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Greetings.

At this dark time, let's cast our spells to keep the green thread of life vibrant for everyone's sake. In fact, keep weaving with every bright thread and magical life will prevail.

Dance with the elves!

Blessed Be.

Summer Solstice 2019

“Remember,” said my faerie teacher, “that wy back in the far past, the Island of Britain was thickly wooded? In Faerie,those forests still exist. The land holds that memory and up from the land comes a green mist, the exhalation of all those trees, and their leaf light. A green mist is all around you. It is from Faerie and holds the magic of those trees and of the enchantments created by the Fae to increase magic.

“Breathe in the green mist and the leaf light until you are filled with them through and through and are no longer aware of you as a part of the everyday World. Now you are at one with the power of Faerie. Feel it renewing your strength, healing you.

“When you are ready, begin to breathe the green mist and the leaf light back into your own living World. Turn on the spot so you may breathe it out in every direction. (Do this easily, gently; it isn’t hard.) See it in your mind’s eye, spreading out across all the land, healing the human relationship with the countryside, the many types of creature, the rivers, the trees. A green mist renewing harmony.”

((from “THE WAY INTO FAERIE” by Rae Beth, published by Robert Hale an imprint of the Crowood Press)


Winter Solstice 2018

Winter Solstice approaches - the time of the longest night, the very darkest time.

But the wheel turns. The light returns.

Now, when we live in such uncertain, threatening times - environmentally and politically -it can be good to remember this. And to wish the Earth and all Her creatures well, for this is the simplest kind of healing spell, whatever else we do.

Now, we are in the hands of the Great Mother of fate but also, we are (each one of us) Her agents within these challenging times.

BRIGHT, HOPEFUL AND BLESSED BE


February 2018

Published by Hale - an inprint of The Crowood Press

Published in paperback, February 2018 - hurray!

Please note. Although it has a new cover, the text is identical to the hardback.

Buy the paperback for £9.99 (from February 2018).

Rae Beth, best selling author of Hedge Witch, here blends the ancient traditions of hedge witchcraft with our modern concerns for the natural world. Working in liminal places and with wild spirits, she shows how we can both help to heal the human relationship with the natural world and cast spells of increase for threatened species. The Green Hedge Witch is based on the knowledge that we are part of nature, not apart from Her and that this gives us our power and potential as well as our responsibilities. And therefore, by the rise of rites, spirit journeys and elven help, we can work heartfelt healing magic. This is a book for the budding spellcaster as well as the experienced hedge witch.

Rae Beth is a hedge witch and fay with many lifetimes of magical experience behind her. She writes books and poems, and gives talks on magical subjects. Her aim is to assist people to meet with the land spirits and with those from Faerie. Her bestselling works include Hedge Witch, The Hedge Witch’s Way and Spellcraft For Hedge Witches.

 


Yule 2017

I asked the faerie woman who teaches me whether she had anything to say for the Yule season. She gave me this:

At Yule, there is a turning
from dark to light.
We who are fate weavers
by vision and deed,
we who can chant the spell
by which all begins
to be newly well,
we know the darkest night,
brings the true renewal
by which life is freed.

In the Faerie Queen's cauldron
deep in the Hill
is the fire that brings life
to the Halls of the Dead.
By this, we dance and enchant
that justice and harmony,
peace and beauty and joy
shall return even to the living world
and for all creatures.

And so may it be.
This is done. It is said.



 

February 6th 2017

Published by Hale - an inprint of The Crowood Press

The spirituality of a fey person may be quite anarchic and entirely private, having no basis in any organised religion. So it can be a secret spirituality that informs the fey type and this may be largely experiential. It has often been perceived as a threat by people who like ideas to be tied down and under control, and by the organisations that such people have created. Meanwhile, in much of today's world, fey people have been thoroughly marginalized.

In this book, Rae Beth suggests ways in which we might understand Otherworldy realities without abandoning common sense. Drawing upon her knowledge of traditional faerie lore, she shows how fae perceptions and psychic skills can serve and enhance life.

Rae Beth in conversation with Gwen Fox about her new book The Way into Faerie

Publication date February 6th 2017

 

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FAMILIAR SPIRIT

I help you to be still yet to cast your spells
To have power of blood and hair,
Your own to do your work with.
Between us, there is love and need.
My spirit is composed of the language of mist in the woodland.
It is the foresight of rivers.
But I can speak as an animal
or bird or fish.
I change my shape, to meet in secret
Without you, I have no host in houses of the mortal.
Without me, you've no power to bring healing to the ill.
Your being beyond words has obtained my conversation.
I am of Earth's unearthliness.

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