Enchantments Spells

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These enchantment spells are from Stacy Rapp from Enchantments in NYC. "In the spirit of lightness and positivity, Rapp created two candle spells especially for Faerie Magazine readers —one for happiness, the other to attract fairies. “I wanted to...
Photography by Steve Parke In this moment, the sun stretches over the open sky, glowing golden before its descent into night. The wind sways the high grass on this hidden hill in a dance. The barn swallows sing their last...
Sometimes when you’ve been doing something for a while, it can be easy to forget where you started. Every now and then, someone comes to me who is excited about working with wild plants but unsure where to begin....
A Written Declaration Start by writing a simple declaration of your intent. You’ll need a pen and paper—this can be special parchment, a page in your journal, or a scrap of paper. You can write with a pen, pencil, or...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden • If you go longer than a week without visiting the woods, you start to fade and pine, whether it’s the hottest day of summer or icicles are dripping from the trees. • When you spy...
They say she was then struck with feverish madness. If she was, it was an odd sort of madness, for she knew exactly what she needed to do, with an unearthly clarity of mind and steadiness of hand. After...
The Goblin Market, 1895, by Hilda Koe, oil on canvas

Fairy Gifts

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Have you noticed that fairy tales aren’t really about fairies? J.R.R. Tolkien points this out in his essay “On Fairy-Stories.” Fairy tales, he says, are really about Faerie, “the realm or state in which fairies have their being.” This...
Feature image: Photo by Halanna Halila on Unsplash   • Love yourself, warts and all. • Discover the charm and good fortune of black cats. Or any cats. Or any animal companions. Find your familiar and treat him or her like gold. • Create your own rituals...
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Celestial Fairies

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Midnight is the fairy hour, and the edge of night is when their revels begin. But to the Victorian and Edwardian imagination, fairies not only danced by the light of the moon; they also sometimes danced upon it. The Victorian...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH ELDER What better way to end an homage to faerie queens than with a magical, glittering queen riding on a unicorn? In fact, when said queen (model Courtney Allegra) and her enchanted helpers—photographer Elizabeth Elder, gown designer...