Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Samhain

As we move further into the Samhain season there is often a strong emphasis on remembering and connecting to our ancestors and dead loved ones. A secondary theme that we find is the idea of a so-called ‘thinning of the veil’ as a way to describe the increased activity by spirits and easier perception of … Continue reading Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies and Samhain

Woodland Fairy Folk

Woodland Fairy Folk I have been imagining this family of fairies...just awaiting all the pieces...and they found me ~  pine cones at my favorite beach, acorns at a park in town and these lovely pink maple keys on a tree. I gathered and stored...with people wondering why I had pine cones tumbling out of my … Continue reading Woodland Fairy Folk

Magic, Wonder, Science and Exploration: The Educational Value of Fairy Villages

Atop a hill at the center of our outdoor classroom at the Fiddleheads Forest School in Seattle, Washington, is a sprawling fairy village. Scramble up a looping pathway past a few western red cedars and a bed of native Mahonia and evergreen elderberry and you’re there. It’s a little metropolis, complete with gardens, a town … Continue reading Magic, Wonder, Science and Exploration: The Educational Value of Fairy Villages