Help, Hope, Power, Miracle, Solutions—A New Event

Help, Hope, Power, Miracle, Solutions—A New Event

This Three-Month Ritual Begins April 24, 2023

Enroll by April 19.

The event is simple:
I constantly cast magical spells for you.

You don’t have to attend a meeting, meditate, or do anything else. I do the work for you.

For three months, five days a week, I perform a ceremony for you.

The event is pure power:
I do constant spells for you.

The spells automatically turn into whatever spells will help you the most. They could become spells for money, health, love (that includes self-love), fertility, personal transformation, joy, safety, peace, and/or anything else.

In other words, the rituals transform as a matter of course to manifest everything you most desire. Magic for a lot of different benefits occurs. This multifaceted approach doesn’t dilute magic. It strengthens magic because of the particular way I’ll cast the spells. This energy can cause a miracle.

The spells also draw ongoing good luck to you.

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I offer support for newbies and advanced practitioners even when they don’t need lessons from me or have no time for them. This new Shamanic event is not a class so doesn’t demand study or other work. I simply have your back: I provide ongoing support by generating miracle-making magic for you. I will be a constant ally silently in the background of your life.

This event helps folks even if they lack focus, energy, time, or direction. People shouldn’t have to wait until something shifts—in or around them—before they can receive help. They should be helped exactly as they are. My new event is the easiest way to have more help and power in your life.

Whether you can’t figure out the direction you want to take, feel stuck in an endless cycle of devastation, are a hot mess, enjoy enormous success in every part of your life, or are experiencing whatever else, this event is for you. You be whoever you are and still experience significant improvements in and around you.

Five days a week for three months is a lot of magic done on your behalf.

More about the spells I’ll do:

You can also call them blessing ceremonies, direct spiritual transmissions, or spiritual transmissions. If I’ve done a spiritual transmission for you, you know how beneficial one is.

These ceremonies don’t focus on only one benefit but bless you as a whole being.

They also bless your whole life, adding luck to your day.

I was trained from birth to perform effective blessing ceremonies.

Most people feel immediate and substantial results. They increase over the three months, continue to build afterwards, and are long-lasting.

Enrollment ends April 19. Enroll now by clicking the subscribe button below.

The rituals in this event are congruent with the ancient Faery Faith and its loving Faerie secrets.

For one thing, you don’t have to figure out what you want my spells to accomplish for you. I don’t need to know, either. The Fairy Gods know and will lovingly, generously shape the rites I perform.

When I do spells for you, the Great Mother Goddess is the wind at my back. And my kindly, protective Father God stands by Her side, adding His power, upholding me and the rites.

These Old Fey Gods believe material happiness is holy. The Magna Mater, Great Mother Goddess, is known worldwide in various traditions as the Fairy Queen. Always, the Fairy King stands by Her, loving Her and us. They hold you sacred and want you to enjoy life immensely. They will bless my work for you.

Check out these reviews:

Your (spells) saved me! The angiogram showed my heart had not gotten worse. And there is peace back in my house, and your help also kept me in a positive mindset. You’ve done so much for me!—Linda

I won a major writing award recently, and your shimmering energy helped immensely, I am sure. Thank you for your magical work.—Grateful Poet

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The following information isn’t needed to decide whether to enroll. I simply want to share some thoughts, if you have the time and inclination.

Unlike the typical absent father, my Beloved Father God is reliable and steady. Unlike the oppressive patriarchal deity who selfishly must be the center of attention and control everyone, my Beloved Father God sometimes remains quietly in the background, supporting you.

When more noticeable, He can be loud and striking in his ferocity, a flame blazing across the sky. When he steps back instead of remaining in the foreground, He doesn’t become namby-pamby. His ferocity manifests in His quiet support. I am fierce in my support of you.

My Father is a role model for how I want to be—in the background, passionately supporting you during the upcoming event.

He’s so invisible sometimes that, when channeling artwork for this post, the art overall was more overtly about Her. That doesn’t mean He is absent.

About painting Her:

Children are wise. I strive toward a child’s wisdom.

Children wisely carry hope in their hearts. When time and trouble diminish my hope, magic renews it.

Trusting the goodness of wild, untamed magic is childlike wisdom.

Children wisely believe in miracles.

When we have hope, accept help, accept power, and trust in miracle, solutions come to us.

This event’s title evokes childlike wisdom: Help, Hope, Power, Miracle, Solutions.

If I am to do effective rituals to help you with hope, power, miracle, and solutions, I must do what I can to maintain my hope, power, miracles, and solutions.

In that spirit, I used painting as a meditation and made the above fairy. A friend said it looks like a cake doll. That’s perfect because the painting is like the fairytale-like girly figures I’d draw as a little girl. They sprang from my belief in magic and miracles. May I remain childlike all my years. So mote it be!

Francesca De Grandis is the bestselling author of Be a Goddess! Her work couples Goddess mysticism with practical magic and a down-to-earth philosophy. Raised in a traditional family tradition that has Celtic Shamanism and Strega practices in its heritage, she practices an ancient European Witchcraft that is a form of Fairy Shamanism.

Magic is not a substitute for psychiatric counseling, medical care, or other treatment. Participants are responsible for the consequences of their participation. This Shamanic ceremony is effective but may not work for everyone.

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Lenormand Giveaway for My Newsletter Subscribers

Updated May 18, 2023.

Here is information about the Lenormand deck I’m raffling off in today’s fairy witch newsletter.

If you’re not a subscriber, click here so you can participate in the next giveaway.

The deck comes in a beautiful tin. Here is its back and some of its fabulous cards, though my blurred photos don’t do the deck justice:

I think these are Melissa Hillman Postmark Lenormand Divination Cards. Note the postmark on the tin’s graphic. Plus the instructional sheet mentions Melissa, plus research I did online. Melissa’s Postmark decks may have sold out, so I’m happy to send this to one of my beautiful subscribers.

