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#1    SpiritWriter

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

This isn't a subject I am normally into but it came up today at my friends house. She thinks that she saw a very small fairy fluttering above her tv screen, it was glowing orange and had wings that were moving rapidly. She came closer to it and discovered it was a spider, coming down from the ceiling on a single thread. This is a friend that I have known for a very long time that I know has seen and experienced other spiritual things. In fact we have experienced some things together so I know that it is possible for "unexplained mysteries" to happen in her home. I have heard recently somewhat about fairies.. I have never seen one however. Just interested if there are any other fairy stories out there....

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

My grandfather used to do a ton of gardening in our very large garden.
He was also a rather skilled artist and if he drew anything in the garden, he would also draw some very little fairys too.

I'm not sure if he saw any though.


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:35 PM

Fairies aren't real they were created for stories it's like dracula being real when Bram Stoker made him up for a novel .


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 13 August 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

She thinks that she saw a very small fairy fluttering above her tv screen, it was glowing orange and had wings that were moving rapidly.
She came closer to it and discovered it was a spider, coming down from the ceiling on a single thread.

Exactly, there fairy tales.

Probs happens alot.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

I think there's wee folk tales out there. There's tons of lore of course. I think most people cringe when they see the word fairy, I know I do. I think fairies got a bad rep. Most people think tinkerbell and gnomes and just groan. I also think a lot of wee folk lore is now spoken of in other ways. Banshees. Those are fairies, but now they are spoken of more as wailing woman ghosts. Merfolk are among the fairy tribe, but now are usually found under criptid listings. I think some ghost and demon dog stories have their roots in some fairy dog legends.
For some reason it's ok to be a little spooky about ghosts, demons, criptids, little grey men, bigfoot.. But calling something a fairy is just a little bit too nutty for a lot of people.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

My very Irish grandfather (was brought to the USA as an infant by his Irish citizen parents) believed in fairies. In fact, when I was eight he told me that I had fairy blood. I'd come home from a walk in the woods and had told my parents and grandparents that I'd heard strange music. My Grandpop said it was fairy music and that I was able to hear it because I was half fairy myself.

For the record, he didn't drink alcohol of any kind (or take drugs), nor did he have a psychiatric problem. He was an educated, articulate, erudite man.

I could share many accounts about the unusual things I've seen over the years, but I don't really want to have strangers coming on here accusing me of being delusional or psychotic because I wrote something that doesn't fit their world view.

I'll say this much: This world is a magical place, if only we have eyes to see it. As Ralph Hodgson said, "Some things have to be believed to be seen."

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

I love JM Barrie's theory in his book The Little White Bird (1902) when he wrote, "When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies."

Edited by ealdwita, 13 August 2012 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

Yeah I never have seen them, but I think they can be real...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

A friend of mine was a high priestess for a fairly well known sect of wiccans on the east coast.
Her thing,was faeries .She named her daughter after one .
She did magick with them ,or so she said . She swears they are real ,and have a huge magickal affects on things .
I personally,don't see it,or get it.
She and I were in a coven together at one point,and I don't do covens,at all . I joined because she asked me to ,and I said to her,comparatively speaking,my magick is very dark ,compared to everyone else's.
I don't do black magick,but I work with darker forces that people working with fey and artemis ,and stuff like that there .
She said she didn't think it would be an issues,and it pretty much broke up the coven .
She didn't care she said,but ....dunno .Some forces just aren't meant to be mixed .


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 13 August 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

A friend of mine was a high priestess for a fairly well known sect of wiccans on the east coast.
Her thing,was faeries .She named her daughter after one .
She did magick with them ,or so she said . She swears they are real ,and have a huge magickal affects on things .
I personally,don't see it,or get it.
She and I were in a coven together at one point,and I don't do covens,at all . I joined because she asked me to ,and I said to her,comparatively speaking,my magick is very dark ,compared to everyone else's.
I don't do black magick,but I work with darker forces that people working with fey and artemis ,and stuff like that there .
She said she didn't think it would be an issues,and it pretty much broke up the coven .
She didn't care she said,but ....dunno .Some forces just aren't meant to be mixed .

