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Creating A Shrine To the Fey

If you have a place outdoors where you can create a permanent shrine,then do so--otherwise you will need a large planter (at least 2' wide and 3' deep) and a bag of dirt for this spell, in addition to the other elements. You will need one or a combination of the following plants (and remember, if you grow these indoors and have pets or children, someplants may be dangerous/poisonous):

bluebells(do not grow BLUEBELLS indoors---it is considered ill fortune to bring blue bells into the house)
foxglove (large and not really for indoor use)
lily of the valley
geraniums (suited towards the outdoors but can be grown inside)
miniature tea roses
ivy plants
A ceramic dish, very pretty in nature
Eight quartz crystals about 1-2" long each
Eight silver dimes
small windchimes (do not buy cast iron ones for this spell)
smudge stick

First, you will want to stake out your area for the shrine. If this is indoors, then you want to decide where you are going tolocate the planter. Smudge the area and ask the land/housespiritsto welcome the shrine.You might say: "Spirits of the land (house), I bring today a new shrine to honor the wild folk, and ask that you bless and keep this space sacred. Blessed Be."Then invoke one of the Goddesses of Faerie (Mielikki, Morgana,Titania, Blodeuwedd, Flidhais, etc.) and say:

"Oh Gracious Queen of Fey, wild thou art, and not of my world yet connected to my world. I ask that they look over this shrine,protect and bless it, even as I keep it in honor of your subjects and the faerie magick that you hold innate within your soul."

If you are planting this indoors, then you should fill the planter almost to the top with soil. If you are doing this outdoors, dig a hole in the center of the area to be the shrine.In both cases: lay the eight crystals in a spoked pattern, deosil,in the center of the hole. Then place the dimes between the crystals.

Cover with a very light layer of soil. Place the bowl on top of the crystals/silver so that the lip is just slightly above the top of the ground/soil. Fill in around the bowl. Now plant the flowers and ivy in a circle around the perimeter of the planter/shrine area. Smudge the area again and water the plants. Hang the windchimes nearby, preferably over the shrine. Now fill the bowl with milk or full moon water and say:

"Faeries, denizens of that Otherworld, I call to the and invite you here to this shrine I have created for you. Bless my garden, my life and my house, even as I tend to this ritual space now dedicatedto you and your world. Blessed Be."

From now on, you need to keep this tended--keep the weeds out,make sure the bowl is filled as needed, keep people from toying with it...perhaps at times leave a crust of bread or something in addition to the milk. Never, ever let iron rest near this shrine

SOURCE: Yahoo group (believe original source to be Yasmine Galenorn

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Faeries and Food
In England, a hob is a type of house faery who protects the kitchen. Leave a little offering of sweet milk and bread on your stove for the hobs to encourage their presence.

In Ireland, the Tuatha de Danann are active just before Samhain and will bless your home for a small portion of your harvest. Buy any crops left unharvested after sundown on October 31st is taken by the Phookas, baneful faeries who render the crop unfit to eat. Spelled Pwca in Wales, these baneful faeries will remain active until spring!

In Scandinavian countries, faeries are most active at Ostara, the Spring Equinox, when they come to collect a portion of the Sabbat feast. If they are denied this they will cause much havoc until Midsummer when the payment of food can be doubled, or again ignored, in which case you best pack up and move to another country because their reign of havoc will ensue until next Ostara.

To ensure Faery good will, especially if you seek them out, it is an excellent idea to leave the last fruit of any harvest out for the Faeries, and also a small portion of any of your Sabbat feasts.

It is traditional in many Pagan sects to leave left over food from the Esbat (full moon) feasts to the Faeries. Other Pagan traditions go even further and decree any food left out at night cannot be eaten by humans or animals and should be regarded as a gift to the Fae.

In Cornwall and Russia it is a folk custom to scold a child who has spilled milk, for this is seen as a gift to the Faeries and scolding would make it seem as if it were given grudgingly. This is probably the origin of the popular doggerel, "Don't cry over spilled milk".

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Faerie Animal Allies

Faerie Animal Allies are encountered on Vision Quests, in mundane life, and in dreams. When they appear, they can be powerful messengers from the Realm of the Faerie Folk. It is important to be able to acknowledge their presence and decipher the message they have for us. Here are a few attributes for some Faerie Animal Allies that you may encounter. The Faerie Celtic names for these animals are in parenthesis.

Adder, or Snake (Nadredd): wisdom, reincarnation, and cunning. If you see a snake while Faerie Vision Questing, be prepared for the power of transformation to enter your life. The snake represents the life-death-birth cycle.

Badger (Breach): tenacity and courage. The Badger will teach you perseverance and endurance in the face of adversity. The badger is a powerful protector of both material possessions and ideals held close to the heart.

Bat: The bat is a messenger of the Shadow Worlds. The bat may portend a message from the Under World, or your sub-conscious.

Bear (Arth): strength and stamina.

Bee (Beach): The bee is industriousness, hard working, and very family/clan oriented.


Intro to Faery Paganism

Ways To Attract Faeries Into Your Home

Faery Names A-Z

Other names for the Faerie

More on Faery

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