The deck includes a happy squirrel card. (If you don’t know what a happy squirrel Lenormand card is, that information is easily found online.) Also, as is typical, there are two different man cards and two different woman cards. The doubling is part of the Lenormand divination system.

A fun addition: there are two #18 cards: one is a cat, and one is a dog.

Enclosed is a one-page sheet about how to use a Lenormand deck.

The cards are in beautiful condition. They were gifted to me by someone I suspect never used them. Neither did I because I have so many decks. So I’m regifting them.

If you are a subscriber and want this deck, you know what to do: the instructions to enter the raffle are in the newsletter. Yay!

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Energy Clearing of Your Home, Office, or Other Space

Energy Clearing
of Your Home, Office, or Other Space

Do you think you might need to clean the energy in your home or other environment?

I will do it for you, long-distance, whether the space is in San Francisco, New York City, or elsewhere.

My spiritual cleansing methods occur on another plane. So my geographical location doesn’t matter.

I clean the energy of a house, apartment, condo, office, theatre, construction site, or other environment.

Table of Contents

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What Is an Energy Clearing of a Home, Office, or Other Place?
What Are Other Words for a Spiritual Cleansing of a Space?
What Is a Real Exorcism?
Can Bad Energy in a Place Cause Problems There?
Why Do Some Spirits Cause Problems?
How Do You Do an Energy Clearing?
Diversity, Shamanic Culture, Marginalized Groups, and Energy Clearing
Energy Clearing Services

What Is an Energy Clearing
of a Home, Office, or Other Place?

An energy clearing, also known as a spiritual cleaning, dispels problematic energy in an environment.

There are various forms of unpleasant energy and different degrees of seriousness. Here are four examples.

* the energy residue of heated arguments that occurred in that space

* an unhappy spirit—someone who died and needs to resolve a problem before passing on fully into the afterlife

* a malevolent spirit who hates living people and wants to hurt them

* a build-up from everyday life. In other words, physical dirt builds up every day. So we regularly vacuum, wash dishes, scrub out the bathtub, etc. In the same vein, energy clearing on a regular basis removes daily life’s unpleasant energy residue.

Any type of harmful energy can last long after its initial cause. In other words, you might move into a building in which negative energies that started 50 years ago still remain.

What Are Other Words
for a Spiritual Cleansing of a Space?

There are different terms for this work:
Feng Shui
Clean the energy
Clear the energy
Energy clearing
Spiritual cleansing
Energy cleaning
Energy cleansing
Spiritual housecleaning
Spiritual cleaning

Often, I use these terms interchangeably. In important ways, doing so is historically accurate.

I often avoid using the word exorcism because many people misunderstand it due to gross misrepresentation of it.

What Is a Real Exorcism?

Christianity and society at large have misrepresented exorcisms. Thus, an exorcism is now associated with shame, self-degradation, and a terrible situation that cannot be overcome.

Christian so-called exorcism is also used to excuse abuse. Under the guise of expelling demons, a Christian practitioner might torment someone who refused to bow down to an oppressor, has psychiatric problems, or suffers from puzzling medical symptoms.

The movie The Exorcist validated the abuse by adding misrepresentations of exorcisms.

Some alleged exorcism techniques are dangerous, both physically and psychically, and have caused death.

Exorcisms practiced by most Christian groups are often ineffective. Below, you’ll read why my approach is an effective alternative. But for now:

A great deal of the time a problematic spiritual entity is not even evil. It’s a spirit having a hard time. Not all troublesome spirits are demons. Once given help, the spirit might become benign and either help whoever it had been bothering, move on into the afterlife, or otherwise depart. The word exorcism is an accurate description of compassionate rituals that might help this spirit.

Exorcise simply means to free a person or space from spirit(s) and energies that are causing problems. Exorcisms are no different from clearing the energy.

Can Bad Energy in a Place Cause Problems There?

Yes, bad energy in a place can cause problems. They can range from mild to terrible. Let’s look at a few of the more serious ones.

* Feelings of apathy, powerlessness, or uselessness can overcome some or all the occupants. These feelings can, of course, stem from other causes. When that occurs, negative energy in the environment might increase the unpleasant feelings and make it feel like there’s no way to shake them.

* Emotional states might bounce around, for example going from dispiritedness to rage. Again, this could stem from something other than negative energy in the environment. But negative energy could exacerbate and prolong the problem.

* Extreme fatigue often stems from medical problems, but it can also stem from psychic problems in the environment.

Those examples represent only a few of the problems that spiritually cleansing a space can clear up or radically diminish.

Why Do Some Spirits Cause Problems?

There are benign spirits who have died but linger in the human realm until someone helps them address a tragedy they suffered when still living. Resolution might require my taking care of something on the material plane or helping a spirit emotionally resolve a trauma.

Here’s an example. Many years ago, a contractor hired me to cleanse a construction site. One of the troublesome spirits there was not malevolent. She was a child who had died in tragic circumstances and needed to resolve a few things. I helped the wee spirit find peace and move on. She no longer troubled the workers at the construction site.

Then there are cruel spirits who delight in causing harm. They try to make people and animals miserable.

Most spirits are neither fully evil nor fully benign. Like humans, they are somewhere in between. I deal with them as such.

Not all spirits are humans or demons. All sorts of beings populate the otherworldly realm.

Troublesome spirits, malevolent or benign, can cause great distress or other serious harm.

How Do You Do an Energy Clearing?

There are many methods. Not everyone uses the same ones.

I have an extensive tool kit with which to clean the energy of someone’s space. This allows me to choose methods that best suit the specific energies that are present. It also lets me combine a large number of methods, when needed.

