Friday, 17 April 2015

Sidhe Stone

Sidhe stone, with a feather and a husk
Following on from my reading earlier in the week, I spent some time looking through Emily Carding's Faery Craft (Llewellyn, 2012).  One thing she said which sounded good to me was to create a faery altar around some physical focus.  She suggests various exercises throughout the book, many of which are about going out in nature and being open to signs from faery.

So, I went out, and found a stone that called to me.  It cradles nicely in my hand, to hold as a meditation focus.  And I can tuck it away easily, as I can't really keep a faery ring in the garden - the boys would trample it.

The next day, I painted the stone with a Sidhe symbol, the one that Emily Carding uses on all the Majors in her Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2010).  Using a gold/yellow gel pen, the colour Emily associates with the element of Air, I think it works quite well.  And so, my stone represents the two elementals I pulled in that draw - Earth and Air :)

I've also been thinking about singing.  I love chanting, but sanskrit chants just feel wrong when trying to connect to faery.  Instead, I've been singing "What A Wonderful World".  I never really paid attention to the lyrics before.  It talks about trees, roses, blue skies, clouds, rainbows, children, and tolerance, as well as mentioning "bright blessed day, and dark sacred night".

This is a good way for me to make an offering to faery, as it also keeps my toddler amused while we sit out in the garden.  He does love singing :D  He loves the garden, too, a little fae himself, perhaps!

7 comments:

  1. This is lovely Kerry. I have a sweet memory about a little girl who is a teenager now. She was so excited to show me she' found Faery houses. Of course I was excited to follow her to see them. She showed me the little weds that the dew brings early in the morning. This she told me these are the faeries house. Beautiful! <3

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    1. That is very sweet, Catherine :) Lovely that she was open to wonder, and enjoyed exploring nature - pretty much my definition of faery!

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    2. It really was a sweet tender moment, that I will never forget and touched my little me. Years later I got to ask her if she remembered when she showed me where faery houses in the dew webs. She didn't say, just smiled.

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  2. Just a suggestion: Song of the Sidhe by... Emily Carding, sung by... EMILY CARDING!!! ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6BO2jV4tZI

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    1. Ha ha, Ravenna, if you look in the comments section of that video, you'll see I posted about a year ago saying I wish she'd post the lyrics, as they aren't easy to make out from the video. Can't sing it if I don't know the words :D

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    2. There's a song at the end of the book to "The Tarot of the Sidhe". Is that it?

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