faeries,

anonymous asked:

I put up a windchime in my room, and I always liked to picture that whenever it chimed and sang fairies were playing with it. Today I got up and discovered a fairy ring outside my home! I'm not sure what fairy rings mean, but could this be connected?

I do believe that these very well could be connected. These images could be in your mind when you think of the wind chime because of an unconscious awareness, or, your having the thoughts if projecting your desires out into the universe with an intent to attract faeries. I would take seeing the fearie ring as a sign.

safran28  asked:

You could do some magic to help your day run smoothly, idk some people don't like to do magic for "little things"

ah! i’m glad you brought this up! doing magic for little things is probably my favorite kind of magic. ✨💖✨

usually when i know i’m gonna have a busy shift at work, i wear my faerie door necklace. i found it at your run of the mill craft/fabric store (jo-ann’s, if anyone’s curious), and it marketed itself as a locket for storing wishes and/or prayers and i guess faeries were involved somehow? but as a witch who actually works with faeries, i immediately snatched it up.

it’s got a little magnet inside to keep it shut, and it’s just big enough for, say, a folded scrap of paper with a sigil drawn on it. so i give my household faerie friends an offering of sweet and/or shiny things, and in return they give my sigil a boost and help my day go smoothly. hasn’t let me down yet! 🐝

Faerie Sight

How to see faeries:

  • Wearing one’s coat inside out.
  • Wearing a posy of primroses.
  • A four leaf clover crushed and put into an ointment may give one sight of the Faeries as well as placing Faerie Ointment on the eyelids.
  • Bending over and looking backwards through your legs.
  • Looking through a Fir knot hole.
  • Looking through a loop made with a Rowan twig may cause Faerie sight.
  • Looking through a hag stone
  • Meditating on a daily basis.
  • Averting one’s vision.
  • Dawn, moon, dusk, and midnight are the best times for faerie sightings.
  • Believe - faeries will most likely not show themselves to non-believers.
  • Have good intention - faeries can sense it.
  • Looking for a long time without blinking.
Faeries

How to tell if a faerie is near by:

  • Feeling a warm tingles across your skin.
  • Things go missing and then reappear somewhere else in your home. 
  • You see things out of the corner of your eyes.
  • Finding yourself participating in child like activities like skipping or swinging on a swing set.  
  • You come across random floral scented breezes. 
  • You make a habit of bringing nature inside. 
  • You find yourself admiring insects and when you find one in your home you set it free instead of squishing it. 
  • You find yourself stumbling over faerie circles. 
  • You are followed by a crow or raven.
  • You hear mysterious giggling. 
  • You find large patches of four-leaf clovers.

Offerings for the fae:

  • Milk and Honey
  • Anything small and shiny
  • Rings
  • Beads
  • Rocks
  • Crystals
  • Cream
  • Sweets
  • Cakes and Cookies.
  • Clean water

Some Favorite Faerie Rocks:

  • Tigers eyes
  • Peridot
  • Jade
  • Volcanic Rock
  • Fluorite
  • Emerald

Plants that attract faeries:

  • Common yarrow
  • New York aster
  • Shasta daisy 
  • Western giant hyssop or horsemint 
  • French lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Fountain butterfly bush
  • Orange-eye butterfly bush 
  • Summer lilac
  • Shrubby cinquefoil
  • Common garden petunia
  • Verbenas
  • Pincushion flowers
  • Cosmos 
  • Common zinnia
  • Foxgloves
  • Pansies
  • Clover
  • Toadstools
  • Bluebells
  • Rowan
  • Oak
  • Alder
  • Willow
  • Birch 
  • Apple trees

Sources: earthenergyhealing.com, mysticfamiliar.com, and earthwitchery.com. 

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modern mythical creatures | faeries

A fairy (also fay, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, “realm of the fays”) is a type of mythical being orlegendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.

Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Diminutive fairies of one kind or another have been recorded for centuries, but occur alongside the human-sized beings; these have been depicted as ranging in size from very tiny up to the size of a human child. 

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18 Year Old Costume Designer Brings Disney Dresses To Life

Angela started sewing when she was just 14

Angela Clayton is a young and talented costume designer from Long Island, New York. The 18-year-old pursued her dream of costume design and she has already created several stunning Disney and medieval dresses. Clayton first turned to costume design three years ago when she was involved in cosplay and would frequently make her own outfits.

These days Clayton is seen to be at work on her latest masterpiece, which started in January but will end soon, according to her. She attends less cosplay functions and has diverted most of her energy into sewing original designs. Her dresses require at most 250 hours of handwork and she has even worked with 11 meters of fabric to bring one of her designs to life.

The young costume artist is sure that she wants to spend her career designing dresses for the runway and the set. In a recent interview she told, “I hope that there is a future career that I will get out of it. I love making costumes and I love bringing ideas to life. If I could do that for fashion, especially for theater or film, that would be awesome…I would rather go straight into that if I can instead of spending four years at school.”

Her knack for stitching together a dress plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale or history book started when she was 14 years old and couldn’t afford to buy costumes online. Her solution was ingenious - she would make her own costumes. Her closet now holds famous dresses from fairytales such as Brave, Frozen, Cinderella as well gowns from the medieval period.