Raised in a Shamanic family tradition of Italian and Celtic Witchcraft, I was trained from birth to serve community as a shaman. The family’s Witchcraft is an ancient Faerie Shamanism. A lot of my approach to energy clearing is based in my family’s Witchcraft. Rigorous studies in other traditions also inform my work. I started performing psychic cleansings decades ago. Years of experience taught me a lot.

My exorcisms are based in well-honed abilities and thoroughly-studied techniques instead of ignorant superstitions like those of the Catholic Church. While Catholic exorcisms may occasionally work, by and large they are harmful or worthless.

Five examples of my tools for spiritually cleaning a space:

1) I apply the Italian counterpart to Feng Shui. I’m not referring to Western society’s usual understanding of Feng Shui, which is the positioning of material objects in a space to influence energy flows. Underpinning that practice is an awareness of nature’s harmonious patterns and how to work with those energy flows. In that vein, I use patterns of natural otherworldly energies to harmonize a space’s energies.

2) I perform spiritual cleansing rituals with Faerie Gods who guide and bless the rituals with Their immense power. So, for example, when I banish a nasty spirit, my Gods protect me and strengthen the banishing.

3) I use my otherworldly sensibilities to perceive the exact nature of an energetic problem as opposed to making bigoted or otherwise biased assumptions. I am not implying that I never make an error in judgment. Psychic awareness is a human mode of perception, which means it will never be perfect. But I’m dang good at it. This tool is an example of why it is important that my work is grounded in skill and years of training and study. They honed my psychic abilities.

This sigil heals and strengthens body and spirit, and brings overall luck. I channeled the sigil and placed it here to bless my exorcism ceremonies.4) I maintain a trance for the entirety of the cleansing, constantly perceiving the energy so that I know what needs to be addressed each step of the way.

The ongoing trance is especially important for major psychic disturbances. This is because constantly changing one’s methodologies may be needed to fully address the problem. Think of a martial artist. They don’t just punch, punch, punch. They punch, block, kick, spin, punch, duck, jump, kick. In other words, they keep responding to the situation. Being in trance throughout the cleansing, I can psychically perceive, step-by-step, what is needed for an effective, thorough spiritual cleaning.

5) The techniques and down-to-earth philosophy of my family’s witchcraft keep my feet on the ground. This allows me to weave my mystical state with common sense. For example, my trance does not make me overlook practical considerations like safety. Instead, I have the ability to maintain a right-brain left-brain balance, so that I’m in a deep trance, while remaining logical.

Diversity, Shamanic Culture, Marginalized Groups, and Energy Clearing

I perform cleansing work with an eye to diversity and inclusion.

Different shamanic cultures might have wonderfully different approaches to cleaning the energy of a space. Some of the approaches are tailored to the specific problems more likely to occur in that culture. Yet all the approaches do the same work.

Are you wondering whether my approach will suit you because of the culture in which you were raised or because you’re part of a marginalized group? I suggest you use your intuition to decide. Over the decades, I’ve had a diverse, satisfied clientele.

Energy Clearing Services

Which of the following three choices meets your needs?

Clearing #1:
Spiritual Housekeeping Is Needed
Even though the Energy Could Be Worse

The energy around you doesn’t have to be the worst in the world to cause big problems. You can feel really dragged down. Life may seem grey and worthless. Success may be blocked. Other problems can occur. I’ll take care of it for you. The energy of your space will feel clean, bright, and renewed.

Spiritual housekeeping, even at this level, often requires professional attention. Though no seriously problematic energy might be obvious, there is usually at least one major energetic problem that requires a skilled practitioner putting in a goodly amount of time.

Or, perhaps you’re too busy to spiritually cleanse your home even if you have the skills, or don’t want to learn how. Maybe you’ve moved into a new place and are too busy setting up to clean the energy. I will make it fresh and new and ready for you. A new start!

Or you’re preparing to sell your condominium and want to reduce any negativity in it. Potential buyers who are not psychically aware might sense negative energy subconsciously. If so, they could walk away.

Or you bought a used car. You’d like it to feel spiritually clean and yours instead of being a leftover from someone with their energy still in it.

Spiritual housecleaning has become more important than ever. During times when many individuals are experiencing bigger challenges than usual, the daily residue of psychic “dirt” builds up more than usual.

Being stuck at home in recent years means more time there and therefore more buildup of the daily psychic debris. It’s time for a psychic cleaning.

You deserve your home and other spaces to be at their best. So I will clean the energy.

Here’s our process:

* Pay securely with PayPal: Use the payment button below for a one-time payment of $500.

* If you don’t receive an email confirming your payment within a few days, check your spam filter and spam mailbox. If the email is not there, please call me at the phone number below the payment button. Also feel free to phone me if you want more information. No refunds.

* Do not give me information about the space you want renewed. It would waste your time and mine. When I confirm receipt of payment, I also ask for the information I need to do a good job for you.

* Do not pay yet if the space is especially large, for example the building is on a lot larger than an acre. Instead, contact me for cost.

Please enter your phone number

Clearing #2:
Monthly Spiritual Cleanings
to Maintain Nice Energy

If you’d like spiritual housecleaning once a month for three months to maintain a nice clean energy, here’s our process:

* Choose a three-month subscription. Your price after the initial cleansing is reduced from $500 to $200 for both the second and third month. That totals $600 less for energy upkeep by a professional.

* Read the above steps that I outlined for a single cleaning session, except for the first step, which is to use the button that pays for a single cleaning. All the other steps apply to the three-month maintenance.

* Click the subscription button below for three monthly payments of $300:

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Clearing #3:
The Most Serious Energetic Disturbances
Need to Be Addressed

I remove the most serious energetic disturbances in an apartment, farmhouse, car, or other environment.

