Thursday, August 18, 2011
Faeriecraft Book Review
Faeriecraft: Treading the Path of Faerie Magic(paperback) by Alicen & Neil Geddes-Ward
Publisher: Hay House July 2005
Faeriecraft: Treading the Path of Faerie Magic by Alicen & Neil Geddes-Ward is the solid, ultimate book working with the fairy world.
With meditations to cleanse one's chakra, a quick and long grounding exercise, closing off one's chakras after visiting the astral plane, setting up a fairy altar and also changing it for the seasons, how to make fairy offerings, contacting the fairy world, and getting rid of goblins it gives a deep exploration of the fae world.
"Meditation is the most important tool when connecting with the faeries. There are two reasons for this, one being that meditation is accessed through spark of your imagination. Your vision is the number one ingredient in building a relationship with the fey people. When in a meditative state, you reach out to the astral planes and communicate with the faeries on their wavelength. Faerie Land is separated from our own world by a veil of consciousness. It is a place where thought manifests as form. So when you are meditating, you are behaving in the very same way the faeries naturally function." ~excerpt from page 130 Copyright © 2005 by Alicen and Neil Geddes-Ward
It provides ways in which to receive a wand or making your own, meditations and info to contact each of the four elementals of slyphs which are the air; salamanders which represent fire; gnomes that stand for the earth; and undines that rule the water.
There are beautiful black and white sketch drawings throughout the book of a fairy showing each of the chakras, castle, everyone of the fairy queen and kings.
I especially enjoyed that there is a part for working with your guardian angel as when one walks the fairy path one also invites in angels. When you begin working with one you also will likely work with the other. The guardian angel methods for contact were fun especially with blowing bubbles to send them messages.
The best piece of advice I received is that to open up the fairy world one must use their imagination. That is key when trying to make contact with them.
What an enchanting book!
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