I'm currently seeking more information on Faeries and Dragons.  They need to be as accurate as possible.  My Library of Magic currently consist of three books and one of those books is called...

Druid Power - by Amber Wolfe - Celtic Faerie and Elemental Magic.

I'm not sure if this is the best source of information, but I'm sure it will probably be a good place to start at least.

I find that the Druidic Symbol of the 8 pointed star with the two circles on the outer edge, the circle in the middle with the triangle actually resonates greatly with me.  Also, Dragon magic greatly resonates with me too.  I've loved Dragons as far as I can remember and as far as I know...one of my Familiars is a Blue and White Dragon that breathes Blue Fire.  That would also explain why I have such a huge interest in Dragons.

I know they're real and exist.  Perhaps not in physical form, but in spiritual form.  I know the Fae exist too.  So, if you guys could recommend any reading, I'd greatly appreciate it.  I'll be sure to add them to my baby library or miniature library...which ever you want to call it.  Looking forward to seeing what you guys recommend for me.

May the Moon guide you and a New Beginning always be around the corner.

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Well, the use of Familiar in that term by Christians of the time, just goes to show you how little they actually knew about Wicca and Pagan Traditions.  What I mean by Familiar, is an animal or entity that aids a Witch or Wizard.  This can be a Physical Familiar or Spiritual Familiar and sometimes does include Demons.

Many Witches and Wizards have Cats as Familiars for example.  The Cats can help by keeping bad luck away...or even in rituals.  A Familiar is not a Pet, nor does the Witch or Wizard actually own the animal like people own Dogs or Cats as pets.  A Familiar is an Ally or Friend to the Witch or Wizard.  Depending on which ever the Witch or Wizard wishes to refer to them as.  Most Familiars that have higher levels of intelligence...such as Dragons...prefer to be called Friend or at least be referred to as an equal.

Some Dragons, not all like you said, do in fact ask for Treasure as a reward.  Being a Horde of Treasure does not necessarily make something Evil or Bad, nor does it make it Negative.  Dragons also have valuable information and can even find out information for you, if you have a Pact with them.

In my case, as mentioned earlier, the Dragon may at times give me information, ideas, inventions, stories to write, things that I can make money off of.  Often times this comes in the form of Suggestive Hypnosis.  Usually while you're sleeping.  The Pact you make with them allows this to happen and the person making the Pact must be fully aware of this at the time of the Pact.  That way there are no surprises.  Dragons are quite honourable creatures or can be, depending on the Dragon.

As I mentioned before, my Dragon is a more Modern Dragon and is Blue and White, thus it breathes Blue Fire, as well as Holy Fire.  My Previous Mentor has a Dragon Familiar that has multiple colors, more than just two.  The Scales often represent what it is capable of doing.  For example, Red Dragons can breathe Physical Fire, while Black Dragons can tap into the Dark Matter of the Universe itself.

At this point, all this information is what my Spirit is telling me as I write it out.  So, this is all that I know about Dragons at this point.  Of course, it could be my Dragon Familiar that is speaking to me as well.

The Christians of the era of the medieval witch hunts (16-17th century) knew absolutely nothing about Wicca because it did not exist prior to the early 20th century, it is a new religion. The word Old English word wicca of course long predates the modern religion of Wicca, wicca means male sorcerer as wicce is Old English for female sorceress and eventually the Old english word wicca/wicce became the modern english word witch. The word wicce/wicca does not appear prior to Christianisation and based its usage in the early law codes can be considered as a catagory for all those who practiced the remnants of pagan religious practices which should not be confused with the types of magic practiced by modern witches.

Prior to conversion to Christianity the pre Christian pagans were Romans, Celts and the Germanic tribes and the familiar is not a product of these religions or cultures, word and concept of the witches familiar is entirely of English and Scottish origin. In fact, the word and concept is first attested in witch hunt literature and trials of England and Scotland and was part of the religious hysteria of this age. The depiction of the cat as a witches familiar is modern not pagan most likely based on a sanitised version of folklore and witch trial material, but thank you for enlightening me as to its use and meaning to those who practice modern witchcraft.

In British folklore 15-16th century cunning folk had an animal familiar, sometimes a cat or dog (which were also said to be faeries in disguise) but Cunning folk were not witches. Cunning men and women practised herbal healing and folk magic, some of which was based on Christian liturgy, they were often called upon to remove curses on people and livestock that were commonly thought to have been caused by witches. There was a strong delineation between the witch who was thought to practice malevolent magic and Cunning men and women who practiced folk magic, though toward the end of the witch hunts these lines became blurred and some Cunning folk were accused of witchcraft.

