Imagine sitting in beautiful woodland, the sun glinting through the branches of the old oak trees. As the Bluebells and Forget me not flowers sway gently in the warm breeze. The smell of bonfire smoke lingers in the air, It seems like the ideal place to have some “you time” but are you really alone in the woods?
Throughout the decades there have been countless stories from all over the World about Nature Spirits, One Irish folk law story I came across said…
“If you walk nine times round a fairy rath at the full of the moon, you will find the entrance to the Sifra; but if you enter, beware of eating the fairy food or drinking the fairy wine. The Sidhe will, indeed, wile and draw many a young man into the fairy dance, for the fairy women are beautiful, so beautiful that a man’s eyes grow dazzled who looks on them, with their long hair floating like the ripe golden corn and their robes of silver gossamer; they have perfect forms, and their dancing is beyond all expression graceful; but if a man is tempted to kiss a Sighoge, or young fairy spirit, in the dance, he is lost for ever—the madness of love will fall on him, and he will never again be able to return to earth or to leave the enchanted fairy palace. He is dead to his kindred and race for ever more.
Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Diminutive fairies of one kind or another have been recorded for centuries, but occur alongside the human-sized beings; these have been depicted as ranging in size from very tiny up to the size of a human child. Even with these small fairies, however, their small size may be magically assumed rather than constant. Some fairies though normally quite small were able to dilate their figures to imitate humans. On Orkney they were described as short in stature, dressed in dark grey, and sometimes seen in armour”
Many spiritual people believe that the ideal time to see one of the ” Little people” is on Midsummer Eve ( The solstice, where it is the longest day of the year) This is apparently because the ” Vail” between our World and the spiritual realm is at its thinnest, making it easier to communicate with such beings.
A person I interviewed for this article is says that they saw Farias as a young child. “I was having an afternoon rest in my bed, when suddenly I started to see little faces appear through the curtains. I was not scared but enchanted by their beauty, I knew straight away what they were. There was a group of them, and after they had fully manifested into the room, they started to dance very gracefully. But all the while I was under the impression that I was not to tell anyone what I saw otherwise they might not come back!”
Another close friend of mine who I have known since childhood said that they thought that they had seen a “Purple Fairy” hovering near one of the flowers in their garden once. Like every little girl I was fascinated with fairies! I had numerous books on them and one day hoped that they would visit me! But obviously that never happened! However when a relative came to visit me in a dream one night, I asked them if Nature Spirits were real. They nodded with a twinkle in their eye, as if to say “Yes they do exist.”
Spirits exist so why can’t fairies or other mythological beings? Why do the majority of us see spirits or experience some sort of paranormal activity, yet hardly any of us witness anything else?