Category Archives: Book Reviews

Elven World: Return of the Tuatha de Danann. Children of Danu, Children of the Earth, Sea & Sky.

Book Review by Michael Pilarski

Elven World: Return of the Tuatha de Danann. Children of Danu, Children of the Earth, Sea & Sky.
By T.E. Pelton, 2012. Self published. 181 pages.
She also has written Elven World Book II As Above, So Below: Time Travelers.

A fascinating story by someone who has done her research on The Sidhe. It was so interesting that it only took me 2 days to read it in the middle of an otherwise hectic schedule. The story line is that a group of the Sidhe get banished from the underworld to the upper world’s surface (ending up in northern California). Some Fomorian giants were banished at the same time for fighting with this group of Sidhe. The Elven characters end up making peace with the Fomorian giants. Lugh the main character falls in love with a human, Maria and they marry and have a girl child. What would be called a Muggle in Harry Potter language. Their daughter Aine is a magical child and is able to lead Lugh to a showdown with the main bad guy causing all the trouble for humanity. Lugh cannot beat the bad guy but Aine ends up winning using love.

An interesting story depicting some of the Sidhe abroad on the world’s surface. They end up doing lots of good for humanity in general. An alliance of sorts between The Sidhe and humans. A captivating story and food for thought for those interested in The Sidhe.

You can read some of the story on Tara’s website.

Unseen Worlds and Practical Aspects of Spiritual Discernment

Book review by Michael Pilarski.

Anastacia J. Nutt. 2008. Anastacia is one of the dearly beloved members of the Fairy & Human Relations Congress. She has given workshops at the Congress, is the partner of Robert J. Stewart, and helped lead the Saturday evening ritual. I highly recommend her book for all spiritual seekers. It gives a great deal of insights into the hidden realms and its denizens. This book is especially geared to help us comprehend and deal with negative, retarding energies on the other side of the veil. How to safely navigate the realms. I highly recommend the book to all who seek to travel beyond the veil.


Awakening: Life Lessons from the Sidhe

Book review by Michael Pilarski

RionaghnaArd. June, 2014. RavenSidhe Publishing, Meridian, Idaho. 212 pages. $14.95. To order books:

This book, and its author, showed up at the 2014 Fairy & Human Relations Congress. This book is the story of Rionagh meeting (on the inner realms) one of the Sidhe, Niall, who becomes a friend and ultimately is revealed to be a faery companion from other lifetimes. Rionagh channels many life lessons from Niall which are good advice for all of us humans. One of the few modern glimpses into the realm of the Sidhe.Rionagh will be a presenter at the 2015 Fairy Congress. Recommended.


Seeing Fairies

Book Review by Michael Pilarski

by Marjorie T. Johnson. First published in English in 2014. From the Lost Archives of the Fairy Investigation Society, Authentic Reports of Fairies in Modern Times. It includes the accounts of over 400 fairy sightings collected by Marjorie Johnson.

The Fairy Investigation Society had two phases. Prior to World War II and after WWII. The FIS was suspended during WWII and its secretary at the time reports that most the records of the Society were destroyed during the war. After the war, FIS began anew and Marjorie Johnson became the FIS secretary and driving force. Continue reading

Nature Spirits and What They Say

Book review by Michael Pilarski. 12/12/2014

 Interviews with Verena Stael von Holstein. Edited by Wolfgang Weirach. First published in German in 2001. First published in English in 2004. Translation by Brian Stevens. 2008 is the 3rd printing in English.

I highly recommend this book to people who seek to understand and work with the nature spirits. Surprising that this book and Verena Stael von Holstein have escaped my attention until now. This book adds a lot of insights into the relationships between humans and nature spirits. Verena has been seeing fairies since her earliest memories as a child. There is a photo of Verena in the book and I would guess she was 45 to 50 when the photo was taken. Continue reading