The Secret Door

Cosplay – Steampunk Tinkerbell ~ Howie Muzika 2014
THE SECRET DOOR
She saw a glimpse of paradise in a butterfly,
brightly coloured flowers and dragonflies.
Where flocks of birds chirrup and sing,
extra sensual pleasures, to her, they bring.  

I don’t know, who didn’t tell you this,
another legend, that history has missed. 
Although, they do say, it is utterly true,
that there is a hidden portal to go through. 

An enchanted garden, across Welsh lakes, 
where our fair folk dwell, for goodness sake.
Envision your wildest, of fantasy dreams, 
of a world, that is as magickal as it seems. 

Using your prayers with good intentions,
whisper favours on the pure will of heaven.
Find the secret door, across invisible lake,
set forwards to holy island, of spritely fae. 

Known as the Welsh kingdom of the Tylwyth Teg,
the Fair Folk. There. Now. it has been said. 
A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of fun,
A little bit of laughter, the spell is begun.

Yet, woe betide, any who bring home, a token,
or the fair family’s blessings, will be broken.
Victoria Healing ~ 10.6.2021
The Secret Door
Image: Marlash.com

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Where are the Story Tellers?

‘Some day you will be old enough to start reading faery tales again’ ~ CS Lewis

As a young girl, I used to sit on my mother’s knee, listening to my (Welsh) great grandmother sharing wonderful stories, about the folklore of my ancestral history. Sadly, those days have long gone. However, I decided to research, where those stories originated from.

It has been a wonderful adventure. And so, in honour of my Great Grandmother, I have rewritten her stories, as memoirs, to be saved for my future generations, so that our ancestral links will never be lost.

What stories were you told by your grandmother?

 

https://justsayins.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/pop-ins/ 

 

References:

SEEINGS AND DOINGS

WELSH FAERIES ~ Y Tylwyth Teg. 

Known anciently  as “Y Tylwyth Teg” which literally means “the fair folk”, Welsh faeries typically live in lakes or streams and sometimes in hill hollows. There are various tales of humans being trapped in the fairy realm and the intermarriage between faeries and humankind. ~ Nia Jones. The Spooky Isles) 

Welsh Fair Family ~ Tylwyth Teg  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylwyth_Teg

Welsh Faerie Tales

 http://www.fairyist.com/fairy-places/welsh-fairies/

The Door of the Tylwyth Teg

https://ztevetevans.wordpress.com/tag/tylwyth-teg/

FUN FACT

It was said, that if your little finger was crooked on the end, it was because you were descended from fairies. 

You have the same power available to you as the fairies do.  It starts with loving the Earth through your heartfelt gratitude and appreciation, but more important, through your actions.  The fairies can help you reconnect in a more intimate way with the Earth, and all they require is your willingness to pay attention to the trees and plant life around you and demonstrate your care. ~ Stephen D Farmer Ph.d 

They’re waiting for you

Spirits of Nature:

The real reason there’s a connection between fairies and witches is simple – nature. Fairies are the spirits of nature, so naturally when witches work with nature, they are working with fairies. 

Fairy Food and Libations: 

Traditionally, fairies loved sweets so anything you’ve baked at home is a perfect fairy offering.

Other Offerings

The fairies are appreciative of shiny things. Sparkly offerings like jewellery, crystals, stones, and glass are appropriate. Fairies like Celtic flute music, tinkly wind chimes, and people who care for the earth and wildlife. So make your gardening ventures an offering to the fey.

~ Otherworldly Oracle.

~ Pantheos 

Dip deep enough into the folk history of any European country and you will find stories about another folk who share our natural world.

Open the Door

Knock, Knock 

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From June 10 – July 7. 

Oak  ~ D’Duir ~ Door. 

The Tree of Life. Strength. Stabiliser. 

The Oak brings ~ Wisdom. Health. Luck. Prosperity. Protection. Endurance. Courage. Self determination.

A gateway to new understanding. 

OPEN THE DOOR
Great spirit of Oak, 
grant we courage and wisdom.
Knowledge and strength, 
in making our decisions.

And in each fortunate
and blessed opportunity.
We pray; your power of 
protection and security. 

May we enter the doorway, 
into your noble graces.
Which lead us towards,
ethereal and sacred places. 

