Fairies are often referred to as the Fair Folk because of their pleasing looks and nature. (I doubt they look like Orlando Bloom in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it might be possible.) Moon Books introduces Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folks by Morgan Daimler. Daimler is well versed in Fairy Lore and has written many books about Fairycraft and the Gods and Goddesses of Ireland.
Author Daimler gives advice on what the Fair Folk prefer to be called, how to recognize if they may or may not be close to you.
“In my experience when we seek Fairy we always start by seeing the parts of it that most reflect ourselves and what we want to see.”
This starts an amazing reflection of how fae could appear in our lives and our reaction to them. Too often, we fall into the commercialized fairy belief that includes tiny plastic homes to stick in our manicured gardens—as if they’d want or need such a thing.
The book covers organization structures, interaction of the Fae and modern world, and how to respect the blessed creature. It would be helpful to know if you’re upsetting the gentry before you wake up with matted hair.
Would recommend this helpful tome for anyone who is interested in knowing more about the Fair Folk.
About the AuthorMorgan is a blogger, poet, teacher of esoteric subjects, witch, and priestess of the Other Crowd. Located in Connecticut, USA.