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‘The Consciousness Hour’: Neil Rushton talks about the Faeries with Anthony Peake

Reblogged from deadbutdreaming: The great Anthony Peake was kind enough to invite me on to the January 2020 edition of his Consciousness Hour podcast to talk about the faeries and how they might interact with human consciousness. For those unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Paracelsus, Nature Spirits and Faeries ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from deadbutdreaming: There is a long tradition of metaphysical entities becoming manifest in our consensus reality as distinctive attributes of nature. They interact with the material world but they are never fully consolidated within it. They are deemed essential to … Continue reading

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The Faerie Taboos ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from Dead But Dreaming: taboo [ta·​boo | tə-‘bü] NOUN A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing. Taboo motifs are common in both traditional faerie-tales and … Continue reading

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Encountering the Faeries in the 21st Century ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from deadbutdreaming: Recently I was sent an email from a woman wanting to share her experience of encountering what appeared to be faeries or nature spirits. As with many people who interact with faerie-type entities for the first time, … Continue reading

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Living in a fairy tale

I’ve been looking into old faery lore lately. Not the sanitised Victorian version of miniature winged beauties, but at the old tales of strange encounters, customs that go back beyond memory, time lost in the faery realm and the darker … Continue reading

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Visioning the Faeries: Magical Ointments and Seeing the Unseen ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from Dead but Dreaming: A common motif in European folklore is that of the faeries being made visible to a human through the application (accidentally or on purpose) of an ointment or salve to the eyes (Aarne-Thompson Motif Index … Continue reading

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome and the Faeries ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from Dead but Dreaming: I was recently interviewed by Simon Young for the Fairy Investigation Society. He wanted to explore my experiences brought on by the condition known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome, and how this might relate to an … Continue reading

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Guest author: Neil Rushton ~ Articulating the Faeries

What are the faeries? This question is surprisingly difficult to answer. Since May 2016 I’ve been attempting to get under the skin of the question on my blog-site deadbutdreaming, where I post articles that engage with the phenomenon of the … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Jones (or the archaeological dog)…

I thought we were just going for a walk… but then she opened the car. “In you go, girlie,” she says. “You’re going on an adventure!”  She put my seat belt on and told me to settle down as it … Continue reading

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A Numinous Zone: Preternatural Modern Faeries ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from Dead but Dreaming: “A numinous zone is a state of consciousness in which numinous (supernatural or spiritual) experiences occur. It can be viewed as a highly dynamic state that gives rise to phenomenal shifts in one’s perception or … Continue reading

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