Robert Kirk: Walker Between the Worlds A New Edition of The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies To this day, Robert Kirk, the Scottish minister and scholar, is believed to be entrapped in the mysterious Fairy realm, or Underworld, which he described in such detail in the late seventeenth century. Robert Kirk's Secret Commonwealth was the first work of its kind to be published in the English language, and it has long been a primary source for the study of Highland Fairy lore and the Second Sight. This new edition in modern English by R.J. Stewart includes a detailed commentary. Comparisons are made between the ancient rites and powers of Fairy tradition and Second Sight, and those of Shamanism, Native American tradition, Celtic myth and legend, and perennial magical arts. A fascinating and absorbing book that offers a fresh and stimulating insight into techniques of inner transformation.