The Healing Power of Faery, written by Edain McCoy, is a must have book for those who are believers in the faery and desire to learn their ways of healing. It is a guide on how to work with Elementals and Nature Spirits -- and gives clear, detailed instructions on how to interact with faeries, what to do, and what not to do when in the world of the faery, or "fey" as some call them.
McCoy writes in a clear, crisp style that makes for easy reading. She first helps the reader to understand who the faery are, how to identify the different types, and how to connect, or reconnect, actually -- for, at one time their world, which is just on the edge of our own realm, was once a part of ours.
Pinpointing thoughts that many have into direct questions, will make one wonder about realities as they now know them. Are faeries real? Can they be seen or heard? What do they look like? Why should I believe? McCoy gives answers to questions like this that makes it possible for the reader to embrace as their own belief or to just let it go. Either way, the book is a very interesting read that is full of details and information.
Another question to ask oneself is "What if I do make a connection to the fey and they ask me to learn their ways of healing?" The way to answer that question is with another, "Am I ready to work with the fey and learn their ways?" If there is not a definite "Yes." then one needs to take time to be positively sure before proceeding.
What I found very interesting is how McCoy explains how faeries can teach us many things about life in general, such as how to play and not always take life so seriously. This is one mistake we all make, for we get so hung up in making sure that all goes well and on time that we forget to relax and have fun.
The world of the fey may seem strange and chaotic to us. McCoy brings some enlightenment to the rules and etiquette one must learn when entering into the faery realm or when they are in our world. One must know how to talk with them, when to leave them be, and how to treat them. Taking the reader on further to begin learning how to heal, McCoy is very specific on rituals, ceremonial behavior, and how to work properly to obtain assistance from the faery. She discusses Nature Spirits and the healing attributes of plants, fruits, and herbs.
If one truly wants to become a faery shaman, The Healing Power of Faery is the book to read.
I purchased my own copy of The Healing Power of Faery from Amazon.