Nature surrounds us, yet we often do not give more than a passing glance in acknowledgement of the beauty and life that is abundant within. Those who live in urban settings find it even more challenging to connect with the vibrancy of nature; being largely drawn into the world of concrete and skyscraper.
Nonetheless, what is unseen within this realm are those Spirits that inhabit the greater Earth that co-exists with the manifest physical realm we inhabit. If we still ourselves and open tot eh reality that we truly “are not alone” we enable a deeper connection to be forged as we explore the inhabitants of these worlds.
” (If) Angels stem from the will of God, to execute divine will in all worlds, and human beings come from the mind of God, with free will and creative capacity, than those from the faery realm are rooted in the heart of the creator and help us to tune into the love of the heart…They are associated with both the blue ray of Love and the green ray of Nature.” excerpted: Ascension Magick by Christopher Penczak
If you think for a while on the quote above, perhaps an enhanced understanding of the Faery can be arrived at other than that of traditional lore and myth. In Tradtional thought the Fae/Faery or Sidhe are Otherworld beings that form a blending of the Old Ones or the ancestors, Deities specific to the varied clans and tribes and Devic forces (nature and its impact on the evolutionary lineage of these beings).
The interaction between the Fae and humankind has been a longstanding and at times challenging one, as our worlds are so closely related and to some degree dependent upon one another. The current impact of human kind upon our environment and at times blatant disregard for the natural world is a point of dissonance that echoes thunderously through the Faery realms.
The survival of both of these worlds is at the crossroads unless we, as stewards of the physical and manifest form of nature, strengthen are connection to and take heed of the lessons of the Fae.
I have listed below several excellent articles and sites that offer a far more comprehensive understanding of the Faery Realm, its tribes and the greater truths that are held in communing with these great beings.
The Realm of the Fae by Helena Domenic
Helena Domenic is currently and Elder of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and serves as High Priestess of Chalice of the Living Stars. Helena is a Professor of Art at Cheyney Univ. of Pennsylvania, where she teaches Art History, African Art, and an assortment of drawing and painting classes. Helena has also taught at Sacred Space, Ecumenicon, Etheracon, Morgan’s Cauldron, Akashacon, Rutgers University, The University of the Arts, and a variety of other venues.
Articles by R.J.Stewart:
From 1988 to the present day R J Stewart has taught workshops and classes in the UK and USA. These include work with Celtic and classical mythological traditions, the Faery and Underworld traditions, music and consciousness, and a unique original ongoing program of transforming awareness and spiritual vision, called Inner Temple Traditions.
The word Deva comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “a being of brilliant light” and is used to indicate a non-physical being. The natural world is a vast network interconnected, informed and alive and pulsing with energy, form and force. If we liken it to the brain, the systems of root, trunk and leaf all form the neural pathways through which life is sustained in the working organs of the physical; body. IF there is disruption in those pathways, dis-ease, dis-orientation and failure to thrive soon set in.
The beings of the Devic realm work to ensure that the species and form to which they are attached sends the appropriate messages of Life to the greater network of the living world. In this way, the spirits (or refined light bearing essence) of the plant world act collectively as the group mind of all of nature. As the holders of the group mind they also hold the structure and architecture of nature within their being.
Their task is that of creation and expansion, thus the proliferation of plant life and form and the continued regeneration of their species. Working with the Deva of a particular plant form creates a deeper connection to the specific type of energy and memory (or collective consciousness) held within that particular plant.
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Nature Spirits: Devas
“Devas are usually associated with features of the landscape such as mountains, plains or clearly defined regions. They can be found presiding over areas of woodland or large cultivated areas such as botanical gardens or parkland areas. They direct the activities of all natural processes within their sphere of influence, emitting the appropriate formative impulses for the harmonious functioning of the natural formations and plants in their care.
A Deva has a highly evolved consciousness, being able to encompass all the processes of the planes they work with as well as the activities of the smaller nature spirits who work within their influence. They are highly aware of the activities of animals and people around them and respond with a brightening and quickening of energy to anyone admiring or enjoying the area they oversee. They recognize and acknowledge with a flare of energy the birds, animals or people who live in their area or visit regularly. On occasion they communicate mind-to-mind with human beings. The consciousness of a Deva is unwaveringly bright, encompassing and joyful. They are quite impersonal, having no judgment or opinion of what goes on around them.”
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The Magic of Findhorn by Paul Hawken
Within each of the forces of Nature- Earth, Air, Fire and Water there exist those beings who are the pure essence of their respective domains.