For many people Halloween is a time of year to get dressed up in costume, carve pumpkins, go trick or treating, and go out and party. But for some of us, it marks a very magical and blessed time of year. To those who practice our way, it’s Samhain, a festival to mark the harvest and the beginning of the darker half of the year.
We like the fun parts of Halloween to and certainly embrace them, but to us it’s also a very sacred time of year. In reverence of the Sabbat, we also light candles, leave offerings, build altars, and connect with and honor our ancestors, as it’s a time of year where the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.
Along with honoring our ancestors, Anne and I also take this time of year to honor a very mystical part of our selves. We dig deep, tap into our core and invoke a spirit, elemental or deity that wants to rise. We allow that entity to come to life through us and we take on its form, so that it can see the world through our eyes. And the world, can see it through us.
We like embracing the Sabbat in this way because it’s rooted in the most magickal aspects of our being, and it also teaches us something about our selves and our journey through life on this side of the veil.
This year I am working with Tiamat. She is a Mesopotamian primodial chaos goddess from 2000 BC. She gave birth to the first generation of deities and is sometimes identified with a dragon or sea serpent. It is said that when she was slain, the top half of her body formed the heavens and bottom the earth.
Anne is embracing this great work with the Roman goddess of seawater Salacia. She presides over the depths of the ocean and is Neptune’s queen. She is personified through the calm and sunlit attributes of the sea, all qualities that are very befitting of Faerie Anne Elizabeth.
However you choose to embrace the season, we hope you can find its sacred aspects and honor them in way that makes your light shine bright through the darkness of the year.
Blessed Be! ~ Faerie Melanie
Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*
Merry Mabon! Blessings to you on the autumn equinox. Blessed Be.
Originally posted on Living Fae:
It’s that time year, when summer has ended, the leaves are changing color and falling, and day and night are once again in balance. Autumn equinox is upon us. If you are in the southern hemisphere it’s your spring, where you plant the seeds for something new. But here in the North Hemisphere we celebrate the blessings of fall.
This time of year is all about balance, the astrological sign of Libra. Use this season as way to restore balance in your life. Look to the areas of your life that seem out balance and do the work necessary to bring them to. Focus on an activity that helps to restore balance like yoga, and if you don’t already do it on a regular basis, spend some time meditating. Meditation will not only help you to restore balance in your inner and outer world, but it’s a good way to nurture and care…
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We are once again fluttering about in anticipation for our favorite annual event, Sunset Campout. Sunset Campout takes place in Belden Town, CA along the breathtaking Feather River July 25th – 27th.
We have been designing altars for our friends and Sunset Sound System community for 12 years, and feel very lucky and blessed to be given the space to express the divine inspiration channeling through us. We love our Sunset friends and family so much and can’t wait to work, play and dance with everyone again.
As always, there is a stellar musical line up and amazing art. Performances by Soul Clap, Danny Daze, Three, Dave Aju, and Pillow Talk to name only a few, so be sure to check out the Sunset Campout website for details on the line up.
The Sunset Campout Faerie Ring is back and we are excited to expand the area and activities this year. We will host more yoga, meditations, healing workshops, a juicing demo and a very special Hang Drum performance by Laura Inserra. Our favorite shaman, Shaman Durek is with us again to share his knowledge and healing magic. For our Schedule of Activities see below or for more information, please see the Sunset Campout website.
OPENING CEREMONY, a special collaborative sacred ritual with Shaman Durek & Living Fae, starts at 12noon on Friday, July 25th on the Beach Stage.
FAERIE RING SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
FRIDAY, July 25th
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Yoga: Sunset Salutations
“The sun shines not on us, but in us. The river flows not past us but through us.” John Muir. A invigorating flow through the sun salutes, to bring awareness to our breath, for clarity and awareness in all our actions.
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Hang Drum: A Musical Journey
Join Laura Inserra for her collection of soulful sounds to induce a meditative atmosphere in this ambient hang drum performance.
9:00pm – 10:30pm
How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides
Shaman Durek will teach you to make an introduction to your guides, how to understand your guides and learn how to create a relationship with them so you have awareness in all areas of your life.
SATURDAY, JULY 26th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
The Liquid Garden Juicing Demo
A demo showcasing a variety of methods on how to juice/blend your produce into a healthy beverage. Including a discussion on the many health and wellness benefits attained through a daily juicing practice.
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Energy Center Alignment
A guided meditation to align your energy centers and create greater heart expansion by developing an awareness of the power and life giving force of the Sun.
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Shamanic Elemental Breath Work
Release toxins and blocked energy, increase blood flow, and illuminate and raise the vibration of your spiritual body in an intensive breath work session with Shaman Durek.
SUNDAY, JULY 27th
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Journey Home
Pixie Pam & Tara Samiy
A guided meditation to prepare for the journey home. Pam and Tara lead a sacred ritual through the sound of the drum, a rhythm that runs through nature and our hearts, to help ground, recharge and reflect on our weekend.
See you there!
Love, Light and Faerie Dust!
Melanie & Anne
We hope your Summer Solstice is full of love, light and magic! May many blessing be bestowed upon you. The time is fully charged and magnified with radiating energies to manifest. Stay focused and keep watering your dreams. They will grow into an abundant field of gold before you know it. Celebrate your awesomesome and remember to spend some time dancing amongst the faeries. They do love a good party! Summer Solstice 2014 is at 3:51AM PST.
If you are looking for ideas on creating a Summer Solstice ritual, be sure to check out our blog post Steps to Creating a Sacred Ritual.
Altar by Living Fae
Love, Light and Faerie Dust over all your dreams and wishes ¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*
Get out your picnic blankets, drinks, snacks and dancing shoes and come find us at Sunset Island: An Electronic Music Festival on Saturday, June 14th at Treasure Island ~ San Francisco, CA. We’ll be living our authenticity building altars and playing in the sun! Sunset Sound System has an amazing line up planned! Hope to see you there! Check out event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/735895219764855
Beltane blessings to you! A celebration of Faery and Fire!
The Beltane Blessing
Bless, O threefold true and bountiful,
Myself, my spouse, my children.
Bless everything within my dwelling and in my possession,
Bless the kine and crops, the flocks and corn,
From Samhain Eve to Beltane Eve,
With goodly progress and gentle blessing,
From sea to sea, and every river mouth,
From wave to wave, and base of waterfall.
Be the Maiden, Mother, and Crone,
Taking possession of all to me belonging.
Be the Horned God, the Wild Spirit of the Forest,
Protecting me in truth and honor.
Satisfy my soul and shield my loved ones,
Blessing every thing and every one,
All my land and my surroundings.
Great gods who create and bring life to all, I ask for your blessings on this day of fire.
Have a magical day and may your life be prosperous and abundant with Love, Light and Faerie Dust!
~ Living Fae