There are many types of substantially negative energy. Here are a few examples.

Please note that the following examples can occur in varying degrees. Only more extreme degrees would require Clearing Service #3.

* Constant animosity between occupants of a space can be caused by negative energy that is attached to the property. Perhaps a malicious spirit is twisting energy to make the space’s occupants angry, hostile, and combative. And they don’t realize that their constant fury and endless arguments are not caused by themselves, or at least not entirely.

* A crisis can leave a residue of terrible energy.

* A spirit who is in emotional pain might be horribly disruptive because it is desperate for someone to notice them and heal them. The spirit might be benign but can still cause big problems out of desperation or ignorance.

Fixing major psychic disturbances can require someone who is highly trained.

Another aspect of inclusivity: If you are a person who has experienced trauma, you deserve compassion and patience. You can expect kindness from me throughout our process.

If you think a severe psychic problem is in your home or other space, here’s our process:

* Email me at the address below. All you need to do is put one word in the email—the word exorcism. Nothing else is required. I need that word to know why you’re contacting me.

* Do not include information about your problem. I need information about the problem in its proper context, which will come later. If you tell me about the problem in this initial email, I will not accept you as a client. I won’t deal with anyone who mucks around when it comes to a seriously negative energy.

* After your email, I email you a complete outline of how we can proceed, including costs and a link to pay for an initial evaluation. More about that evaluation in a moment. The outline will show the thorough job I do to provide you with a real solution. My email also includes questions about the space you need cleansed.

* In the initial evaluation, I diagnose the problem and determine whether a cleansing is needed. I perform the diagnosis by doing a psychic reading of your situation coupled with an informed analysis based on my research in psychic disturbances.

* The initial evaluation gives me a sense of how much work I will need to do. I determine my spiritual cleansing fee based on that.

* If my diagnosis and proposed costs suit you, we continue forward: I perform the cleansing.

* Serious inquiries only. To deal with major psychic disturbances, I maintain a sharp focus throughout the process, starting at the very beginning with reading your initial email.

Francesca De Grandis, bestselling author of Be a Goddess!, practices a Goddess spirituality that embraces practical magic spells. She has lectured to many communities, ranging from the students and faculty of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine to NPR listeners to Pagan conference attendees in Scotland.

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The World Tree Holds Me Safe—Yearwheel Rituals for Dark Months

The World Tree Holds Me Safe—Yearwheel Rituals for Dark Months

Am I a Nomad Shaman?

The Tree of Life, also known as the World Tree, symbolizes the entire cosmos as one organic whole. This is not just a belief for me but an experience I have on the mystical and mundane planes.

The World Tree holds me in safety and love. This too is more than a belief. It is my experience.

This post consists of five separate but related pieces. They are kind of journal entries, kind of personal essays. Not all my musings herein are about the dark time of the year and its Pagan holidays. This time of year, many of us go deep within to contemplate our entire lives. And I hoped some of the thoughts and experiences I had that were important to me might be useful to you.

… Hah, no sooner had I finished writing the above paragraph than I realized that everything in this post is relevant to the autumn and winter. E.g., when I wrote about my ancestors, I was pursuing a traditional Pagan winter activity. In many Witch traditions, more time is spent with ancestors during the winter months.

The entries began early in November 2022 and ended right before the Winter Solstice in December 2022. I edited a bit for continuity.

1) My Home Is Within Me
& Within Loving Care From Fairy Gods

I’ve been growing paperwhites. The above photo shows some of their roots starting to grow in water.

Growing paperwhites during the dark months of the year has become one of my annual yearwheel rituals. I discuss what the rite means to me in this blog: The Year’s Dark Months Are a Magic Cauldron.

The paperwhites ritual unfolds new meanings for me every year. Here’s how one came about this year:

Moving twice last year, and knowing I may move again soon, taught me once again that I need a home other than a physical place. My true home has to be within myself and within care from my Gods. My sense of a home, including the safety, serenity, and hygge thereof, cannot depend on circumstances. (Hygge describes a home that feels cozy and helps people within it feel content, vital, and whole).

This is giving me freedom from worry. It’s also providing hope and the sense that going on adventures is possible even at my late age. In other words, I know that I cannot root in a false sense of safety but that I carry safety with me, so I can go wherever I want, to do what I want.

Paperwhites are generally considered an annual. My paperwhite bulbs are growing inside, their roots going down into water in a vase. This brings me to the new meaning these flowers gave me this year. Nurturing them to live their brief glorious lives, as their roots settle into the water in my probably temporary housing, affirms that my roots can grow into the moment and place I currently reside.

Feeling rooted has always been important to me. Now I root in a new way.

In recent months, I’ve thought that I might be becoming a nomad. If so, it’s more important than ever that my roots be deep within Gaia as a whole, instead of confined to a single location.

2) Do I Have Nomad Ancestors?

The more I dwell on the idea that I might be becoming a nomad, the more I suspect I have always been one but didn’t give my nomadic spirit license.

I spent so many years focused on finding a home to settle down in and never did, for one reason or another.

I finally bought my “forever home.” I describe the tragedy that drove me out of that house—which I’d worked decades to have—in a blog on my other site: Italian Ancestors, Prejudice, Life’s Cycles, & Useful Magic.

Regardless of that trauma and the suffering it caused me, there’s always a reason things happen. I had to come to believe in this synchronicity. Otherwise, my pain, rage, and grief would have destroyed me.

Accepting life as is does not mean I don’t stand up for my rights or that I suppress my emotions. But everything it took to come to acceptance is too large a topic for this post. I achieve acceptance through a series of Shamanic disciplines that I teach to my students. I teach it over time because it is part of the larger whole of Shamanism. If you’re interested, enroll in any of my classes. They’re all relevant. Quite relevant, even if I do not mention acceptance when I describe the class.

