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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Faerie Lore - The Fae at Beltane

Hi dear friends and follower, since we will be celebrating Beltane in a couple of weeks I thought that I would share with you some legends of Beltane pertaining to the fae. Thank you very much for your interest and please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Thank you. 
To be continued

Faerie Lore - The Fae at Beltane

Beltane is traditionally a time when the veil between our world and that of the Fae is thin. In most European folktales, the Fae kept to themselves unless they wanted something from their human neighbors. It wasn’t uncommon for a tale to relate the story of a human being who got too daring with the Fae -- and ultimately paid their price for his or her curiosity! In many stories, there are different types of faeries. This seems to have been mostly a class distinction, as most faerie stories divide them into peasants and aristocracy.

In Ireland, one of the early races of conquerors was known as the Tuatha de Danaan, and they were considered mighty and powerful. It was believed that once the next wave of invaders arrived, the Tuatha went underground. In hiding from the Milesians, the Tuatha evolved into Ireland's faerie race. Typically, in Celtic legend and lore, the Fae are associated with magical underground caverns and springs -- it was believed that a traveler who went too far into one of these places would find himself in the Faerie realm.

Another way to access the world of the Fae was to find a secret entrance. These were typically guarded, but every once in a while an enterprising adventurer would find his way in. Often, he found upon leaving that more time had passed than he expected. In several tales, mortals who spend a day in the fairy realm find that seven years have passed in their own world. 

Mischevious Faeries

In parts of England and Britain, it was believed that if a baby was ill, chances were good that it was not a human infant at all, but a changeling left by the Fae. If left exposed on a hillside, the Fae could come reclaim it. William Butler Yeats relates a Welsh version of this story in his tale The Stolen Child. Parents of a new baby could keep their child safe from abduction by the Fae by using one of several simple charms: a wreath of oak and ivy kept faeries out of the house, as did iron or salt placed across the door step. Also, the father's shirt draped over the cradle keeps the Fae from stealing a child.

In some stories, examples are given of how one can see a faerie. It is believed that a wash of marigold water rubbed around the eyes can give mortals the ability to spot the Fae. It is also believed that if you sit under a full moon in a grove that has trees of Ash, Oak and Thorn, the Fae will appear.
Are the Fae Just a Fairy Tale?

There are a few books that cite early cave paintings and even Etruscan carvings as evidence that people have believed in the Fae for thousands of years. However, faeries as we know them today didn’t really appear in literature until about the late 1300s. In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer relates that people used to believe in faeries a long time ago, but don't by the time the Wife of Bath tells her tale. Interestingly, Chaucer and many of his peers discuss this phenomenon, but there is no clear evidence that describes faeries in any writings prior to this time. It appears instead that earlier cultures had encounters with a variety of spiritual beings, who fit into what 14th century writers considered the archetype of the Fae.
Medieval fairies as depicted here by artist

So, do the Fae really exist? It's hard to tell, and it's an issue that comes up for frequent and enthusiastic debate at any Pagan gathering. Regardless, if you believe in faeries, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Leave them a few offerings in your garden as part of your Beltane celebration -- and maybe they'll leave you something in return!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Mythology of the Griffin

Mythology of the Griffin

The griffin is a fascinating mythical creature whose roots reach from western Europe to the Eastern edges of India and beyond.

In any mythology, the griffin is portrayed as a mix between an eagle and a lion. In all cases, this creature is shown as having the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, but from there the other specific features are in debate.

As any regular visitor to this site has probably figured out by now, I don't like to spend too much time debating the different interpretations of every myth. Instead, I usually go through several of the most common or popular interpretations and bring you a single, amalgamated truth and stick to it. This will be no exception.

The most common portrayal of the griffin in mythology is a creature with the body and regal, kingly mythical creature who commanded deep respect. Griffin mythology reads a lot like dragon mythology in that griffins were thought to be very wise and wily characters who spent a good deal of time seeking out and guarding gold and treasures. Other legends have the griffin as a trickster, much like the Sphinx, who would challenge people with riddles in a contest of wits. The winners would get to keep their lives and treasures, and the losers... wouldn't. The Sphinx also has the body of a lion.

