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July 5, 2009 in City
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During the fairy parade, participants sing and dance in a circle of prayer flags, where they believe fairy energy and magic are strongest.

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About 250 people attended this year’s Fairy and Human Relations Congress, where they spent three days taking part in spiritual workshops, singing, dancing and making connections between the human world and fairy realm.

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Orion Foxwood, a self-proclaimed witch, holds a workshop called “Path to the Tree of Enchantment: The Paradigm of the Faery Seer.” “We are here to remove that distance between humanity and divinity,” he said.

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Dressed as fairies, Fiona Willow, 6, and Savannah Hensley-Kellow, 7, attend the ninth annual Fairy and Human Relations Congress on June 26 near Twisp, Wash. The purpose of the congress is to encourage communication and cooperation with the fairy realm.

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At dusk on the night of the fairy parade, congress participants gather around a fire pit and chant “Release, release, release your funky beast.”