Trying to explain or talking about beings not considered spirits, angels, or human beings is rather difficult. They, however, share something in common, and more. We could give them the generic name of elemental creatures, nature spirits. They all inhabit the Magic World of Fairies.
Is is true that we can communicate with those tiny beings?
In spite of the fact that nature has been devastated by man, and that they were compelled to hide in the jungle or in the woods, many of them live with human beings and are willing to serve them. To communicate with them, we should love everything that surrounds us.
With the moving of populations and the speed of communications, faster connection speeds and high definition screens, we have discovered in the four years since we started our website, that a world wide fairy web of very talented fairy and fantasy artists and illustrators have been proud to collaborate and to work with us on a number of projects. They too have wonderful websites and we share the common interest in showing our passion for art, supporting each other in our quest to show that there is a fairy path.
Here is an abundance of interesting information on Fairy Facts, Fairy Folklore, Fairy Names and all things Faery.
Find details easily of authors, poetry, festivals and music, of fairy books based on their work, artists famed worldwide, whose drawings and pictures of Fairies, Gnomes, Goblins, Elves and other little people will enthrall, inform and delight, bringing pleasure to young and old.
When the 19th century Anglo-Irish poet Richard Allingham wrote his poem 'The Fairies', he was replicating a belief about supernatural figures who steal children that stretched back to ancient Persian myths that date from 3000 BC. So universal is the terror of losing a child that the images of a lonely lost child and a mother who loses her child to fairies exist in civilisations everywhere.
Demon Figures and Fairies have undergone a series of transformations according to their historical context, but what remains constant is their supernatural power and their association with the very human concerns of marriage, death and loss.
In what way have fairies changed in guise and purpose throughout history? How did ancient fairy lore sit with the Christianity of the Middle Ages? How were fairies appropriated for the purpose of the 16th century witchcraft trials? And why did fairies obsess so many Victorian artists and writers?
Host Melvyn Bragg and his expert guests discuss Fairies. The contributors are:
Juliette Wood, Associate Lecturer in the Department of Welsh at Cardiff University and Secretary of the Folklore Society
Diane Purkiss, Fellow and Tutor of English at Keble College, Oxford
Nicola Bown, Lecturer in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck, University of London
If you wish to find out more of the real meaning of Faeries,
then listen to this programme in full here (45 minutes):
Many people are willing and even longing to believe in the existence of fairies. The Little People are so bound up with happy memories of childhood that they are recalled with delight as part of a less materialistic world. But, to most of us, they stand as a lost illusion. Not so with everyone, fortunately. For I, amongst others, have seen all kinds of fairies for as long as I can remember, and I still see them daily. By seeing I mean that they are as much outside me as trees, and are seen just as objectively.
In the following pages, I propose to make these delightful beings as much a reality for you as I can. It is best that I try at the outset to make it clear why I have some special advantages for this enterprise. For one thing, having been born in the East, I have never been discouraged in my observations of fairies, because there are many people there who do see -- and very many more who believe in -- fairies. For this and other reasons, the not uncommon power among children to see them has in me persisted.
Then, I have had the good fortune to fall, in this life, among family and friends who included several who could also see; and travel has enlarged the list. Therefore, what I have here set down is not the imagination of an isolated child. It is information gathered from many contacts and conversations with fairies all over the world in circumstances perfectly natural, however unusual. One can communicate with these beings in just as definite a manner as we human beings talk to one another -- more so, for though the method (which I shall describe shortly) is slightly different, it is more rapid than speech, and, in some ways at least, it is a more accurate exchange.
It is important to mention these things, for once we see the world from the fairy point of view, we get a glimpse of a new universe. So many things that matter very much to us do not seem to matter at all to them. Life and death, for instance, are things that they know all about; to them there is no uncertainty and no tragedy involved. Human beings so often shrink from life and fear death. Fairies actually see the flow of life through all things. We live in a world of form without understanding the life force beneath the forms. To us the loss of the form means the end of the life, but fairies are never deceived in this way. They have a penetrating and powerful lesson for us.
If you don't believe in fairies, this startling book by Peter Tompkins, author of the New York Times number one bestseller 'The Secret Life of Plants' (1989), will convince you otherwise.
Peter Tompkins uncovers the history, past mystical organizations (as well as current ones), mystics, scientists and others and then factually pieces together the existence of this hidden worldaround us. This book is out of print and is not available at the bookstores in the U.S. I might concur with the prior reviewer that the material was before its time.
There's more to nature than green leaves and twittering birds: it's a world that only the gifted and dedicated observer can see, using techniques of the mind that transcend the limits of the five senses, much as the scientist peers into the subatomic world with supercolliders and electron microscopes.
