Friday, January 3, 2014

Review: Faeries & Elementals for Beginners

Title: Faeries & Elementals for Beginners: Learn About & Communicate With Nature Spirits
Author: Alexandra Chauran
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: November 8th 2013
Source: Netgalley & Llewellyn Publications


Four stars.

Faeries & Elementals for Beginners: Learn About & Communicate With Nature Spirits is a nonfiction guide on how readers can best connect spiritually with natural spirits around them. I requested this book because, though I am an out-of-the-broom-closet pagan, I don't really know all that much about things such as faeries or nymphs. To others like me who could use a refresher lesson on such creatures, Faeries & Elementals is definitely a book worth checking out.

The book is divided into four sections by element: air, fire, earth, and water. I found this extremely helpful, since different elements of course help with different things (and have different locations too). This made it easier to locate specifics later, if I needed to.

In addition to descriptions regarding what different spirits and creatures are and where to find them, the author also gives guidance on how to best communicate with them. She even takes this a step further, offering instructions for things such as meditation, and ritual.

If you have an interest in creatures such as faeries, are a pagan, or are looking for tips and tools to help better connect with the friends we cannot see in the world around us, then this is a book that you should check out. Thank you to Netgalley and Llewellyn Publications for my copy in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This sounds really interesting, I'd love to get my hands on a copy. I'm also lacking in the elemental/fairy knowledge and this sounds right up my alley!

  2. OMG, I love this. I love learning about the fae.

    1. Then you'd definitely like flipping through this one!