51 – Reverend Robert Kirk and Second Sight

a second sight



robert kirk grave
Rev. Robert Kirk’s Grave.


Reverend Robert Kirk.

Born – December 1644, Aberfoyle, Scotland.

Died – Taken by the Good People: May 1692, Aberfoyle, Scotland.




Rev Kirk, also known as ‘The Fairy Minister’ was blessed (or cursed) with the skill of ‘Second Sight’.

Second Sight allows a person to see, hear or interact with the Good People, and in some cases, bestows the person with great skills of healing.

robert kirk book

For Kirk, this led to an intense fascination with the Faerie of the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. Such so, it came to dominate his life, and some say, cause, his death.

Others argue he has never died. But still, to this day, dwells among the Good People.

On this week’s Podcast, Kitty takes a look at the strange life and mysterious death of Rev Robert Kirk and ponders:

Did the Good People kill him in retaliation for him sharing their secrets?

Did the Good People invite him to join them?

Is Second Sight all its cracked up to be?

Join Kitty to find out all this and much more!

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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan
‘A Dedication to Kirk’ by Andrew Lang, 1893. Read by Simone.

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘Private reflection’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Highland Castle’ by Darren Curtis
‘Quiet Place’ by Jonyy Easton
‘Hidden Past’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Countryside’ by Audio Library.
‘Wooden Legs’ by David and Goliath.
‘Banish Misfortune’ by Brigan.

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