Historian and folklore expert Adrienne Mayor has suggested a possible origin of griffin mythology that I find quite compelling. She points to several fossil findings of the pentaceratops - a dinosaur from the Cretaceous period - that were located near known gold veins as being influential in the belief in griffins. The pentaceratops had a beaked face with a four-legged body. Anyone digging for gold in an area with these bones would find a creature whose bones looked very much like what one would imagine a griffin's bones to look like located near their gold vein. From there, it's not hard to figure out why people would imagine a griffin looking as it does and being known for digging for and hording gold.

As they represented both wisdom and power, griffins were commonly associated with strength in war, thus being an obvious choice for many coats of arms from ancient to medieval families and armies. The Republic of Genoa used the griffin as a symbol of its seafaring power on all of its ships in the Middle Ages.

As with most monsters, the griffin has ties to ancient Greek mythology. Specifically, it was said that a griffin pulled the chariot of Apollo (Greek mythology), the sun god. This would be appropriate, as the griffin was thought to be stronger than an ox or a horse, and had the ability to fly, thus carrying the sun god to and from the sun and earth. Apollo often also represented wisdom in the form of knowledge, which is also a characteristic of the griffin.

Other than this specific example, it's hard to find legends and myths about specific griffins. What I mean is, griffins are well-known in the general sense of being mythical creatures, but don't appear to have one or two standout characters in mythology. Though they were thought to speak, there are no named griffins of significance. For being as widespread in legend as they are, this is a bit surprising. That is, until you consider that the griffin was more of a symbolic creature than one used thoroughly in legends and folklore. In this sense, it seems more appropriate that this mythical beast would maintain some level of anonymity, respect, and mystery.

Native American Beliefs in the Little People or Fairies

Native American Beliefs in the Little People or Fairies

What (or who) is in that tree?

Belief in Fairies Spans Cultures

So when we hear stories and older legends about faeries, fairies, or the "wee folk", many of us usually get the picture of green pastures in Ireland or maybe the highlands of Scotland. How many people actually think of the fairies being residents of the Americas? Did you know that many (if not most) of the Native American tribes, in both the United States and Canada, had their own beliefs in fairies? They mainly called them "little people", and each tribe had their own beliefs about these little people (or what many of us refer to as fairies).

I was surprised to learn that Native Americans also believed in fairies, and then again not so surprised. It seems that almost every culture has their own version of fairies or "little people"...and with the Native Americans being so in tune with nature, why would their beliefs be any different from the ancient Celts and other Europeans?

Faeries in North America can be found in the highest boughs of the oldest trees...

Source: Victorian-Ozark Crescent Mural via CC

The Little Person Mummy

There is a mystery surrounding a "little mummy" that was discovered back in the 1930s in the San Pedro Mountains. It was speculated to have been a tiny race of humans that lived in caves within the mountains, as the little mummy was discovered in a cave. This little mummy was sitting upright and had a flattened skull. It also had very tan skin and sat about 7 " tall, and so if it stood up it would have been a little over a foot tall!

Could this little mummy have been proof of the "little people" so greatly believed in by the Native Americans? Unfortunately the little mummy has disappeared since its discovery, so no further testing has been done on it since the 1950s. Most scientists who have studied the photographs taken claim that it is simply the mummy of a anencephalic fetus. But the question was posed as to why would the little mummy have a full set of adult teeth?

If someone was to turn this little mummy into science, would we find that there was such a thing as the "little people"...could they have been related to the many legends of the wee folk and faeries from the European continent across the Atlantic Ocean?




Source: Artwork by David Craig

Beliefs of Little People in the Americas

If you watch the documentary "The Fairy Faith", there is a Native American tribe in Canda called the Eskasoni who have their many legends of the Little People. There is one particular hill in Nova Scotia where the Eskasoni claim the little people have lived for centuries. Many of the townsfolk warn their children from going to this mountain for fear that the little people will take them away. Stories of the Eskasoni people coming in contact or encountering these little people can be seen in The Fairy Faith. They are truly remarkable stories.

