Encounters With The Good People

Sinopse

Leave your Tinkerbells and Leprechauns at the door, Kitty is here to talk about the real Faeries: The Good People, The Wee Folk or the Sidhe. Faerie of traditional Irish Faerie Folklore are old, clever and can be treacherous. They are all around us and watching, always watching. But what are they thinking? Are they impressed by our touchscreen technology or do they curse our lack of enlightenment? Should we fear them? Here at Encounters with the Good People we are going to find out.

Episódios

  • 91 - A Selkie Cove

    91 - A Selkie Cove

    21/10/2020 Duração: 23min

    How often has someone encountered, seen or sensed, the Good People and told no-one of their experience? Sometimes, we have an experience which might be saturated in clarity, emotion, intuition or sixth sense but… with no tangible evidence attached to it. Nothing to prove it happened. Sadly, thanks to social media, it's so easy nowadays to be criticised or ridiculed for speaking openly and honestly about an inexplicable experience. On this week’s Podcast, we share an experience from one person who knows just how that feels! Blair from the U.S. shares his extraordinary, palpable experience with us. Travelling in the north of Scotland, Blair set off early one morning for to watch the sunrise. Never could he have imagined what would happen that cool September morning on the shores of a deserted beach cove. Join me as, through old and new tales, we explore the glorious, but elusive, Selkie. * Fancy buying me a coffee? If you enjoy Encounters with the Good People and would like to give me a hand to continue in

  • 90 - Faerie Charity

    90 - Faerie Charity

    13/10/2020 Duração: 18min

    There are times, brief pockets of time, when the Good People are so pleased with a Human, that they bestow charity upon the person.This may take the shape of a single gift or a benefit which lasts a lifetime.'Before you go hoping this happens to you... first know that you must pass a test of your character. A test based on the values of the Good People.You may not know it is a Faerie testing your character, you might not rate the task they have asked of you as being of any importance. But you can be sure it is important to Them, and your response and personal values, is of great interest to the Good People.On this week's episode we ponder why, from time to time, the Good People put us to the test?Could those who have been tested and who have pleased the Faeries be ever favoured by them?If enough of us share core values with the Good People, will that result in greater interaction with the Faerie? Join Kitty for tales and chat about charitable Faerie, you may just think twice next time a stranger asks a favour

  • 89 - When Faerie  Human Spirits Battle

    89 - When Faerie & Human Spirits Battle

    06/10/2020 Duração: 18min

    Here’s an episode for all of you blessed with a curious mind, but… fair warning, this topic may offer up more questions than answers. Did you know there are occasions where the Good People and Humans enter into a physical conflict? Our Ancestors have reported many instances of battles between the two, usually occurring under the darkness of night. They are heard, not seen, but.. come dawn, physical evidence of the fighting is often found. What on our good Earth could incite one of us to engage with one of Themselves? It’s perfectly complicated. On occasion, the Good People attend a Human on their death bed, intent on receiving their spirit on death. Humans who dwell among the Good People will do all they can to keep the Faerie from taking the spirit of their loved one. From placing obstacles in their way, to physical altercation: this is a serious business. * 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

  • 88 - Guardians of the Oak Tree

    88 - Guardians of the Oak Tree

    29/09/2020 Duração: 18min

    Druids loved and revered them. Faeries live in them and protect them viciously (if necessary). What makes the Oak Tree so special? This week, we share a true, modern tale of Faerie from Pennsylvania where tree-dwelling, green-furred Faerie offered up a powerful display of aggression and disruption, for to protect an Oak Tree. This tale will have you thinking twice before planning to build a backyard Treehouse. The mighty Oak Tree has been a part of the natural world for millions of years. A 700-year-old oak tree might leave us Humans breathless, but to the Faerie, it might still be considered a youngster. But we discover the Oak trees are more than just old friends to the Good People, through true tales and some gentle musing, we find that the Faerie and the Oak tree might enjoy a symbiotic connection. Physical and Spiritual. Sounds curious doesn’t it? Well join me for a chat, you’re guaranteed to be surprised by this collection of tales which show an altogether different side to the Good People. you m

  • 87 - Should I Eat Faerie Food?

