Friday, May 31, 2013

Mushroom Magick

Mushroom Magick
One of the prime signifiers of anything fairy is a creature sitting on a fly Agaric Mushroom, the toadstool; Its
red and white spots shout "supernatural," like the iconic red outfits of many wee folk.
In some traditions fairies feed on these strange fungal foodstuffs, that are, at turns, delicious and deadly. Many bear fairy names: Fairies' Bonnets, Fairy Cake, Elf Cup, Pixie Cap. The names Dryad's Saddle and Fly
Agaric hint that mushrooms offer a way for the earthbound to fly: "magic" mushrooms have hallucinogenic properties; you can take a trip on them. Ethno-mycologists trace the association of hallucinogenic plants with the spirit world back to the Paleolithic period.
Agaric Mushroom house

Fairy on Red Mushroom 

dancing faeries 
A Fairy with Red Mushroom hat

FAE TREES-All Type of Magick Fae Tree's

Magick Fairy Trees
These trees will offer protection to all fairies from negative or evil spirits. 
The Elderberry Tree is considered fairly wine. If you are able to get your hands on some of this Elderberry wine it is said you are enable to see fairies.  Adding dried elderberries to a incense mixture will attract fairies to an area of gathering place. 
The Hawthorn Tree is also known as the Witches Tree. Along with the Oak and Ash Trees. When they are grown naturally together these three trees will make a natural place where faeries can be easily seen.
A grove of these trees is believed to be a perfect habitat for fairies, and an excellent place to catch sight of them. Pixie Pears is another name for the Hawthorn berries. They were once used to decorate Maypoles. At one time it was believed that Witches could transform themselves into the Hawthorn tree. Witches have long danced and performed their rites beneath these grand trees both in ancient times and present. The Hawthorn trees has long been use to increase fertility, because of this power it is incorporated into many weddings, especially in the spring. The Goddess Brigit who holds a hawthorn branch or wand is said to increase fertility, that is why you always see her holding the branch.
The Hawthorn is said to protect you against lightning, and in the house in which it resides, no evil ghost may enter. It is also powerful for protecting against damage to the house form storms. In the past most Witch gardens contained at least one Hawthorn hedge or tree.
The Oak Tree is the King of the forest for all fairies and elves and is a safe haven for all
magical creatures. Oakmen are created when an Oak stump sends up shoots and One should never take food offering by the Oakmen, as it is poisonous. fairies cherish the Great Oak Trees and use the acorns from the great Oak Trees for decoration, celebrations, clothing apparel, such as hats and other such things. Even their leaves are used a celebrations.  
Most fairies will live in the Great Oaks and their entire families too. It is said over the centuries that hundreds of faeries have been found to live in the Ancient Oak.
There are fairies that live in every Oak tree, the health of the surrounding environment plays a major role in determining the number of fairies that actually inhabit the Great Oak Tree. 
The Ash Tree has healing powers in fairy folklore and the Ash Tree is said to be a sacred tree to the Druids. The Ash Tree was used in making wands for healing, general or solar magic. And old fairy tale that was believed by many in ancient times, was if a child was ill with crooked bones and they pass through a young Ash Tree. And if the tree grew tall and straight, the child will be cured of their crooked bones.
Apple Tree- 
The Apple Tree was regarded as the fruit of immortality in Celtic Mythology. The Welsh "Avalon" means 'Apple Island'. The fruit or bark of apple trees can be used in fairy magic, especially for love spells. 
Blackthorn Tree- 
These Trees are in creating magick wands. Magic wands made from a Blackthorn Tree can be used for many purposes. When a Blackthorn wand is carried, and it is confronted with evil, it will protect the user of the wand. 
Holly Tree-
The Holly is an excellent protective herb, it will protect you from lighting, poison and evil spirits. If you plant it around your home it will also protect it inhabitants. 
Magick Faerie Flower's-
Heather is a flower- that lights the flame of fairies passions and may open the gates
Heather Flower 
between the fairy world and our world. Make an offering of Heather on the eve of "Beltane" to attract fairies into your garden. 

