Pagan Portals - 21st Century Fairy
A 21st Century guide to seekers wanting a modern context for these ancient beings.
When people think of fairies they often picture beings who dwell in the wilderness, solidly anchored in the past. Yet the truth is that fairies are as present and active in the world today as ever, found as easily in cities as they are in wild places. 21st Century Fairy explores fairy beliefs and encounters in the modern world, framed by folklore, modern fiction and personal experience, to show readers the possibilities that are out there. Learn whether fairies evolve and what a modern city in the fairy world might be like. Be open to the possibility of tech fairies existing alongside fairies in nature and learn how they interact with human technology. Much like the human world, the fairy world is stunningly diverse and constantly changing. 21st Century Fairy is a guide to seekers who want a modern context for these ancient beings.
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Once again Morgan Daimler has tackled the ever perplexing and diverse realm of Fairy in a fresh, engaging and thoroughly grounded manner. This book guides the reader to an understanding of how fairy lore might evolve, adapt, and exist within a modern context. Approaching complex and touchy topics such as how fairies became the twee, winged beings of modern children’s tales, or why they are perceived as nature spirits in modern paganism in a well-researched, thoughtful manner. I am truly deeply appreciative of this remarkable offering to the study of fairies and fairy lore. 21st Century Fairy is a must-read for anyone who engages with folklore, fairy faith, or modern Paganism and Witchcraft in their life. ~ - Mhara Starling, author of Welsh Witchcraft: a Guide to the Spirits, Lore, and Magic of Wales
A thought provoking and fascinating study into fairy belief, how it reshapes itself for a modern world and the interaction between fiction and folklore. ~ Ruth Frances Long, author of the Dubh Linn series
This is a wonderful new offering from Morgan Daimler, whose extensive research and knowledge of fairy lore has been a real boon to the Pagan community and beyond. Looking at the evolution of fairy, how they can be perceived and encountered in the modern world, exploring outdated perceptions as well as finding what remains constant are discussed in this book. There are other issues which are unique to this work and which are not represented broadly, such as racism in fairy media and the ongoing representation devolved from Victorian perspectives. For all those interested in fairy literature and lore, this book is a real asset as well as being great reference material. ~ Joanna van der Hoeven, author of The Path of the Hedge Witch and The Hedge Druid's Craft
An interesting, well documented survey of beliefs about the fairies, from long ago up to today. Includes references to folklore and modern storytelling, as well as personal experience. A great foundation for folks to build their own understanding of the Good Folks on. ~ Catherine Kane, author of Adventures in Palmistry and The Practical Empath