sylvan_being: (spring)
I absolutely love the theme of this month's update.

Now is the time the earth awakens after its long, cold sleep. Now is the time that the seeds begin to awaken, stretching and straining to break free of the earth and reaching for the sun. It makes sense, then, that now is a fertile time to plant seeds within ourselves, too. Connected to the rhythm of the land, when you plant ideas for awakening, they can grow, nurtured by the blossoming spring all around us.

What is that you wish to grow in the coming year? This update for The Fable Tribe is filled with the Awakening Seeds Glamourkins. Each Glamourkin pendant is a seed that when worn with intention, will help you invoke one of five qualities: Creativity, Abundance, Enchantment, Daring and Self-Love.


When I read the qualities that were being portrayed I knew exactly what I wanted. <3 Daring, for sure, and maybe an Abundance one.

For about 6 months now I've let Persephone take hold of my life. I've been in a transitional phase in my life. Graduating college and having to go out and make something of it has been the scariest experience of my life and has yet to be rewarding. I've tried not to dwell on this whole experience, I've been trying to just live in the moment and see how it all plays out. And I think I've been going about this all the wrong way.

I am not a Persephone girl. I don't think I ever will be. But I thought She was trying to teach me something and went about listening in the worst way possible. I haven't been active in this process. As a result, I've been waring with myself.

I can't give up Persephone, I know the lesson She's trying to teach me is an important one. But I don't think I can do it alone. I need Athena. I need direction and purpose and a goal. I can't sit in the Underworld forever. I've spent my 6 months here, and the entire Winter hating myself. And that's not what this place is for. With Spring I need to rise out of this hole, reknewed. This won't be my last time here but I hope my future visits will be better spent. I had such high hopes for my time spent with Persephone but I can't dwell on what could've been. I need to focus on what is now. And to do that I'm planting my Awakening Seeds in the form of Daring and Abundance with Athena's help.



Awaken Daring
When I saw this Glamourkin in the sneak peek, I just knew that it was the one for me. I've been filled with indecision and self-doubt since I graduated. I don't know where my life is going right now but I need to stop taking the back seat. I just need to choose and become.




Awaken Daring
I was ok if I was only drawn to the previous Glamourkin, at least I knew I had found my little piece of courage. But when the preview went up and I saw this beauty I knew I couldn't pass it up. I've been drawn to the symbol of the phoenix for years now, they're such a powerful symbol of rebirth to me. Opening up a new chapter in my life is like being reborn, I have to reinvent parts of myself that have been worn into my bones and I'm sure that wings of phoenix feathers will help me rise to the occasion and above it.




Awaken Abundance
I wasn't sure if I was going to find an Abundance glamourkin that I liked, but when I came across this one I knew I had found the one for me. We are all boundless, shining beings and I hope that I can permeat every aspect of my life with that trueness. The only thing stopping my life from being abundant is me, and I'm going to stop denying myself.
sylvan_being: (earth child)
"This update's theme is Reclaimed Fairy Tales. The essence of fairy tales, beyond the girl giving up her voice and the sister's foot being chopped to shreds, is actually ripe for reclamation. Within fairy tales, you have women, creatures and men rising up and doing extraordinary things. With the bones of heroism already present, we set about to reclaim the stories to powerful expressions of our own inner worth, passion and possibility. We chose the fairy tales the Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as these are perennial favorites, as these have deeply empowered things to say through the prism of reclamation." ~ The Fable Tribe

Holy 'mole! This update was being snatched up so fast I was afraid I wouldn't get the two glamourkins I desperately wanted since they were at the beginning and end of the update. Thankfully I made it out with them, but sadly not all of the ones I loved. I was on a smaller budget this month so even though it broke my heart not to get some of them, I knew it was for the best, so that my decision would be easier. Regardless, this update was so amazingly done (I expected no less), and they definitely made it difficult to choose. <3




Little Red Riding Hood Reclaimed
I love this glamourkin so much! I can't even articulate it! Back in my Great Myths and Legends class I fell in love with Little Red Riding Hood, especially Paul Delarue's version "The Story of Grandmother". It's actually quite a vulgar version, but it shows that you can save yourself through your own devices: ingenuity, creativity, and courage.  There was no man to rely on, only herself.
That, and she (and various other fairy tales) taught me that in the woods we find ourselves. Something about the premordial forest draws us in and shows us and allows us to be our true selves. Nature doesn't have societal expectations for us. We can run and be free.
I, also, love that she's wearing a red cape in this one. <333



