The eyes of the king are upon Ye!
All Fae Dae
(September 24th, "to be celebrated the Sunday before,
which is September 21st this year)
"Isn't it about time for the magical to have an "over the top" holiday, one of good intent? We, the Indigo, Shaman, Fae, Pagan, Spiritually inspired artist, need A Calendar Hallmark Moment each and every year, one worthy of handmade greeting cards and not the cheesy store bought kind, for our special people. This holiday must never go commercial.
We must aspire to do for others on this day, through the works of our own hands, words of love, wisdom and encouragement, moments of great affection (Just ask before you grab.)."
These are some of the suggestions of The Faery King in addition to these.
(And yes, the 24th of September is his birthday.)
It is also the time of Harvest, of Mabon. Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Autumnal Equinox. Call it what you like but make this a great day, one of amnesty for transgressions through the atonement of making people feel better about themselves, creating together. Just create it, call it and make it happen.)
Let the festivities begin around noon and continue through the night. (Until it's called.)
(You might want to plan to go to work late on Monday, if at all. Sunday is everyone's day, by the way. That is why it is to be celebrated on Sunday.)
Healing through art.
Little prayer boats of flowers, candles, lanterns and floating sage and incense for water.
Glow sticks, works of art and little lights floating too.
(Lakes, swimming pool, bath tubs are big cauldrons, no?
An elemental altar.
Sand castles and paintings.
An altar of cream, sweet cakes and sparkles for the Fae.
Chalk mandala in peet moss.
Altars of good intent constructed by guests.
Planned and spontaneous performance.
Drum, dance and other instruments.
An alchemic feast, where food is prepared by the community together, with a drum or three.
Build with blocks together.
Make an instrument.
Play cards, it is Sunday for Goddess sake.
Mead and Ale for those who do and nectar for those who don't drink.
Toast Queen Mab.
Toast the Goddess,
The ancestors and the elders, as well.
Public expressions of gratitude to others,
Mad hugging of people and trees,
(Say Hi to Thor if it's an Oak)
As a tribute to Pan, take bits of food and chalices of beverage; feed and beverage your friends from your own hand. Do not let them lift a finger for awhile, until they are satisfied
Keep a never ending story book, where each guest contributes one word to the book that tells our story, a chain of wish beads, contributed one by one for your community.
Shakers and rattles to go with the beats.
Touching the elements with song and poems,
Draw, paint, sew, create, design.
Touch the Divine!
All magical instruments, (HANG it, if you got it!)
Plenty of sage and incense.
Masks and finery.
(sky clad and body paint where you can)
A bardic effort.
Incantation and chant.
The host must bless the crowd at midnight.
A huge OM at dusk. "Good bye the Sun, thank you for making our day."
Keep your dreams and imagination on this, adding or subtracting to the list.
Make it your day!
The inspiration for the Faery King's proclamation of this holiday comes from many places, but the better part of it came from Sacred Soulfire, an amazing magical experience, July 4th weekend 2008, through the efforts of Shaman mz imani and the magick that she brings to the world, as she helps others to co-create, build community, as we help ourselves and others bring peace to the world in our lifetime. Sacred Soulfire is the place of great change!
This year the Phaerex is in a state of celebration for 48 years of a very magical life of ups, downs and lessons, sometimes given at the hands of The Fae, a life in which he envies noone, living or dead. It is gonna be a big party, hopefully in many places.
The house will be a rockin, as the wizardly are working it and talking!
The Gossamer Court
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