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Where the Wild Things Are: Children at Fairy Congress

Supporting children and teens in their relationships with nature and the Fairy realms is the aim of the Kids and Teens programs. For the kids, providing opportunities to enhance their imaginations and to make friends is our focus. For the teens, learning to listen to their own inner guidance and develop relationships with healthy Fey energies, understanding the place for discernment, protection and boundaries in the other realms and this realm, and experiencing fellowship with other teens is the focus.

The kid’s area provides activities for children who are mature enough to be without their caring adult for 2 hours. As always, we will have planned activities during the adult workshop times. I have two very creative assistants with years of experience with children, who will be helping us.

One of the activities Mary and I are really excited about is that we will be making Fairy houses, hopefully both out on the land, and to take home. If you suspect that your child will want to bring theirs home, please bring a sturdy container such as a shoe box for transport.

Another activity we will have going all weekend is pretend play. I will have magical creatures and costumes available to support the play.

These on-going activities will be punctuated by the gifts of Tina Larkin MFA, an international musician, visual artist and educator who will be doing creative activities with the kids (visit her website at  Check your schedule at Fairy Congress for times.

I, myself am a pediatric occupational therapist with a PhD in anthropology focusing on cross cultural child development. I am passionate about imaginative play. Given my job as coordinator of the children and teens, I will not be able to give individual attention to children with special needs, but if your child needs accommodations, please let me know, ahead of time if possible:

Drop in volunteers are always welcome. Come play with us!!!!

Material needed (we have lots of art materials):

 Dress up clothing

 Magical animals

 Props for making magic

 Materials for Fairy houses, more focused on natural materials.

In the spirit of Play!


Calling All Teens!

I would love to hear from any and all teens regarding what they would like to have at Fairy Congress.  My hope for you is to provide means and ways to tap into your intuition, develop your sense of discernment for creating healthy helping allies in among the Fey. I also want to foster understanding the need for discernment, protection and boundaries in the other realms and this realm. These sources of support can be of considerable value to you as you navigate your changing roles in your family, discern your peer and love relationships, and plot a course for your life’s work.

What I want to know is; what do you want, how can I be of support to you?

I also hope that you have a lot of fun.

This year we have offerings from Jenny Jo Allen again, who is bringing back crystals from her trip toTucson to use with you guys. We have an intuitive who does Past Life and Soul Path readings who would love to work with the teens. And we have an elder Shaman who is a story master.

Do any of you want to create a workshop? Anyone want to volunteer with the kids or tweens? Anyone want to organize an all ages capture the flag game or other rollicking activity?

