Youtube video – Beware the Stray Sod

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Mind how you go, lest you step your foot upon a Stray Sod.

This week, Kitty tackles the phenomena of the ‘Stray Sod’: an area of ground within a field which is affected/charmed/marked in some way by the Good People.

Anybody can be struck by the Stray Sod. No matter if a person has walked the same field, or the same path every day of their life, if they stand on a Stray Sod under the darkness of night, will suddenly find themselves lost and entirely disoriented.

Some folk find their way out by chance. Others, who lived to tell the tale, are led to the brink of deadly accident. Most are trapped within the field until dawn finds them, distraught and exhausted.

Is this just a case of Faerie pranksters? Playing practical jokes on Humans to entertain themselves? Could it be a method used to punish or seek revenge on Humans who have wronged the Good People?

Or, is their motivation more complex? Could it be the Good People trap a person until dawn for to keep them from their destination? Do they have the ability to foresee a future event, and if so, are they helping or hindering the person by trapping them?

Curiouser and curiouser…

This week, we take a closer peek at the multifaceted nature of the Good People.
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Podcast Credits.
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Jazharr’ by Royalty Free Music.
‘Traveler’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Fairytale’ by Jonathan Segev.

80 – Faerie Hills

arthur rackham fairy hill
by Arthur Rackham.

Do you ever wish you lived near the Good People?

So near, you might hear them, see them, occasionally bump into them?

Careful what you wish for….

john bauer fairy hill
by John Bauer.

On this week’s episode we take a sneaky peek at one of the places the Good People call home: Faerie Hills.

theodor kittelsen trees
by Theodor Kittelson.

Through true accounts of those who have lived near a Faerie Hill, or are simply passing by one, we discover that disturbing the Good People, even in ways we consider slight, is fraught with danger.

Not to mention the noise and bustle.

Some call the Good People the ‘Good Neighbours’.

After hearing these tales, you might not be so sure!

 

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Having over 1,000 Subscribers allows me to build a ‘Community’ Channel which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

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Podcast Credits

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Forgotten’ by Whitesand.

‘Spring Village’ by Retro Film.

‘Vinsvept’ by Music for the Soul.

‘Celtic Harp’ by Free Music Royalty.

Youtube video 29 – Are Mermaids Fallen Angels?

Did you know… some folk believe the Good People are angels who have fallen from heaven?

It’s true!

One theory of the Good People tells us they are in fact rebellious angels who fell from heaven and dwell in a world of their own: being neither good enough for heaven, nor bad enough for hell.

Is it said that one third of these fallen angels fell on the land, one third fell into the water, and one third remained suspended in the sky.

On this week’s episode, we test this theory by taking a close look at tales of Mermaids keeping in mind they may be fallen angels. Together we will ponder if this could explain why: some Mermaids avoid us, others cause us harm, while others come to our aid.

Join Kitty for a look at the Good People with an open mind and fresh perspective.

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Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tales from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music:
‘Moonlight Sonata’ by Beethoven. From AudioLibrary.
‘Gaelic’s Call’ by Trey VanZandt (YouTube.com/c/treyvanzandt)
‘Nature Ambient’ by Royalty Free sounds.
‘Atlantean twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘The Emerald Hills’ Trey VanZandt (YouTube.com/c/treyvanzandt)

79 – Faerie and the Afterlife

catrin welz stein angel
by Catrin Welz Stein

The Afterlife: It’s perfectly complicated.

We think we know a bit about it, but do we really?

There may be so much more to learn.

john bauer death (2)
by John Bauer.

In this episode, Kitty asks you to put your notion of the Afterlife to the side, just for a bit. Through tale and poems, we take an entirely non-morbid look at death and what may follow after.

edmund dulac death (3)
by Edmund Dulac.

Together we discover that the Good People might play a part in ‘life’ after death for many Humans and ponder:

how the Good People decide which Humans will stay with them after they have died?

if Humans we regard as ‘Spirits’ live among Faerie, what does that tell us about Faerie?

is it time we take a fresh look at the notion of ‘Faerie’ and ‘Death’?

Join Kitty for a chat on this most curious topic.

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teacup catrin welz stein
by Catrin Welz Stein.

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I have a goal and I hope you can help!

I would love to reach 1,000 Subscribers on the ‘Encounters with the Good People’ YouTube channel.

Having over 1,000 Subscribers will allow me to build a ‘Community Channel‘ which will make it super easy for me to communicate and interact with viewers of Encounters with the Good People’ on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, please pop into my channel on YouTube, hit that Subscribe button and also the ‘notifications’ bell icon. That way you will get a non-intrusive message every time I load up a new video. Nice! And if you know anyone who might enjoy my videos, please Share with them too.