It is good that your dragon is inspiring you to literary pursuits, I wish you luck with that. Here are a couple of sites that discuss the history of the witches familiar that you may find interesting:

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2003/20030217/pyewacket.shtml

http://www.witchtrials.co.uk/familiar.html 

Baccara Moon said:

Well, the use of Familiar in that term by Christians of the time, just goes to show you how little they actually knew about Wicca and Pagan Traditions.  What I mean by Familiar, is an animal or entity that aids a Witch or Wizard.  This can be a Physical Familiar or Spiritual Familiar and sometimes does include Demons.

Many Witches and Wizards have Cats as Familiars for example.  The Cats can help by keeping bad luck away...or even in rituals.  A Familiar is not a Pet, nor does the Witch or Wizard actually own the animal like people own Dogs or Cats as pets.  A Familiar is an Ally or Friend to the Witch or Wizard.  Depending on which ever the Witch or Wizard wishes to refer to them as.  Most Familiars that have higher levels of intelligence...such as Dragons...prefer to be called Friend or at least be referred to as an equal.

Some Dragons, not all like you said, do in fact ask for Treasure as a reward.  Being a Horde of Treasure does not necessarily make something Evil or Bad, nor does it make it Negative.  Dragons also have valuable information and can even find out information for you, if you have a Pact with them.

In my case, as mentioned earlier, the Dragon may at times give me information, ideas, inventions, stories to write, things that I can make money off of.  Often times this comes in the form of Suggestive Hypnosis.  Usually while you're sleeping.  The Pact you make with them allows this to happen and the person making the Pact must be fully aware of this at the time of the Pact.  That way there are no surprises.  Dragons are quite honourable creatures or can be, depending on the Dragon.

As I mentioned before, my Dragon is a more Modern Dragon and is Blue and White, thus it breathes Blue Fire, as well as Holy Fire.  My Previous Mentor has a Dragon Familiar that has multiple colors, more than just two.  The Scales often represent what it is capable of doing.  For example, Red Dragons can breathe Physical Fire, while Black Dragons can tap into the Dark Matter of the Universe itself.

At this point, all this information is what my Spirit is telling me as I write it out.  So, this is all that I know about Dragons at this point.  Of course, it could be my Dragon Familiar that is speaking to me as well.

Just a word about public perception regarding Fairies and Dragons. It can be very difficult to be taken seriously, even if you yourself are serious about pursuing these topics. Most of the time it isn't personal, but it does reflect on you personally (in most folks views) as there are an inordinate number of fantasy chasers and D&D types out there spattering the forums and pagan events with their wishful thinking. Far as most people you'll talk to can tell, very little makes you any different from the couple dozen fae-chasers and dragon hunters they've tripped over in the past. (Tends to go into the same bin as elves, unicorns, ring wraiths and magic pegasi...) Again, it's not personal. Those of us who have been around the block a time or twenty have seen our fair share of excitable people come and go, looking for validation and "more info" on whatever the latest rage happens to be this week. (Which would be fine, but most of the time they're sensation seekers in search of the sensational - not witchcraft. :P ) We can get a bit jaded to it. Lol - think of all the self-proclaimed 'hereditary witches,' vampires, werewolves, otherkin, werekin, warlocks, demonspawn, dragonborn, shadow walkers, hoodoo-voudou gurus and grand high muckety-mucks we've encountered, and I'm sure that you'll understand... 

What it sounds like you're looking for are the Sidhe. They've been cutsied up, prettied up, glittered up, given mood stabilizers and/or happy pills to turn them into the "fairies" of popular culture. In short, they're not the same kind of critter. If you're serious, don't make the same mistakes that other seekers have - STUDY. All too many people have called on them expecting something cute and loving to show up, only to find that they were wrong. Very wrong. And "Oh hell! How do I get RID of these things?!?!" (And where the hell are my car keys? Where'd my wallet go? Where's my phone? Where's the BABY? What the hell!)

Hope this helps... 

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland — Thomas Crofton

The Banshee: The Irish Death Messenger — Patricia Lysaght

The Secret Commonwealth and the Fairy Belief Complex — Brian Walsh

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries — W. Y. Evans Wentz
It's important to remember that while some ancient people's did practice the "Fairy Faith", by and large the kind folk were met with trepidation and even fear. It was in the best interest of everyone to keep them happy when capable and/or keep them out when necessary.

On Beltane, yellow flowers were used as boundaries which the kind folk could not pass, but also did not offend them. This was generally the best outcome. An offering of cream could only help the issue.

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