I received this book in the mail, along with some other goodies, from my sister Beth. I have this book on my Kindle but just couldn't get into it. I find having it in hard copy is much better. I feel that it is easier to read and navigate through the chapters. This book was written in 1911 by W.Y. Evans Wentz. The pages are filled with stories he collected from many people living in the Celtic countries at the time. I find the stories to be both intriguing and educational. I orriginaly bought this book on my Kindle so I could learn more about faeries. I want to know if they are spirits of the dead, spirits of the Ohterworld or maybe even the faeries of yesteryear are the aliens of today. The many abuction stories of past and present are sometimes very similar.
The Fairy Faith of Celtic Countries is just over 500 pages long. It will take me a while to get through it but I hope to have a better ubderstanding of the Fairy Faith. I will be putting my thoughts here on this blog from time to time. For now I would like to share some interesting quotes I highlighted.
"Are city-dwellers like these, Nature's unnatural children, who grind out their lives in an unceasing struggle for wealth and power, social position, and even for bread, fit to judge Nature's natural children who believe in fairies?Are they right in not believing in an invisible world which they cannot conceive, which, if it exists, they- even though they be scientists- are through enviroment and temperament alike incapable of knowing? Or is the country-dwelling, the sometimes 'unpractical' and 'unsuccessful'. the dreaming, and 'uncivilized' peasant right?"
I find it amusing that when you tell someone that you believe in ghosts or even Big Foot they are usually okay with it. But if you tell them you believe in faeries they think you are nuts and a little childish to believe in such things. Well, call me nuts, because I believe. Maybe not in the Tinker Bell types, though they may be real, but in the spirits of the land, the spirits of other worlds, the spirits that live in our homes. I believe. Maybe instead of a ghost hunter or a Big foot Hunter, I'll become a Faery hunter. I think that could be dangerously fun.
"In the beauty of the World lies the ultimate redemption of our mortality. When we shall become at one with nature in a sense profounder even than the poetic imaginings of most of us, we shall understand what now we fail to discern." ~Fina MacLeod~
This little faery picture was given to me by my sister Beth as well. I just love her little pigtails(they remind me of mine) and the fact that it says "Blessed". I feel blessed to have such a wonderful big sister. I feel blessed to have all five of my sisters. I feel blessed to have had a wonderful big brother for the time that he was here wiht us. I feel blessed to have such a strong mom. I feel blessed to have two of the most beautiful and loving children in the world. I feel blessed to know that I will teach them to be strong independent women. I feel blessed to have the power to learn to say no to the things and people that are bad for me. I feel blessed to know how to love myself and others. I feel blessed to have respect for myself. And i feel blessed to have met so many kindred spirits in blog-land. Most of all, I feel BLESSED that I can live freely and believe in anything I want. We only get this life once so live well, be strong and have fun!!
I hope this New Year will bring many blessings to you and your families. May we all learn to BELIEVE!!!
P.S. My spell check is not working. I tried to fix all of my mistakes. Let me know if I left any big ones. I got all excited thinking that I just wrote a post without any mistakes. Oh well.