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Faerie Magick: Connecting With Faeries

Who Are the Faeries?

Faeries hold a prominent place in the history, beliefs, mythology, and folklore of many cultures around the world. Across these different contexts they vary in name, appearance, and temperament, meaning there is no singular type of “faerie.” Later in the post you’ll find some specific examples of faeries from around the world.

Faeries, like other spiritual beings, tend to exist primarily outside of human perception. Almost any faerie mythology will describe them as living “beyond the veil” or in a form of “Otherworld.” Faeries are often thought to be able to cross the “veil” or have a stronger influence over the human world during certain times of the year, such as the pagan holidays Samhain (Oct 31) and Beltane (May 1).

Some faeries live in solitary environments, while others live in social groups. Many elemental faeries are thought to live in flowers, trees, rivers, mountains, or other natural areas, while other faeries form structured societies, such as trooping faeries or faerie courts. Although faeries may live “beyond the veil,” signs of their influence can often be found in nature. A few common signs of faerie presence, portals, or energy include:

  • Faerie Circles - naturally growing mushroom or flower rings

  • Orbs – floating spheres of light seen in-person or in photographs

  • Sounds – hearing music or laughter out in nature

  • Theft – small or shiny objects that seem to disappear

  • Gifts – small objects that seem to randomly appear

  • Fae Traps – Strange “setups” in nature to lure the curious to an area