Darker Side of Faery

Darker Side of Faery


John Kruse



There is a distinct tendency today to assume that faery kind are friendly and helpful towards us humans.  The evidence of over one thousand years of experience, preserved in British folk tradition, tells a very different story.  British faeries are (like humans) selfish, greedy, violent and cruel.  What makes things worse, of course, is the fact that they have magical powers too. This book deliberately focuses upon only the darker side of faery: how their magic can be used to trick and steal from us; how they will attack and abduct us; how we can offend them and how they can make us ill. Given the many ways there are of offending and antagonising the fae, a good deal of space will also be devoted to looking at ways of defending ourselves- the protections and cures that folk tradition developed over the centuries.