Book Review – How to Become a Mermaid: Embodying the Elemental Energy of Water by Elyrria Swann

Book Review
How to Become a Mermaid: Embodying the Elemental Energy of Water
by Elyrria Swann
Publisher: Destiny Books
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
116 pages



How to Become a Mermaid: Embodying the Elemental Energy of Water by Elyrria Swann is a great book to read if you are all about mermaids or if you feel connected to water more than any of the other elements. This book called to me because I love everything mermaid and I am drawn to water, have been since I was little, and I wanted to see what Elyrria had to teach.

I was not disappointed. Elyrria explains that mermaids exist in the astral realm and “embody the vibration of water” (Chapter 1, pg 3). The closer you are to water, the better chances you have to connect with the mermaid realm. She tells us about her beginnings with the mermaid realm, when she was a young girl taking baths, and the mermaids coming to her. She connected with a Betta fish in college that she soon found out was a merman.

Elyrria gives us multiple meditations to help us connect. She teaches us how to put positive energy into water to help make it our ally and become healing water. She discusses connecting with ordinary fish. I’ve always known this, but Elyrria reminds us that fish have feelings, personalities, etc, just like the rest of us do. Merpeople love all sea/aquatic creatures, so you don’t have to necessarily make friends with fish. If you prefer jellyfish, starfish, or any other creature that lives in the water, that is okay. Giving and stating love for your crab is just as good as telling your merfriends in the astral realm that you love them.

Caring about the waters of the world, caring about others, and wanting to send positive energies out into the world, will help you connect to the Mermaid realm. Don’t be egotistic, rude, or hateful. Don’t say “I want a merperson to get into a fish/sea creature and come find me so I can be cool”. Just like things take humans energy to do, going into a fish/sea creature/other form takes a lot of energy for the merfolk. Mermaids are also very independent, have extraordinary empathy, they don’t need social interaction like humans do, they don’t take others opinions as truth, are very loving, and incarnated mermaids have a hard time building boundaries and saying no. Many incarnated mermaids don’t have ‘normal’ jobs as they go with the flow and prefer to be artists, counselors, and energy healers.

Incarnated mermaids are also quite psychic. They can see faeries, talk to extraterrestrials, and can see energy with their eyes. They also see beauty as the energy they can feel. If someone lacks empathy or doesn’t care about the environment, mermaids will not be involved with them.

Be patient, be loving, and want to keep all water and water creatures safe and maybe you will get a visit from a mermaid one day.

Elyrria Swann was brought up in a conservative home and was made to go to a conservative school that matched her family’s religious beliefs. That didn’t stop her from believing in mermaids, faeries, and unicorns. She currently lives in Sedona, Arizona where she meditates at vortex sites, mermaids in natural rives and streams, and serves as an ambassador for the elemental and extraterrestrial beings who make contact with her. She has a career in health sciences and devotes as much time as possible to taking care of the land and natural wildlife in the High Sonoran Desert.


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About the Author:

Cyndi Snow-Pilcher is an urban faery just trying to make it in this insane world. English was her favorite subject and spent hours writing short stories and poems. She gave up writing when life got in the way with the military and family duties. Then, after meeting the love of her life in 2000 and the support of friends, she started writing again.

She co-owns Fae Corps Publishing, LLC, an indie author publishing company that she started with her best friend and partner Patti Harris. They published quite a few anthologies and single author books since they started in July of 2019.

She has been in a few of the anthologies: Through the Sunshine, Faery Footprints, Nightmare Whispers Vol I, and will be penning something for Fae Corps Halloween anthology, Fae Shivers which comes out around the middle to end of October, 2021.

Her first book was The Woodland Adventures: Nita and the Honeybees, published in 2015. Soon after, she published Keko and the Lost Bananas. Neither are available at the moment as she will be republishing them under Fae Corps Publishing, LLC sometime in 2022.

She is currently working on a mystery novel and her Faery world of Cassari.

You can find her on her blog at: RedBird’s Storytime

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