“The first thing I really finished was a school uniform from an anime show when I was 14. It took me about two months”

“I was into cosplay, making costumes or wearing costumes to conventions, and I couldn’t afford the costumes that were available online”

“I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll make mine! That will be great and easy!’ It really wasn’t but I really enjoyed it”

“I have one that I’ve been working on since January and I’m still not done with it, but I hopefully will be finishing it soon”

“I continued making the costumes because I enjoyed the sewing aspect of it”

“I decided to just give myself more freedom for focusing on historical projects and original design”

“If you practice, you can definitely do it. It might take you a while”

“It comes naturally to some people but it is definitely something you can learn how to do

“I really enjoy doing it. I love making costumes and I love bringing ideas to life”

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Ethereal Photography of Dewdrops on Dandelion Seeds

With the sole use of his iPhone and a macro camera Squidcam, photographer Autumn Sasala captures the ethereal beauty of dewdrops deposited of Dandelion seeds. To capture their delicate grace, the photographs are taken early in the morning, where dew is formed as a result of condensation.

The ethereal images showcase cotton candy pink and blue hues, which seem to resemble the images of a fairytale, where woodland creatures live under the fragile petals of the wish making Dandelion flower. The dainty images beautifully capture the microscopic world of science and flowers in a serene and romantic sensibility. The photographs seem to have been taken in a realm, where time has stopped, where each droplet of water is standing still for a second, before it gently rolls down.

Casting Glamours

What is a glamour?

Stemming from the old Scots word, a “glamour” (always spelt with the British “ou”, as we are referring to the spell not the trait) is a kind of magickal spell or enchantment that a person casts upon an object, a person, or themselves to confuse, bewitch or obscure the senses of other observers. For instance, a pickpocket may use glamours as a means of assisting in the avoidance of detection, and a secret Witch may use a glamour to hide their spell supplies. Glamours are also one of the primary spells that the Fae Folk use to hide their presence, and also to make mischief and cause harm to intrusive or blundering humans who offend them. 


Why have I never heard of this before?!

Probably because it’s not very flashy and, by its very nature, it’s centred around concealment. Glamours are very powerful, very useful spells, but they don’t involve love or money or luck or happiness and so they tend to be overlooked by most novice or self-taught Witches. They’re also quite hard to perfect, and so many more experienced Witches give up before they have mastered them.

They are simultaneously very simple spells to perform, but very difficult to perfect, as they require significant effort of Will and a lot of practice but if you achieve a true glamour it can be one of the most powerful spells in any Witch’s arsenal. It’s also worth noting, however, that glamours do not conceal things from machines. Machines like metal detectors, security cameras and proximity detectors don’t have minds, and as such they cannot be fooled by magick that affects the mind and how the brain perceives senses. They also work poorly on animals, especially cats. Do not try to fool a cat with a glamour. Dogs are often confused by glamours, but generally see through them with time, and snakes and lizards are completely immune as far as I can tell (since their minds are not concerned with things that glamours affect).


OK, but how do I cast a glamour?

The first step is, as with all spells, to decide to do it. Decide “I am going to cast a glamour”. Know it in your soul, know that what you will do is magick, it is a glamour, and that it’s purpose is to hide yourself. Glamours on yourself are generally the easiest to start with, because they are the easiest kind with which to tell when something needs improving. 

Secondly, you must visualise strongly - and I mean REALLY strongly, let it consume your being - the purpose of the glamour. Fill yourself with the knowledge how how it will work, what it will do, how it will work. If you are looking for a glamour of imperception, whereby you attempt to make yourself hard to see by convincing the minds of people around you that you are utterly uninteresting and forgettable, fill yourself with that. Let to complete and utter truth of that ring through your head; 

“I am forgettable, I’m not even here. You don’t remember me, I’m utterly boring, I’m just another part of the background. Everything about me is empty and dull. There is nothing here”

And similar such truths. Let your Willpower make them true, let their truth fill the world around you through the strength of your visualisation.

Thirdly, sustain it. This is the hardest step, but a glamour will only last for as long as it is sustained and remembered. If you are visualising a glamour on something that moves or changes (such as yourself) this can involve literally constant reinforcement - never ever stop thinking those reinforcing statements and pouring all your Willpower into them. For objects that are more static, for instance a chest containing spell supplies, this can simply involve a period of refreshment every evening whereby you place your hands upon it and refresh the enchantment you’ve placed upon the chest, reminding it of how completely ignorable and boring it is, reminding it that nobody will open it because nobody will care enough to try, that nobody will notice it because it’s so dull it’s not even there. 


That seems REALLY hard, is there a simpler way?

The short answer is, no. This is why glamours are often quite unpopular - despite their obvious power and usefulness, the sheer effort of Will that goes into the construction of a glamour, and the amount of practice you need to get really good, can scare off a lot of Witches from truly persisting. Those who need glamours are often the only ones who are really any good at them - the best glamour-caster I have ever known developed her skill during her life as a pickpocket, when she used glamours to avoid getting caught. The simple fact that she has no criminal record attests to their efficacy! But, it took her a very long time to get that good, and most Witches simply don’t care enough to try.

However, I urge you to do so! It’s such a rewarding skill, even if only so that you can be the undisputed champion of paintball and laser tag in your friend group because nobody ever sees you in the shadows. 

So there you are! The ancient, powerful, and mostly-overlooked art of glamours! I hope this helped all you lovely Witches!

– Juniper Wildwalk