I really appreciate your help in reaching 1,000 Subscribers. We are building a friendly, positive, respectful and safe community of folk who not only enjoy all things Faerie, but value nature, art, storytelling and our Ancestors.

***Changes to my YouTube Channel ***

It occurs to me that the Good People likely have little care for pesky numbers and lists and all such restrictions (they have better things to do!). So… I am no longer producing my Podcast YouTube videos in order, it’s random from hereon in!

Dan and I will now lovingly transform our Audio Podcast into a visual feast for your viewing pleasure in a random order. Let me know if there is an episode you are particularly hanging out to see on YouTube and I’ll see what I can do!!!

Big thanks and love, Kitty.

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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.
www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
twitter.com/encountersthe

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.

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.

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Podcast Credits

stephen mackey grave
by Stephen Mackey.

Edited by Magic Dan.
Tale from duchas.ie
‘Death’ by Clarence E. Flynn (1899-1958).
‘Ghost Fairies’ by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916).

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

Additional Music:
‘Funeral March’ written by Chopin. By FreeMusic109 – No Copyright Music.
‘Calm but Suspenseful’ by Marc v/d Meulen.
‘The Parting Glass’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Deep Horrors’ by Kevin MacLeod.

Youtube video 28 – The Clurichaun

The Clurichaun, lesser known cousin of the Leprechaun, and unusual sort of Household Brownie is often described as a: “jolly, red-faced, drunken little fellow, ever found in the cellars with a brimful tankard of wine in his hand, drinking and singing away merrily.”

Sounds like a beer-barrel of fun doesn’t he?

But… the Clurichaun has a darker side. In addition to guarding and protecting the wine, beer and spirits of the home, he also consumes as much of it as he pleases.

If the store of alcohol becomes depleted, his behaviour turns from jolly to cantankerous to downright dangerous.

Discover more about the Clurichaun on this week’s Podcast and if you would like to revisit his cousin the Leprechaun, tune in to Episode 52 of my Podcast.
http://encounterswiththegoodpeople.co…

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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: www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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.
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twitter.com/encountersthe

Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

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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. www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Tale from ‘The Fairy Mythology’ by Thomas Keightley, 1850. Read by Nathan Conkey.

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

Additional Music:
‘Folk Round’ and ‘Teller of the Tales’ by Kevin Macleod.

Youtube video 27 – 5 Tales of Strange Faerie Music

There can be no doubt Faerie music is alluring. People are known to literally drop whatever they are doing, stop wherever they are going, when they hear faerie music on the air.

But, while it is given us to hear, to dance to, to lose ourselves within, it is never ours to keep.

This wee collection of curious old tales, serves to remind us that faerie music can be as dangerous, as it is captivating.

Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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. Kitty posts once a day and you never know what you might get. Faerie top tips, fun facts, art, poems, and short tales.

Hey! Your eyes work hard for you, isn’t it time to give them a treat?! Drop into ‘Encounters with the Good People’ channel on YouTube and feast your eyes on our lovely Podcast videos. If you enjoy them, please remember to Subscribe and Like.

Who doesn’t like to read a great tale? 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.

This video contains audio from episode 49 of my podcast.

Podcast Credits:
Edited by: Magic Dan.

Theme Music:

‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo

Additional Music:
‘Almost New’ by Kevin Macleod
‘Achaidh Cheide’ by Kevin Macleod
‘Atlantean Twilight’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov.
‘Private Reflection’ by Kevin Macleod.

78 – Tale of a Faerie Puppy

victoria keeble (2)
by Victoria Keeble.

We love dogs.

We really love our dogs, don’t we?

They are our most loyal companion but more, they are our friend, counsellor, work-mate, eyes, ears, protector, inspiration and so much more!

The Good People too, are closely connected to dogs. Way back in episodes 4 and 5, we took a sneaky peek at the Black Shuck, Hellhounds and also Faerie Guardian Dogs. That is, Faerie who either have the appearance of a dog-like creature, or take the shape of a dog-like creature.

ulla thynell dogs
by Ulla Thynell

On this episode we discover that, when it comes to dogs, we have something remarkable in common with the Good People: a long-standing bond, and deep affection for ordinary, companion dogs.

Join Kitty to hear tales of ordinary dogs which play an important part in Faerie society, and share a tale of a very special, silver-eyed Faerie puppy.

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This is a really quick, simple and safe way for you to donate and support my work. Simply click on the ‘Buy me a coffee’ icon on my website and you will be helping to create and produce ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Podcast and YouTube videos.