The Pansy may be used in may different fairy love potions. 
Peony Seeds-
These seeds are known to protect children from the dark fairies. You just make a necklace of the seeds and put it around your child's neck.
You can take a nap among the faeries when you are in a field of Poppies. If you want to have the faeries truly join you wear a sprig of Thyme- to increase your ability to see the wee ones in the beautiful fields of Poppies. 
It is also said if you plant thyme by the doors and windows of your home it will invite the faeries to come into your home.
Well Roses my favorite flower. Also the faeries too. The faeries love the sweet smells of the soft petals of the Rose. They are mostly attracted to the scented roses.
If you have roses in your garden you will be sure to have faeries too. They use the petals too for a popular love spell. If you Sprinkle rose petals under your feet and dance on them softly while asking the faery for a blessing on your magic.

Chang Er Flying to the Moon - an Ancient Chinese Legend

 Chang'e Flying to the Moon a Legend of China 
This Legend started in China as a Mid-Autumn Festival that was held on the 15th day of the eight lunar This date is when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. In China the traditional food at this festival is the moon cake, which I found is varied in many parts of China-
The people of China most often associate the ancient legend with the silver moon at the Mid-Autumn Festival to their Ancient legend of the Chang Er flying to the moon Chinese fable-
The Legend of the Change Er Flying to the moon goes something like this-
I've come to the conclusion that there are two different versions of this beautiful Chinese fable-
I thought I would give you both since I  loved both stories. Me personal I enjoyed the longer version but that's me. I have always loved a good long story, legend, fable...
Long version of the Change'e - Change Er Flying to the moon Chinese Fable-
In the ancient times of an remote antiquity, there were ten suns that would appear rapidly into the
skies at the same time in one year. When this happened upon the earth, all the great oceans began to dry-out, the forest and plants(the peoples 'farmlands') wittered away, and all the animals and people of the earth were dying of heat, thirst and hunger.
Then there was Houyi, a legendary hero who was also a master of archery - saw what was happening to the people of China. Being the legend hero, Houyi shot down nine suns and the earth and the people survived. His merit was honored by the people, Yet lots of men sought instruction in Archery from him.
But when there is good there is always evil. One of the students called Fengmeng who came to Houyi to learn the craft of Archery was pure Evil. Being of pure hart Houyi took him in.
Before long, Houyi married a fairy-Chang'e /Chang Er . Houyi loved his wife and always stayed with her except the times of when he would teach hunting or hunt.
One day Houyi was given a gift of gratitude from the Lady Queen Mother, while he was calling on his
friends on the Kulun Mountain.  It was a special elixir in a small glass bottle. In Chinese legend- it is said that if a person were to to take just one slip of the elixir he/she would be immortal immediately. But Houyi could never take the elixir because if he did, his beloved Chang'e fairy would be all alone on the earth. So he decided to give the glass bottle of elixir to his wife to keep temporarily until he figure out what to do.
But someone else was listening . The secret was out- by the evil Fengmeng.
Three days later, Houyi planned to go out hunting with all his students. One student pretended to be sick. This of course was Fengmeng. As soon as Houyi and the other students left for the hunting trip, Fengmeng took his sword and made his attempt to force Houyi wife to give him the elixir. Without an urgent aid, Chang'e had to make a prompt decision.
She decided to take the elixir herself so that the evil Fengmeng would not get his hands on it and be able to become immortal. Quickly she opened the bottle and swallowed all the elixir and she was immediately flown out of the house into the skies. But worrying about her husband. Chang'e befell and became an immortal being in the moon.
At dusk, when Houyi came home. The handmaidens told him what had happened when he was gone. When he heard, he wanted to kill Fengmeng. But Fengmeng had ran far away never to be seen again.
Grieving his beloved wife, calling her name, he looked up at the moon at night. To his surprise he saw a figure just the same as Chang'e his wife in the full moon.
Houyi hurried to set something what Chang'e like on the table in the garden to express that he missed her.   The date was just Aug 15th on the Chinese lunar Calender when the clearest and brightest full moon appears. 
This is the Shorter version-
The legend of Chang Er flying to the Moon is a ancient tale/myth-.
Chang Er was the wife of the legendary hero, HouYi, who was a great archer who accomplished great things - the one he was most famous for was for shooting down nine extra suns.
The hero was rewarded with a kinda Elixir for his deed, which was then drank by his wife by stealth.
Chang Er rose up into the skies, then the heaven forever living in the moon.
The moon is also called,"Moon Palace" by the Chinese. It is said that Chang Er regretted what she had done as soon as she flew into the moon. Some Chinese Poets cited in poems of Chang Er solitude of the Moon Palace being very loneliness and cold.
Some worship the moon for the Mid-Autumn Festival - others legends talk about people making moon cakes.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Goddess of Wu Mountain

