faeries on fridays #21

Everything on earth is being continuously transformed because the earth is alive…and it has a soul.We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us. From The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

So if you ever decide to go to faery doctor training, well it's an interesting experience. And I am sure that all teachers teach differently and that even my teacher would not be doing most things the same. In fact I know it would be totally different.

See I was kind of in an experimental group. My teacher had never taught this particular immersion before. He has a very cool 2 or 3 year long Celtic Studies shamanic immersions but he was feeling really pulled to just sink in and unwind the Sidhe (SHeee) or faery. So he gathered this rather large group of people with some shamanic training at a retreat center outside Portland Oregon and winged it. Literally. We did shamanic journeys and we brought back information and experiences and he recorded it and from that, well I am not sure where all that compiled information will lead.

It wasn't until much later that I realized how cool and profound and strangely bizarre it was that I had this experience in my life.

Let me tell you a bit about faery doctoring.

In Celtic countries, Ireland, Scotland, Wales there are rampant beliefs that faeries live amongst us. Sometimes those faeries are awesome and help us to live amazing lives, grow abundant gardens, have cows that always produce milk and chickens that lay gold. Sometimes those faeries are pesky and cause us to trip and fall, to loss things, to steal our babies, and cause our luck to evaporate and quickly as it came.

The job of the faery doctor (like any shamanic practitioner) was to act as the mediator between human and faery. While everyone (or most everyone) believed in faeries most people did not interact with them on a daily basis. That was the job of the fairy doctor. No medical training required although usually they were handy at bits and pieces of that as well.

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