All support is enormously appreciated. Cheers, Kitty.

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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

Did you know you can experience ‘Encounters with the Good People’ on video?

Dan and I are lovingly producing videos for each of our Podcast episodes. You can find them on our YouTube channel. We upload a new one regularly. If you enjoy our videos, please Like, Subscribe and Share with like-minded folk.

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.

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.

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Podcast Credits
Edited by Magic Dan.

Tales from:
‘The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries’ by Evans-Wentz, 1911.
‘The Highlands and their Legends’ by Otta Flora Swire, 1963.

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

Additional Music:
‘Far Away’ and ‘Ash and Blood’ by Joseph Earwicker.

Youtube video 26 – Glastig

The Glastig, also known as the Green Lady, is long known to dwell in the Scottish Highlands and long speculated to have once been a mortal woman.

But, did she join the Good People by choice, or was she stolen away from her bed?

Either way, her days and nights are filled with protecting highland livestock and when the spirit takes her, caring for young children, old folk, and other weak minded or weak bodied mortals. At first glance, she appears an altogether altruistic Faerie.

So why do we fear her?
Why does her presence in a community cause such dread among farmers and hunters?
Is it because she has the lower body of a goat? Or is it her penchant for drinking blood?

Join Kitty to find out.

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As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter or perhaps one handed down through your family with Kitty at:

www.glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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twitter.com/encountersthe

 

Credits:

Tales from ‘Folk tales and Fairy lore – collected from oral tradition’ by Rev James Macdougall. Published in 1910.

Read by Zed. www.fiverr.com/zornaph
Read by Simone. www.fiverr.com/simonelow
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Hidden Past’ by Kevin McLeod
‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ by myuu.
‘Land of the Free’ by Adrian von Zeigler
‘Fiddles McGinty’ by Kevin McLeod.

Youtube video 25 – Faerie Horses

No, not the winged my-little-pony fairy horses who poop glitterdust and rainbows and not the Kelpie, Puca or Glashtin, those fascinating faerie creatures who appear before us as horses and lead us into one calamity or another!

Kitty is talking about horses who live and work beside the Good People. Their working companions.

Horses have been our hard-working, well-trusted and much-loved companions for longer than our mortal brains can imagine. So it goes, the Good People have also lived close beside these magnificent creatures.

This leads us to ponder:
Are horses belonging to the Good People more enlightened than our equine friends?
or are they as unpredictable, cruel and dangerous as the Good People can (sometimes) be?

We take a close look at real encounters with Faerie horses, and run the gamut of experiences from kindly and charitable to downright deadly.

So, giddy-up… it’s going to be a wild ride.

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As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter or perhaps one handed down through your family at:

www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com

and contact Kitty at:

www.glassonionstories@gmail.com

For lots of Faerie ideas, insights, facts and fun, be sure to check in daily at Kitty’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople and www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

Credits:

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Tales retold by Zed.
Tales retold by Grace.
Additional Music: ‘Serenity’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Enchanted Road’ by Jonathan Segev.
‘Sad Emotional’ by Bluetreeaudio
‘Art of Silence’ by Uniq.

Youtube video 24 – Phantom Faerie Funerals

 

Did you know… it is bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on?

But don’t despair, there are things you can do to keep on the right side of good fortune. If you see a funeral procession approaching, turn yourself around, and walk at least three steps in line with the funeral march.

Or, if there’s no safe space or time enough to turn around, hold on to a button, or the pin of your collar, until the funeral procession passes by.

That’s all good and well, but what if it’s your own funeral you’re observing?

This week Kitty takes a look at Phantom Faerie Funerals and asks:

How do the Good People know when a Human is soon to die?
Do the Good People mimic the sound of building a coffin while a Human lay dying nearby?
Why do the Good People do a ‘practice run’ of a funeral which takes place only moments later?
and is it a kindness or a cruelty to show a Human their own imminent funeral?

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The Good People are a curious lot. They are known to seek a Human to bear witness to one of their own sombre processions, but what are we witnessing really? Is it all a big misunderstanding?

As always, Kitty encourages keeping an open mind and reminds you it’s okay to believe in the Good People.

Read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter or perhaps one handed down through your family at encounterswiththegoodpeople.com and contact Kitty at www.glassonionstories@gmail.com

See what Kitty’s been getting up to at www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople and www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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Credits:

Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Dreaming of the Bones’ sung by Sinead O’Connor from the Davy Spillane album ‘The Sea of Dreams’, 1998.
‘Ghost Processional’ by Kevin MacLeod.
Welsh tales read by Simon.
Irish tale read by Simon.