The Shoshone tribe in the United States have their own name for the legendary little people, the Nimerigar. The Nimerigar were a race of little people who lived in the Rocky Mountains, specifically in the Pedro Mountains and were also thought to live near the Wind River. The Shoshone believed that these little people were actually quite protective of their homes and would use bows & arrows as weapons...of course they were poisoned arrows. The little mummy found in the San Pedro Mountains is actually theorized to have been one of the Nimerigar that the Shoshone tribe so strongly believed in for many years.

All the way on an island range in the Pacific, in our beautiful state of Hawaii, the Native Hawaiians also had their belief in a fairy race or "little people" that they referred to as the Menehune. Again, in very similar beliefs when compared to the Shoshone's Nimerigar and the Eskasoni's little people, the Menehune of Hawaii were thought to live in untouched forests and mountains of the Hawaiian islands. Legend has it that they were the main residents of the Hawaiian islands before Polynesian people came to reside there. They were also thought to have built the Menehune fishpond in Niumalu and also the Kikiaola ditch near Waimea.

Now the Choctaw Natives also believed in the little people and called them the Kwanokasha. They were generally quite afraid of these little people, but there was a legend that told of the Kwanokasha carrying away little boys to their caves in order to test their spirit. Three wisemen would be waiting at the cave for the kwanokasha and the little Choctaw boy and they would present the boy with three things - a knife, a bag of poisonous herbs, and a bag of healing herbs. If the boy chose the knife, he would be destined to be a killer. If he chose the bag of poisonous herbs, he would only provide bad medicine to his people. But if he chose the bag of good healing herbs, he would be a very powerful medicine man to his people. Just like the Hawaiians and Shoshone, the Choctaw also believed that the little people lived in caves. The Kwanokasha were thought to be between one and two feet tall.

There were three kinds of little people to the Cherokee tribe - the Laurels, the Rocks, and the Dogwoods. The Rock People were the malicious ones, stealing children and wreaking havoc all because they feel their space has been invaded. The Laurel People are friendly but also mischievous and like to play common tricks on us (the bigger people). They say that the Laurel people will tangle your fishing line with a stick and make you think it is a huge fish, only for you to reel it in and see it is a tiny stick...they want to make you laugh and keep you young-at-heart, just as they are. And as for the Dogwood people, it is said that they are good-hearted and enjoy taking care of us when they can. Some even relate the Dogwood people to the Scottish "brownies".

The Crow believed in little people that they called the Nirumbee. They were thought to have lived in the Pryor Mountains and have also been thought to have given visions to Plenty Coups (an early twentieth century Crow chief). The little people are even accredited with keeping the Crow people safe and together, according to some Crow Natives, because of the vision that the little people gave the Crow chief Plenty Coups. It is said by some members of the Crow that even to this day if they pass through the Pryor Gap, they will leave offerings to the Little People in remembrance of their aid to the Crow nation.

There are many more legends of the Little People told by dozens of Native American tribes. Many of them are very intriguing and include stories of how the Little People came to the Natives aid in times of great need. Much of the time the Little People were feared, as they were unpredictable and mysterious to the Native Americans, and most of the legends (if not all) tell stories of these Little People looking similar and acting similar.

In my opinion, how can we discredit all of these cultures and peoples' legends and merely brush off the idea of these "little people's" existence? Maybe the fairies of Ireland and various places in Europe were simply a type of little people as the Native Americans believed. Maybe they weren't fairies at all, but actual people who were quite small and well-knowledged in the areas of magick and healing.

Whatever these little people actually are will probably never be known, but one thing is for sure...there are too many legends and beliefs in these little people to ignore the possibility of their existence.