Talented clairvoyants describe devas, elves, gnomes, fairies, sea nymphs, sylphs, and other beings that live in air, water, fire, and the earth. Going beyond the usual fairy dialogue, Tompkins also draws fascinating connections between the natural world and the Kabbalah Tree of Life, the astral and etheric body, angels, and other esoteric mysteries.
Going beyond the boundaries of typical pro-environmental propaganda, The Secret Life of Nature is more than a plea to save the planet; it will change the way you see the world.
For the open-minded reader!
Nature People are most definitely real. And, they have purpose and meaning to our lives. They can, too, contribute significantly to our well-being. Give this book of Peter Tompkin's a chance, and try and understand the deeper Theosophical concepts he may employ.
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Folklore holds that fairies cannot be seen or noticed in any way unless they want you to observe them. That’s true to some extent, but developing “fairy sight,” the ability to perceive fairies, is easier than one might think. In this article I’ll share with you some of my fairy experiences, and how I’ve increased my ability to notice them.
Who are the fairies?
Fairies include a wide range of beings who populate nature and live in homes and buildings. Many people think fairies are tiny beings with wings, but they come in all shapes and sizes, from small balls of light to little humanoid beings to towering, angelic figures. There are different races of fairies, just as there are different races of humans.
The fairy realm includes nature spirits and elementals, household helpers, worker beings, guardians of the land, spirits who live in manmade machines, and over lighting presences who hold and nourish the archetypal patterns of all species.
Fairies are powerful beings. According to lore, they work tirelessly in their respective realms to ensure harmony of the cosmic whole. Their magic is associated with luck, fortune and healing. But cross a fairy and they may turn their magic against you.
Why contact fairies?
In earlier times, contacting fairies was not seen as a desirable activity. Fairies were believed to be dangerous and unpredictable, even hostile toward humans. They might kidnap you, bewitch you, play tricks on you or steal your children. Today our attitude has shifted: it is not only desirable but necessary to have an understanding of the beings in the natural landscape and in our homes and machines. In turn, fairies have responded with increased openness to mutually beneficial communication and work.
Knowledge about fairies and the ability to discern them is useful in personal spiritual work and also in paranormal investigations.
An Historical Overview of the Whereabouts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites, and Dryads
A long, long time ago, the Earth belonged to the creatures of the wood. By creatures of the wood I mean gnomes, elves, faeries, etc. They tended it and took care of it, played in it, danced and sang in it, cared for wounded animals, worked out disputes between species, sat on mushrooms discussing matters of importance and drinking Labrador tea, rode down streams on leaves and bark, parachuted from trees on dandelion seeds. This was the world into which mankind was born. These early days, when man was but a newly arrived dinner guest who hadn't yet taken over the house, are fairly well documented in the literature and folklore of the world, so there's no need to go into it here. What I am interested in, and what I am asking you to be interested in, is the question, "Where did all the gnomes, elves, faeries, etc. go?"
The friction between man and the wood creatures began with the discovery of agriculture. With this discovery civilization arose and spread. The forests were cleared to provide wood for shelters and fields for pastures and crops. Mankind had set up camp.
No longer just a visitor in someone else's world, he pushed the wild back from his newly built doorstep. At first, this wasn't a problem. There weren't that many people and everyone else felt that it was only fair to allot them their own half-acre to do with as they wished. Some of them even decided to help out. Gnomes moved into the barn houses and helped with the gardening chores. The devic spirits of the vegetables helped humans better organize their crops and plan rotation; taught them the correlation between planetary and lunar cycles and the agricultural year. They taught them to plant radishes when the moon is in Cancer, harvest when the moon is in Taurus. Many trolls felt that the heaping piles of manure were a change for the better, and decided to stick around too.
"Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."
-- W.B. Yeats
"The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, / Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, / And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled. / Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world."
-- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
"Where round the bed, whence Achelous springs, That wat'ry Fairies dance in mazy rings."
-- Homer (Iliad, B. xxiv. 617.)
Once faerys lived amongst us all of the time.
But the world has changed and fairies have withdrawn into a more secret and ancient realm.
Only sometimes ... some of us ... will be able to visit with them ... and experience ... their enchanted lives.
Each house is 12" tall, made from salvaged wood and antique metal.
They are Electric Indoor Decor and will usher in dreams of the Fae.
If you had unintentionally wandered into Faery, got lost there, subsequently found the way out and wanted to provide some kind of guide for other travellers, where would you start? Such was my dilemma when I was asked to write this article. Would it be wiser to start with the folklore and disentangle the historical reality behind various fairy beliefs, or take a more modern and trendy approach and try to make a connection between Jungian psychology, modern ‘reconstructionist’ mystics, earthlights and ‘ufo abduction’ phenomena? It soon became clear that, whatever starting point I chose, all I could hope to achieve was an American-style, whistle-stop ‘impressions of faery’ tour, given the vast amount of material available on the subject.