    87 - Should I Eat Faerie Food?

    23/09/2020 Duração: 20min

    To eat or not to eat? Is it safe to eat Faerie Food? The answer is perfectly complicated: yes, and no. That is to say, it depends. There is a long-held belief that if you consume food or drink offered by Faerie, you will be bound to their realm for all times, never to return to your family and friends. How do we know this? Because those who have accepted Faerie hospitality and never returned have warned us! To add to the confusion… we discover that declining food or drink from the Good People can be as dangerous as accepting it and ponder what it is about Faerie food and drink which affects us so. * 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’. 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 vide

  • 86 - White Faerie

    86 - White Faerie

    15/09/2020 Duração: 12min

    Not so very long ago, we took a look at blue faerie, faerie who for reasons only they know, choose to appear before us in the colour blue. Let’s take a look at Faerie who appear before us cloaked in another colour. A colour which, much like blue, is commonly found within nature: white. But… this is no ordinary white. Stark White. Bright White. The kind of White which stops you in your tracks. Be it beautiful or terrifying, they know how to capture, and hold, our attention. Join Kitty in this ‘pocket’ episode for strange tales of the Good People who have appeared before us in various forms of white. *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’. 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 vi

  • 85 - The Ghost of the Gristlehurst Boggart

    85 - The Ghost of the Gristlehurst Boggart

    08/09/2020 Duração: 26min

    There are those within the Good Folk who can be a bit of a nuisance. Then there are those who are nothing less than downright terrifying, possibly even deadly. What is a family, or community, to do if they find themselves living in fear of such a Faerie? What happens if they are pushed to the ultimate limit and forced to take most drastic action for to survive? What if they must… dispose of a Faerie? On this week’s Podcast we take dusk stroll around the quiet village of Gristlehurst, Lanchashire and discover that behind the idyllic green pastures and neat cottages, lay the grisly tale of a buried Boggart. The Boggart buried under an Ash tree by the folk of Gristlehurst, did not rest in peace. Was it merely mischief, or the desire for revenge, that caused this Boggart to continue haunting the townfolk of Gristlehurst long after his death? Join Kitty as she shares the tale of the Gristlehurst Boggart and ponders if this old tale holds the answer to why many folk stopped talking about the Good People for fear

  • 84 - Faerie Trance

    84 - Faerie Trance

    01/09/2020 Duração: 26min

    In days past (and occasionally in modern times too), it wasn’t uncommon for a person to be mistaken by their family or misdiagnosed by a professional, to be dead. They are cold to the touch and entirely non-responsive. A wake would be held, followed after by a burial and oh dear, that’s when things could get really awkward! On this week’s episode we discover that falling into a Faerie Trance can, and has, been mistaken for dying. Through true recorded accounts from folk who have entered a Faerie Trance and lived to tell the tale, we find that, for some, the experience is nothing short of bliss, while for others, it is the stuff of nightmares. Could it be your experience is wholly dependent on whether the Good People ‘like’ you or not? And what do the Good People do with us while we are under their trance? Join Kitty as we scratch the surface on this most curious phenomenon. * 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,

  • 83 - The Faerie Hawthorn Tree

    83 - The Faerie Hawthorn Tree

    25/08/2020 Duração: 19min

    There are countless Hawthorn Trees all over Ireland. So often old, gnarled and solitary: at a glance, we might easily dismiss the significance of this unassuming tree. But, dig a little deeper and we find they are a well know stomping ground of the Good People. Indeed, many’s the time the Good People are seen or heard dancing and playing music at the base of a Hawthorn. On this week’s episode we share true tales of people who have interfered or damaged a Hawthorn Tree and the swift reprisals they suffered at the hands of the Good People. But this tree means more to the Good People than just their preferred place to hang-out. Is it possible the Hawthorn Tree is key to the health, well-being and longevity of the Good People? Join Kitty to find out! * 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 an