I’ve finally come to see that perhaps I’m not meant to settle down.

Perhaps it’s in my blood. Good chance my father was Middle Eastern. … Middle Eastern culture drew me long before I knew about my dad. … Oh, one of the first Shamanic stories I ever channeled to put on paper (as opposed to those I channeled during an oral lesson and never repeated) was set in a Middle Eastern desert. … Oh, and it was a story of a man traveling, searching for God. A wandering pilgrim.

Are my ancestors calling me? Guiding me?

3) A Wee Plant Can Be The Tree of Life

I was thrilled last summer when I opened an avocado and saw its seed had grown roots.

I nurtured that root system tenderly, and now the baby tree is doing very well. Here’s a photo that shows the seed after I had it in water for a while so its roots could grow more before I planted the seed in soil.

I’m thinking about moving to Italy.

Important sidebar: if you are a student of mine, or want to be one, you are a top priority in my life, even if I move to Europe. I will continue to teach long-distance, give spiritual transmissions and psychic readings, and provide my other services. I will remain available if you need to talk by phone—for example about an upcoming class. I commit to my students. I researched to find free and inexpensive technology that will allow a shared Shamanic journey. I feel confident about an in-depth vital experience together no matter where I live. End of sidebar.

The idea of growing this plant from seed for months but not getting to know it as a big tree because I’d have to leave it behind to move to Italy made me very sad. I’m not surprised at my reaction even though it’s “just” a plant. I have had so much loss in my life that it all combines in my belly and heart.

Plus, it is not “just a plant.” This plant is my friend. And if I move to Europe, I must relinquish plant friends who accompanied me for decades through moves across the country and across town and through life’s up and downs. These plant friends have consoled me, nurtured me, and uplifted me.

I try not to run from my grief but to feel it. It’s hard because I’ve lost so much in this lifetime—far bigger losses than plants, life-shattering losses from childhood on.

When I allow myself to feel my grief, renewal follows shortly thereafter. Soon, my eyes open to a positive view. I see the benefits of my losses. Almost always, even the worst losses have constituted equally wonderful gains. These are not groundless theories. The gains of which I speak are quantitative, tangible benefits, as well as inner shifts such as peace and joy.

I decided I needed to write a prayer to help me live the lesson.

A Pagan Nomad’s Home
Prayer of a Shamanic Pilgrim

Fairy Mother Goddess and Father,
and all my Fairy Gods,
open my wild heart to my grief
that my sadness may ring out fully in its tragedy,
and that my passionate heart
may ring out in all its beauty.
Hold me as I grieve for all I’ve lost.
Always remind me that
home is within me,
and in care from You.
Yours is the loving embrace of the World Tree.
Every flower, stone, and moment
is Your love and protection.
The smallest plant is the Tree of Life
taking care of me.
This is the ultimate root magic—
the World Tree’s roots
taking care of me.

They are my roots too.

Whenever I suffer loss,
remind me that it frees me
to be an explorer,
adventurer who journeys
wherever the heart road leads.

Always gift me
with your company when I travel.
Thank you!
So mote it be!

Do you think there is an additional lesson for me about temporary roots? Please share it in the comment field below to help me and visitors to this site. Thank you.

4) Ritual Is an Instinct:
A Yule Tree for a Nomad

There’s no room for even a small Yule tree in my current home, which is tiny.

But there’s room for a vase of greenery.

I was walking along, longing for Yule greenery in my home. The longing didn’t seem like I’d bought into holiday hype. I felt a primal, instinctual need for a ritual of greenery at my hearth. Ritual is innate to humans, or at least some of us.

My longing was physical.

So, there I was with this tremendous ritual hunger, and I saw a Christmas tree lot across the street. Hah! My life runs on synchronicity.

I ran over to the lot and asked to buy some greens. They said I could have as much as I wanted for free.

The only place in my tiny apartment where I could squeeze in a vase was the kitchen counter, right by the bottle of olive oil.

I’ll have to move my vase when I need to plug in a kitchen appliance or wash dishes. Maybe that’s just part of my nomadic life right now. Movement. Movement instead of rigidity.

Recent moves, long story short, necessitated getting rid of 5/6s of what I own. It was rough. But it taught me that I do not want the rigidity of what I supposedly must own and what I am “supposed” to be. I want freedom and movement—being what I truly am and owning solely what I truly want. Movement instead of rigidity is freedom.

Link to newsletter subscription formIt can be scary—if not terrifying—to let go of possessions, because of what they represent. And what if I don’t have the money to replace some things? But I refuse to be tied down by fear any more than I will be tied down by possessions. … Being tied down by possessions is being tied down by fear. And fear makes us rigid.

I want movement instead of rigidity.

I decorated the Yule greens with talismans I made a few years ago. Each talisman is a wish I am making, giving my wish to the care of the World Tree. The Yule tree is the Tree of Life.

The photo that kicked off this post shows one of the talismans, and here are two more:

The World Tree is so huge and loving that I can honor it with some small greens in a vase. The greenery becomes my wee yet endlessly huge Tree of Life.

Life’s glories are not always big noticeable items and events. They can be small but subtly huge and glorious. This truth is part of my path as a Faerie Shaman.

Later: This December 19 picture shows the paperwhites in bloom, gloriously celebrating the Solstice season. They rejoice with me. Together we will enjoy the Winter Solstice day that comes soon:

Also later: My above poem (aka prayer) has the phrase the ultimate root magic. The following photo of my paperwhites somehow affirmed to me that the ultimate root magic is in the smallest plants.

5) Shamanism Is a Winding Path
That Brings Us Home

I decided to move to Italy.

The tragedy of losing a home that I’d worked so hard to have eventually taught me that the house and my many possessions were weighing me down.