The Goddess of Wu Mountain
The Wu Mountain is on the east gate of Chongqing  Municipality of China. There is only one
route to visited this Grand Mountain and its history - The three Gorges of the Yangtze River.
This is the beautiful tale of the Goddess Wu and this Mountain.
This is how the legend of the Goddess of the Wu Mountain got her name in the legend of the China people...
One daughter of the Emperor Yan, named Yaoji is a beautiful and passionate girl who died before getting married. To show pity for her, The Great Emperor of the Heavens conferred on her soul the Goddess of the Clouds and Rain. 
In the early morning, she would be a piece of the beautiful clouds, drifting among the hills and canyons - while at Dusk, she would become a spell of drizzle, pouring out her grief and complaints towards the highest parts of the Mountain tops and flowing water.
During the Warring States Period, King Huai of Chu once visited the high Mountains, dreaming of Yaoji confiding her affection to him.
After he woke up, he ordered to build a temple here,calling it Morning Cloud Temple. Many years  later, a poet named Song Yu also tour around this Mountain and dreamt a same dream with King Huai of chu. He composed two Rhapsodies after he awoke, naming, Rhapsodies of Gaotang Peak and The Rhapsody on the Goddess.
It is said that the successful controlling of the flood by Yu the Great also owes to the help of Yaoji.
Later, Yaoji gradually became a mountain peak. Namely the famous Goddess Peak of Wu Mountain. Her maidens accompanying her then became the peaks of various heights, thus forming the present -day twelve peaks of the Wu Mountain. Waves leaping and tide rising. The Goddess of Wu Mountain always, stands there telling her stories.
I hope you enjoyed the legend of the Goddess of Wu Mountain of china.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Seductive Fairies

Seductive Fairies
Mischief-Seductive ~Fairies are more dangerous than that you're average fairy because these wee ones may be small but in their spirit form of a alluring fairies they will entrap mortals by arousing them with love or lustful thoughts- This is what makes them so dangerous compared to most fairies.
The can also become Human size figures too. Who are Keenly beautiful and emerge from territories where humans cannot thrive, deep in the thickest woods & beneath the deepest ocean waves. One Kiss is enough to grip a heart of unraveling a mortals mind.
Even mere devotees of faerie poetry and paintings are caught up in the unearthly beauty's,
flashing as the poet or painter rushes to embrace the theme.
In Yeats' words' Our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound, our breast are heavy, our eyes are a gleam." But these spirits only will suck out your Life Essenes.  So beware of the warm-blooded stunning beauty's. Many of fairy muse, Lhiannan-shee. Who attaches herself to poets and Musicians, inspiring them to ever greater feats of creation, while slowly inhaling their life essences from their shells or by a kiss. 
As she cast aside the first fey young men, she readies herself to devours another. 
Seductive Spirits of either regions of the world, being the mermaid dark spirit will sun themselves at the ocean edge,
singing irresistible songs to draw in sailors or any man for that matter that is near the oceans edge - who will lust after them into the merciless surf and brewing storms to punish those who forsake them.
The wary might may gain a clue to the darker side of the mermaids deceitful natural by the mirror she carries, which sufficient multiply or by that impenetrable tail.Though she oozes in temptation, she can only stay virginal. Faeries, Spirits and Ladies of the Sea. 

