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LadyVirgoxoxo 15-06-2011 09:30 PM

Oooh okay that makes sense that they would be green :smile:

Tea Break 16-06-2011 02:11 PM

Being "pagan" is actually quite harmless, LadyVirgo - in a very literal sense! For such peoples worship Life as a whole - as in respecting all forms of life - humankind themselves, the Nature World (everything that grows) all creatures, etc., believing that everything interacts together to produce our world. Quite commonsense, if you think about it.

The "pagan" faiths fell from favour when the Christian Church rose - or rather, the small-minded few who decided they made the rules, took power over the decisions of other people. So - although I believe in God, and Christ, and the story of Jesus of Nazareth, and have faith in that, and the message of Jesus himself - I prefer to actually practise a "looser" type of faith which respects growing life, other creatures, and of course our unseen friends in Spirit.

It's our own personal choice, and this Forum demonstrates how wonderfully diverse we can be as individuals when we step away from allowing ourselves to be "told" what to believe ... don't y'all think? :smile:

As for "The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries" I spotted it a few years ago on an online site. Y'know - the one which brings to mind tall warrior women, named after a river in Africa! :wink: My own is a lovely illustrated hardback version - scattered with the actual sketches made by the Reverend himself, so cost a bit more than I'd normally have paid - but I was drawn to it, and don't regret the purchase.
Alternatively - you may be able to borrow it from your local Public Library? It'd be worth a try.

However you get hold of it - I hope you enjoy it.

Angel Blessings to All :angel8:

LadyVirgoxoxo 16-06-2011 05:47 PM

I just checked all the libraries near me on their online catalog, and I couldn't find it :icon_frown:

Trieah 16-06-2011 10:59 PM

WOW!!! Those are some amazing pictures Norseman! Thanks for sharing those:D

Tea Break 18-06-2011 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by LadyVirgoxoxo
I just checked all the libraries near me on their online catalog, and I couldn't find it :icon_frown:

Don't despair, my Lady:smile: - whatabout requesting the book at your Library? Maybe you call it something else where you are(?) - but it's asking them to get it, and there is usually a small "request" fee. In some places, none at all! Quite often the book is bought as new stock, or found at another library and passed on. Nowadays, there is quite some interest growing in the Faery realm, so there's a good chance of them getting it for you.

Good Luck with the hunt!

Angel Blessings to All :angel8:

Prokopton 18-06-2011 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by LadyVirgoxoxo
I just checked all the libraries near me on their online catalog, and I couldn't find it

The reason you couldn't find it is perhaps that you've been looking for the wrong title. The true title is The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies, and it's freely available. Here it is for free online.

It's a classic, but I linked earlier to Evans-Wentz' The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries (also free online text) which is even better.

LadyVirgoxoxo 18-06-2011 09:34 PM

Thank you! :smile:

Tea Break 20-06-2011 06:21 PM

Actually "The Secret Lives Elves and Faeries" does exist in the physical, folks:smile: I've got a copy myself.

The problem may be that it's actually published in Britain - maybe the former title (the "original" version) is more universal? I tend to forget I'm on an international forum here, it didn't occur to me to say that I got my copy on the Brit amazon site, which also has copies of the former, too.
Also - a slight amendment to my gushings of previously - the Rev. Kirk was actually Episcopalian (I might have mis-spelt that!) not Methodist. In my experience the difference is much the same, though - traditional Christian churches tend to be faery unfriendly - even nowadays!

Either way - good luck in your search, my Lady. I hope you enjoy whatever your choice is.

Angel Blessings to All :angel8:

LadyVirgoxoxo 24-06-2011 05:02 AM

Thanks Tea Break! :hug2:

norseman 24-06-2011 07:16 AM

I forgot I had this. It's the Sidhe Queen in her waterfall again but in video :D


[if you click on "previous" or "next" at the top, you have access to a library of 45 short vids . Enjoy !]
[should say that some are a bit rough :D]

Tea Break 25-06-2011 09:39 AM

Thanks Norseman. That really is a good tea-break's worth :smile:

Weekend Angel Blessings to All :angel8:

LadyVirgoxoxo 26-06-2011 02:57 AM

Thanks Norseman! That was awesome!

norseman 26-06-2011 08:25 AM

:D Nothing to do with the Sidhe but would you like a longer, better quality video ?
Written, Produced, and Starring The Norse and his Demon Steed :rolleyes:


[if you click on "next", you will get my favourite photos made up as a continuous film strip :D. All in my "patch"]]

Boldylocks 16-07-2011 01:15 AM


Originally Posted by norseman
"Riders of the Sidhe" painted by John Duncan


There is a place in the Pennines/Dales where I walk which is called Gunnerside - the original spelling was thought to be Gunnar's Sidhe ! It was a Norse settlement. They constructed pastures beside the river for hay to feed their cattle in winter, and terraced the sides of the valley into strip fields to grow barley. There is a tradition, going back centuries, that the hay is never cut until the wild flowers have set their seed. In the later spring, the pastures are a riot of colour. And, yes, it is a magical place !

Pastures at Gunnerside. Look carefully and you might make out the strip fields.

Wow, that really got my attention! It ties in with my experience with one Sidhe woman... 3 years ago I had a very beautiful Faery encounter with one of the smaller Pixie faeries-- she looked to be of some sort of royalty with her Kind., She uncannily resembled Brian' Frouds' version of male Pixies- only she was much more regal and softer- and more innocent looking.
After that encounter, I had no more doubts that Faerie actually exist- so I went ahead and made a faery garden for them-- and made the decision to let the Faeries, Pixies, Elves, etc., --all Faerykind, have their way with the garden. I only pull out the crabgrass and water where needed-- and have added some violas, and such to enhance it for them.

During that time I realized that since, apparantly, the Faery DO exist after all- I better start picking up trash when i see it, and start appreciating the little plants I used to pull up and toss away-- including the little baby Maple tree saplings that always spring up in our yard .

Well, after a night of playing music for the Faery on my CD player-- one morning shortly thereafter, right before waking up for work, I heard a woman singing this verse to me: "You are helping the flower to seed; all things are precious"

Who sang this verse to me was someone my size or taller, and after reading about the Sidhe, I have come to the conclusion that it was one of the Sidhe- I have read from others that the Sidhe are very concerned about what humanity is doing to this planet- and they are not too thrilled with mankind's warlike , greedy and egotistic mentality. They know we are spiritually immature, however, so the more spiritually inclined groups of Sidhe have pity for us, but they are trying to reach those of mankind who are open to hear.

My take on these Beings is that God created them long before mankind was created- we humans are the youngest of all- and the most prodigal of all Intelligent Beings. I believe that many of the Sidhe probably are in communion with the Creator- and perhaps work under the archangels on behalf of this planet-- just a hunch.

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