So I decided to take a very personal approach and see where my feet took me ...
"Saielle keeps close watch on the Willows by pond and stream. Often as the trees bend in the breeze, you can hear her melancholy voice, singing the song of the willows."
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Delicious soft whispers,
Come hither, come hither!
Dark enchantress, wicked delight,
A sentry to lure in mortals by night.
To come away, come away,
Dash softly hand in hand
Slip through the veil
Off to fairy land."
Australian artist Selina Fenech was born in 1981 and has always felt the burn of magic in her heart. Her daydreams of magical creatures and places were irrepressible, and goddesses, fairies and nature spirits started showing up in her artwork from a very early age. She has always had a great love and appreciation of the magic of nature, and frequently gets lost in mythology and fairytales which all inspire her greatly.
While she always loved to draw, she didn't know she wanted to, or could, be an artist for quite some time. When she was sixteen years old she placed a few of her artworks in an online gallery and was amazed when fan mail and print and commission requests started coming in. Always wanting to please, and excited to be sharing her passion for art and magic, Selina began taking commissions and producing fine art prints of her work, and her art career has grown steadily since then, seeing publication in books and magazines worldwide and a range of licensed merchandise.
The fairies have a long and colourful history, from their origins in folklore and the classics, through mediaeval romances to Shakespeare and the Tudors. Belief in them continued through the reigns of the Stewarts and the Commonwealth, then fell during the “Age of Reason”, when science was in the ascendant. This period saw the growth of the literary fairytale and the fairies became whimsical. A revival of the fairies' fortunes during Victoria's reign saw the regain their popularity, and Spiritualism and Theosophy encouraged a renaissance in fairy belief. The last hundred years or so has seen a split between the believers and the sceptics, with the rise of both science and neo-paganism.
Left: Psyche, the prototype of the modern fairy.
To many fairies are simply nature spirits; from the small beings that paint the flowers to the powerful spirits who make the weather or rule over large areas.
Folklore supports this relationship, leading some to form the theory that fairy tradition, as it is now, consists of the battered remnants of primitive animistic spirituality.
Cicely Mary Barker's "Flower Fairies", right, are a post-Victorian interpretation of small nature spirits.
The kingdom of nature extends beyond flowers and plants to rivers, seas and mountains, all of which have their associated 'genius loci'.
Yes, another *&%$@ fairy website! But this one is different, there are no animated graphics to "adopt", there are no methods to attract the fairies to your garden, and most of all there is no attempt to prove what fairies really are.
This is a social history of the fairies. It is about the relationship between fairies and humans from prehistory to the present day.
Please remember that there have always been people who believe that fairies are real, just as there have always been those who believe they are ficticious or imaginary. I remain agnostic and a fence-sitter - but that does not mean I am not a fan of the fairies in all their forms and species.
Enjoy that which you find here, whatever you make of it, or indeed, whatever you make of fairies. Take it as seriously as you choose.
Ich bin auch dabei. Es stimmt- deine Arbeit ist wunderschön und wir vermissen deine Präsenz. Deshalb besuchen wir dich immer mal wieder und hoffen, dass es dir gut geht. Viele liebe und dankbare Grüße Von Mona
I think the focal point of mainstream religion has changed - http://www.ebook-search-queen.com/ebook/reli/religion+and+ethics.all.html .That’s part of the “see the world in black and white” that the fundamentalists find so important about their “my way or the highway to hell”. Its far easier to use religion as the label for making oneself feel better or more important than someone else. I don’t murder, so I’m better/God loves me more than…
I have to link to this blog because I think that is so important when it comes to manifestation and getting what you want in life. All the great successful people in the world today did some form of visualization. And a vision board is one of the most powerful manifestation tools to date in my opinion.
Looking so Kumbh Mela of 1895 is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such.
Only a supremely powerful intellect could pierce of veil of hypnotic deception to bring the truth to the teeming masses of smooth-brained mouthbreathers that we all must be. Such courage and mental prowess in the mind of a single person. Thank you so much for attempting to free me of my mental prison of hypnotic malaise. His neck must be substantially stronger than the average “man-on-the-street” to…
idk if they are real or not. i’ve never seen them. but as big as this earth is, wt makes you think we’re the only one’s here. we have animals. y wouldn’t there be any other animals we don’t know about? think about it. there is a lot of things we thought were real a long time ago that wasn’t. like the world being flat. n things we thought…
of course mermaids and mermen are real, maybe not thease ones but were d yu think thay got the idea from,if no one believes in thease myths then christmas wouldnt be, all the stories for children wouldnt be oh how sad, and thats coming from me a banshe with a leprichourn for a husband lol..x