Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Review: Pagan Portals Fairy Witchcraft

I have to admit, I haven’t been particularly intrigued by any of the books I’ve come across about Fairy Witchcraft. That is, until now.  This is not a fluffy, New Age, everything-is-goodness-and-light book, and for that I am grateful. Pagan Portals Fairy Witchcraft is a concise introduction to making a connection with the Fairy world and working with those energies in your personal magical practice.

Pagan Portals Fairy Witchcraft by Morgan Daimler

Like the other books in the Pagan Portals series, Fairy Witchcraft is a slim volume, but it is packed full of information. Ms. Daimler provides a great deal of background about folk belief in Fairies, particularly in the Celtic world, so the reader will understand that they are not the delicate, sweet, gossamer-winged creatures of Victorian fantasy. They are, in fact, ancient beings with a great deal of power who are not always friendly to humans. Working with them has its dangers, and Ms. Daimler makes that very clear.

Ms. Daimler shares her own experiences with the Fairies as well as providing information about traditional ways of approaching them, including how to properly prepare yourself, how to create altars and rituals and, most important, how to listen to them and learn to hear what they have to say to us. This is a very practical book, an excellent introduction to Fairy Witchcraft that provides a strong foundation for a lifetime of connection with the Good Folk.