A Sweet Faerie Child

A Sweet Faerie Child

I’ve met the sweetest Faerie imaginable.

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StarJoy is the name of the above Faerie I painted as a present for an eight-year-old friend of mine. I feel blessed to have the ability to do an original painting for my young friend. I’m also grateful because the painting was a doorway for StarJoy to enter my life. I’m stunned (happily so) by this sweet-faced, Faerie child because she’s the most loving and gentle spirit that could possibly exist.

When I paint an “imaginary” portrait, I don’t usually see the face in my mind beforehand. The face emerges bit by bit, and I don’t get to see it entirely until my painting is complete. I don’t get to fully meet the spirit of the being until my painting of them is finished.

Faces I paint usually come from otherworldly realms, not from my imagination. … Well, my imagination is involved in ways. E.g., imagination plugs me into those realms.
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Once this painting was finished, I was clearer than ever that fanciful beings I depict come not from my imagination but from Fey worlds. I mean, I was stunned by this particular piece of art for three reasons:

1) All of the face’s details and the way they integrate were so clearly not my doing. The same goes for her body.

2) This little girl’s demeanor is just so sweet and darling and gentle and kind, and is so sincerely all those things, that she’s shockingly—though delightfully—real to me.

3) That her image’s details and the integration of them weren’t from me, and represented a person as exceptionally wonderful as StarJoy, brought home the realization that she is real far more viscerally than would usually occur after I finish a painting, the realization hitting me like a sudden, majestic thunderstorm ringing with brilliant thunder.

I created two versions of StarJoy. The first has the night sky in the background and is at the top of this post. I printed that version for my eight-year-old friend to hang in her home.

I’ll also give her the second version. It has no background and is a jointed paper doll. Here she is under the protective branches of a tree–another of my paintings that is a jointed paper doll—along with a gnome I constructed by needle felting:
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Here’s a quick video showing how the doll’s joints move:

If you want to see the vid again after it’s played, click the arrow that’s kind of circular.

Below is a brief time-lapse vid of my painting StarJoy from start to finish, except for her background. … Hm, I might’ve tweaked the figure a bit more after the video.

If the vid seems to pause, I’m probably painting tiny detail. You’ll know the vid has ended when my URL appears. My painting process was atypical because the artwork was intended to be made into a jointed paper doll.

Magic is in everything!

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MiniTree2A direct spiritual transmission is a method I use to give blessings. An explanation of that method is toward the bottom of this post. But if you don’t want to deal with all that verbiage, here’s the bottom line: the benefits to you are enormous. Read on:

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Faerie Shamanism: an Ecstatic Path

Third Road Faerie Shamanism:
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The Generous Sun, Francesca De Grandis, 2013

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Are you trapped in gray dullness and want to break through to joy and fulfillment? Or maybe you enjoy life full-tilt but want to take it up a notch? Or perhaps you’re somewhere between trapped and already happy?

If your heart feels called by a Pagan path of joy, prosperity, beauty, self-worth, and confidence, and you want ecstatic experiences, this teleseminar (class via group phone call) provides experiential wisdom-lessons available nowhere else. Click here to enroll.

Learn the skills and rituals of a practical mysticism that increases pleasure, abundance, and peace. Gain the material satisfactions of an ecstatic practitioner and embrace wholeness, without being snared by addictions or illusions.

Be led in an adventure: an internal exploration toward your fullest self. You’ll discover—or discover new layers of—your power to celebrate life, sexuality, and sacred playfulness. During our journey, the Gods guide you safely and compassionately through life’s challenges.

Curriculum includes ecstatic ritual, Faerie cosmology, theoretical basics of Celtic Shamanism—Third Road Faerie style—and some of its more complex aspects.

The lessons also help you discover or deepen your Fey magic: Celtic Faerie Shamanism expresses itself differently in every practitioner. My job as a teacher is to help you build that personal expression, while I also provide techniques for your magical tool box.

Are you on a unique journey? This course steadies your feet.

Lessons are suitable for novices and adepts.