  • 82 - Banshee Sightings

    82 - Banshee Sightings

    18/08/2020 Duração: 18min

    ‘How oft has the Banshee cried? How oft has death untied? Bright links that Glory wove, Sweet bonds… entwined by Love.’ In this episode we delve a little deeper into the mystery of the Banshee and ponder: why she calls for the dying, and how does she choose who to call? If you have not been introduced to the elusive Banshee, please tune in to Episode 3 of this Podcast: Banshee: Harbinger of Death or Spiritual Companion. You know, at times we Humans can be dwell in our own heads, not noticing what is going on around us. So it is, at times, Banshee must employ various methods to get our attention when foretelling a death. And, it seems, when she can’t be there in ‘person’ she even employs another creature to deliver the message. Through true recorded tales of Banshee sightings, we get to know this extraordinary Faerie a little better. * 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’. This

  • 81 - Faerie Butterflies

    81 - Faerie Butterflies

    11/08/2020 Duração: 23min

    There can be no doubt some animals possess a particular connection to the Good People. Creatures familiar to us who communicate with the Good People, or who, from time to time, the Good People might appear to us in their form. The Crow. The Hare. Perhaps too, the Fox, Cat and Dog: all creatures with great presence, strong bearing. But what of other creatures who fly under the radar? Who specialise in silence and stealth? Surely, they are just as useful to the Good People? Indeed they are! And this week we take a very close look at just such a creature: the Butterfly. The connection between Butterflies and the Good People is long established. They are known to bear messages and warnings to humans of danger and death, but did you know they also bring messages of hope and encouragement? From tales of our Ancestors and one very modern tale, we come to understand the delicate relationship between the Good People and the glorious creatures we call Butterflies. * Fancy buying me a coffee and supporting 'Enco

  • 80 - Faerie Hills

    80 - Faerie Hills

    04/08/2020 Duração: 18min

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

  • 79 - Faerie and the Afterlife

    79 - Faerie and the Afterlife

    28/07/2020 Duração: 15min

    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. 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.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 on 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.*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 m

  • 78 - Tale of a Faerie Puppy

    78 - Tale of a Faerie Puppy

    21/07/2020 Duração: 16min

    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.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.*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, si

  • 77 - Faerie Deer  Faerie Cows

    77 - Faerie Deer & Faerie Cows

    14/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    Let’s talk about Faerie cattle. Now… stop right there!!!If your mind immediately turned to a vision of the Good People playfully herding packs of cows around a field, you are both mistaken and in for a bundle of delightful surprises!You might be surprised to discover where Faerie Cows dwell and how common they are.You might never look at a Highland Cow the same way.And you might just feel a deeper connection to Deer.Through tales and poem, Kitty tells you how to identify a Faerie Cow and how you can try to keep one on your farm.We also discover why the Good People value our own cows and ponder the incredible relationship between Faerie and Deer. *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 an

  • 76 – Taking a Stroll with Faerie Poets

    76 – Taking a Stroll with Faerie Poets

    07/07/2020 Duração: 39min

    In this very special episode of Encounters with the Good People, we immerse ourselves in great poets whose glorious words have expressed our sense of wonder and fear of the Good People over the ages.From poems which show us Faeries shining, clever, lithe and absolutely free. Living unhindered by the drudgery of our ordinary Human lives. Poems which sweep us away, make us wish to join Them. Show us the path which leads to the land of Faerie.But not all poets shine a light on the path.Some warn us that fear of Good People is not only justified, but wise: there are those who most certainly mean us harm and who are able, and eager, to take our lives. These poems simmer and rumble with the ever-present risk of encountering a Faerie.So, fill your boots and join me as we stroll around the glorious words of WB Yeats, Alice Guerin Crist, John Keats, Lord Dunsany, William Allingham, Dora Sigerson, Rose Fyleman and many more.Featuring very special guest, Storyteller Steve Lally.*Fancy buying me a coffee?If you enjoy Enc