I will relieve myself of even more possessions before I make the move to Europe. If something feels like a physical burden, I will probably leave it behind.

I feel freer than I have ever felt.

I’ve never wanted to do anything so badly in my entire life as I want to move to Italy. Thank you, my sweet fairy Goddess and all my fairy Gods.

It’s been a circuitous route to making this transition to the other side of the pond. For example, needing to relinquish so many possessions that I worked years to be able to acquire was painful and puzzling. But I’m a spiritual wanderer sometimes. That’s one of the way I learn things and find my destination. I needed to let go of a lot of items because shipping to Italy is expensive. And all my emotional meanderings, some of which were devastating, were my route to realizing I really want to go to Italy.

I suspect all magically inclined humans—even if they live in one place physically—are sometimes spiritual wanders who perambulate tangled roads toward realizations, abundance, and other life goals.

Shamanic Witches like me do not travel a straight path but explore a glorious meandering of highways and byways. The winding road is perhaps one of the truest routes home.

Home might mean someone’s ideal physical home. Or it might mean escape from abuse into the arms of people who help you. Or home might mean a sense of safety in the world. Or a sense of purpose. Or home could be a mystical experience of a home in the cosmos. Home has a million meanings.

I worked hard to find my right place in the world. I found that it is, among other things, my work in the community as a Shaman. I continue to find new ways to come home, such as the move to Italy.

All the work on my personal homecoming equipped me to teach my students how to do the same. I am good at helping you find your home, with all the meanings that home might have.

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Passionate, Quiet Magic and Joy

Passionate, Quiet Magic and Joy

Good Luck Amulets, Cottage Mysteries,
and Human Friends

I’ve been thinking about the pleasantness and fullness of a quiet life.

I talk with fairies, cast spells, teach shamanism classes, and paint pictures that are good luck amulets.

I read science-fiction fantasy and cottage mysteries. I perform spiritual transmissions for Faerie Witches and my other spiritual travelers.

I brew herbs into teas that some people think taste like swamp water but that I find delicious. About every two weeks, I visit one of my human friends face-to-face and often talk with beloved humans on the phone. I go for long walks and do whatever else I want with my time.

I painted an original magical design on the lid of this huge storage box. Now it enchants everything stored in it.

My days are quiet, simple, dynamic, and passionate. Someone might be surprised at how passionate a life like mine can be.

Living simply and mostly between the worlds, I can live in my beloved world anywhere I want. It’s a good life.

What world do you want to live in? You get to choose the life you want.

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Wild Magic from Fairy Gods Gave Me Freedom and Wholeness

Wild Magic from Fairy Gods Gave Me Freedom and Wholeness

Healing My Spirit, Solving Awful Problems, and Making a Good Life

One focus of my 70+ years on this planet has been health of spirit and body. It is a core of both my personal strivings and my teachings.

Spiritual health eluded me for the first thirty years of my life.

The terrible things that happened to me in my childhood and early adulthood crushed my spirit, to quite a degree.

Then I found my place in wild magic from Fairy Gods. Their magic freed me and made me whole.

Before that spiritual empowerment, all my efforts to improve my life fell short. Sufficient money, safety, physical health, joy, and other human heritages eluded me.

I don’t blame myself for tragedies inflicted by other people and circumstances. I never blame the victim. Bad things happen to good people.

What I’m saying instead is this. Magic filled with love from my Gods empowered me to overcome awful problems and make a good life.

This Faerie Witch magic continues to free me and keep me whole, despite the major problems and emotional upheaval that life can bring.

Nothing Happens in a Vacuum. Not Tragedy, Joy, or Anything Else

The spiritual devastation of my childhood was at least partially due to rough circumstances.

In the same vein, spiritual health doesn’t grow in a void.

That lesson was brought home to me today. While finishing this post, I noticed flower bulbs I put in a vase four days ago.

The photo shows that they’re above the waterline. That is a standard method for blooming bulbs in water. Roots appeared almost immediately and are now a third of an inch long.

A glass vase of flower bulbs. The bulbs are starting to root.

It only took four days for the bulbs’ roots to start growing down toward the water that would feed it. These bulbs arrived dormant but are already on their way to blooming. We bloom even more quickly when near love, safety, and magic! And even more quickly if, instead of being near “the water” like the bulbs, we are enveloped by love, safety, and magic!

A Sacred Magical Space
for You to Bloom and Thrive

I’m devoted to helping you access the gifts the Gods have given me.

I learned to create a healing, empowering, magical, safe, love-filled space.

If you want that, I’ll perform a shamanic ceremony for you. It builds a magical environment all around you as you go about your daily life. This is the magic with which the Fairy Gods changed everything for me. It transforms you and your life, giving you greater power and good luck.

You can also think of that environment as a flow of blessings and good luck that embraces you. Or think of it as Divine love healing your spirit, body, and life.

The shamanic ritual I’ve outlined has miraculous results, giving you even more than what I’ve described. Learn everything about it: Click the good luck banner below.

Francesca De Grandis, best-selling author of Be a Goddess! provides Faerie Shamanism classes, Shamanic counseling, and healings. Trained from birth in a European Shamanic family tradition of Celtic and Italian Witchcraft, she has lived this lesser-known Faerie Shamanism for 72 years. Her Goddess mysticism is combined with practical magic and a down-to-earth philosophy. Nickname: Outlaw Bunny.

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How to Name Your Magic Familiar

How to Name Your Magic Familiar

Nothing in this post is meant as a rule about how to name a familiar. Magic has endlessly diverse expressions. That includes how to name a familiar. My experiences naming familiars helped lead me to a magical relationship with my pets. That, in turn, helped lead to doing powerful magic with them. So perhaps my experiences might be useful to witches other than myself.

