"Storm Faerywolf deftly shares powerful teachings and techniques for those who would seek to know the way of Faery, helping Witches on any path find their way deeper into the mysteries."Christopher Penczak, author of the Temple of Witchcraft series
Faery (also known as Feri) is a tradition of great power and beauty. Originating in the West Coast of the United States separately from the Wicca tradition in England, Faery's appeal is grounded in its focus on power and results. This book provides the tools you need to begin your own Faery-style magical practice. Discover the foundational mythology and rites of the Faery tradition as well as steps and techniques for:
- Creating an Altar
- Summoning the Faery Fire
- Engaging the Shadow?
- Exploring the Personal Trinity
- Purifying the Primal Soul
- Working with the Iron Pentacle
- Aligning Your Life Force
- Developing Spirit Alliances
- Journeying Between the Worlds
- Exploring Air, Fire, Water & Earth
- Enhancing Faery Power
Personal experimentation and creative exploration are the heart and soul of Faery. The rituals, recipes, exercises, and lore within will help you project your consciousness into realms beyond this world, opening you to the experience of spiritual ecstasy.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
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About the Author
Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, teacher, warlock, priest, and initiate of the Faery tradition of witchcraft. He holds the Black Wand of a Master and is the founder of the BlueRose lineage of Faery. He is one of the founding teachers of the Black Rose school of witchcraft, and he travels internationally teaching the magical arts. He is the author of Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft and The Stars Within the Earth. For more, visit his website at faerywolf.com.
Table of Contents
Contents List of Exercises, Figures, Myths, Rituals, Journaling, and Recipes xvii Foreword by Orion Foxwood xxv Introduction 1 Part One: Preparing for the Journey Chapter 1: The Origins of the Faery Tradition . . . 11 The Mythic History of the Faery Traditions 15 Early Modern History 19 Chapter 2: Opening the WayBeginning the Faery Path . . . 25 A Traditional Faery Altar 28 Opening the Way 30 The Personal Temple 33 Chapter 3: Summoning the Faery Fire . . . 37 The Breath Is Life 40 Life Force and Food 42 The Blue Fire 44 Chapter 4: The Personal Trinity . . . 51 Talker: The Mental Soul 53 Fetch: The Primal Soul 56 Holy Daemon: The "God" Soul 59 Chapter 5: Purification Work . . . 71 The Fires of Purity 74 The Waters of Purity (The Kala Rite) 76 Chapter 6: The Witches’ Forge: The Warrior’s Will and the Iron Pentacle . . . 83 The Iron Pentacle 87 Sex 91 Pride 92 Self 93 Power 94 Passion 94 Part Two: The Hidden Powers Chapter 7: The Hidden Temple of Air . . . 107 Magical Singing 109 The Magic of Scent 110 The Guardian Beast of Air: Eagle 112 Sylphs 115 The Wand 116 The Watcher of Air: Star Finder 119 The Flower Maiden 123 The Blue God 124 Chapter 8: The Hidden Temple of Fire . . . 135 Candle Magic 136 Movement and Dance 139 The Guardian Beast of Fire: Lion 141 Salamanders 144 The Blade 145 The Watcher of Fire: Shining Flame 148 The Horned God 151 Chapter 9: The Hidden Temple of Water . . . 157 Baths 159 Asperging 162 The Guardian Beast of Water: Serpent 163 Undines 167 The Chalice 168 The Watcher of Water: Water Maker 172 The Great Mother 175 Chapter 10: The Hidden Temple of Earth . . . 179 Herbs, Stones, and Curios 182 The Power of Place 185 The Guardian Beast of Earth: Bull 187 Gnomes 190 The Cube 191 The Watcher of Earth: Black Mother 195 The Dark God 197 The Hag 199 Chapter 11: The Hidden Temple of Aether . . . 203 Divination 206 The Crossroads 211 The Mirror 216 The Cauldron 221 The Watchers of Aether Above and Below: Heaven Shiner and Fire-in-the-Earth 224 Sex Magic 229 Chapter 12: The Heart and the Pearl . . . 233 The Pearl Pentacle 234 Love 239 Law 239 Knowledge 239 Power 240 Wisdom 240 The Black Heart of Innocence 243 Part Three: Journeying Between the Worlds Chapter 13: The Middleworld . . . 255 The Middleworld 257 Another Word on Formal vs. Informal Practice 258 Creating Personal Triggers 259 The Thirteen Planes of Progression 260 The Faery Tree 265 Chapter 14: The Underworld . . . 269 The Underworld Journey 270 Samhain: The Feast of the Dead 271 Ancestor Reverence 272 The Ancestor Altar 273 The Mighty Dead 275 The Grandmaster's Chair 275 Beltane: The Faery Rade 279 Traditional Prohibitions 282 Chapter 15: The Overworld . . . 287 The Celestial Sphere 289 Drawing Down the Moon 289 The Star Goddess 292 Afterword 305 Appendix 309 Bibliography 311 Resources 313 Index 315