A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings by Cassandra Eason covers everything from the origin of fairies to evidence of these fantastic beings. Exercises for you to experience them are also included, so if this is something you have been interested in, this is a great book to start your fairy journey with.
“A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings is a wonderful companion for those who wish to tour an enchanted world. Cassandra Eason begins with the myths, legends, and real evidence surrounding the origins and existence of fairies and then takes us on a journey throughout the world to introduce us to the many different varieties of these mysterious beings.
From fairies to Viking giants, selkies to gnomes, fey beings abound. In this spritely volume, Eason shares fascinating anecdotes of people who have actually seen them. And if you’d like to meet them yourself, Eason also provides simple techniques, exercises, and rituals to attract, find, and communicate with the little people. Hang silver bells by a window. Keep potted plants in your home. Or sit quietly between two oaks at dusk or dawn.
Fairyland mirrors universal human issues: fortune versus misfortune, fate versus free will, perfection and imperfection, illusion and objective reality, different time scales, the existence of parallel dimensions, and the duality of human nature. Some people even believe that fairies are becoming more visible again, as they were in pre-industrial days, to remind us of the consequences of consumer society–the danger of being seduced by our own versions of fairy gold.” – A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings
A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings is one of my favorite books about fairies, and I’ve read a lot of them. I’ve been enchanted by the fae ever since I can remember, so everything I am lucky enough to find with them, I take the time to read and enjoy. This book ranks up in the top of my list, so I am really happy I get to share what I think about this book with everyone.
This book goes beyond just a simple guide; it explains and gives evidence for the fairies. The amount of research that went into this book is amazing, and it is compiled in a very easy to read and enjoyable manner. There are many different types of fairies, and the author does an excellent job differentiating between them. What I enjoyed most in this book is all of the exercises that were added to help the reader really connect with these fun and sometimes mischievous nature spirits. If you do buy this book, be sure you don’t just skip over these.
If you or someone you know loves fairies, this is the book to read. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings, Weiser Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.