Before we get to that, let’s look at a few basics about familiars in case anyone needs them to understand the main topic.

What Is a Familiar?

A familiar is a witch’s magical companion, helper, and even guide. A familiar can be any animal. Witches tend to be attuned to nature and its sacredness. So animal companions often suit witches. Animals have a wildness and innate magic that they are happy to lend to the spells their witches cast.

Usually, a witch doesn’t have to ask a familiar for their help. A familiar will, for example, enter the room when a witch starts a spell, then lend its magic to the spell without the witch doing anything to cause that. There are more ways familiars help magically, and I hope to write a blog about that. And with that, here’s the topic at hand:

Discovering Your Familiar’s Name

You can apply my methods to any animal, by and large. Most of my familiars have been cats, so I’ll focus on them here, but the way I’ve found their names is not specific to the feline species.

Note I’ve written “found their names,” not “decided on their names.” I believe animals I meet already have names, in the same way each one already has a distinct personality.

Or, if the animal is very young, so might not have chosen a name yet, I want to find it with them.

No one taught me that a pet telling me their name is often better than my choosing one for them. But it makes sense. Cats are independent, making choices about everything they do. So they sure would want to choose their names. Other animals make their own choices, too.

Our Pets Have Magic Power

Animals are not stupid. Far from it. They are magicians. And that’s another reason it makes sense to let them choose their names. Let me explain.

One of my favorite bits of cat lore is an Italian story about a fairy who disguised herself as a cat. The British Isles also has stories about fairies disguised as cats.

There’s real power to the idea that cats and other animals can be fairies. I want to honor that by discovering their names instead of forcing one on them.

(As a fairy who is often disguised, I get along well with fairies disguised as animals. Are you secretly magical, too, and hang out with other secret fairies?)

How to Help Your Magic Familiar Tell You Their Name

My magical kitties let me know their names.

Here are the two easy steps I take so a cat can tell me their true name.

1) I choose a tentative name. Here are a few ways I might do that. I select a name based on the cat’s personality. Or, if their personality reminds me of any magical lore, I might take a word from that lore as the name. Or perhaps a name will pop into my head. Or a friend will suggest one. Or the cat was named by a previous owner, so I use that name as my starting out point.

2) Then I say the name to the cat and watch their response. Perhaps they ignore it, or they pay attention. If they ignore the name, I look for another one.

Or perhaps they respond by walking away. That’s a pretty clear sign that they don’t like the name.

Or I say a name to them, then have a feeling that they like or dislike it.

Mind you, I did have one familiar for seven years who didn’t care what I called her. That was interesting. No reason a familiar must have a name if they don’t want one … or perhaps don’t want to let you know it.

Again, I share my above steps for naming a familiar as possibilities, not rules. I post my theories about familiars’ names as my beliefs, and I encourage you to cleave to your own if they differ from mine. If you prefer another method for naming a familiar, you should use it. If you have found it’s better to name a familiar than to let them name themselves, trust yourself. The Fairy Gods support you to do what you think is best.

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You Can Have Power, Help, and Miraculous Magic Now

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You Can Have Power, Help,
and Miraculous Magic Now

A Three-Month Shamanic Ritual
to Get What You Want and Need

with Francesca De Grandis,
Fairy Witch elder and best-selling author of Be a Goddess!

We begin Monday October 31, 2022.
Enrollment ends Wednesday October 26.

Definitions if you’re new to my work:
*Witchcraft and Shamanism are synonymous in my tradition. Ask me why if you want.
* Ditto spells, rituals, meditations, etc.
* All the magic I teach is Fey, whether described as such or not. I use different spellings of fairy, basically using them as synonymous. Ditto related words—fae, fey, fay, etc.

This event consists of weekly ceremonies that immerse you in good luck, healing, power, and other blessings. The rites foster success in finances, family matters, creativity, or your other heart’s desires.

The weekly sacred circles help you
* Conquer what life throws at you.
* Land through Divine grace into the life you want—the life you deserve.

On top of all that, these Shamanic circles will suit you if
* You want well-being, success with goals, and triumph over challenges.
* To have those blessings, you need more support, spirituality, and ritual in your life.
* But you don’t see any way to fit them in, at least not enough.

Perhaps you can’t fit them in—or fit them in enough—because you are busy pursuing a wonderful opportunity, are overwhelmed by emotional turmoil, are buried in a crisis, or have other obstacles.

To explain how the event solves this standstill, I’ll start with a question: Do you relate to any of the following remarks?

“I need support but keep putting it on hold because my plate’s full.”

“I’m afraid my project won’t do well. I wish I had time to do magic to help make it succeed. Magic for confidence, creativity, and clarity could make the difference. So could spells that smooth the path by removing roadblocks.”

“I want to cast spells to stop the crisis in my life. But my head is filled with my problems so I can’t focus enough to do magic.”

“I’m always stressed. I need spirituality more, to have serenity and clarity. But I never feel centered enough to do ritual.”

“I have so many problems that I need to do rituals for fortitude and calmness. But I’m too busy keeping my head above water.”

“I desperately want the inner power to overcome my challenges. But I am always exhausted and have no energy for rituals to empower myself.”

If you could have made any of those statements, don’t worry. You don’t have to wait for help, power and miracle-causing magic. To benefit from this three-month Shamanic rite, you can show up at our circles exactly as you are and then do exactly as you do. Magic will welcome you, accept you as you are, and help you. So will I.

If you’re distracted, unmotivated, upset, or whatever, we’ll still make important progress toward your goals.

Whether they are love, money, health, serenity, strength, self-love, or something else, I will help. Where and who you are now in your life, that’s where we begin. Examples:

Having trouble focusing? There will be spells that don’t require sharp focus to succeed. The spells that need concentration include steps to increase focus, and those spells don’t require perfect concentration to succeed. Your attempts alone feed success.

