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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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.

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.

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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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 video regularly. You are cordially invited to drop in and watch our videos, but please, you are our guest, don’t bring a thing, just yourself.

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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.

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)

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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Fancy buying me a coffee?

If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in this work, please consider buying me a ‘coffee’ (I prefer tea actually…).

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 greatly 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. www.youtube.com/channel/UCZISzueo7YXNPwowda2p0zQ

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.
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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

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.

Youtube video 23 – Spirit of Place

Kitty has a bee in her bonnet!

The time has come to clear the air and take a look at one of the foundations of believing and understanding Faerie Folklore: Spirit of Place.

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Traditional Irish and Celtic Folklore doesn’t bark or harangue us.
It seeps, quietly, into the corners of our mind and memories.
It speaks to each of us without prejudice.

In this episode, Kitty ponders the experience of being an Irish, or Celtic, descendant and asks:
Is it wrong, or offensive, for someone outside of Ireland to discuss Irish Folklore?

Why do millions of Americans, Canadians and Australians feel such a powerful connection to the homeland of their Ancestors.

What is Spirit of Place anyway, and what’s it got to do with Ancestral Memory?

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As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to feel passionately about the homeland of your Ancestors and encourages everyone to relax and keep an open mind.

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

Or, see what Kitty’s been getting up to at
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

and

www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

and

twitter.com/encountersthe

Credits

Theme Music:

‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.

Excerpt from ‘Four Green Fields’ written by Tommy Makem. Read by Mark.

Excerpt from ‘Caledonia’ written by Dougie Maclean. Read by Simone.

Additional Music:

‘Caoineadh Cu Chulainn’ performed by Davy Spillane.
‘Banish Misfortune’ by Brigan.

Youtube video 22 – Extreme Acts of Faerie Kindness

What keeps Tinkerbell awake at night?
Wee Billy’s lost homework? Or sweet Jane’s knotted piggy-tails?
Does all this worry give her worry-wrinkles?
Yes, yes and probably not.
But, what do the Faerie of Ireland worry about?
Do they step in and help wee Billy, or sweet Jane, or are they preoccupied with worrying about deforestation? urban sprawl? or tyrannical leaders? Of course, kindness can take many forms and proportions. We know the Good People often help those who have helped one of their own, a farmer here, a bus-driver there… but is it possible the Good People help their Human neighbours during times of great crisis or chaos? This week, Kitty takes a look at an old story of Faerie lending a helping hand during Irelands darkest days and ponders if this is more common than we ever imagined. Kitty explains why it’s not only okay to believe in Faeries, but how believing will fill your mind and heart with wonder.
To read more stories of encounters with the Good People, share your own story of an encounter, perhaps one handed down through your family, or just an unusual experience, drop in and say hi to Kitty at: www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com glassonionstories@gmail.com www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople twitter.com/encountersthe
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Credits:
‘If I can stop one heart from breaking’ poem by Emily Dickinson. 1864
‘Love is all’ song by Roger Glover – 1974. Based on ‘‘The Butterfly’s Ball, and the Grasshopper’s Feast’ poem written by William Roscoe, 1802
Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Additional Music:
‘Irish Green’ by Myers Music
‘Cloudy’ by Vladimir Khrobystov