When most people think of fairies, there are a few classic images that come to mind - Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, Puck from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella. Throw in Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly Oddparents, and it's clear most of society sees fairies as little creatures that fly around with glitter and magic wands. In other words, fictional and cartoonish. However, there's actually a large segment of people who not only believe they are real, but genuinely want to know how to contact fairies.
Belief in the existence of fairies appears to go back as far as the 13th century, with the first historical record of fairies from historian Gervase of Tilbury. While more recent popular culture may depict fairies one way, there are many different kinds of fairies, not all of whom can fly. The interest in communicating with these fairies has continued to the present day - and though some may find the idea kind of creepy, many others believe these spiritual creatures can actually help make dreams come true.
If talking to fairies is on your bucket list, then it's time to scratch it off. Here's a step-by-step guide about how you might be able to contact them.
Declare That You're Only Seeking Out 'Friendly Fairies'
While it may seem like all fairies are precious and sweet, that's actually not the case. Just like humans, there are all sorts of fairies with all sorts of personalities. Unless you're looking to talk to the "dark, scary, difficult fairies," you're going to want to make sure you're only seeking out friendly ones.
A really simple way to call on the friendly fairies? Say, "Those with bad intent are not welcome here." Making loud and clear that you only want friendly fairies will help you make sure you're only summoning the ones that are going to bring you good things.
Travel To Their Home Environment
Just like other creatures, fairies apparently thrive in very specific environments. While summoning a fairy into your home is certainly possible, there's a higher chance you'll see and hear fairies when you're outdoors. Those who have contacted fairies before say they live in nature, and whether you're out in the middle of the forest or simply out in your backyard garden, surrounding yourself with trees, plants, and flowers will help you better access these spiritual creatures.
If this is your first time trying to connect with fairies and you're starting your experience in nature, then "you may want to begin by going for a walk or a hike in a natural setting that has not been manicured by human hands." While you're outside, find a nice tree to sit underneath, and as you sit with your eyes closed, you might try bringing out a flute and playing it for about a minute. The combination of nature and the music you play may just help you contact those fairies.
Don't Wear Any Clothing Inside Out
One important thing you absolutely should not do while trying to communicate with fairies is wear any of your clothing, including outerwear, inside out. In Janet Bord's 1997 book on communicating with fairies, she stresses that turning your clothing inside out may actually drive away any fairies you might encounter, saying it could be seen as confusing to fairies, making them "think this was a different person." In Britain and Ireland, apparently, people used to "break the spell" by turning their clothing inside out or even stripping down completely.
Make sure to double check your pants, your coat, your gloves, and anything you have on your person before you start. As long as you're wearing clothing and wearing it the right way, you shouldn't have many roadblocks in the way.
Dance, Sing, And Rid Your House Of Negativity
In addition to setting up a welcoming fairy altar, it's important that fairies enter into a positive environment. One way to make that environment positive is to sing songs! There are quite a few chants and lyrics you can sing to the fairies. One good example is:
Fairies, the child in me
Let's happiness be.
Push away dark clouds
Let joy flow free.
Increase the positive energy by dancing and experiencing joy. Those who have contacted fairies consistently note that having any sort of negative energy is a huge turn-off for fairies, and that includes loud noises, raised voices, and even cigarette smoke.