The Green Woman:
Faery Healing & Earth Magic

Jessica Macbeth

The trouble with writing a book on healing is that I know too much about it. No sane editor is going to let me write a 100,000 page book—even if I wanted to, which I don't. So, what I'm doing is breaking the subject down into smaller bites.

In this particular book, I have it in mind to roll round the wheel of the year and look at the ways that healing can be facilitated by the folk of the Otherworld, by the natural energies of plants and creatures, and through working with the seasonal and cyclic energies of Sunfather and Earthmother.

In the over 30 years that I've been professionally doing healing (and also in the 30-some amateur years before that), I've had a lot of experience with this, but I never thought of writing a book about it until recently. There are a lot of books about healing and a lot about herbal and flower remedies, but this particular aspect of healing with Otherworld help doesn't seem to have been covered. Writing this is, like the Faeries' Oracle, turning into a great deal of fun. And besides, the Otherworld folk want me to do it.

If you have a story about how these things and beings have helped you in your healing process, I'd love to hear it.

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