Introduction to Fairy Paganism

The Fairy Folk have inhabited the hills, valleys and plains of the Earth since the very beginning of time. Shamanism is as old and as vast as the night sky. Paganism, as a religion based on paganism, has been a part of humanity since the building of the first small communal village. Fairy Paganism is a modern expression of these three Universal Creations.

Fairy Shamanism and Paganism is a religion and belief system of great personal and universal power. Embedded in the Faith of the Fey is a deep reverence for the Earth and all of her bounties, a firm belief in the Fairy Folk of the Ancient Celtic and Norse Worlds, a respect for all life from the tiny insect to the gigantic whale, a personal internal and external power called Magick, a love of the nature inherent in human beings both inner and outer, and a communion with the Ancient Divinities of the Earth, Sea, Sky, and Stars.

One of the first and most important beliefs of Fairy Paganism is a respect for the Earth and an environmental consciousness which runs so deep it connects with the divine spirit within. Energy and healing are gained from the soil. knowledge and wisdom are gained from the trees, cleansing and purging comes from the lakes, rivers, and streams. protection comes from the rocks and fire. The Earth is a magickal, mystical Realm which mirrors the Astral Other Worlds and it is important to see her as the Ultimate Mother who nurtures and protects her children, whether they are Fairy, Human, Animal, Plant, and Mineral. Rites are practiced which attune the seeker to the harmonious workings of the seasons of nature.

Fairy Paganism has a firm belief in the Fairy Folk stemming from the mythologies and folk beliefs of the Celtic and Norse Peoples. The Fairies are sought for protection, companionship, wisdom, knowledge, inspiration, and magick. They are invited to all of the Rites and Rituals, and they are acknowledged in every aspect of life. Along with this comes a respect for all creatures, both great and small. For the Fey are Shape-Shifters, and can assume any shape. from a lady bug, to a bear, to a rock, a tree, or spring mist.

Magick is an integral part of the Fairy Shaman Faith. Magick is the art and science of causing change in ones environment in conformity with one's will. Magick can be used to heal, to divine, or to assist in the obtaining of goals. The only possible limits of Magick are the self, the imagination, and the knowledge of the Fairy (or any other) Magickal System.

In Fairy Paganism, the natural human body, soul, and mind are seen as beautiful, powerful, and divine. Human beings were not cast out of paradise, they are born into it. Human beings are not born inherently evil or bad, they are born innocent with the gift of choice. Human beings do not answer to the laws of an omnipotent god, they answer and account for their own actions. And the eternal afterlife of a human being is not judged by one lifetime alone. many lifetimes will be traversed before we are all reconnected with divinity.

Finally, in Fairy Paganism, there is the communion with the Ancient Divinities of the Ancient World. the Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroines of the ancient Celtic and Norse lands. The original race of Fairies who first came to the Earth from the Stars were known to the Celts as the Tuadha De Dannan, or People of the Goddess Dana. Eventually, when the Milesians (humans) came to inhabit the Earth, the Tuadha De Dannan moved into the Realm of the Fairy, or Fairy Land. We know speak and commune with them when we travel to their Realm or when they cross over into reality.

Fairy Paganism is a religion of love and beauty. It is a wonderful ideology coveting the goodness inherent in humankind. It is a religion containing all of the wonderful enchantments of the Fairy Realm. And it is a religion revering the wondrous beauty, enchantment and magick of the Earth, the Sea, the Sky, and the Stars.

Note: The ideas and concepts here are mine and only mine. When I say "Fairy Paganism," I mean my own idea of Fairy Paganism and Shamanism, not Celtic Paganism or Norse Paganism in general.

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