The Little Mermaid Reclaimed
I love The Little Mermaid so much, always have, even wrote a paper on it in my Great Myths and Legends class. The Little Mermaid teaches children to follow their hearts and dreams. And yeah, the literary version is so heartbreaking but it's so beautiful. Yes, she falls in love, but she also wants something more so desperately that she's willing to give up everything: her voice, her fins, her family, her love. All for her true heart's desire: a soul. And when she turns to sea foam, rising from the waves, I believe she gets her soul, that she is reborn. That her struggles and sacrifices aren't for not.

sylvan_being: (communion-The Divine)
When I found out January's update was to be element themed I was so excited! I was a little sad there weren't going to be any spirit glamourkins but excited none-the-less. <33



I've always felt a deep connection with the element air. I was so happy I found an air glamourkin I loved. & OMGOSH! that picture is stunning. <333




For the past few years the element fire has surfaced again and again in my life, so I was really excited to see what the fire element glamourkins were going to be like. I knew I might not find one though, because I'm extremely particular, but when I came across this one I knew it was for me. I love the word choice of "roaring", it's a word that I strongly associate with both lions and fire, so perfect.


*Also, my custom glamourkin came with this package. OMGOSH! So beautiful, so perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything more, I will be forever grateful.

**As a side note, I really need to take some pictures of glamourkins that I've received that I didn't purchase. They're some of my favorites.
sylvan_being: (star dance)
So at the end of last year the beautiful ladies at The Fable Tribe had a sale so that they could make room for the new. Of course I took full advantage of this, I'm terrible at saying no to sales. There were a lot of things I wanted but didn't have the money for all of it so I waited till the last day of the sale, hoping things I wanted would get bought. Which brought my purchase down to three items (I'm still shoked).


I've been wanting these gold stars for awhile now, I'm glad they stuck around for as long as they did. They'll go nicely with my white, sparkely stars. :D



I wanted to get some more leaves that would compliment some of my flowers and these were perfect. :D



I'd been going back and forth with this one for awhile now but decided to finally get it since there was a sale. I adored the phrasing and was always in love with the picture (and it kind of reminds me of Pandora's Box). But unfortunately, this precious piece is lost. But I'm hoping it'll one day be found. :)

*So to make up for it I was sent a Glamourkin I've fallen madly in love with that reads "love so bright it rivals stars". <3333
**They also offered a reimbursement, another Glamourkin, or even a Custom Glamourkin! I was so taken aback by the generousity. <3 I've been wanting a Custom Glamourkin for some time, so a pounced on the offer. I actually have a lot of ideas for customs but recently I had fallen in love with [livejournal.com profile] willow_cabin's short story "A Bit of Space", which is part of the Project Unicorn that her and [livejournal.com profile] mermaidenre writing. A line from the short story resonated so deeply with me, "I kiss her, tasting the stars within her [...]" so I asked to have that tweaked to "I kiss him, tasting the stars within him". I can't wait to see the finished product!! <3
sylvan_being: (nature-prayer)

So it feels like it's been forever since the last time I made a post, and there is so much to write about. So I'm going to make a bunch of posts.

The update in December was Goddess themed and I went a bit crazy over it. I always have my eyes peeled for Goddess Glamourkins, so I felt like I'd won the Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.



I'll admit, Persephone was rarely an aspect that ever crossed my mind, but now She is in my every thought. So when I saw this I knew I had to have it. It's what Persephone symbolizes most in my life right now. With graduating with my B.A. I've felt as if I'm refiguring out my life, descending into the Underworld, to be reborn with Persephone's help.



This beauty represents Psyche, an aspect that has been with me for some time, and has become an integral part of my spirituality. She's actually a facate of a greater whole that helps me seek the Divine specifically.



I was so excited to finally get a Hestia pendant! I can only remember one before it and I was sad I didn't get it but I was elated to be able to nab this one. I've talked before about the connection I feel to Her and I'm glad She's resurfaced in my life.


I don't think I can properly describe just how excited I was to see this Lilith Glamourkin. I knew that if I could only get one, it would be this one. Lilith was one of the first aspects of the Divine to shape me, coming only after Ganesha. She is beautiful in all ways to me. She showed me that even within one of the most dominating patriarchies that women had the potential to have a voice, because the first woman did. She taught me that it was ok for me to resist overbearing Christianity and that I not only had a voice but that it was a birthright. She also helped me to see that being by myself was not only ok but perfectly acceptable. She's not only shaped my spirituality but me as a person, and I will be eternally grateful for that.