There is one folkloric tradition in the UK holding that there are two courts of the fae: the Seelie court, which is the realm of the "good" fairies (those who would live in peace with humans and bear us no ill will); and the Unseelie Court, which is peopled by the dark fae--those who hate humans because they believe we stole this world from them and forced them to live in another realm. In this tradition, it's the fae from the Unseelie Court who cause harm to humans by kidnapping babies, causing humans to get lost, etc. Kelpies, or water horses, would be members of the Unseelie Court. They appear as beautiful, tame horses, but when a human mounts one, it leaps into the nearest stream or river and drowns its mortal rider. So there are dark forces among the fairies, at least according to some traditions.

My grandfather never talked about any dark fae; he only talked about the ones who love humans and want to help us.

As for covens, I too had experience with a couple of east coast covens (in Pennsylvania), and found them less than honest with potential members--and with themselves. There was quite a lot of "Do what you will but harm no one" bandied about, yet I know of one third degree Wiccan high priestess who actually bragged about doing black magic and putting curses on people at midnight at a crossroads, doing spells to ensnare a man who was married to someone else, and other things that I was taught were major no-nos in Wicca. Then there was the high priestess who was a lapsed Catholic and jumped at every opportunity to malign the church and all its clergy members. Now, I understand that the Catholic church is an organization like any other organization--it attracts both good people and bad people. And I understand that many bad people use the church as a shield to cover their bad behavior. But this woman's bitterness and hatred of any and all things and persons Catholic poisoned her spirit and tainted everything she did. I attended one ritual she hosted, on Halloween, and it was so dark and ugly that I felt like I needed a shower afterward. Lastly, many of the Wiccans I met seemed to me to only profess the faith so that they had an excuse to be promiscuous. So I'm not a big fan of covens.

I never did attend any rituals done by covens who practiced fairy magic, though. I rather wish I had; I probably would have liked it.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

well, I know that I played with a little boy when I was a kid.  He would meet me to play in a little strip of forest when I was a kid.  Was I a lonely child who made up a playmate?  Possibly, but I know he helped me through a very lonely childhood.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:00 AM

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There is one folkloric tradition in the UK holding that there are two courts of the fae: the Seelie court, which is the realm of the "good" fairies (those who would live in peace with humans and bear us no ill will); and the Unseelie Court, which is peopled by the dark fae--those who hate humans because they believe we stole this world from them and forced them to live in another realm. In this tradition, it's the fae from the Unseelie Court who cause harm to humans by kidnapping babies, causing humans to get lost, etc. Kelpies, or water horses, would be members of the Unseelie Court. They appear as beautiful, tame horses, but when a human mounts one, it leaps into the nearest stream or river and drowns its mortal rider. So there are dark forces among the fairies, at least according to some traditions.

My grandfather never talked about any dark fae; he only talked about the ones who love humans and want to help us.

As for covens, I too had experience with a couple of east coast covens (in Pennsylvania), and found them less than honest with potential members--and with themselves. There was quite a lot of "Do what you will but harm no one" bandied about, yet I know of one third degree Wiccan high priestess who actually bragged about doing black magic and putting curses on people at midnight at a crossroads, doing spells to ensnare a man who was married to someone else, and other things that I was taught were major no-nos in Wicca. Then there was the high priestess who was a lapsed Catholic and jumped at every opportunity to malign the church and all its clergy members. Now, I understand that the Catholic church is an organization like any other organization--it attracts both good people and bad people. And I understand that many bad people use the church as a shield to cover their bad behavior. But this woman's bitterness and hatred of any and all things and persons Catholic poisoned her spirit and tainted everything she did. I attended one ritual she hosted, on Halloween, and it was so dark and ugly that I felt like I needed a shower afterward. Lastly, many of the Wiccans I met seemed to me to only profess the faith so that they had an excuse to be promiscuous. So I'm not a big fan of covens.

I never did attend any rituals done by covens who practiced fairy magic, though. I rather wish I had; I probably would have liked it.


Yeah. I studied with someone for years,but some Wicca practices leave me cold.
This was the only coven I ever joined ,and it was a once a week thing,in a store .
No orgies. That was the coven I wouldn't join .
I also don't find initiation very empowering.
You don't feel any different. It doesn't change the work at all....
I love my wiccan frt for me.
And the friend I speak of,her entire foundation was rooted in the UK .
Her power resonated there she said . Which is how I feel when I'm in New Orleans . I think its big time past life stuff so .