You must remember there are the light side of the realm too! Being the kindred side of the meridians which at some point I will cover 
note: the fantastic artist paintings. These are not my but I hope that you all will enjoy the artist depiction of the Seductive fairies and mermaids. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Ice Dragon - Legend/Myth

The Ice Dragon 
by George R.R. Martin.

The Ice Dragon was a  crystalline white, that shade of white that is so hard and cold that it is almost blue. It
was covered with hoarfrost, so when it moved its skin broke and crackled as the crust on the snow crackles beneath a mans boots, and flakes of rimes fell off.
Its eyes were clear and deep and icy.
Its wings were vast and bat-like, colored all a faint translucent blue, Adara could see the clouds through them, and often times the moon and the stars, when the beast wheeled in the frozen circles through the skies.
Its teeth were icicles, triple rows of them, jagged spears of unequal length, white against its deep blue maw.
When the Ice Dragon beats its wings, the cold winds blew the snow swirled and scurried and the world seemed to shrink and shiver. Sometimes when the door flew open in the winter, driven by a sudden gust of wind, the householder would run to bolt it and say, "An Ice Dragon flies nearby."
And when the Ice Dragon open it great mouth, and exhaled, it was not fire that came streaming out, the burning sulfurous stink of lesser dragons.
The Ice dragon breathed cold. 
Ice formed when it breathed, warmth fled, fires guttered and went out, shriven by the chill.Trees froze through to their slow secret soul, and their limbs turned brittle and cracked from their own weight.

Animals turned blue and whimpered and died, their eyes bulging and their skin covered with frost.
The Ice Dragon breathed death into the world; death and quiet and cold. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Enchanted Forest- Another lovely poem written by Cynthia By dear Friend

Enchanted Forest
For you, please don't feel blue! Let us Dance!
Please do not dishearten.Let us dance in the land of fantasy.
Where the land sparkles of fairy dust and fairy love.

Enchantment, and by the fairy magic that is everywhere in the air.
Like tiny lanterns flitting all over in the
enchanted forest do they come

To give blessing of happiness and love to all from the purest of faerie-ness
Let us reach out to distant lands and touch our distant fairy friends with ethereal hands!
And joyous shall we be when we come to know who we truly  are within ourselves.

 And to remember now far we have come and never again  to be separated from their angels,

faeries and other accompanying ethereal beings and denizens of the Enchanted Forest.
They are with us always whether we see them or not.
You need only quiet the mind and listen for the tiny voices within. Hear them speak

Happiness and joy through the lands;
So shall we feel  within our hearts and hands, with love shall we rejoice,
We shall stand forever with our friends in the Enchanted Forest.

Never again shall we have the need to leave.
Don't be sad, we love you, we are all as me.
by Cynthia
To My Friend
And my Sister
With love 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nuwa- Deity from Ancient China

Nuwa- Serpent Deity from Ancient China
In ancient Chinese mythology the Nuwa was sometimes painted as a beautiful woman. Other times she is
shown as possessing as a woman's head but the body of a powerful snake. And other times she is shown
as a beautiful woman dressed in traditional Chinese styled clothes, on the top half of her body  and on the
bottom is an powerful snake tail which is wrapped around an tradition stylised Chinese dragon. The last
version that I have seen her painted in - Children's books. She is depicted as a lovely child like Chinese
girl on the top portion of her body and on her lower body is an green flowing snake that is friendly looking.
Nuwa was the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to the people and all living creatures (many of which were also her own handworks) of the Chinese people.
Myth of Nuwa-
The Story of the Nuwa who in Chinese mythology was the creator of humankind and a powerful benefactor
to the Chinese people and all living creatures-She was one of the first Chinese Gods, that was said to have the lower body of a dragon or snake. She created marriage, the whistle, taught how to make dams and
irrigation. She is also the "stork" of china because she grants children - she was know for doing battle with famous monster or demons. There version of the devil- "Gong Gong".
Her most famous myth is she was in charge of making humans. She would grab a clump of clay from the earth into her hands and then mold the humans out of the clay. She then would grow tried of doing this, so she dipped a long rope in the mud and swung it around and around, sending the mud all over china. The hand molded humans became the noble and wealth people and the mud became the rest of the poor or commoners.
Nuwa existed in the beginning of the world- She was considered creator of the entire race of her own people and protector of animals and her people-
It is said that Nuwa existed in the beginning of the world. The earth was a beautiful place with blossoming
trees and flowers and full of animals, birds, fish and all living creatures. But as she wandered about Nuwa felt very lonely , so she began to create animals. On the first day she created chickens.
On the second day she created dogs. One the third day she created sheep. On the fourth day she created pigs. On the fifth day she created cows. On the sixth day she created horses. On the seventh , she bent down and took up a handful of yellow clay, mixed it with water and molded a figure in her likeness. As she worked, the figure came alive-
The first human being in china-
Nuwa was pleased with her creation and went on making more figures of both men and women. They danced around her, and her loneliness was gone. She created hundreds of figures, but she grew dried of the laborious process. Then she dipped a rope into the mud, and swung it around her. Soon the earth around her was covered with lumps of mud. The handmade figures became the wealthy and nobles, those that arose from the splashes of the mud were the poor and common folk.
I hope you enjoyed the  Nuwa-
Note: the beautiful images are not mind- Please do enjoy the artists that have done a fantastic job on the depicted the Nuwa-