Artemis has been with me before I even knew She was, which is why I want to keep Her with me always and never forget Her.



OMGODS I'm so excited about this one. I first read Her myth and learned about Her through Thalia Took's art. She captivated me and I became enthralled by Her. She will always hold great meaning to me.

sylvan_being: (ritual zen)
There was no second update in November, but there was a coupon, so I used it to buy myself some things as well as get some gifts for others. :D



Like I've said before, I love one word Glamrockins. And I absolutely love this one! I very much believe that our souls are boundless accumulations of energy, able to take on other forms than just human beings. <3




I love this Glamourkin so much! I love the art, it very much reminds me of something one would see in art from antiquity. <3 And I love the phrase. I've come across few hetero couple Glamourkins so when I saw this one I hoped I would someday own it.




As a Libra, I'm very much about balance and harmony, so I found this Glamrockin to be absolutely perfect for me. <3




I love this little book so fiercly. Lotus flowers represent so much symbolism for me. <3 I've been drawn to lotus flowers since I left Christianity and have associated them with many different aspects of my spirituality. The greatest probably being Ganesha. Him coming into my life awakened such a fierce longing to know the Divine and I feel like the phrase here really embodies that.




So, with the realization of Polyhymnia in my life I went back through the Glamourkin stock and found this beauty. I absolutely love the phrase, it's like a perfect marriage of Her and my love and adoration for stars and the cosmos.




I got this Glamrockin because I strive to have love as a constant presence in my life and sometimes I need a little reminder of that.
sylvan_being: (ritual zen)
This update was the Storyteller update. Initially, I thought there wouldn't be anything for me in this theme. I'm not much of a writer, I mostly live in written worlds rather than create them. But I do write for school, the little writing that I do is research oriented. Hopefully, one day I'll be writing about my own research.



With that I hope, I stumbled upon this beauty. Since I was a little girl I've been fascinated by ancient Egypt and their Pharaohs, mythology, religion, and priests. But I've also felt a connection with their scribes. I kind of see myself as a scribe, writing down our history, as an archaeologist. I feel like this completements one of my other glamourkins so beautifully.




I also found this gem. I've come to think of this journal as a Book of Shadows/Mirrors. A place where I keep everything sacred to me. To me, Polyhymnia represents more than just hymns/sacred poetry, She also represents all sacred writings. For a few months now I've been drawn to the idea of veiling. The Veil is Her emblem. I've always dressed modestly and have always leaned more towards conservative clothes/fashion. But I've been wondering why I've been having this strong urge to veil, now I'm starting to think it's Her nudging me. I think, at least to start with, I'll start veiling when doing ritual. I don't do much in terms of ritual, but maybe I'll start carving out more time to at least meditate more. I think veiling while meditating would be such a grounding and lifting experience. I don't know that I'd ever veil in public, but maybe that's not what She's calling me to do. I'll just have to answer Her call and see where it takes me.
sylvan_being: (autumn)
I took the opportunity this update to get an invocation that I've been wanting and has been pulling at my heart lately.


I absolutely adore this little invocation! <3 Not too long ago I discovered how Persephone is working in my life. Ever since then I've been trying to work with Her energy and keep Her as a constant reminder. So I figured having a physical reminder that I see daily would help me to be conscious of Her presence and Her lessons when I need them. This week has been a reminder of just how much I need Her in my life right now, so I'm so happy that I have this beautiful piece on my Samhain altar. I also got this piece for my Samhain altar. I thought that it was appropriate, since I connect Persephone to transition and Samhain is a reminder of past loved ones (a transitional phase).
sylvan_being: (autumn)
OMGOSH! Can I just say, I absolutely loved this Halloween update! There were so many beautiful pieces! <3

Initially I thought I knew what I wanted from this update, but wasn't able to get to the update until a few hours had passed after its ending. BUT! I'm so glad that it happened. Because, I found pieces that I loved even more! Pieces that I hadn't noticed the first time I looked through the sneak peek. <3



This one I did notice the first go through and without a doubt wanted. I'm so happy that I was able to get it. I wanted to work more on expanding my autumn pieces and this one seemed perfect. It's probably my most worn already. <3
 



This one I got specifically for Samhain. & I'm so! happy with it. <33 It's exactly what Samhain means to me. It's a time that I focus on my deceased loved ones. & the wording! omg! So beautiful.




