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:

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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

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and

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and

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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

Youtube video 20 – The Old Hag

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old and clever, and know how to drive us insane… slowly.

The Good People are blamed for very many things, some just, others unjust. So it is, the wise among us know to keep an open mind.

In this episode, Kitty lifts the lid on Sleep Paralysis, also known as, Old Hag Syndrome and asks:

If the condition of Sleep Paralysis can be explained by science why is it so many people witness the very same ‘Old Hag’?
Why does she attack in similar ways?
How do we explain the condition when a second person witnesses the attack?
Why is it so common to be ‘Hag Rode’ in Newfoundland?

To get to the bottom of the mystery, we look at several first-hand encounters as well as witness accounts and ponder why the Old Hag targets particular people to attack while they sleep.

Have they offended the Good People in some way? Do Old Hags attach themselves to families, following members of the family wherever they go and attacking for no other apparent reason?

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you 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.

Visit Kitty at:
www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
twitter.com/encountersthe
glassonionstories@gmail.com

CREDITS:
‘The Hag’ Poem. Written by Robert Herrick (1591-1674). Read by Simon.
‘Away with the Fairies’ Poem. Written by Douglas McClarty. Read by Simon.
Celtic Life Magazine. June 2019 edition: https://celticlife.com/
Michael Fortune: www.facebook.com/folklore.ie/

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

Additional Music:
‘Deep Horrors’ by Kevin McCloud.
‘Darkest Child’ by Kevin McCloud.

Youtube video 19 – Beware the Faerie Ring

Beware the Faerie Ring

Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old and clever, and love to hang out within a ring of mushrooms. But what are they doing in there? We know they dance, but what else do they get up to?

The wise among us have long been cautious of venturing near a Faerie Ring, the time has come to figure out why.

In this episode, Kitty looks at true accounts of people who have entered a Faerie Ring and lived to tell the tale, (if only for a short time).

We discover that punishment for stepping within a Faerie Ring is swift and grave, and ponder what the Good People are doing within their beloved rings to demand such a harsh response.

Are they really only dancing?
Or could they be: settling a dispute; giving birth; planning sabotage; having a clan reunion; or conducting commerce?

As always, Kitty explains why it’s okay to believe in Faeries and invites you 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 visit Kitty at:

www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

Credits:
‘Thousands are Sailing’ written by Phil Chevron. From the album ‘Bringing it all back home’. Produced by Donal Lunny. 1991.
‘The Tale of Rhys and Llewellyn’ read by Zed.

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo
‘Fairytale’ and ‘Forest of the Elves’ by Jonathan Segev.

Youtube video 18 – 3 Tales of Faerie from the sea

Wee Pocket Podcast – 3 Tales of Faerie from the Sea
Sit back and relax as Kitty shares 3 rare and engaging tales of Faerie from the Sea. Listen to the tale of how a quick-witted and wickedly handsome man managed to escape the clutches of a lusty Mermaid. Discover how one fella learned the hard way that you should never invade the privacy, or threaten to expose the identity, of a Merman. And finally, see how one man’s act of kindness toward a Selkie came to save many lives. * 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 with Kitty at:
www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople www.instagram.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople
Credits: Theme Music, ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo.
Mermaid Tale: read by Lynda. Merman Tale: read by Simon.

Youtube video 17 – Household Faerie

Household Faerie – More than a helping hand.

We look at 3 tales of encounters with Household Faerie.

The German “Kobold”, the Welsh “Bwbachod”, the Scottish “Brownie”.

Kitty reminds you, as always, why it’s okay to believe in Faeries.

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 visit:

www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com
glassonionstories@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/encounterswiththegoodpeople

Credits:
Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio Di Campo

Additional Music:
‘Galway’ by Kevin McLeod. From Royalty Free Zone.
Brownie story read by Zornaph. www.fiverr.com/zornaph/