Monday, May 20, 2013

Aranyani - The Hindu Goddess of the Forest

Aranyani - Aranyani is the Goddess and protector of the woods, forests and all animals that dwell within them.
Aranyani is a Goddess of the Indian civilization who was guided by the diversity, harmony and self-sustaining nature of their forest. Aramya means forest. The Aranyakas form the third part of the Vedas. They were developed by the hermits, living in the forest. And reflect and explicit transition in the philosophy of life of man. Another aspect of the Goddess Aranyani  I discovered is that she represented the feminine principle in prakti. In the Hindu pantheon, forests have been worshipped as Goddess Aranyani, the Goddess of the forest and animals that dwell within them. Forests are the primary source of life and fertility. The forest as a community has been viewed as a model for societal and civilizational evolution. 
The Indian Culture considers the forest as the Highest form of culture Evolution-
The Goddess Aranyani governs the forests and is the protectress, guardian of all animals within the forests, woods and jungles. She is the mother of them all. Aranyani has been described as elusive a fond of quiet glades in the thickness jungles. She is an fearless Goddess of remote places. 
She is rarely ever seen if ever. A deity who is recognized in the sounds of the tallest trees, particularly at dusk.
She wears anklets with bells, and though seldom seen. She is also described as a dancer. And can be heard by the tinkling sounds of her anklets with the tiny bells that can be heard even in the deepest forest and jungles. She seems to be dancing all the time as if she is tilling the lands while dancing. An Rigvedic hymns is describe as the music that the Goddess dances to while she roams away so far from the busy fringe of civilization, to the deepest part of the forest.

Beehive Fairy Mounds

Beehive Fairy Mounds
In Ireland & Scotland there are many different fairy mounds all over the country sides and valleys. All of these date back to the 31B.C.

Beehive Mound  

Beehive Mound
As in this Bee hut dwelling that is out on the Dingle Peninsula, of the Westernmost tip of Ireland. It is said that there were at one time up to 400 of these Beehive fairy mounts that were on this three-mile stretch of coastline of the Peninsula of Ireland. They say that inside these huts you would feel much larger. In fact huge! compared to what it looks like on the outside.

Beehive Mound

 Dingle Peninsula of Ireland
To enter the hut you have to stoop to go through the doorway. It much harder these days on the Beehive fairy Mounds because of their building techniques that were used originally on them in 31B.C. And continues to be used to constructed storage sheds as late as the 1950's. This is just one of the many of the century old dwellings that have survived by the ancient faeries. Here are a few photo's that I have found around the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland. This is where many of the original Beehive fairy Mounds were originally built in 31B.C. and there are still a few left there . It is a beautiful stretch of coastline in Ireland. I guess that is why the faeries choose the area. Enjoy the photos.

Dingle Peninsula of Ireland

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