Thursday, 16 November 2017

Review: Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk

There are stacks of books on the market about fairy lore and how to interact with fairies as part of pagan spiritual practice. However, many of them simply aren't worth the paper they're written on, in my opinion. If you really want to know the truth about traditional fairy beliefs and folklore, particularly in Ireland, Morgan Daimler's books give you the real deal.

Her latest is called Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk. It is due out in early December.

Publisher Moon Books says on its website:
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.
Morgan Daimler is an author I respect most highly for the quality of her research and her writing style. I was lucky enough to read this book before it was published and I gave it this endorsement:
Impeccably researched and delightfully well written, Fairies - A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk is a book that every pagan who is interested in following the fairy path should read. Morgan Daimler is a leading expert on traditional Celtic fairylore and this is her finest work on the subject to date.
You can view Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk on Amazon

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