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
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?
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
Welsh Faerie Tales
The Door of the Tylwyth Teg
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.
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.
Dip deep enough into the folk history of any European country and you will find stories about another folk who share our natural world.