Edain McCoy has been a practicing Witch since 1981. She has authored over 20 books on magick and spirituality including Advanced Witchcraft, A Witches' Guide to Faery Folk, The Healing Power of Faery, and If You Want to Be a Witch. She is recognized as an authority on faery mythology. DK Publishing used Edain as their consultant when putting together a children's book on faery mythology for the popular "Pedia" Series. A book by an elder Witch opened the doorway to the Pagan path when she was still in her teens, though it took several years before she committed to the life of a Witch. "It's a lifetime dedication," she says, "and it should never be undertaken without forethought and inner-vision." She has been a high priestess and is now an elder who knows true wisdom comes from never stopping the search for Enlightenment. Edain has an Anglo-Celtic heritage, and that is where she began her spiritual journey, but she has found personal satisfaction in the syncretic practices of Latin America. Where she will end her journey in this lifetime will be a surprise. Her mundane life has also been a journey of career-hopping, from stockbroker, to paranormal tour guide, writer, to public school teacher. Teaching is a passion, and preparing high school students to face life by bringing out the best they have within themselves.