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What is Fairy Faith?

Fairy Faith are folkloric traditions and practices that interact with an enchanted class of creatures that live in a realm connected to ours with some cross over between.

People of most any religious or even an areligious belief system can practice fairy faith.

A partial list of fairy faith tradtions and well known teachers and authors regarding:

  • Feri Witchcraft (Victor and Cora Anderson, T Thorn Coyle’s-early work) 
  • Pop Culture Fairy Faith (Brian Froud, Amy Brown …)
  • UnderWorld Faery Traditions (RJ Stewart and Orion Foxwood)
  • Heritage Witchcraft (Ari Devi and Grayson Magnus)
  • Cornish Pellars (Gemma Gary and Jackdaw)
  • Folklore based traditions 
  • Sabbatic Witchcraft (Daniel Schulke and Nigel Jackson’s early work)

So, what exactly does Fairy Faith involve?

To put it simply, it involves fairies. Some traditions focus solely on fairies, but others may only have fairies as a part of a greater number of beliefs and practices. 

An important note to make is that a Fairy Faith isn’t always in itself a religious practice. There are traditions that incorporate Fae into their magical practices or every day lives in a non-religious way. It may also be incorporated into other religious practices and beliefs as well.

Faith:

1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”this restores one’s faith in politicians”

2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

3. a system of religious belief.plural noun: faiths

“the Christian faith”

4. a strongly held belief or theory.

Fairy faiths and practices differ from specific tradition and individual/group. Some focus heavily on the teachings from historical folklore and books (such as The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W.Y. Evans-Wentz), while others focus on the personal experiences and teachings they learn from their interactions with the Fae. And others continue living traditions of Fairy Faith going back generations.

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A special thanks to spiritscraft​ for taking the time to help edit this short article <3 

In our interview this week with director Wes Anderson, he mentions his love for the Thorne Collection of miniatures at the Art Institute of Chicago. You can see some photos of the rooms here.

Anderson on using miniatures in his films:

First, I love miniatures. It’s just an old movie technique, an old-fashioned approach. … There’s a certain charm to miniatures to me, I just like them. But also, when you’re doing a miniature it means you can make the thing exactly the way you want. You have essentially no limitation. So we could put our hotel where we wanted it, we could make it look how we wanted it, and we could put things around it that we wanted…

Photo:

Ms.James Ward Thorne

American,1882-1966

E-28: German Sitting Room of the “Biedermeier” Period, 1815-50, c. 1

skychord  asked:

What's fairy faith? It sounds pretty cool

fairy faith

Fairy Faith are folkloric traditions and practices that interact with an enchanted class of creatures that live in a realm connected to ours with some cross over between.

People of most any religious or even an areligious belief system can practice fairy faith.

A partial list of fairy faith tradtions and well known teachers and authors regarding:

  • Feri Witchcraft (Victor and Cora Anderson, T Thorn Coyle’s-early work) 
  • “Pop Culture” Modern Folkloer Fairy Faith (Brian Froud, Amy Brown …)
  • UnderWorld Faery Traditions (RJ Stewart and Orion Foxwood)
  • Heritage Witchcraft (Ari Devi and Grayson Magnus)
  • Cornish Pellars (Gemma Gary and Jackdaw)
  • Folklore based traditions (Morgan Daimler)
  • Sabbatic Witchcraft (Daniel Schulke and Nigel Jackson’s early work)

So, what exactly does Fairy Faith involve?

To put it simply, it involves fairies. Some traditions focus solely on fairies, but others may only have fairies as a part of a greater number of beliefs and practices. 

An important note to make is that a Fairy Faith isn’t always in itself a religious practice. There are traditions that incorporate Fae into their magical practices or every day lives in a non-religious way. It may also be incorporated into other religious practices and beliefs as well.

Faith:

1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”this restores one’s faith in politicians”

2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

3. a system of religious belief.plural noun: faiths

“the Christian faith”

4. a strongly held belief or theory.

Fairy faiths and practices differ from specific tradition and individual/group. Some focus heavily on the teachings from historical folklore and books (such as The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W.Y. Evans-Wentz), while others focus on the personal experiences and teachings they learn from their interactions with the Fae. And others continue living traditions of Fairy Faith going back generations.