Source: Copyright: Kitty the Dreamer

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Little People A Choctaw Legend

The Little People
A Choctaw Legend 

A long time ago in ancient time, while the Choctaw Indians were living in Mississippi, the Choctaw legends say that certain supernatural beings or spirits lived near them. These spirits, or "Little People," were known as Kowi Anukasha or "Forest Dwellers." They were about two or three feet tall.

These pygmy beings lived deep in the thick forest, their homes were in caves hidden under large rocks. When a boy child is two, three, or even four years old, he will often wander off into the woods, playing or chasing a small animal. When the little one is well out of sight from his home, "Kwanokasha", who is always on watch, seizes the boy and takes him away to his cave, his dwelling place. Many times his cave is far away and Kwanokasha and the little boy must travel a very long way, climbing many hills and crossing many streams. When they finally reach the cave Kwanokasha takes him inside where he is met by three other spirits, all very old with long white hair.

The first one offers the boy a knife; the second one offers him,a bunch of poisonous herbs; the third offers a bunch of herbs yielding good medicine. If the child accepts the knife, he is certain to become a bad man and may even kill his friends. If he accepts the poisonous herbs he will never be able to cure or help his people. But, if he accepts the good herbs, he is destined to become a great doctor and an important and influential man of his tribe and win the confidence of all his people. When he accepts the good herbs the three old spirits will tell him the secrets of making medicines from herbs, roots and barks of certain trees, and of treating and curing various fevers, pains and other sickness.

That is the reason the "'Little People" take the boy child to their home in the wilderness, in order to train Indian doctors, transmitting to them their special curative powers and to train them in the manufacture of their medicines. The child will remain with the spirits for three days after which he is returned. He does not tell where he has been or what he has seen or heard. Not until he becomes a man will he make use of the knowledge gained from the spirits, and never will he reveal to others how it was acquired. It is said among the Choctaws that few children wait to accept the offering of the good herbs from the third spirit, and that is why there are so few great doctors and other men of influence among the Choctaws.

It is also said that the "Little People" are never seen by the common Choctaws. The Choctaw prophets and herb doctors, however, claim the power of seeing them and of holding communication with them. During the darkest nights in all kinds of weather you can see a strange light wandering around in the woods. This light is the Indian doctor and his little helper looking for that special herb to treat and cure a very sick tribesman.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Legend of the little people continued

 Legend of the little people continued

The Tellem

By the remains that were found the Tellem people are believed to have been Hobbit like in appearance and stature and lived in caves and tunnels carved out of the sandstone cliffs also building structures on in the side of the cliffs much like their Native American counterparts the Navaho Pueblos. 

The Tellem were the people who inhabited the Bandiagara Escarpment in Mali. The Dogon people migrated to the escarpment region around the 14th century. The Tellem were pygmies or "small red people" who built dwellings around the base of the escarpment as well as directly into the cliff-face. Many of these structures are still visible in the area. Some Tellem buildings—most notably the granaries—are still in use by the Dogon, although generally Dogon villages are at the bottom or top of the escarpment, where water gathers and farming is possible.

They have disappeared from the area either by assimilation into the Dogon culture or some other unknown reason. It is thought by some in Mali today that the Tellem possessed the power of flight.

The Bandiagara Escarpment is an escarpment in the Dogon country of Mali. The sandstone cliff rises about 500 meters above the lower sandy flats to the south. It has a length of approximately 150 kilometers. The area of the escarpment is inhabited today by the Dogon people. Before the Dogon, the escarpment was inhabited by the Tellem and Toloy. Many structures remain from the Tellem. The Bandiagara Escarpment was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1989.

The Cliffs of Bandiagara are a sandstone chain ranging from south to northeast over 200 km and extending to the Grandamia massif. The end of the massif is marked by the Hombori Tondo, Mali's highest peak at 1,115 meters. Because of its archaeological, ethnological and geological characteristics, the entire site is one of the most imposing in West Africa.


