A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: Reclaiming Our Working Relationship with Invisible Helpers

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1994 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 369 pages
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Work magick with help from the little people

All over the world, people have reported encounters with a race of tiny people who are neither human nor deity. 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 230 faeries that include goblins, gnomes, elementals, seasonal faeries, and angels.


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User Review  - Czrbr - LibraryThing

Book Description: LLEWELLYN, 1994. Brand new. Author: MCCOY, EDAIN; Publisher: LLEWELLYN; Year: 1994; Pages: 383; Country of Publication: USA; Book Dimensions: 229 x 153; Book Format: paperback; 383 pp. Never been read Read full review

Very good book! Lots of detail.

User Review  - faerielover - Overstock.com

This book has been the best Faerire Book I have been able to find so far. It gives vivid descriptions about numerous kinds of faeries what they look like act like etc. It is an excellent book for any faerie lover or anyone practicing in faerie magic. Read full review


The Nature of Faeries
The Faery Experience Around the Globe
How and Where to Find Faeries
How to Protect Yourself From Faeries
Guided Meditation into Faeryland
Spells and Rituals for You and the Little People
Creating Your Own Faery Beings
Faeries of the World
The Elements of Spell Construction
Bibliography and Resource Guide

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References to this book

Fairy Lore: A Handbook
D. L. Ashliman
No preview available - 2006

About the author (1994)

Edain became a self-initiated Witch in 1981 and has been an active part of the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983.  Edain has researched alternative spiritualities since her teens, when she was first introduced to Kaballah, or Jewish mysticism.  Since that time, she has studied a variety of magickal paths including Celtic, Appalachian folk magick, and Curanderismo, a Mexican-American folk tradition.  Today, Edain is part of the Wittan Irish Pagan tradition, where she is a priestess of Brighid and an elder.  

An alumnus of the University of Texas with a BA in history, she is affiliated with several professional writer's organizations and occasionally presents workshops on magickal topics or works individually with students who wish to study Witchcraft.

This former woodwind player for the Lynchburg (VA) Symphony claims both the infamous feuding McCoy family of Kentucky and Sir Roger Williams, the seventeeth-century religious dissenter, as branches on her ethnically diverse family tree.  In her "real life," Edain works as a licensed stockbroker.

Edain is the author of fifteen books, including Bewitchments; Enchantments; and her most recent release, Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring.

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