Enter the world of faery and discover the amazing possibilities that come from living and working with the Good Folk. This remarkable book is both a folkloric resource and guide to residing near our magical neighbors. Faery dives deep into the rich cultural traditions of the British Isles and provides practical advice based on local legends and real encounters.
John T. Kruse reveals the symbiotic relationship between humans and faeries and invites you to explore the magic, habits, and culture of the Good Folk. You'll discover how to find faeries, how they act, and what precautions you should take when working with them. Respectful and comprehensive, this book will enrich your life and teach you how to truly feel the presence of the Good Folk.
"This promises to be the fairy book of the year."—Simon Young, secretary of the Fairy Investigation Society
"A comprehensive assessment of the attributes of faerie folklore, which will provide an indispensable guide for many years….The book takes a sectionalized, thematic approach, dealing with the phenomena of (primarily) British faerie folklore in a far-reaching and exhaustive format….For anyone interested in how the concept of the faeries has infiltrated our culture through centuries of folklore, John Kruse's encyclopedic treatment of the subject matter is essential reading. He treats the diverse source material with great sensitivity, and the effect is that of wanting to investigate further the vast body of lore that he has so ably marshalled into this wonderful book."—Dr. Neil Rushton, archaeologist and freelance writer on mythology and fairy lore