“Many people may be familiar with Storm Faerywolf’s Betwixt & Between, which in my opinion was one of the best occult books printed in 2017. But less are aware of The Stars Within the Earth. In an interview with Faerywolf I wrote, “With the heart of a poet, a soothing lyrical voice and the ecstatic ritual drama of a mystic – these qualities cannot help but make their way into his magick and writing as it just radiates from his soul naturally.” The Stars Within the Earth is a prime example of that. Written in 2003 and independently printed, this is a book of prayers, invocation, spells and poetry.
Written with a passion on par with Sufi mystics, these verses show a glimpse into the ecstatic mysticism of Storm’s practice and experiences. The more my own ecstatic practices of mysticism in my Craft develop, the more I’m finding that many experiences and epiphanies can only be expressed through prose and art, if only to capture and preserve the slightest glimpse of the experience. Or perhaps this is because like Storm, I’m a Pisces, so I’m naturally inclined to these fields of expression. Either way, I have found much inspiration reading and meditating on these poems and prayers provided within The Stars Within the Earth that I wanted to share my thoughts on it, in hopes that it will be just as powerful for others regardless of whether or not they are Faery/Feri Tradition Witches or not.”
author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magick
“This book of poetry and magic as a welcome addition to the limited amount of published and generally available Feri lore. I have said before that I never met a Feri initiate who is not skilled in some form of art and Storm Faerywolf is no exception. His poetry is passionate, evocative, and extremely moving. The book is a wonderful mixture of love poems – both sacred and mundane, prayers, and liturgy, as well as practical magic such as cleansing rituals and spells. What I like best about this book is that it puts a wide variety of useful information at your fingertips. There is something in this book for almost every need and occasion. You can find a sensual poem to read to your lover by candlelight or a spell to ease your broken heart all in the same volume.
The book is divided into three parts. Part one, Stars of Love contains most of the book’s poetry. You will find poems about both earthly and divine love here. Many of these poems can be easily incorporated into ritual work. Part two, Stars of Prayer has prayers and additional poetry. There is also a brief Feri Creation Myth in this section. Again, many of the poems and prayers are perfect for ritual work. They can also be incorporated into one’s personal devotional practice. Part three, Stars of Magick contains workings such as spells charms and rituals. There are also poems, invocations, and chants in this section as well.
The writing is beautiful, and the fact that it is in book format makes it portable, and easily accessible to any at all who are interested, unlike much of the information on the Feri tradition. I think Victor [Anderson] would have enjoyed this book immensely. I know I have, and I think it is something I will refer to again and again. Highly recommended.”
author of Bones, Shells and Curios
Review from Witch Eye: A Zine of Feri Uprising #9 (August, 2004)