Heather Carter on YouTube put together a series of prompts titled #31DaysofWitchcraft that she’s been working her way through since the beginning of May. I really like this idea, but I can’t handle the responsibility of any more daily posts, so I thought that for the next few weeks, I would do one (or a few at a time) for the end of week “My Pagan Perspective” posts and work through them a bit at a time.
Today’s prompt was chosen through the inspiration of a question posted by someone on one of my discord servers.
14. Do you believe in fantasy creatures such as dragons, fairies, unicorns etc?
So… clearly from my response above, I absolutely do believe in the Fae. In fact, I’ve written about this in the past on this blog.
I love the Fae, and have a special connection with those that I term the “shrubbery rustlers”. These are the Fae of the forest and the trees, the moss and the bushes, the leaves and the flowers. I have spent my entire life trafficking with these Fae, frolicking with them, playing their games, and welcoming them into my life. They are my friends… they are my family. I feel a deep kinship with them.
Unlike those people that say they have interacted with “higher Fae”, these Fae do not speak to me in words. Giggles and laughter? Absolutely. But not words. Instead, my communication with them is through energy, not words. I have actually never met one of these “higher Fae”… or, at least not that I’m aware of. Actually, there was this one man I met once that I’m relatively sure was one of them… but I didn’t ask and he didn’t offer. Something about his energy.
In any case, I was told once a long time ago by a woman that I was claimed by the “shrubbery rustlers” and that claim keeps the others away. Perhaps that’s so, perhaps not… but I’m happy with those that I visit, and that visit with me. My life and my home are open to them, and I go into the forests to visit with them often as well.
Dragons, Unicorns… Chupacabra, etc.
I would say that I am open to the possibility. Both the possibility of them existing in the present… or having existed at one time and gone extinct. There’s just so much of the world that is still unexplored. How can we possibly reject the possibility of different creatures that very well could have existed, or could still exist hidden away in those unexplored places.
Ghosts and The Tulpa
I absolutely believe in ghosts. I believe in reincarnation, and I believe that when we die some people move through a process of reincarnation, and others linger either for a short while… or longer. Especially if they have a purpose for lingering. I also believe that some of these souls can end up “stuck”.
By the same turn, I also believe in the Tulpa. These are entities that are manifested through the belief of man. Invisible friends that become autonomous, certain spirits, demons, etc. Even some cryptids such as the Rake and the Stickman. I think that, with enough energy and intention poured into something, especially from multiple sources, that it is absolutely possible to essentially “birth” an entity through belief.