A Faerie Haven: Living in Myth, Being Magic

For some people, magic isn't something they do, it is what they are. This blog focuses less on theory and more on lyrical mysticism, applied spellcrafting, experiential awareness of Divinity, and related topics. A haven for you who long to become your myth and live your poem. Faerie tales do come true.

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Francesca De Grandis

Francesca De Grandis

Francesca De Grandis aka Outlaw Bunny is the bestselling author of "Be a Goddess!" Founder of The Third Road, a Faerie Shamanism tradition that she teaches through both text and oral tradition, De Grandis says, "I'm a trickster working for benevolent chaos Gods, so I don't play mean tricks." Bard, painter, mystical innovator, and busy elf who works part-time for Santa Claus, she blogs here and on her own sites, www.stardrenched.com and www.outlawbunny.com

 There are many ways to approach magic—when I look with my Faerie sight, I see that the very fiber of our universe is possibilities and power. 

One style of spell-casting is to choose a certain possibility or flow—for example, abundance or love—then leave oneself open to it. This is often how I do my magic. I believe it's a very sophisticated, advanced working.
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  • Amoret BriarRose
    Amoret BriarRose says #
    Wow, that's close! Hello hello!
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Hello hello!
  • Amoret BriarRose
    Amoret BriarRose says #
    All of this post: YES, YES, YES.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    I am so glad you relate. I really appreciate you letting me know. I see from your bio that you live 1 & 3/4 hours from me. Hi!

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My wyrd New Year's resolution: Ecstasy and ease.  

Sometimes, it is vital to do things the easy way. I work hard on my spirituality. That's important. But we can get stuck in the idea that growth has to be all work, no play. The resulting experience sucks—I do not want to feel like God's drone!—and does not always make for the most inner growth or power. So I constantly create fun modalities for inner change, for my students and myself.
 
Life and growth will not always be easy. When I'm counseling a trauma survivor, we may be in painful tears together. That is a good thing. Hard work, balanced by fun and ease, has been my ongoing approach.
 
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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    I love your fantasy portrait, Francesca. A Happy and Easy New Year to all of us.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Ted, thank you! Yes, blessings on all our new year. Best to Ravyn-Morgayne.

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Faerie Tea Party with Star Tea

A Story for the Whole Family

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  • Jeanine Byers
    Jeanine Byers says #
    Wonderful post! I've made moon tea before. Maybe now I'll try star tea! I'm glad to get to read your posts here, too. ~Jeanine
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Jeanine, I am so glad u like it, bc u r the first person to give me feedback, whew (I only just finished the story and art), so th

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I posted a piece about Olivia on my own site in April. Anne NN invited me to repost it here, which I think will help me with my grief.

I am stunned. Not in the sense of not expecting it, but in the sense of the shock of grief. I loved Olivia and respected her more than I can explain right this minute, bc I am too overwhelmed at this loss to find the right words.

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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Francesca - I am so sorry for your loss, and I understand. We know intellectually that our teachers and gurus - like our mothers a
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Ted, thank u for yr comforting and beautiful words of consolation, they mean a lot to me. And to not cause confusion, Olivia and L
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Just wrote the following on the FOI FB page, and feel moved to add it here: Olivia and Lawrence touched me deeply, in ways no one
  • Kalyca Schultz
    Kalyca Schultz says #
    Beautifully and perfectly put. I have been feeling compelled to write my own tribute to Lady Olivia, even though I only met her on
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Thank you, honey. Your mention of Olivia's drawing is striking bc of what happened yesterday. When I originally posted the above p

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Worship. It's become a "bad" word. Years of oppression have turned the sweetness of worship into bitter chains. Centuries of censure replaced the ecstasy of divine embrace with a dogma of sadness. But I worship you, who reads this now.
 
I worship the trees. I worship snow as it falls on my face. I lift my face to the sky to worship it.
 
And I will not relinquish the joy of lifting my face and heart to worship my Gods. 
 
I rededicate the word "worship." I free it for anyone who should want it. No one gets to exclusively own it. I free it to be whatever each individual wants it to be. I free it for anyone who wants to give and receive the love and power that can occur in worship.
 
So mote it be.
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  • Jeanine Byers
    Jeanine Byers says #
    I totally agree, Francesca!
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Thank you! Yay!!!!!!
  • Harrison K. Hall
    Harrison K. Hall says #
    Well said.
  • Harrison K. Hall
    Harrison K. Hall says #
    Well said.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Harrison, thank you!

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In the 80s, I had a roommate who was learning Buddhist meditation. His weekly class happened to be a night on which I always attended a lengthy Faerie ritual.

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  • Kalyca Schultz
    Kalyca Schultz says #
    I love this.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Kalyca, thank you so much.
  • thomas byrnes
    thomas byrnes says #
    De nada .
  • thomas byrnes
    thomas byrnes says #
    Life is a very weird trip , isn't it , Bunnykins ?
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    So true! Thanks for reading, my dear fox.

I Carry Fey Magic Within, Fey Magic is Within All that Surrounds Me

b2ap3_thumbnail_WherFeyLivBluSmall.jpg Wholeness within and all around me.
Beauty within and all around me.
Joy within and all around me.
The Fey touch all I do.

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  • Agata Nowicka
    Agata Nowicka says #
    Beautiful and so true. Love the bit about "no other" and struggle gone. Looking forward to more of your posts, Francesca! x
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Agata, Tu muchly for reading, commenting, and kind words!!!
  • Molly
    Molly says #
    Yes, I am like you1 My drafts folder on my regular blog contained over 100 posts, waiting to be polished off. My folder of record
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Molly, yes! Thank you for sharing. Oh, plus piles of handwritten poems and essays not transcribed. I am only now, ten years or
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Olivia Robertson, of The Fellowship of Isis? How cool is that! Did you meet her personally?

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