January 27, 2013

The Tree of Enchantment by Orion Foxwood

The Tree of Enchantment by Orion Foxwood is a book that takes the reader on a soul journey to better understand the lower, middle, and upper realms. It is not for those merely interested in it, but for those with a serious awareness about it.

Book Description
In Faery Seership the truths we seek can only be found within ourselves, within nature, and within our relationships to nature. At the center of the Faery Tradition lies the Tree of Enchantment: the symbol for these relationships and for the threefold life of humanity. At each level of the tree, there are attending spirit forces that vary from beings of light to beings of shadow, from the ancestors of humanity to the architects of form and nature, from the destiny of our planet to the creation forces of the universe. The tree's roots grow through the lower world, where all life originates and the dead travel, its trunk and lower branches reach out across the middle world, where elemental forces and the four directions guide us, and its highest branches reach the into the upper world and the Star realm. 

Weaving together folk tradition and extensive academic research, Orion Foxwood has created an accessible, beautifully written pathway into the Old Religion of Faery Seership. Based on Appalachian traditions, Wiccan studies, Celtic oral traditions, and the Craft from Western and Northern Europe, The Tree of Enchantment offers the student of Faery Tradition both introductory and advanced visionary practices and authentic tools to learn to navigate the three realms of humanity. With diligence and an open heart, the reader will learn to cross The River of Blood, pass through The Gate of Awakening, and over The River of Stars.” – The Tree of Enchantment

My Thoughts
The Tree of Enchantment is another marvelous book by Orion Foxwood. This one guides the reader to understand and then communicate with the three realms. I didn’t personally do this, but I still find the whole book and process of it highly fascinating and is something I want to venture into one day.

As I said, this type of work is not something to be taken lightly, and I personally wouldn’t do these guided visualizations or exercises without being fully grounded and in complete understanding of what I was getting myself into. I don’t feel that I am there, so for me, just being able to read and learn more about it is satisfying for me. If you are where you think you can do it, then by all means, go for it (and let me know how it went).

Foxwood’s magical way of writing is weaved throughout this book, and is truly enjoyable. If this is a subject that interests you, I highly suggest this book.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Tree of Enchantment, Weiser Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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