Don’t know your goals? The event includes rituals for clarity and Divine guidance. You can use one or more of them to decide on goals. I’ll give you a psychic reading about it if you need that too.

Struggling emotionally? The rituals for this event take that into account and still work.

Wondering if there’s any point in trying? The rituals we’ll do for inner power can be applied to hopelessness.

This event accommodates you rather than you accommodating it.

Another example: It’s okay to miss some sessions.

In a moment, I’ll address enrolling despite a full schedule. In the meantime:

For four decades, I’ve helped people manifest greater personal fulfillment. And I always start with where they actually are in their lives rather than their having to forgo improving their lives until they were in the “right” state of mind or “right” situation.

Patriarchal “spiritual” teachers insist we must be worthy before receiving Divine help. They say we must prepare this way or that before approaching a God.

My Gods stand by me exactly as I am in any given moment. They stand by me when I’m desolate or don’t trust Them. They stand by me in hard times. They stand by me when I cannot or will not stand by myself. This event is a way you can allow Them to stand by you.

They offer me miracle-making magic in all circumstances—not waiting until I am “worthy.” Their magic is abundant in the upcoming event..

Enroll in my new three-month Shamanic ritual—You Can Have Power, Help, and Miraculous Magic Now.

Attend Circle by Phone. It’s Easy!

The group meets by teleconference: Simply call the event phone number to attend.
The group meets by teleconference: Simply call the event phone number to attend.


We meet Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm pacific time, from October 31 through Jan 30, skipping the following Mondays:
* November 28
* December 26
* January 2

Reserve Mondays February 6 and 13, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, for makeup sessions in the unlikely chance I’m unavailable for any of the planned dates.

Enrollment ends Midnight Weds October 26.


Cost is $200 a month. Your carrier might charge you for the calls.

If you must drop out, simply cancel your subscription, and further payments aren’t required. No refunds.

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If you don’t receive an email confirming payment within a few days, check your spam filter and spam mailbox. If the email isn’t there, or you want to discuss a scholarship, semi-scholarship, trade, or payment plan other than the subscription, or you need additional information about the event, please call me at the number below. Upon payment, your seat is reserved. A few days before our first meeting, you receive an email with the event phone number and other details.

I’m fiercely passionate in my belief that my teachings create miracles because decades of lessons have proven it.

Trained from birth in a European Shamanic family tradition, I have lived this obscure tradition of Faerie Witchcraft for 72 years. A long life of training and experience inform this three-month Shamanic ritual to get what you want and need.

I combine Goddess mysticism with practical magic and a down-to-earth philosophy. When you work with me, we won’t spin our wheels, pie in the sky. You’ll accomplish what you need to accomplish.

I am fiercely passionate about supporting my students because I care. I commit to you, with all my cells and all my magical skills.

Just show up, and I do a lot for you. The results are big. The price for the event is a deal because so much Fairy magic will enchant your days. Here’s how:

Four Master-of-the Arts Magics
Will Fuel Your Success

Here are four Master-of-the Arts magics I bring to this event:

1) Oral Tradition Faerie Rituals

I use master-level Witchcraft techniques to create healing and empowerment ceremonies safe for beginners and substantive enough for adepts.

Enrollment is limited because we work in oral tradition, in which immense headway can happen quickly. Fairy oral tradition magic happens in small groups. A small group also allows participants to receive individualized attention.

In addition to the benefits I’ve mentioned, weekly circles help you stay on course toward your goals and maintain progress. How? The meetings provide ongoing support, are a chance to consistently apply magic toward your goals, and empower you to take the necessary mundane-plane steps toward your ideal life.

2) Every Week, I Do a Spell For Your Success

For the whole three months, I cast spells for you to achieve goals.

The spells give you good luck, add power to your efforts to improve your life, and strengthen the magic of our meetings.

Creating the life and state of mind you want can require good luck. This Shamanic circle helps you be soooooo lucky.

The magic I do for you adapts to your needs automatically (instead of me arrogantly deciding what you need), e.g., personal growth, peace, physical health, confidence.

The spells don’t focus on one benefit but bless you as a whole being and enrich your entire life.

3) Psychic Readings about Your Goals

You receive psychic readings about your goals, situations, and process regarding them.

My readings include practical advice, no matter how serious, complex, sophisticated, or unusual your circumstances are.

4) One-on-One Shamanic Support by Phone

I’m available if you have concerns that you prefer to discuss privately. Or, if you have a question that’d take too long to answer during a group ceremony, you can call.

I address your concerns with common sense, channeled information, and a blessing rite.

Each of those four magics constitutes a major power that transforms lives big time. The powers together make a whole even greater than its parts. Reviews:

Life-changing. I don’t have words adequate to thank you. … One of the most deeply meaningful experiences of my life .”—Melissa

I am truly blown away at how much I was able to resolve and heal.”—Chad Woodward

My life just seems to go better when I’m taking one of your classes!”—Shauna Farabaugh

Cost for three months of Shamanic circles, my weekly spells for you, psychic readings, and one-on-one support: $200 a month for three months. Your carrier might charge you for the calls.

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You can avoid going down rabbit holes. The event includes rituals in which you cut through inner and outer blocks. This streamlines your life, helps you focus on your needs and wants, and creates effective actions on the magical and mundane planes. 

Classes are only one hour per week.

You Can Have Power, Help, and Miraculous Magic Now is not a course of study. Actual classes can require endless assignments and other work. This three-month ritual consists of weekly Shamanic circles that provide ongoing spiritual and Shamanic support.

When I commit to something, the universe responds by supporting my effort, often with miracles. This includes giving me the time and energy to fulfill my commitment.

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