Youtube video – Faerie Cats

Curled up by the fire, or slipping silently through the streets, sleek, sensual, smart and so wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.

Cats.

If there is any creature to enjoy the company of the Good People, to understand their charm, their unpredictability and their wild nature, it is surely the cat.

Over the ages, many folk have believed that cats are actually Faeries in disguise. Or, if not Faeries themselves, to enjoy some form of alliance with the Good People.

Cats spend years watching us, observing our strange habits, our plans, beliefs and rituals. What do you think they do with all that information? Do they report back to the Good People?

Through poem, lyrics and tales, Kitty ponders if there is more to the humble cat than meets the eye and asks:

Are they Faerie?
Are they spies?
Or could they act as mediator between the Good People and ourselves?

You’ll never look at a cat the same way…

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Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?
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Podcast credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Sneaky Snitch’, ‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘The Sky of our Ancestors’, ‘Parting of the Ways Part 2’ and ‘Pride’ by Kevin Macleod.
Tales from: duchas.ie
‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde. 1887.
Abridged ‘Love Cats’ written by Robert Smith. From the album ‘Japanese Whispers’, 1983. Read by Simone.
‘Sean O’Conaills Book: Stories and Traditions from Iveragh’. 1981.
‘Twinkletoes’ poem by A. A. Milne. Read by Emkay.

55 – Faerie Cats

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Curled up by the fire, or slipping silently through the streets, sleek, sensual, smart and so wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.

Cats.

If there is any creature to enjoy the company of the Good People, to understand their charm, their unpredictability and their wild nature, it is surely the cat.

Over the ages, many folk have believed that cats are actually Faeries in disguise. Or, if not Faeries themselves, to enjoy some form of alliance with the Good People.

Cats spend years watching us, observing our strange habits, our plans, beliefs and rituals.

What do you think they do with all that information?

cat 4 arthur rackham
by Arthur Rackham

Do they report back to the Good People?

Through poem, lyrics and tales, Kitty ponders if there is more to the humble cat than meets the eye and asks:

Are they Faerie?

Are they spies?

Or could they act as mediator between the Good People and ourselves?

You’ll never look at a cat the same way…

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cat arthur rackham
by Arthur Rackham

 

Fancy buying me a coffee?

If you would like to support my hard 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 greatly appreciated.

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. 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 incredible, 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.

cat jakub rozalski
by Jakub Rozalski.

Podcast credits
Edited by Magic Dan.
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Sneaky Snitch’, ‘Sneaky Adventure’, ‘The Sky of our Ancestors’, ‘Parting of the Ways Part 2’ and ‘Pride’ by Kevin Macleod.
Tales from: duchas.ie
‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland’ by Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde. 1887.
Abridged ‘Love Cats’ written by Robert Smith. From the album ‘Japanese Whispers’, 1983. Read by Simone.
‘Sean O’Conaills Book: Stories and Traditions from Iveragh’. 1981.
‘Twinkletoes’ poem by A. A. Milne. Read by Emkay.

An Attempted Abduction?

It was late in the afternoon in a small town in the Cascadian Mountain range in 2010.

I suddenly had a strong whim to go to a park I’ve only passed by once. In that small, safe town, following my whims often lead me to some beautiful places and was a fun way to occupy my time.

This whim was very strong though, I felt like someone was waiting for me. Honestly, I thought it was my professor– and my encounter would help my studies. It was freezing out and a mile and a half walk away.

But– why not! I put on my boots and coat and head out. It was a new moon that night– but I forgot to bring a flashlight. In that rural town– it would be blinding-dark on a night of a new-moon. I cursed this mistake 20 minutes into my walk.

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I get there while the sun was still pretty well up in the sky and I’m drawn to this tree. I don’t understand it, but I go with it. So I wait by the tree– and out from in the top of this tree appears this black cat.

It jumps down and sits in front of me very regally. It meows as if it’s conversing with me and then runs off down a deer path in the park . It comes back up. Sits regally. Meows very demanding-like and…

… runs down the path. This repeats 4 times until I decide “ok I’m following this cat!” and I follow this cat down this path which was unusually nice but obviously not-officially maintained by the town.

The cat and I both hopped stones over the river and up quite a ways— I’m getting quite nervous at this point! It’s going to be very dark soon! Finally- we arrive in this door way that was built into the mountain.

Like a tiny 3-foot stone entry way into the mountain with a lovely wooden door hinged upon it. There was a small sliver of one of the door’s boards missing from the bottom and the cat jumped thru it- jumped out, jumped in, jumped out. It meowed- it wanted me to go inside.

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The sun was setting— the rocks over the river– and now into this dark doorway without a flash light?

Cat, I’m sorry I’ll come back tomorrow” I told the cat- honestly quite scared.

The whole thing is over-worldly and my guts and bones are telling me to not open that door.

I turned my back and the cat meowed and meowed and meowed at me. “I’ll be back first thing in the morning!!” I promised the cat. I used the last few inches of the light in the sky to see my way back to the maintained path that had lights in the park.

I was overwhelmed— I went home and couldn’t relax. I woke up before sunrise unable to rest and as soon as dawn broke I made my way back to the park– down the deer path, over the river– and there I kid you freaking not:

The entire doorway was succumbed to dead thorns.

The door that was previous properly hinged was on the floor by the sheer strength of these dead thorns. The ENTIRE door way was chalked full of these dead thorns, and it grew out out of the door-way and even surpassed the door. Also the door wasn’t all cute and lovely anymore and it looked like it had laid there for a several years.

I cannot explain this logically for the life of me. The strength of a plant to knock a door off it’s hinges wouldn’t have even been able to die in a mere night.

I previously thought I missed out on an Alice in Wonderland kinda experience but now I’m curious if I was almost adult-napped by fairies.

Skuttle Star – U.S.A

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Illustration by Skuttle Star.