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How to Connect with The Fey (The Spirit World)

 

Although you might not realize it the Fey are all around us. There are more types of Fey than creatures on the planet and not all of them want anything to do with humans. The Fey that really dislike the human race will most often stay away from them, but if one should invade their space they will lash out and become angry. Occasionally this can result in poltergeist type activities. Some Fey like to be mischievous and will do meddlesome things like hide your keys, but they will not act maliciously. And there are other types of Fey that like human company and are intrigued by our antics. These are the types of Fey that are the best to reach out to and try to build a relationship with.

Fey that like humans can be a beneficial energy to have around your household. They will help to keep your home and family safe. They will help to keep other meddling creatures away from your home and you can call upon then in times of need, but in order to do this you have to set up a relationship ahead of time.

 

 

If you find yourself in a problem situation and you call on the Fey to help you they are going to want something in return. Even if they like you they won’t do favors for free. It is all about energy exchange for the Fey and if you want their help they are going to expect yours. Luckily connecting to the Fey is easier than you think. Their needs are often simple and honoring their prescience will often go a long way in getting their favor.

One of the best ways to start developing a connection to the Fey is by creating a space for them in or around your home. Create a space that is just for honoring them. Make sure that it is beautifully decorated with items from nature. Often a lovely and cared for houseplant will do for starters. When you water or prune your plant make sure to announce out loud that you are doing so for the Fey. Explain that this is their sacred place in your home. These steps are also good for your overall well-being/mindset/vibration in that you observe and appreciate the natural world around you.

 

 

Get a small dish or bowl and leave offering for the Fey in this space. Milk, honey, flowers, and other sweets items are a particular favorite for the Fey. Don’t expect these offering to disappear, but they might. Most often the Fey just take the energetic nourishment from the offerings left and not the physical. Keep your Fey altar space clean. Don’t let the food left rot, this could offend the Fey and cause them to leave your home or stop helping you.

Once you have all the items you want to add to your Fey altar light a candle or some incense and say out loud what you have done and why you have done it. Make sure to tell the Fey that you are hoping to develop a helpful relationship with them. Leave offering for the on a regular basis and then when you need to call upon them for help they will be more receptive. Just like any relationship their space needs to be tended and taken care of if you expect their on-going help.

 

 

When you do need their assistance leave and offering, light a candle, and say out loud what it is you want their help with. Tell them the details of what is going on in your life and what you hope the outcome to be. The more information you are able to share the better.

Most often the Fey that choose to live in or around human space do so because they enjoy the company of humans. Even the most mischievous of Fey will become more helpful if they are respected and given space. Working with the Fey as allies in your life can help doors to open for you and bring harmony to your home.

 

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Dion Fortune and The Magick Battle

Dion Fortune took her name from the Latin meaning of her birth surname, which was Firth. She was a well known occultist who wrote many books on different aspects of the occult. A rocky and odd childhood led this woman to become one of the more well known occult writers of the early 1900’s.

 

 

At the age of four Dion, who was then known as Violet Mary Firth Evans, started to see visions of the lost city of Atlantis. Several years later she started to develop more psychic abilities and this led to her having a nervous breakdown at the age of twenty. Whether the nervous breakdown is what brought her to the occult or the occult is was brought her to a nervous breakdown we will never know, but after being released from hospital she joined the Theosophical Society of London.

In 1919 Dion started working with her first magical mentor; an Irishman known as Theodore Moriarty. Through her studies with Moriarty she started to dabble in deeper occult practices and was initiated into the London Temple of the Alpha et Omega and Stella Matutina orders.

 

 

Although she wrote many books that are still in wide publication today, there is something a little more interesting that she was involved with during her life. During World War II many occultists and magickal practitioners in England worked magick against the German war machine. This has been dubbed the “Magical Battle of Britain”. The details of this work are set out in a series of letters that Fortune wrote at the time about the working.

Many occultists and practitioners believe that this magickal working is what led to her death shortly after the war ended in January of 1946. Part of the legend around this work is the fact that Hitler planned to invade Britain on at least two occasions and each time ended up not invading. A book called, The Magical Battle of Britain, was published by Sun Chalice Books in 2003. This was done mainly by the work Gareth Knight put into making the book a reality. Gareth Knight is the current leader of Dion Fortune’s esoteric group, The Society of The Inner Light.

 

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Aleistair Crowley – Founding Father or Drugged out Loon?

Aleistair Crowley is considered by many to be one of the main founding fathers for the current neo-Pagan movement. He was born in England, in 1875 under the name Edward Alexander Crowley and later in life became known under the names Aleistair, The Great Beast, and Frater Perdurabo. He was a radical for his time and believed that the year 1904 would be the beginning of a great change for humanity; where the religious and ethical systems of old would fall.

Early in life he lost his father and this is where his life took a turn. Both of his parents were devout in a small Christian sect and after his father’s death Crowley started to revolt against their faith. His mother coined the nickname, “The Beast”, and he was kicked out of several prominent Christian schools for trying to corrupt other children, pointing out inconsistencies in the Bible, and visiting with prostitutes.

He left Cambridge several years before graduation to dedicate his life to the occult. It was in 1896 that he had his first mystical experience where he felt that he was visited by an immanent deity. This forever changes his perspective in life and his relation to the world. His interest in alchemy is what brought him to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn where he later became a prominent leader. Because of the wealth left to him at his father’s death Aleistair was able to purchase a lavish flat in London where he practiced both white and black magicks.

 

 

For many years Crowley traveled all over the world seeing spiritual enlightenment. He experimented with mind altering drugs, slept with many women and men, he climbed mountains, practiced yoga, learned about the Hindu faith, and went back to London where he married Rose Edith Kelly. This was a marriage of convenience, but later developed into a marriage of love and respect.

The couple traveled to Egypt where Crowley discovered the philosophy of Thelema. During this same trip his wife, Rose, began to give Crowley message from the Egyptian God Horus. Later during their visit he began to hear a voice named Aiwass. This voice was believed to be a messenger from Horus. Over the next three days Crowley wrote down everything this voice told him, creating the Book of Law, this book has helped to shape many neo-Pagan groups since its publication.

 

 

After several near misses with death Crowley believed that he had been promoted to Exempt Adapt in spiritual practices by the Gods themselves. Since he was the highest level of spiritual adept he wanted to start his own society. After developing several rituals and using hashish he felt that he had finally attained union with godhead. Through this process he founded a new society often referred to as, Silver Star. It was also during this time that he revealed that homosexual sex was the highest form of magic and delved into the practice of sadomasochism.

 

 

Crowley coined the phrase, “do what thou wilt”, which is still a commonly used phrase amongst neo-Pagans today. The fact is that Crowley died addicted to heroin at the age of 72. Many of his writings were intentionally changed in order to be more sensational; for example he was known to replace words like ecstasy with words like blood or death. This was done to hide his references to sex magic and to cause a stir which would allow his books to be remembered.

Some say that Aleistair Crowley was a genius and powerful magician. Others say that he was a drug fueled sex addict. Perhaps he was both, but there is no denying that his words and his actions were revolutionary and many still wish to learn from him and following in his bizarre footsteps.

 

 

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