Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Samhain | by Morgan Daimler

As we move further into the Samhain season, there is often a strong emphasis on remembering and connecting to our ancestors and dead loved ones. A secondary theme that we find is the idea of a so-called ‘thinning of the veil’ as a way to describe the increased activity by spirits and easier perception of …

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The Faerie Taboos

Another fantastic article by Neil Rushton

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taboo [ta·​boo | tə-‘bü] NOUN
A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.

Taboo motifs are common in both traditional faerie-tales and folklore. In traditional tales they can form the centrepiece of the plotline; the crux that everything turns on, usually marking a change in state from supernatural to natural or vice-versa. In more anecdotal folklore their function is also often central to the didactics of the testimony. Whether the action takes place in a faerie Otherworld with a human placed under the edicts of a taboo, or whether it is a faerie in consensus reality imposing unbreakable taboos on humans, the motif appears to represent a fundamental premise concerning the interaction between physical and metaphysical reality. It would seem the taboo is a coded message that may help unlock the meaning of the tales and folklore…

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Faery Ancestry & Humans

I am enjoying the new Amazon Prime Series called "Carnival Row." Here is what this series is about: Carnival Row follows "mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population."[2] At the center of the drama is the investigation into a string …

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Patheos – Irish-American Witchcraft: Evolution of My Spirituality | Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler has become an influential resource for me as I research my way into faery craft. You can learn more about her on her blog: Living Liminally, Here. *** My witchcraft isn't something that fits well in the ceremonial magic structure or the neopagan one that comes from it; it's far closer to early …

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Happy Summer Solstice!

The Summer Solstice is one of my favorite times of the year. We leave Spring behind and leap into the sunny (and sometimes stormy) days of Summer. Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight. Try and spend as much time …

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This World and the Otherworld: Fairies and Nature Spirits | Molly Khan

Several years ago I met what I thought to be a fairy. One thing led to another and I've since followed the path of Faery Craft. I consider myself to be a baby Pagan, still learning my way. What I met in that Florida swamp years ago is by my estimation, a nature spirit. But, …

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