About Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf is professional author, teacher, artist, poet, warlock, priest, and initiate of the F(a)eri(e) tradition of witchcraft. He has over thirty years experience practicing the magical arts and has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds the Black Wand of a Master and is the founder of BlueRose, a school and lineage of the Faery tradition, offering classes and community both in-person and online. He is the author of Betwixt & Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft and The Stars Within the Earth. His work has been featured in magazines, blogs, and podcasts, most notably Modern Witch, where he is currently a co-host. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual and occult book & supply shop where he offers classes as well as spiritual & magical services. For more information about his classes, books, CD’s or art visit his website at Faerywolf.com.
14 01, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

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Happy New Year to everyone at the Mystic Dream Academy! We hope your holidays were pleasant and fulfilling (and hopefully not too filling.) ;) As many of you know we had some technical troubles going into the holiday that kept rearing their ugly heads. We are happy to report that the site has been restored to full functionality and everyone should have access to their lessons and forums. (If you are still experiencing difficulty, please email the site admin at mysticdreamacademy@gmail.com and they will get it sorted out.) Still to come are various improvements including a site-wide re-design for mobile access and a video chat room. Watch for regular chats to be added to the calendar in the weeks and months to come. We are also working on offering some additional classes, including Tarot, Lenormand, the Iron Pentacle, Working with the Fae, Conjure work, and more. Watch this space for updates. We [...]

30 03, 2016

Website Updates

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We have been working hard to improve the site and try to stamp out some of those bugs that have been reported. I am happy to report that today we have come a long way toward making the site easier for you to use, especially for mobile users. Mobile users should now be able to access the main menu without any interruptions (previously an admin bar was accidentally placed over this mobile access area) and we have also restored the class-specific menus both for mobile and desktop users. Now you should be able to navigate properly. As always, if anyone is having any trouble please send Chas, Devin, or myself a private message and we will look into it.

7 06, 2015

The Black Heart is the Crown

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The Black Heart of Innocence is something of a ‘holy grail’ in F(a)eri(e) tradition. It is a symbol in our Craft that is said to be the natural state of the soul, unfettered by societal conditioning. In Feri we understand this natural state to be sexual because, in our understanding, everything begins (and ends!) with sex. (Insert Iron Pentacle reference here.) Sex is opening to life-force; the animating principle that in living beings tends to be expressed in a sexual way. Desire that inspires action… Life opening to life, merging with life, to create something greater than the simple sum of its parts. When we open to life-force we are soon confronted with our own complexes and fears… all the things that we have spent so much time and energy trying to bury. When this comes to the surface this often leads to bad feelings and judgements about others since [...]

27 05, 2015

Open Your Eyes: A Spell to Dispel Illusion and Give Clear Sight

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“Oh, she is such a fake. I wish more people could see through her beauty and charm and see the viper she really is.” “I don’t know what she sees in him; he’s obviously taking advantage of her. If only she’d open her eyes and see.” Sometimes don’t you just wish that they could see through the glamour? Cleverly and skillfully it has woven around the motives and actions of someone who is not what they present themselves to be. It could be a family member, so in love with someone who would use them selfishly… or it could be a co-worker who is always able to place the blame elsewhere for their own faults and yet come across smelling like roses. Perhaps it’s the lazy boyfriend who –despite being mean and condescending to his mate– is able to get her to do everything for him. Or maybe it’s the woman who lures [...]

26 05, 2015

The Water Cleansing (or, “Kala Rite”)

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The Water Cleansing (or, “Kala Rite”) A Faery Ritual of Purification {Black Rose Class Excerpt} By Storm Faerywolf The Water Cleansing, or “Kala rite” is arguably one of the most important pieces of Faery tradition practice. From the Hawaiian word meaning “to loosen, untie, or absolve” this simple ritual provides us with an opportunity to transform negative energies and blockages within ourselves, as well as to reclaim the power that these blocks have “tied up” within our energy bodies.   Simple Version Items needed: A glass of clear, fresh water Ground and Center. Perform a Three Souls Alignment. Recall something that you wish to be free of… a bad habit, negative trait, a fear, a bad relationship, etc. Allow yourself to really feel the presence of this thing, along with any emotions that may be attached to it. As you continue your meditative breathing allow these sensations to build within [...]

27 10, 2014

The Supper of Samhain: Honoring the Ancestors of Our Lives and Craft

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Samhain (pronounced, “SOW-in”) is a Gaelic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest season as well as a descent into the dark half of the year. Literally meaning “Summer’s End”, Samhain is the Celtic New Year, and one of the two “Gates” or “Hinges” of the Celtic year, the other being Beltane. In modern times it has become the festival of Halloween (“All Hallow’s Eve”) and is often considered the highest holy day of the witches’ calendar. In Black Rose we generally celebrate the holiday on the astrological date, marked when the sun enters 15° Scorpio. Metaphysically this celebration teaches us that the “veil” that exists between the world of the living and the dead is at its thinnest during this time, which accounts for the holiday’s association with spirits and the dead. This is a time to remember the ancestors, upon whose shoulders we stand. The ancestors that [...]

19 09, 2014

Talisman of the Dark Equinox: A Celebration of Autumn-tide

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By Devin Hunter and Storm Faerywolf The autumnal equinox marks a shift of power from that of the world of the living and beginning a slow descent into resonance with the realm of the ancestors. At this time many traditions celebrate the descent of the Goddess into the Underworld such as in the myths of Inanna or Persephone where she will begin a series of trials that will culminate in the creation of life from death. Also called “Harvest Home”,  another name for this holiday is “Mabon” and refers to a male Welsh deity later adopted into Arthurian legend. On the Neo-Pagan agricultural wheel of the year this holiday celebrates the “second harvest”, and the awareness of the need to share one’s bounty with the community to better fare the winter months. In Black Rose Witchcraft we celebrate the eight Neo-Pagan Sabbats during their astrological occurrence and this year Mabon [...]