Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft

Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft

by Storm Faerywolf


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"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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738750156
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 01/08/2017
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 589,746
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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

Table of 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 Way—Beginning 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

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