The cave-dwelling Tellem, an ethnic group later pushed out by the arrival of the Dogons, used to live in the slopes of the cliff. The Tellem legacy is evident in the caves they carved into the cliffs so that they could bury their dead high up, far from the frequent flash floods of the area. Dozens of villages are located along the cliff, such as Kani Bonzon. It was near to this village that the Dogons arrived in the 14th century, and from there they spread over the plateau, the escarpment and the plains of the Seno-Gondo.

According to local oral history, the Dogon were relatively undisturbed by the French colonial powers due to the existence of a series of natural tunnels weaving through the Bandiagara Escarpment, which only the Dogon know about, and thus were able to use these caves to surprise and drive away any aggressors.

The Bandiagara Escarpment today

A partial view of the Bandiagara Escarpment

Today, local guides can take tourist groups on trips along the escarpment to visit the Dogon villages. A series of trails runs along the cliffs, and hostels in each village provide food and lodging. The host villages receive income from the hostels and the tourist tax. Large increases in tourism to the area are expected, as a new highway is constructed, putting pressure on local, traditional cultures.

[1] In addition, The Independent reports that looting of ancient artifacts is widespread in the area, which is poorly policed.[2] To call attention to the issue of uncontrolled tourist visitation, the World Monuments Fund included the Bandiagara Escarpment in the 2004 World Monuments Watch. In 2005, WMF provided a grant from American Express to the Mission Culturelle de Bandiagara for the development of a management plan.[3] Beyond the protection of traditional buildings, the management plan calls for the regulation of new construction through the establishment of strict building guidelines such as those that govern new development in historic districts around the world.

 Cliff side pueblos new mexico

The Dogon People

The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of the country of Mali, in Western Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara, in the Mopti region. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000.[1] The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture. The past century has seen significant changes in the social organization, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions.

Geography and history[edit]

The Bandiagara Cliffs

The principal Dogon area is bisected by the Bandiagara Escarpment, a sandstone cliff of up to 500m (1,640 ft) high, stretching about 150 km (90 miles). To the southeast of the cliff, the sandy Séno-Gondo Plains are found, and northwest of the cliff are the Bandiagara Highlands. Historically, Dogon villages were established in the Bandiagara area in consequence of the Dogon people's collective refusal to convert to Islam a thousand years ago.[2] Dogon insecurity in the face of these historical pressures caused them to locate their villages in defensible positions along the walls of the escarpment. The other factor influencing their choice of settlement location is water. The Niger River is nearby and in the sandstone rock, a rivulet runs at the foot of the cliff at the lowest point of the area during the wet season.

Among the Dogon several oral traditions have been recorded as to their origin. One relates to their coming from Mande, located to the southwest of the Bandiagara escarpment near Bamako. According to this oral tradition, the first Dogon settlement was established in the extreme southwest of the escarpment at Kani-Na.[3][4] Over time the Dogon moved north along the escarpment, arriving in the Sanga region in the 15th century.[5] Other oral histories place the origin of the Dogon to the west beyond the river Niger, or tell of the Dogon coming from the east. It is likely that the Dogon of today combine several groups of diverse origin who migrated to escape Islamization.[6]

It is often difficult to distinguish between pre-Muslim practices and later practices, though Islamic law classified them and many other ethnicities of the region, (Mossi, Gurma, Bobo, Busa and the Yoruba) as being within the non-canon dar al-harb and consequently fair game for slave raids organized by merchants.[7] As the growth of cities increased the demand for slaves across the region of West Africa also increased. The historical pattern has included the murder of indigenous males by Islamic raiders and enslavement of women and children

No history has ever been really established, what you read here is from my own research and piecing together. Thank you for your interest 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Realm of the Fairies

The Realm of the Fairies

Fairies are some of the most popular creatures of myth today, specifically the collection of immortals living in the magical domain of Tir Na Nog from Irish folklore that have spread all over the world during the past few centuries. Calendars, books, paintings, and tons of other creative mediums showcase these tiny humanoid beings who have a supernatural realm of their own but love coming to the human world to interact with its inhabitants. However, what most people do not realize is that “fairy” is a rather general term that encompasses all the magical creatures of fae (or fay) folklore, including small, winged beings, gnomes, goblins, or specific ethereal individuals. The unique binding quality of these supernatural creatures is the fact they live in a parallel realm of magic, like to impose themselves on the lives of mortal humans even when they are invisible, and tend to be smaller in stature than the average adult. There are also several basic concepts about the fae that are useful for humans to know. They are caretakers of the natural world and prefer to stay in places that are untouched by humans or overrun by nature. Want to meet one? You aren’t alone.


