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IndieAni Bones, all the King’s Men and the Fairies

“In you go, girlie,” she says, holding the car door open. “We’re going on another adventure!” Well, it was a while ago now, but I remember it as clear as day. She put my seat belt on and told me … Continue reading

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A Review of Morgan Daimler’s ‘A New Dictionary of Fairies’ ~ Neil Rushton

Reblogged from deadbutdreaming: A New Dictionary of Fairies: A 21st-Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies by Morgan Daimler (Moon Books, 2020). ISBN 978 1 78904 036 4 The upsurge of interest in faerie traditions over the last … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Bluebell ~ Kyt Wright #writephoto

Dalton picked up the tiny creature and held it in the palm of his hand. “It can’t be, it’s not possible.” Dalton had picked his daughter up from school and was driving along the tree lined road when it had … Continue reading

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‘Marjorie Johnson, Shaman of Suburbia’~Neil Rushton shares an article by Dr Simon Young

Reblogged from deadbutdreaming: The story of Marjorie Johnson (1911-2011) is fascinating. Her primary legacy is the book Seeing Fairies, but, as recounted here, her interactions with the faeries took many paths and she may legitimately be seen as a mystic, … Continue reading

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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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