"...a superb book, both inspired and delightful, AND meticulously researched!"
~Lady Olivia Robertson
This is, quite simply, one of the best books on faery tradition I have ever read. Margie McArthur has skilfully woven many threads together to create a straightforward narrative that cannot fail to both inform and delight anyone who has an interest in the traditional healing practices of our Celtic ancestors. Not satisfied to simply rehash the same old material, McArthur has produced a comprehensive book, containing a unique and intelligent point of view. I predict Faery Healing: The Lore and the Legacy is going to become a classic reference in this field of study, and will be treasured by many, now and in years to come.
~Tira Brandon Evans
This book is packed with useful and fascinating lore about faeries and faery healing, but the thing I like best about it is the way it gently leads you into discovering faery information for yourself. Personal experience is the most useful experience of all, specific and individual faery treatment is better than book lore, and information from the true source is the most relevant. The paths Margie shows us to the Otherworld are paved with the priceless gems of faery healing, faery magic, and faery fun. She takes us by the hand and guides us there and back safely and joyfully. You'll love the journey!
Margie McArthur has woven together a bright tapestry of wisdom as ancient as the northern hills, yet sparkling fresh in its relevance to our lives today. The first half of the book is a veritable treasury of faery lore from the Celtic lands, including historical accounts of faery healers and a fascinating compendium of magical plants, trees and stones. The second half is a practical manual for contacting the faeries today, full of skillfully-wrought exercises and meditations. Margie speaks with an authentic voice that rings with the truth of lived experience, and she writes in a lucid style that seeks ever to clarify, rather than speak in veiled hints, as has often been the case in works on this subject. At a time when we need more than ever to seek the lost connection with our invisible allies for healing ourselves and our planet, this book serves as an inspiring and invaluable resource.
If it's authentic folklore about the Celtic faery folk and human faery doctors you're wanting, this is the book to read. It's not made-up nonsense, but well researched information drawn from pre-Christian and folkloric sources. If you want to know about the Good Neighbors, this book is the real thing.
~Barbara Ardinger, PhD
Faery Healing: The Lore and the Legacy by Margie McArthur is a marvelous look into the history, lore and magic of the faerie realm. This well-researched and lyrical volume is filled with fascinating tidbits from legend and myth. From this painstakingly researched material, McArthur has created practical and useful applications for the modern day practitioner of metaphysics and magic. Faery Healing: The Lore and the Legacy is one of the few serious works on faerie magic that I have come across, and will be on my bookshelf for years to come.
Margie meticulously examines healing folklore of the British Isles, tracks its connections to Celtic beliefs and has written a usable and useful approach to the healing of mind, body and spirit.
Faery Healing: The Lore and the Legacy is an indispensable exploration of the once-lost indigenous healing practices of the ancient Celts. Margie McArthur has lucidly pieced together bits of ancient texts and dusty old manuscripts to form a clear, contemporary and insightful guide for readers, healers and mystics. Faery Healing is one of the most unique spirituality books ever published and it represents a major contribution to the reconstruction of contemporary pagan traditions. you will read this book and use it again and again !
This enjoyable, well-written, thoroughly researched, information-and-idea-intensive book may surprise some readers with what an extensive body of health practices is associated with the faery faith. Margie McArthur's Faery Healing shows us how ancient therapies, which accessed the Power of the Living Land and the Celtic Otherworlds illustrates theories of modern energy medicine. In sections on "Faery Healing for Today," Margie also provides numerous suggestions for making relationship with the different orders of life and activating "the part within ourselves that is faery" as a means of achieving wholeness.
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