May we listen in patience  
and clarity to your stories. 
In the kingdom of awareness 
and of your beneficent forces.
Victoria Healing ~ 8.6.2021
Open the Door: D’Duir  

References:

THE KING OF TREES

‘The Celtic word for Oak is “Duir” and the name “Druid” comes from a combination of the word “Duir” and the word “wyd” which means “to know.

Recognised as the trees of shamans; The doorway leading between the worlds. A portal to the divine.

Oak groves were used as sacred places of worship before churches came to be and the Druids are named after this holy tree’ ~ Heather Luna. The Oak and the Acorn

OAK TREE SYMBOLISM

Exploring Celtic Meaning Oak Tree and the Ogham: The oak is considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied within its towering strength.

Celtic Meaning: Oak Tree Symbolism in Ogham on Whats-Your …

SEVENTH MOON

The Oak Moon is the seventh Moon, also known as The Moon of Strength and is associated with  the Summer Solstice (in the Northern hemisphere) and the Winter Solstice (in the Southern hemisphere).

https://www.kathycrabbe.com/blog/2009/06/the-celtic-year-oak-moon

THE BATTLE OF THE TREES

The medieval Welsh poem Cad Goddeu (The Battle of the Trees) is believed to contain Celtic tree lore, possibly relating to the crann ogham, the branch of the ogham alphabet where tree names are used as mnemonic devices.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_sacred_trees   

CRANN OGHAM

In Welsh tradition Gwydion and Math use the flower of oak with broom to fashion the beautiful Blodeuwed

https://justsayins.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/the-tree-of-life/    

https://justsayins.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/beginnings-to-ends/

I believe in the magic of trees
 
Magickal properties:
‘Use Oak twigs fashioned into a pentagram as a decorative amulet, to protect your home, car or wherever you place it. Witches who work with the Fey, will find their efforts enhanced by using an Oak as portal. Oak faeries are brave and strong and if you ask respectfully, they can confer endurance” ~ Witches and Witchcraft. com 
 

Mine Faeries

Image: Coblynau _ keepers of the Cavern Scrolls.
MINE FAERIES 
  
 "Come tiny dwarves, give me a hand,
 in these treacherous dark cold lands”
 “Look behind you” they would call,
 "follow our thumping on tunnel walls.
 

 Don’t be fooled by our grim, ugly looks,
 or the misleading fairy tales in books.
 We may only be, one foot, 6 inches tall,
 but we hide down here, to assist you all.
 

 Loading buckets, flitting about shafts,
 finding rich veins, when we are tasked"
 Deep in the bowels of middle earth,
 men and boys slogged, treacherous world.
 

 Dark, dusty and a grave, kind of place,
 unpredictable, the perils, at coal face.
 Colliers gouged at shafts with hammers,
 in unsafe and unhealthy sort of manner.
 

 Multitudes, had lost their lives over time,
 in black abysses of murderous coal mines.
 Coblynau were pitmans guides, back then,
 is this fairytale or wink from dwarf friends?
 Victoria Healing ~ 10.11.2020
 MINE FAERIES  
Image: South Wales Museum
Image: South Wales Museum

Coblynau are mine faeries, mythical gnome-like creatures that are said to haunt the mines and quarries of Wales and areas of Welsh settlement in America.[1] In Wales, they are called Coblynau (or coblyn) The sound of their knocking brings good luck, a sign that a rich vein is near. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coblynau

https://miningfolklore.blogspot.com/search/label/Swansea

Faeries Lives Matter!





FAERIES LIVES MATTER!
 A vile era of fear and demonisation, 
 black clouds stormed over all nations. 
 Wars, pandemics, panic and destruction,
 battles of pig headed ego and disruption.
 

 Bigoted, racist and homophobe, 
 people desperately wanted to know.
 Drama, suspense and mass confusion,
 Trump accusing our Joe of collusion.
 

 Beyond the shadows, laughed the sun,
 it was Joe, not Trump, who had won.
 74 million had voted; their decision,
 ‘Joe for President’ he has the wisdom.
 

 in victory speech, none could be better,
 uniting all citizens of America together.
 But, wait, what? did you hear him shout?
 ‘Let’s marshal the forces of 'FAERIES' out’
 

 What a grand President he will be,
 It seems the world can finally breathe.
 A great day for all souls; and now our task; 
 to bring the ‘Faeries’ of humanity back.
 