An Ecstatic Path is a prerequisite for advanced Third Road training.

Classes are group phone meetings: just dial the phone to participate.

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The ceremony starts December 17. The five days during which I do the rite will be spread out over the week Yule occurs. Yule, which is a major Pagan holiday, is a powerful shamanic time.

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Recovering from Religion

Recovering from Religion:

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Has organized religion hurt you, wounded your spirit?

I’ll perform a five-day ceremony to heal you of spiritual injuries inflicted by an individual or group who based their wrongdoing on religious paradigms.

The ceremony starts October 30. The five days during which I do the rite will be spread out over the week Samhain occurs. Samhain, which is a major Pagan holiday, is a powerful time shamanically.

It is easy to receive this healing. You don’t have to attend an event or do any work. Just enroll, and I do the work for you.

The energy of the ceremony shapes itself to your specific needs.

FallLeaf3For example, even strong, savvy people can suffer because of an injured psyche. Though one’s intellect might be long past damaging religious sensibilities, one’s emotions and behavior might not have fully caught up with one’s intellect yet.

The ceremony creates wholeness, whoever you are.

FallLeaf2Spiritual wounds from religion have many ramifications. Effects vary from person to person but here are some, though this is by no means a complete list:
* Anxiety
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* Crippling perfectionism
* Creative blocks
* Inability to create or keep abundance
* Lack of boundaries
* Focus on other people’s needs to the exclusion of one’s own
* Isolation
* Problems orgasming
* Lack of trust in one’s insights, reactions, or intuitions
* Excessive shame about one’s typical human shortcomings

Samhain is a holy time for a witch. I’ll travel through the veil into other realms, and there draw on this time of year’s tremendous power, to fuel a rite that helps us live free, proud, and happy.

 After the ceremony, you receive a digital talisman and a prayer. They help protect you henceforth from harm done by religion.

This is a major ritual. I don’t do unimportant events. I want to spend my life in meaningful activities and trained for lifetimes to do events like this. So, while I might still do comparable work in one-on-one sessions, or if it comes up as part of another group event, I might never repeat this specific event. It will have been done. My spirit might have done what it can only do one time. Take advantage of it while you can.

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Magic is not a substitute for medical care by a physician, psychiatric counseling, or other therapeutic treatment. Participants are personally responsible for the consequences of their voluntary participation. This ceremony is extraordinarily effective, but may not work for some individuals.

Please note this announcement doesn’t naysay religion, but instead discusses harmful aspects of religion.

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The Figa: Healing the Wounded Anima

We can gain our fullest possible power to use in our careers, family, magic, and the rest of life, to create a better world for oneself and for All Our Relations.

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Everyone has a female aspect, which is called the Anima. An oppressive society has wounded the Anima of almost every person, because this can disempower an individual in every arena of their life. Every arena.

Though I’ve never read it anywhere, it seems obvious that the figa, which is an Italian good luck charm, must have once symbolized having potency in all parts of life: family, career, creativity, social action, spirituality, magic, …

The figa is in the shape of a closed hand, to represent female genitals.

I had the idea of taking my recent painting of a figa and adding shafts of sunlight extending out, radiating from the closed hand, the way they would in a depiction of a Christian saint’s face, those rays of light that represent Divinity and Divine power.

My hope was such a painting would convey a sacred primacy of the feminine force. This doesn’t exclude the primacy of the male force. I’m not going from one extreme to the other here.

In other words, the painting includes the Feminine in the Divine, not as secondary, God’s little helper, but as a force unto Herself, in full power.

In this full power, she helps all genders embrace their full authority in career, family, sexuality, creativity, and any other arena of life.

Female genitalia given such primacy visually seems a healing balm, so the Anima is freed and made whole. This gives an individual more power to create a beautiful world for oneself and for All Our Relations. So mote it be.

For more of my experiences with and theories about the figa amulet, read the post The Figa: Reclaiming Women’s Power and an Italian Amulet: http://stardrenched.com/2017/09/14/the-figa/

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