Best Ways to Meet a Fairy

Fairies do visit our realm even though they constantly flutter in and out of the several parallel dimensions of their own. However, when on the human plane, the fae folk much greatly prefer areas that are filled with nature (woodlands, ponds, gardens, and other outdoor places). The reason for their preference has been debated, and many good explanations have been given such as their aversion (or even allergy) of iron and their comfort with places that resemble the way the world was when they ruled it. 

Either way, the chances are much better for you catching sight of a fairy if you are in the great outdoors, away from technology and civilization. You quite probably have already seen a fairy but did not know it at the time—flickers of light around trees, light tinkling of bells, or even a change in air pressure around you while you are close to large groupings of plants. These signs of a fairy are thought to be extended greetings. One of the easiest ways to meet an actual fairy is to extend a greeting back to them when you experience one of these happenings.

Sit next to a pond (or other moderately sized body of still water). Bring a small set of wind chimes with you and allow them to tinkle just above the water. The song of the chimes should call water fairies to the surface. You may not specifically see their form as water spirits tend to be very shy but take note of rippling water or bubbles within the water after you have allowed the chimes to sound for a few moments.


Sit beneath a tree and close your eyes to center yourself to the nature around you. Play a flute or whistle a favorite tune for roughly a minute (or even a few extended seconds). Then, wait. Leaves should rustle as the spirits of the air are the most likely to come to you here.

Sit next to a pond (or other moderately sized body of still water). Bring a small set of wind chimes with you and allow them to tinkle just above the water. The song of the chimes should call water fairies to the surface. You may not specifically see their form as water spirits tend to be very shy but take note of rippling water or bubbles within the water after you have allowed the chimes to sound for a few moments.

The best time to perform these activities to attract fairies are what are called “between times” since those times are the easiest for transitioning between realms. Between times themselves are exactly as their name implies—in between major parts of the day. Therefore, the four primary between times are dawn, midday, dusk, and midnight.


For those who seriously wish to get up close and personal with fairies, a ritual spell can be performed. This spell originally is a spell for witches to see the fae folk, but the proper amount of dedication and desire make it an easy way for anyone to see fairies. Drawing on their “between time” tendencies, this spell is best used or conducted on the nights between Midsummer (June 21) until June 29. The process of the spell even includes the dates of this particular “in between” week. On the evening of Midsummer, the wanting mortal should gather fern seed. Try to gather the fern seed in the place you are going to request the appearance of fairies to keep your fairies local rather than having them come from far away to you. 

On the night of June 27, make a wreath of foxglove (also known as fairy’s thimble) to place around your head like a crown. Travel to your favorite place in a secluded woodland (hopefully near to where you gathered your fern seed the other night) just before sunset. Settle yourself into a place and create a ring of stones. Within this circle of stones, create a small fire. Let the fire burn and meditate on the nature around you while you wait for the sun to slide beneath the horizon. Once the dun goes down, rub the fern seed on your eyelids and try to keep yourself in the natural state of mind. Dancing around the fire in the dusky glow as the moon is on the rise would not hurt your chances of making the fairies feel safe enough to pay you a visit since they probably will be doing the same thing in their fairy world.


If you prefer to try to attract fairies to you naturally, as in draw the fae to a certain place or toward a certain person without much effort or random rituals, you should try herbs. Rose oil, just a few drops, should attract fairies to you as they tend to love roses in general. To take this even further, green thumbs can plant rose bushes in their backyards or away from the center of the house as fairies will be attracted to them but will only be brave enough to venture close if they feel the main portion of humans is securely held back from these areas. Thyme is another strong herbal draw for fairies. Wearing a small amount of thyme in a pouch or pocket that you keep on your person is thought to help you see fairies more easily in their natural habitats.