 …And this being Joe’s ultimate final call, 
 he wants ‘Better Angels’ too, for Y’all  
 FAERIES LIVES MATTER
 Victoria Healing ~ 9.11.2020 

 

Please Note: I would definitely not choose to write about religion or politics; I can only share what comes from heart. I shall wish that you’re not offended, if we have different perspectives.

The emphasis of this poem, is about the ‘slip’ of the tongue: “Marshalling the forces of faeries” which I found kind of cute and worthy of mention.

I live in Australia, not America. My personal views are influenced from the social media debates. 

Finding Faeries

hawthorn fairy

Guardians of sacred Lore and protection,
original purveyors in ‘charming’ reflections.
Chameleons of purity in their white flowers,
to creative red berries, flaming, empowered.
 
Healing medicine for herbal remedies,
a natural cure for blood pressure and heart disease.
Fragrant fruits, rich in medicinal vitamin c.
everlasting creators of protective therapies.

It is said that faeries may be found to dance and linger,
under the blooms of these magical haw bringers.
HAWTHORN Trees are blessers of love, luck and fertility,
budding in times of courtship and at birth ceremonies.
 
Original May Flowers, wound around ribbons of May Pole,
back when the legends of Celtic folk ways were told.
Victoria Healing ~ 13.5.2019
©A Way with the Faeries ~ Repost

CELTIC TREE MONTH
From May 13 – June 9th
Hawthorn ~ Illusionist. Balance of duality
Celtic Tree Alphabet: H ~Huath.
Meaning: Contradiction, Consequence, Relationships
This tree is good for clearing the air in communication.

Hawthorn – The Illusionist
May 13 – June 9

Hawthorn signs in Celtic tree astrology are not at all what they appear to be. Outwardly, they appear to be a certain persona, while on the inside Hawthorn’s are quite different. They put the term “never judge a book by its cover” to the test.

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RHYME IN VERSE

@RHYMESVPOETRY

 

Away with the Faeries

fairys be found questioningly .png
Image Credit ~ Rhymes in Verse

 

So from this moment, i’ve ceased to be,

the person who doubts forgotten tales of mythology.

 

Guardians of sacred Lore and protection,

original purveyors in ‘charming’ reflections.

Chameleons of purity in their white flowers,

to creative red berries, flaming, empowered.

 

Healing medicine for herbal remedies,

a natural cure for blood pressure and heart disease.

Fragrant fruits, rich in medicinal vitamin c.

everlasting creators of protective therapies.

 

It is said that faeries may be found to dance and linger,

under the blooms of these magical haw bringers.

Hawthorn Trees are blessers of love, luck and fertility,

budding in times of courtship and at birth ceremonies.

 

Never bring their Holy Grail flowers inside for decoration,

illness or death will be sure to befall someone.

Original May Flowers and ribboned May Pole,

from back when the legends of Celtic customs were told.

 

A dear friend of my heart, many, many years ago,

said that she had “seen faeries at the bottom of her garden”,

today, i beg her forgiveness and ask for her pardon,

i believe now, that her story could just have been, so,

 

hawthorn faery
Image Credit ~ Unknown

In loving memory of Sarah Beales.

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From May 13 – June 9th

Hawthorn ~ Illusionist. Balance of duality

Celtic Tree Alphabet: H ~Huath.

Meaning:Contradiction, Consequence, Relationships
This tree is good for clearing the air in communication.

Astrology Sign: Gemini.

 

THE CELTIC OGHAM ALPHABET

Consists of twenty alphabetical symbols

(Ogham is pronounced “Oh-m” or “Oh-wam”)

Each sacred Tree symbol, represents a feeling, attribute or essence.

Hawthorn – The Illusionist
May 13 – June 9

Hawthorn signs in Celtic tree astrology are not at all what they appear to be. Outwardly, they appear to be a certain persona, while on the inside Hawthorn’s are quite different. They put the term “never judge a book by its cover” to the test.

If you liked reading about your Hawthorn Celtic sign, you may also like: 

https://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-tree-astrology.html

hawthorn fairy the enchanted portal
Image Credit ~ Oogie Boogie Witch

 

”The fair maid, who on the first of May,
Goes to the fields at the break of day,
And bathes in the dew from the hawthorn tree,
Will ever strong and handsome be”.
(Old English Nursery Rhyme)

Rhyme in Verse
@rhymesvpoetry