Did you know, there is a belief in Celtic mythology that the bee, the humble bee acts as a messenger between our world and the spirit realm?
They are long believed to enjoy the freedom of moving between the worlds sharing messages and information.
Some also believe the wisdom of bees was given to them by none other than Druids.
On this week’s episode we pause to acknowledge just how important the wee bee is to us in a practical and spiritual sense.
Through tales and poems, we discover that the Good People also enjoy a close connection with the bee, occasionally taking their appearance and fiercely guarding their hives from those who would cause trouble.
We also visit the ancient custom of ‘Telling the Bees’ and find that within its rituals we come to understand how we can better live alongside the Good People.
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My YouTube channel: Exciting Announcement!
“Some day you will old enough to read Fairy Tales again” – C.S. Lewis.
To celebrate reaching our goal of 1,000 Subscribers, Encounters with the Good People has launched a new series of YouTube videos called ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales‘.
Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story.
To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. Please ‘Like’ my videos too, as this helps make YouTube ‘notice’ my channel and support me to find an audience. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too. Cheers, Kitty.
My new Online Store.
Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.
My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.
There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.
There are other great items too, a variety of bags, from a tote to a backpack or lunchbag, as well as drink bottles, caps, wee pins, mousepads and more. All will add a touch of enchantment to your day and it’s a lovely little way to feel connected to the Good People.
Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.
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For a daily peek at modern and historical encounters with the Good People, plus loads of great links, conversation starters and otherwise hard-to-find information on the Good People, visit Kitty’s Facebook page.
Or, for a dose of Faerie on the go, drop into Kitty’s ‘Faerie Lucky Dip’ over at Instagram and Twitter. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.
Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?
Perhaps you have your own story to share?
Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at email@example.com
Don’t forget… our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far on
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie
‘Telling the Bees’ poem by Eugene Field.
‘Telling the Bees’ poem. Traditional poem, Gloucestershire.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ by Rimsky Korsakov. From Your Soundtrack.
‘Ghost Dance’, ‘Virtutes Instrumenti’, ‘Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie’ and ‘Virtutes Vocis’ by Kevin Macleod.