All of these techniques are only here as an aid though. If your heart is not open and you do not harbor peaceful thoughts toward nature and the natural world, no magic at all can bring these earthly spirits to you. Asking with a pure desire is the best way to contact the hidden fairy realm, but these are independent beings of their own. They can choose to ignore your call if they wish it. They can even choose to come to you when you are not asking—even if only as mischief makers to hide things from you. If you are consistently seeking out the fae folk, do not be surprised when they pop out at you at random times or places. Always keep your eyes and senses open!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Land of the Fairies

Land of the Fairies

Come! Come with me to the land of the fairies! 
Come with me I will show you the way.
I will show you the way to fairy land.
You will see, it is not far away. 
 We just wait here for the rising moon 
shines over the dark sea at night 
And illuminates a shining silver pathway,
over the dark waters to the distant horizon..
The pathway shimmers and sparkles like diamonds. 
It is then that is the safest time to travel,
for the glimmering moonlight frightens away
 the darkness and whatever dark denizens it harbours within it. 
Then, if the power of darkness be about,
Thus will the silver moon thwart it's intention, 
And for you own protection
if you know a few simple words of a spell,
Then utter those words now to shield yourself. 
To cast this spell you must sit upon the hallowed forest floor and,    
if the night breeze blows right way, 
You shall be whisked away
on the currents of the ethereal wind.
then shall you inhale of the sweet aroma
and shall you see the beautiful land of the fairies,
of glittering colours so bright so shiny,
if blossoms and grass so fresh and new.

Written by Cynthia ©

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Otherkin Overlay & Other Dimensions

The Otherkin Overlay & Other Dimensions

In addition to the Seven Primary Immortal Soul Lines appearing in our human forms, many of us also find ourselves carrying another kind of manifestation. I refer to this as a spiritual overlay. It’s a complex subject; and I certainly don’t have all the answers, far from it. 

The Other Realms are shrouded in mystery and present themselves mostly in the astral and other ethereal planes, so it’s very hard to pinpoint three-dimensional explanations. However, this certainly doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. They often influence our lives in significant ways. 

Some unique souls are quite aware that the Other Realms and Otherkin interact with us and live through us on a continual basis. This section is for those of you who feel this is a large part of your current earthly experience.

Do you find yourself drawn to any certain mythical creatures or beings? These might include unicorns, dragons, the fae, elves, mer-folk, extra-terrestrial races, or other less well-known types of entities. 

Do some of you feel as though you travel to other dimensions quite frequently-either in sleep, astral work, or induced meditation? Others may feel a deep affinity for a certain type of being and feel as though you carry that type of energy in your own body and also may have the ability to “communicate” with these precious allies. 

And still others of you may fall into the categories akin to changelings and shape-shifters. Some of you may have inherited Therian abilities that express themselves in your physical existence, and some of you may find that you change forms when you travel to other realms.

I believe in you! I think that you are feeling these things because they are very real and can be understood and nurtured. You can develop ways to use your extraordinary gifts and become ambassadors for those other mystical kingdoms who may be trying to help the human race. 

I believe that your attachment to certain types of beings and other dimensions may signal that you, yourself, have existed in those realms, as those very creatures, and have chosen to come to Earth to help the human race with our evolution. 

Who says that “reincarnation” is limited to our earthly sphere! I believe that many of us have lived lives as other kinds of beings and are here at this time to bring our “other-worldly” wisdom to the humans race. I also believe that many other kinds of beings will begin to interact more frequently with us as our planet evolves, and I think that these cultures have sent many of you here as emissaries to represent and introduce them into our world.

So, if you have any thoughts or feelings in line with the message above, please continue to read the pages in the sections under this category. Please share your experiences with us as they may help us all become more aware of how we can begin to honor the other populations, peoples, and places that overlap our own dimension and live “invisible”among us!