A Faerie Haven: Living in Myth, Being Magic
For some people, magic isn't something they do, it is what they are. This blog focuses less on theory and more on lyrical mysticism, applied spellcrafting, experiential awareness of Divinity, and related topics. A haven for you who long to become your myth and live your poem. Faerie tales do come true.
Francesca De Grandis, AKA Outlaw Bunny, authored the classic text "Be a Goddess!" Founder of Third Road, a Faerie Shamanism tradition that she teaches through both text and oral tradition, De Grandis explains, "I'm a non-theist, pantheist pagan serving Goddess. Mother and all my Gods, thank you." Ecstatic paradox. Bard, painter, spiritual innovator, Whedon fan, middle management for Chaos Gods, and busy elf, she also blogs, including on her own sites, www.stardrenched.com and www.outlawbunny.com
I posted a piece about Olivia on my own site in April. Anne NN invited me to repost it here, which I think will help me with my grief.
I am stunned. Not in the sense of not expecting it, but in the sense of the shock of grief. I loved Olivia and respected her more than I can explain right this minute, bc I am too overwhelmed at this loss to find the right words.
But I can simply say there is no priestess I admired more....
In the 80s, I had a roommate who was learning Buddhist meditation. His weekly class happened to be a night on which I always attended a lengthy Faerie ritual.
Every week, when we both returned home, I'd ask, "How was your meditation?"...
I Carry Fey Magic Within, Fey Magic is Within All that Surrounds Me
Wholeness within and all around me.
Beauty within and all around me.
Joy within and all around me.
The Fey touch all I do.
The Fey touch all I do.
Struggle gone within and all around me.
Fear gone within and all around me.
Scarcity gone within and all around me.
Heya, you pagan artists, spiritual teachers, psychics, and anyone else offering sacred services or goods, check out my radio interview, Aug 13, 3 PM EST.
Are You Baba Yaga?
A mystic needn't be an academic to be a scholar. Why is this idea important? Some people create a magical, fulfilling life based in a non-academically-shaped worldview. We also might want to teach from such an orientation. Our cosmology can be as carefully constructed and extensively developed as any scientific understanding, but many would crush our power by insisting there is only one intelligent way to see, to learn, to study.
Trust your observances made through mystical states, e.g., trance. Trust your non-ordinary modes of perception, like intuition....