Contact me at

New post from Michael Pilarski

Standard Disclaimer. The following is the personal opinion of Michael Pilarski at the moment of writing. My understanding/cosmology is always evolving and changing. Run this information through your heart and see if any parts resonate with you. Michael Pilarski January 9, 2017.
Dear fairies,
Thank you, thank you, thank you – for all your ministering to the beautiful world of nature we see all about us.  When poets refer to “Enchanted Nature”, they do but speak the truth.  Fairy beings of innumerable types animate and assist all beings, processes and objects of Nature.  As Cicely Mary Barker portrayed in her many books on Flower Fairies, each plant has its special fairy. Cicely Mary Barker’s fairy illustrations are anthropomorphic, cute, ‘Tinker Belle type’ portrayals, but none-the-less, they capture a spiritual truth. Nature is inhabitated by numerous fairy beings.  Each plant has its fairy as does every animal, every life-form, every stream, every cloud, every flame, every aspect of Nature even the rocks and things we call inanimate objects.
This larger truth has implicit with in it multitudes of fairy beings of all scales and intelligences living at a plane of vibration that few humans can see into at this time. There are many levels of fairies working with plants. A plant is not a fairy. A plant is its own being. Fairies work with plants, but are not plants themselves.  Just as a human gardener is not a cabbage plant. It would be apt to call the nature fairies ‘gardeners’ since they tend to plants, oversee their development, help generate the morphic field the plant grows into and are conduits of spiritual power to the plants. There is a sense of mediating various solar and stellar rays to the plants.
I am looking at Cecily Mary Baker’s drawing of the Horse Chestnut Fairy. The cute, boy fairy has iridescent dragonfly wings, green and brown medieval clothing with  leggings and a helmet made of a horse chestnut hull.  The picture conveys the idea of a horse chestnut fairy that lives in that particular tree.  According to fairy lore there are fairies assigned to trees and also to groves of trees. Beyond that there are valley fairies and mountain fairies who oversee many groves of trees. A network of nested hierarchies. Beyond this there is also a Horse Chestnut Deva who oversees all horse chestnut trees in the world. Through any single horse chestnut tree, this deva can be contacted by people who have developed the necessary spiritual skills. 
That is one of the paramount reasons people come to the Fairy & Human Relations Congress.  It is to increase their capacity to reach into the fairy realms. To learn how to see, sense and feel them. Beyond simple awareness we want to cultivate ways to communicate, collaborate and cooperate with fairy beings for the good of Planet Earth.  This isn’t just idle curiosity, folks, we are building bridges that affect both of our worlds.
2017 will be our 17th Fairy & Human Relations Congress (Fairy Congress).  It feels like the end of a cycle. 2018 will be the birth of a new cycle if Skalitude sells and we move to a new location. We already are looking at venues in western Washington state.  Even if we move there will undoubtedly be a large continuity of participants.
Let’s have a 17th Year Reunion! 
Everybody who has ever attended any of the 16 Fairy Congresses is invited.  14 were held at Skalitude in the North Cascades and the 4th and 5th (2004 and 2005)  were held at Riversong Sanctuary on the Hood River in Oregon (Columbia Gorge vicinity). Over the years, the Fairy Congress has involved thousands of participants and well over 100 teachers.  Together we have made a lot of magic.  The whole group understanding has evolved and grown. In a sense, you could say the Fairy Congress is a repository of fairy knowledge for the human race.  A subset of the very large numbers of general public around the world who believe in fairies and part of the smaller subset of those who consciously work with fairies.
Out of the thousands of people who have attended the Fairy Congress there are hundreds of people who have attended multiple congresses and have a real sense of family there.  You know who you are. Of course, we hope to see all of you this year at our fairy family reunion.
Greetings to The Sidhe who reside in their faery dimension within the Earth.
Little did we know when we started the Fairy & Human Relations Congress in 2001, that besides the nature fairy realm there is also a separate realm of beings (sometimes called ‘faery beings)’, but more properly called The Sidhe in ancient Celtic tradition. The frequency planes of faery also overlap with nature fairy planes, but they are not the same, just as human and fairy planes are generally not visible to us even though both our realms overlap into physical nature. The Sidhe realms and human, physical realms are even further apart than fairy and human. Fairy and Sidhe overlap is greater than that of human and fairy. Communication and cooperation with The Sidhe is a sub-theme of the Fairy Congress.
Where to find out more?
I find very little credible information on fairy or The Sidhe on Youtube. Most of the credible information is found in writings. In fact there are hundreds of books we can refer to. Some of them are reproduced on the internet, but most are not and you have to read the physical books.  Of course, there are some writings on the internet which have not been published in print. The deepest information is only delivered orally or comes from inner communication.
Books About the Nature Fairy/Deva Evolution and Related Subjects.
In 2008, I compiled and reviewed what I considered the best 60 books on the topic. It was published in the book Forty Years with the Fairies, by Daphne Charters. Since 2008, I have reviewed several exceptional new books, but have not undertaken a thorough review of the subsequent literature. Something which I hope to do during 2017.  We will also endeavor to get all the 2008 book reviews onto the Fairy Congress website.
Books About The Sidhe.
Back in 2008 there were very few contemporary books on The Sidhe with the notable exceptions of books by Robert J. Stewart and John and Caitlin Matthews. There have been a handful of significant books published since 2008 that shed more light on this realm. Here are the ones I know about. Eventually I will add  more reviews.
The Sidhe, Wisdom from the Celtic Underworld by John Matthews. 2004. Lorian Press.
Conversations with the Sidhe by David Spangler. 2014. Lorian Press.
Card Deck of the Sidhe. David Spangler and Jeremy Berg. Lorian Press.
Awakening: Life Lessons from the Sidhe. Rionagh na Ard. June, 2014. RavenSidhe Publishing, Meridian, Idaho. 212 pages. $14.95. To order books:
This book, and its author, showed up at the 2014 Fairy & Human Relations Congress.  This book is the story of Rionagh meeting (on the inner realms) one of the Sidhe, Niall, who becomes a friend and ultimately is revealed to be a faery companion from other lifetimes.  Rionagh channels many life lessons from Niall which are good advice for all of us humans.  One of the few modern glimpses into the realm of the Sidhe. Rionagh will be a presenter at the 2017 Fairy Congress.
The Wild Alliance: Awakening Your Inner Angel & Sidhe. by Søren Hauge. 2015. Lorian Press.
The Chronicles of the Sidhe. By Steve Blamires. 2012. Skylight Press. UK.
Birth of A New Consciousness: Dialogues with the Sidhe. By Jaap Van Etten. 2015.
Elven World: Return of the Tuatha de Danann. Children of Danu, Children of the Earth, Sea & Sky.
By T.E. Pelton, 2012. Self published. 181 pages.
She also has written Elven World Book II As Above, So Below: Time Travelers.
This is a fiction book. A fascinating story by someone who has done her research on The Sidhe.  It was so interesting that it only took me 2 days to read it in the middle of an otherwise hectic schedule. The story line is that a group of the Sidhe get banished from the underworld to the upper world’s surface (ending up in northern California). Some Fomorian giants were banished at the same time for fighting with this group of Sidhe. The Elven characters end up making peace with the Fomorian giants. Lugh the main character falls in love with a human, Maria and they marry and have a girl child.  What would be called a Muggle in Harry Potter language.  Their daughter Aine is a magical child and is able to lead Lugh to a showdown with the main bad guy causing all the trouble for humanity.  Lugh cannot beat the bad guy but Aine ends up winning using love.  An interesting story depicting some of the Sidhe abroad on the world’s surface.  They end up doing lots of good for humanity in general.  An alliance of sorts between The Sidhe and humans. A captivating story and food for thought for those interested in The Sidhe.
You can read some of the story on Tara’s website. 

Newsletters are full of news!

Here are links to the most recent newsletters published this year.  We aim to make them informative, rather than a re-hash of marketing info, plus they have gorgeous colorful photos!  Please check them out!!

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Michael Pilarski Spring 2015 Tour

In April Michael Pilarski, original founder of the Fairy Congress, will be giving a series of workshops in 11 locations including evening talks on fairies [1] and one-day workshops on “Wildcrafting Food & Medicine” [2] and one-day workshops on “Lesser-Known Cash Crops for Small Farmers with an emphasis on Medicinal Plants and Northwest Native Plants” [3] (numbers refer to schedule below).

The fairy talks are titled:

The Emerging Alliance: Fairy & Faery Beings, Humans, and Wild Creatures – Working Together for Gaia. [labelled 1 on the schedule below]. An evening talk introducing the differences between fairy and faery beings and the concepts of a four-fold alliance for improving the situation on our common home, Planet Earth. 7:00 to 9:00 pm. By donation.

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