I thought I knew which bowl that I wanted for Samhain, but it, of course, got snatched up right away. But I still wanted a bowl, so I looked through them all again. & I have no idea how I missed this one the first time. It's exquisitely beautiful! & holds so much meaning for me. The "veil" has always been a symbol I've been drawn to with Samhain. I couldn't be happier with this pick. <333
sylvan_being: (autumn)
So in September there wasn't an update until the very end of the month. So since there wasn't two updates to split my money between, I spent my entire allotted September Fable Tribe allowance on this update ... and it was glorious!


I've been wanting a Spoon Glamourkin for some time now, but the right one just hadn't come along ... until now! <3 I'm finding more and more that I love simplicity, so when something has just a few words on it, but great meaning behind it, I fall madly in love. This piece was no exception.

For my own reference/meaning for why I got this specific one:

http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/a/below_above.html

Macrocosmos is the same as microcosmos.


AND
this update had so many autumnal hair pieces, I just couldn't resist!






(I think this will be my favorite!)

sylvan_being: (communion-The Divine)
This update there were a few pendants that I absolutely adored, but I only had enough in my budget for one this go around. So I settled on one that made my heart melt the instant I saw it.



This pendant represents my dream of one day becoming an Egyptologist. The wording and words are simply perfect for it. And the imagine is gorgeous to boot. It will be a constant reminder to me through the long journey I have ahead of myself.
sylvan_being: (autumn)
I've been wanting an autumn themed glamourkin for some time now, so when these two presented themselves in the last update, I knew that I just had to have them.  Plus, them both being about Persephone, at a time when I'm trying to work with Her energy, I knew it was meant to be. <3 






~*~


There was one item that I wanted but just missed out on. I've been wanting a Felt Flower since they first came out in Antheia's Garden, but haven't seen any that I really liked.  There was one in this update that I thought was so beautiful, everything about it: the colors, the beads, even its name. <3 But maybe next time around I'll be able to find one.



The Pumpkin's Tale <3
sylvan_being: (lioness)
This update there was one Glamourkin that I absolutely fell in love with and I decided to get a book glamourkin from a past update that I've been wanting since it was posted up.


When I saw this glamourkin my heart melted. It was as if it was made for me. I love everything about it: the picture and the simplicity of the word and the strength it represents. I've talked about this theme before with a previous purchase.


 

I love these book glamourkins. I actually have quite a few favorited that I'm just bidding my time with. To me these little books are like a Book of Shadows, they hold the most sacred parts of my spirituality within them. This particular one I hold so dear to my heart. It will be a constant reminder that I am sacred, as well as everyone and everything else. Growing up it was engrained in me that as a human, and specifically a woman, I am sinful and base. Since I left Christianity, I've discovered the Divine within myself. I also believe that everything has a soul and should be treated with respect and reverence. So the words as well as the fact that the picture is a plant makes this piece absolutely perfect to me.

ETA: I looked up the Goddess Iris. <33 I knew a little bit about Her, but not much. I have come to love Her so deeply. <3 She will definitely be going into conjunction with Psyche. Simply for this: Iris links the gods to humanity. So having the iris in this glamourkin has given this piece so much more depth for me.
sylvan_being: (heart)
Here's the last two purchases I made, since I got a little behind.

sylvan_being: (star dance)
This time around the one thing that I really wanted from the update got bought up before I even saw it get posted.  So it'll just be another thing added to what I eventually want to get in a costume order.  Though what I did get are things from past updates that I've had my eye on and have just waiting to get.


I'm an air sign, so I loved the name these were given: Sylph.  Plus I love that they're white & sparkly. <3



& I love lavender ... really any shade of purple.  So I added these to my growing collection of their pixie stars. <33



This piece resinates with me so deeply.  I've written in past entries about the symbols of earth and air to me.  I'm an air sign and have greatly associated with symbols of that sign; which is represented by the bird-girl in the background (She's me).  Jason is an earth sign and I've always looked at symbols of that sign to represent him; so the wording of this pendant is a perfect symbol for our love. <3
sylvan_being: (ritual zen)
I've seen others post about their own Glamourkins/Fable Tribe purchases and why they chose those specific items and what they mean to them, and I thought I'd do the same. <3  I've bought pendants in the past for others, but this is a focus on the ones for me.


First Purchase )
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