  • 75 - Faerie Blacksmiths

    75 - Faerie Blacksmiths

    30/06/2020 Duração: 23min

    Some say the Good People are repelled by iron.I’m not so sure….There are many accounts of Faerie knocking on the door of a Human Blacksmith seeking their services for to shoe a Faerie Horse. The Faerie often stand by and observe the work of the Blacksmith: seemingly intrigued. Perhaps they are studying Blacksmith techniques or dare we imagine… they impressed by this noble trade?Common too, are tales of Faerie simply taking over the Blacksmith’s Forge themselves for to undertake the necessary work. Usually under darkness of night and away from prying eyes. But they are heard and sensed. What work are they doing in the Forge? Simply shoeing their horses or perhaps constructing or repairing their own tools and weapons?On this episode we discover:The quickest way to identify a Faerie Horse andIf a Human Blacksmith should accept payment offered by the Faerie.And, through true tales, old and new, ponder if the Good People look favourably upon those Humans who ply a trade and put in an honest, hard day’s work. Do t

  • 74 - The Pooka Horse  other tales with Special Guest: Steve Lally

    74 - The Pooka Horse & other tales with Special Guest: Steve Lally

    23/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    Strap yourself in, we’re in for a grand ride!Steve Lally, international storyteller and best-selling author, joins us today for a session of poem, music and a rollicking classic tale of the dreaded Pooka!You know sometimes someone is just born for one thing? Growing up in County Kildare, Ireland, it seems Steve was destined from a young age to be a teller of tales. His late Grandmother was a Storyteller, and it was clear even from an early age, that he would follow in her footsteps, as he gathered up stories like corn and stored them all away.Well he’s all grown up now and as takes his stories far and wide. As you will hear yourself, he is really passionate about breathing life into storytelling and folklore., and sure they have never been important than they are in these now, in these unsettling days.*PRIZE GIVEAWAYTo celebrate Steve’s first visit to Encounters with the Good People, we have a beautiful book to giveaway.I’m delighted to offer a hardcover copy of the recently published book ‘The Anthology of I

  • 73 - The Corrigan

    73 - The Corrigan

    16/06/2020 Duração: 20min

    Let’s go to Brittany, home of the Corrigan!Brittany is a beautiful region of the most western peninsula of France. Along with Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, Brittany is one of the Celtic nations and enjoys its own unique Faerie folklore.As all keen Faerie observers will know: we must resist the temptation to judge a Faerie by its appearance. And so it is with the Corrigan of Brittany.Known for her beauty, golden tresses, sparkling eyes, moist lips and ever-beckoning arms, she delights in harassing, seducing and sometimes even destroying, human men. You see, below the shiny surface dwells a whip smart mind and a simmering resentment. Her feeling toward human men teetering on that fine line tween love and hate. Join Kitty as she ponders why the Corrigan carries a particular grudge against men of the clergy.Could it be the Corrigan, to this very day, is holding them accountable for the persecution and ultimate demise of their Ancestors? *Fancy buying me a coffee?If you enjoy Encounters w

  • 72 - The Hungry Grass

    72 - The Hungry Grass

    09/06/2020 Duração: 21min

    It is long believed that when a person walks on a certain patch of grass growing on a mountain or field, they would suddenly be struck down, weak with hunger on the brink of collapse.If this person were not to eat food quickly, they might succumb to the hunger and be too weak to move or even call for help.This is known as the Hungry Grass and, as with the Stray Sod (episode 53), could effect anyone.No matter if they had walked the same patch of field or mountain a thousand times before, if they stepped on that patch of grass, they would be struck down with terrible hunger.On this week’s episode, we ponder why the Good People might do this?Is it just a practical joke played by the Faeries?Is it done as a form of punishment?Or could there be a higher purpose to this strange phenomenon?*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 s

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