And I'm familiar with seelie and unseelie,but just,no affinity or calling,whatsoever.
She swears it fo real . It's just a brick wall for me .
But I'm she's never had giant golden snakes come to her during rituals . That's me. She doesn't get my thing at all,but oddly ,her daughter seems to be a child of Yemaya .
It's all connected .....somewhere ...

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 14 August 2012 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

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Yeah. I studied with someone for years,but some Wicca practices leave me cold.
This was the only coven I ever joined ,and it was a once a week thing,in a store .
No orgies. That was the coven I wouldn't join .
I also don't find initiation very empowering.
You don't feel any different. It doesn't change the work at all....
I love my wiccan frt for me.
And the friend I speak of,her entire foundation was rooted in the UK .
Her power resonated there she said . Which is how I feel when I'm in New Orleans . I think its big time past life stuff so .

And I'm familiar with seelie and unseelie,but just,no affinity or calling,whatsoever.
She swears it fo real . It's just a brick wall for me .
But I'm she's never had giant golden snakes come to her during rituals . That's me. She doesn't get my thing at all,but oddly ,her daughter seems to be a child of Yemaya .
It's all connected .....somewhere ...

I love the Louisiana traditions I've read about...one of my favorite books is "Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Natural Rituals" by Luisah Teish. She is a very wise lady and I admire her greatly. Her wisdom, gentle humor, and loving relationship with her faith really inspired me.

I'll share one incident related to the fairy faith. Many years ago, I was involved with a boy who turned out to be psychologically abusive. Odd things kept happening to him, but only when he was with me. He would feel something pinch him and would jump up, terrified. He associated these incidents with me; he said he felt as though something was trying to warn him away from me. On Midsummer Eve we went to a concert of medieval and Renaissance period dance music (one of my favorite genres). The concert ended just before sunset, and the drive home brought us through marshland that was dense with brush. All along the road, we kept seeing pairs of different colored points of light--green, blue, purple, soft yellow. Note that they were all pairs of lights, not individual lights. My boyfriend wondered aloud what they were, saying that they frightened him. I, on the other hand, felt a great sense of warmth and love. Then it hit me: They were the fairies that my grandfather had said would always watch over me.

I think perhaps my experiences along these lines are similar to your experiences with the traditions of New Orleans in that I have always felt my affinity for the fairy traditions might be linked to a past life. For as far back as I can remember, I have been intrigued by the folklore of Great Britain. I always hung on my grandparents' words when they spoke of their early years in Ireland and England. It always seemed more real to me than the history of my own native country (the USA). I still dream of moving to Cornwall some day--that's where my grandparents came from.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:19 AM

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I love the Louisiana traditions I've read about...one of my favorite books is "Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Natural Rituals" by Luisah Teish. She is a very wise lady and I admire her greatly. Her wisdom, gentle humor, and loving relationship with her faith really inspired me.
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I'll share one incident related to the fairy faith. Many years ago, I was involved with a boy who turned out to be psychologically abusive. Odd things kept happening to him, but only when he was with me. He would feel something pinch him and would jump up, terrified. He associated these incidents with me; he said he felt as though something was trying to warn him away from me. On Midsummer Eve we went to a concert of medieval and Renaissance period dance music (one of my favorite genres). The concert ended just before sunset, and the drive home brought us through marshland that was dense with brush. All along the road, we kept seeing pairs of different colored points of light--green, blue, purple, soft yellow. Note that they were all pairs of lights, not individual lights. My boyfriend wondered aloud what they were, saying that they frightened him. I, on the other hand, felt a great sense of warmth and love. Then it hit me: They were the fairies that my grandfather had said would always watch over me.

I think perhaps my experiences along these lines are similar to your experiences with the traditions of New Orleans in that I have always felt my affinity for the fairy traditions might be linked to a past life. For as far back as I can remember, I have been intrigued by the folklore of Great Britain. I always hung on my grandparents' words when they spoke of their early years in Ireland and England. It always seemed more real to me than the history of my own native country (the USA). I still dream of moving to Cornwall some day--that's where my grandparents came from.

I wish I had protective faeries when I had my nasty bonfriend . Cool story !



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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:35 AM

Damn, i wish i'm experienced like you guys, all i saw were some UFO-s :)

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