128 – A Fairy Thorn & the Coming of Wisdom

by Stephanie Law.

How often have you smiled and nodded, then completely ignored the advice of an older, more experienced relative or friend?

In the tale of ‘The Fairy Thorn’ from Newfoundland, we find a gentle reminder to acknowledge the experiences and wisdom of those who have come before us: our Elders.

When it comes to understanding and keeping ourselves safe from the Good People, we are each of us indebted to our Ancestors and their willingness to trickle wisdom down through the generations so that we do not repeat their mistakes.

But what happens when we ignore their wisdom? Sometimes a very long and painful lesson must be learned by a new generation…

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by Stephanie Law.

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by Stephanie Law.

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by Stephanie Law.

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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 yourencounterstories@gmail.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 https://www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

‘The Fairy Thorn’ from ‘Fables, Fairies and Folklore of Newfoundland’ by Alice Lannon and Mike McCarthy.

Read by Michael Ryan. https://michaelryanvoiceover.com/

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

Additional Music: ‘Far Away’ and ‘Night Dancing’ by Joseph Earwicker

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