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Ever wondered how to work with Faerie energy in your practice? Today, we’re diving down that faerie ring and traversing the wylds to talk about what the fae are (and what they’re not), learn where and how they came about, demystify superstitions, and introduce some (safe!) ways you can start developing a relationship. The Fae can be a powerful addition to your witchcraft – but it’s not for the faint of heart.
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Aradia recommends “A Witch’s Guide to Faery Folk”, by Edain McCoy – an in depth and well researched book to learn about the fae and how to work with them.
Some research resources mentioned in the episode:
- Aradia’s Witchtok React video
- Wikipedia list of faerie creatures in different areas of the world
- Categories of Tylwyth Teg
- More about the Tylwyth Teg
Resources on the History of the Sidhe & the Tuatha De Danaan:
Thoughts on faeries and iron: https://folklorethursday.com/folklore-of-archaeology/ferrous-friend-foe-iron-became-enemy-fairy-folk/
Discord New Moon Circle details:
On or just around the new moon each month, we come together in a dedicated channel to talk about the moon, manifestation, or whatever else strikes our fancy. It’s casual and fun and usually only runs for an hour, so it won’t take up your whole evening. You’re welcome to participate as little or as much as you want, and there’s no pressure to join in. We plan to do them every month! You have to be a member of the Discord to join, but luckily, both the Discord and the monthly circles are 100% free. Plus, this falls into Tip #3!
00:00:00 Episode Intro
00:00:41 Show Intro
00:01:03 Welcome notes
00:02:06 The Fae are cool, and we’ve always known it
00:03:48 What Fae are – and what they’re not
00:09:34 Etymology of the word “Fairy”
00:11:19 Different types of fae from all over the world
00: 19:26 Learning to separate factual folklore from fantasy creations
00:22:11 Famous groups of Fae
00:27:33 Places to learn more
00:33:00 Superstitions & common beliefs
00:46:14 Ways to build a relationship with your local fae
00:52:48 Let’s share stories and beliefs about the fae!
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