Forbidden Mysteries of Faery Witchcraft is Storm Faerywolf’s sophomore book released by Llewellyn where he expands on the darker aspect of the Craft touched upon with his first book Betwixt and Between. The book explores the darker taboo practices of Witchcraft that make it a crooked path, weaving between the “light” and “dark” sides of magickal practices.
While many other books either entirely omit these topics, the ones that tend to focus solely on darker practices are presented by unbalanced practitioners who are obviously not in control of their own inner demons or life, nevertheless present these teachings in a healthy, balanced, and safe way. Storm, however, explores these teachings masterfully and shows how they are tools of self-exploration, self-mastery, and spiritual sovereignty when used correctly.
As I said, the book explores taboo topics of witchcraft. This ranges from necromancy, working with demons (both internal and external), shadow work, offensive magick, defensive magick, possession, and much more. One of the practices I found genius was his super simple method of detecting whether you’ve been the victim of a curse or not and how severe that is by using a simple deck of playing cards.
With this book, Storm Faerywolf, a black wand holder in the Feri/Faery tradition and the name most associated with the title of “warlock”, preserves the fangs and claws of witchcraft, while also ensuring that they’re used responsibly and that you aren’t destroying your own life in the process.
As you would expect with Storm’s work, the book is full of powerful and creative spells, rituals and that bardic energy of poetry that Storm brings to all of his work. This book has become hands-down my favorite book when it comes to the darker side of witchery, and a book every witch would benefit from by owning.
Anaar, the Grandmaster of the Feri tradition and archivist for the Victor & Cora Anderson Archives writes, “What strikes me about Storm Faerywolf’s work in the Craft is that it is highly innovative, yet still stands firmly in the Feri tradition. This book continues his personal work of holding tension between innovation and tradition.”
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