etc.
This is an awesome book, love it! This book is full of misinformation and just plain made up stuff. Don't waste your money or your time. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Add to Your books. One of the worst books ever published. I'm impressed with the amount of actually helpful information which McCoy has included in this book. To the adept in magick, this is a valuable resource.
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This book reclaims that lost, rich heritage of working with faery folk that our Pagan ancestors took for granted. Edain McCoy teaches how to work with faeries in a mutually beneficial way. Practice rituals and spells in which faeries can participate, and discover tips to help facilitate faery contact. These capricious creatures can help with divination, past life recall, scrying, and spiritual quests. Also included is a dictionary of more than faeries that include goblins, gnomes, elementals, seasonal faeries, and angels.
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