A host of supernatural beings and spirits who exist between earth and heaven. Both good and evil, fairies have been associated with witches.During the witch hunts in Europe and the British Isles, accused witches often sought to save their lives by claiming they were taught their witch arts by fairies. For some, this all seemed […]
Making Fairy Water
Use this fairy water out in the garden as well as using it as an astringent and in the bath! Sprinkle a few drops here and there along with some glitter! If that doesn’t make the wee ones want to visityour yard, nothing will! Ingredients:1 cup apple cider vinegar1/4 cup fresh red rose petals1/4 cup […]
Bogie in the Fairy Realm
A frightening goblin of English folklore. The bogie is described as little, black, and hairy. It is considered dangerous, mischievous, sly, and is renowned for its intelligence. Parents would use the threat of the bogie to frighten young children into good behavior.
A natural mushroom fungus that grows indark rings on grass and turf. In folklore it is said to bethe site where fairies and witches meet at night to danceand sing. The mushroom is inedible—and animals tendto shun it—and has a reddish, buff or tawny cap. It iscommon in Europe, the British Isles and North Americaand […]
The Hedge Craft – Connecting to the Lowerworld
The Lowerworld is often associated with the Sidhe, the Fair Folk, thefaerie folk. Travelling by means of the World tree, we can work with theFair Folk as well as the ancestors in the Lowerworld. The ability to beopen, to open our perception, is key to travelling between the worlds.We also have some ritual tools to […]
Nymph in the Fairy Realm
Nymphs are female water spirits that appear in classical Greek and Roman mythology. They are portrayed as beautiful maidens dressed in gossamer gowns, with long flowing hair. The nymphs would attend to gods and entertain them with dancing and music. Like most spirit creatures, nymphs were both benevolent and malevolent toward humans.
Arrowhead-shaped flints from the Stone Agefound in many parts of the British Isles, Europe andnorthern Africa, which witches supposedly used as weaponsagainst animals and people. Elf-arrow superstitionspredominate in Ireland, Scotland and parts of England,where fairy lore is strong (see fairies). According to lore,many witches learn their craft from fairies and elves.Elf arrows are said to […]
Goblins in the Fairy Realm
Goblins are earth spirits. Popular in European folklore, goblins are said to be knee-high, with heavy gray hair and beards. They inhabit the homes of humans, where they indulge in poltergeist activities. They are not fond of adults but do seem to like children, as they have been known to protect them and bring them […]
Auki in the Fairy Realm
The mountain spirit of Peru who inhabits the high Andes, is called upon by the brujos (shamans) to heal the sick. The brujos will call the auki by whistling. The auki will descend, and channel its power through the brujos.
Leprechaun in the Fairy Realm
The folklore of Ireland is filled with famous tales of this fairy shoemaker. The Leprechaun is depicted as having a wizened face, gray beard, and twinkling eyes. He wears a red jacket with silver buttons, brown breeches, black, silver-buckled shoes, and a high crowned green hat. In pictures, he usually appears in an apron, holding […]
The Fair Folk
The people of the mounds, those who live in the hollow hills, are held within the earth’s deep embrace.These are often known as the Fair Folk,Faerie or the Sidhe: the inhabitants of the realms of Faerie.We can travel to their world through special entrances at special times of the year, some more easily than others.The […]
A host of supernatural beings and spirits who exist between earth and heaven. Both good and evil, fairies have been associated with witches. During the witch hunts in Europe and the British Isles, accused witches often sought to save their lives by claiming they were taught their witch arts by fairies, which seemed less malevolent […]
Gnome in the Fairy Realm
Considered to be a nature spirit or elemental, gnomes resemble dwarfs with small stocky bodies and usually appear as little old men dressed in monks’ habits. Gnomes live in the earth, the element they represent and are the guardians of mother nature’s treasures.
Brownie in the Fairy Realm
A household spirit popular in northern English and Scottish folklore, the brownie is a very small, brown, shaggy human and usually dresses in ragged brown clothes. Brownies are considered to be most industrious when it comes to such household chores as grinding grain, churning butter, and plowing. They love to help humans with their work, […]
Elf in the Fairy Realm
Found in British, Scandinavian, and Teutonic folklore, elves are tiny, human-shaped supernatural beings who resemble little old men. However, elf maidens are considered to be young and very beautiful. They live in communities or kingdoms, hidden in the hollows of trees, long burrows, or in mounds. They are ruled over by an elf king and queen. […]
How to Make Fairy Dust
Items needed: A blender or coffee grinder, silver glitter, dark blue jar, three silver coins, silver paint or a silver marker, and the following dried herbs groundinto a fine powder: 1 tbsp. woodruff1 tbsp. clover1 tbsp. rose petals1 tbsp. jasmine1 Tbsp. meadowsweet Place the powder into the dark blue jar. On the outside of the […]
Imp/Impa in the Fairy Realm
A mischievous minor fiend often described as being a childlike offspring of the Devil. Imps manifest in many different forms. The most popular form is that of an evil-looking infant with tiny horns protruding from its head and tiny wings from its shoulders. Imps were the star attractions at Witch trials, as they were considered to […]
Deva in the Fairy Realm
In New Age philosophy, devas are the guardians of nature and are responsible for building up forms on the inner planes as well as on the physical plane. The devas hold the keys of fate for all forms around us. They appear in every shape and size, from the earthly gnome to the highest archangel.
Pixie in the Fairy Realm
These small creatures are said to have red hair, small, turned-up noses, pointed ears, and pale, youthful faces. They are especially attracted to gardens in bloom and take up residence under toadstools. Pixies have mixed emotions when it comes to humans. However, if they take a liking to someone they will help him or her out […]
The Grass Fairy
Many animals rely on the grass fairy to nurture better grass and grains for their feed. He works with a squad of other Fairies bringing sweet briar and elderflowers for the ground to nourish the grass. In the winter he helps wood elves and tree Fairies to dust trees so that new growth will be […]
Fairy Wishing Spell
For this spell, you will need a small white birthday candle, a silver coin, seven moon cookies (sugar cookies cut into crescent moons), and a secluded wooded area where you can be alone. As you walk through the woods, keep a close eye out for Fairy circles, small circular areas surrounded by inedible red fungi […]
Fairies and the Witchhunts
In 1566 John Walsh of Dorset was accused of witchcraft.He admitted being able to tell if a person was bewitched.A gift bestowed upon him partly by fairies.The fairies, he claimed, lived in great heaps of earth in Dorsetshire and could be consulted for one hour, at either noon or midnight.Walsh also defined three kinds of […]
The physical characteristics of fairies vary. Some are tiny, winged, gossamer creatures a few inches tall who can alight on a drop of water and barely make it tremble. Some are dwarfs and “little people” barely smaller than mortals. Others are giants. Fairies are both ugly and beautiful. They are usually mischievous and unpredictable and […]