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anonymous asked:

I've seen the term in your fae tag, "methods of seeing fae" by modern-faerie-tales I think it was?

AAH. Found it in [this post] (goes to show I read what I reblog thoroughly, lol) :

“The surest means to see invisible fairies is to apply fairy ointment to one or both of one’s eyes.”

I went onto the OP’s blog, and it seems that it’s based off of folklore (so it says in the tags). Doing a Google search led me to this story: [The Fairy Ointment (An English Folktale)].

I imagine there is probably some witchy method of making a brew or salve that can help one see the fae with more ease, but I wouldn’t know what it is or where I might find one. 

Ah, Google has helped me again! I found this spell on [this website].


A Recipe to See the Fae

On a dawn morn or dusk eve, find a special bottle - a pretty one the Fae would like, that is. Pour into it:

  • 1 cup gathered spring or rain water
  • 1 teaspoon of pink rose petals
  • ½ teaspoon lavender flowers
  • 3 quartz crystals
  • 3 amethyst chips
  • 1 pinch of faery sugar (see recipe below)

Now hide this away in a dark cool place for three days. On the third day, again at dawn or dusk, in a place you think you might spot the Fae (like an oak tree, backyard or mushroom patch in the forest - even a potted plant, herb or flower will do), tie a nine inch piece of pink ribbon around the bottle neck. Next, close your eyes and sprinkle 9 drops of your “Faery Potion Water” over each eyelid, careful not to get it in your eyes! Next, recite this Faery incantation and watch for the Fae:

Ribbon of pink, I just might think.
I would like to see the Fae today.
Special sight of Faery’s flight,
Send to me the way today.
A sprinkle here a sprinkle there,
A secret spell I say today.
Wispy wings and little things,
Are what I’d like to see today.

This may need to be repeated to see the Fae.

Faery Sugar

  • 3 cups fine white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract (the good stuff)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring
  • glass container

Lay sugar on wax paper & sprinkle on the vanilla; stir into the sugar till all is mixed in. Next sprinkle in the red food coloring and incorporate it in till sugar turns ‘Faery pink’. Save in a glass container you have labeled “Faery Sugar.”
You can use this recipe to attract the Fae, to make Faery cookies and cakes, and to make offerings to the Fae.


I hope that helps you! :D