Bonus Episode 4th May: Jo shares her own fairy encounter

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What an incredible adventure the first series of The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast has been! It’s been so great to receive so many messages of support from listeners. Thank you for joining me on this exploration.

For so many, the experiences recounted in the episodes really rang true and emulated their own encounters. I feel honoured to be able to share these stories with you and a huge thanks goes out to all my guests, who took the time and trusted the process of sharing their story with the world

Series Two will begin on Sunday 13th June at 8pm but in the meantime, there’ll be a bonus episode on 4th May. It’s going to be a very personal episode for me, as it’s my birthday and I’ll be sharing my own fairy encounter.

All the encounters we’ve heard so far have been anonymous, so this feels like a significant step and a decision which I haven’t taken lightly. But I hope it goes some way to explain my initial interest in the topic and how it has unexpectedly weaved throughout my life.

During the episode I’ll also be telling you about my new support page at Patreon and how you can get involved by joining The Curious Crew for discussion about what you’d like to see in Series Two, among other topics.

I hope you can tune in for that special episode which will be released at 8pm, on 4th May, 2021 and hear how you can take part. To ensure you don’t miss it, please subscribe here:

Episode 12: Experiencing Fairies: Interview with Dr Neil Rushton

In the last episode of series one, I chat with Dr Neil Rushton, author of two fairy-related novels and fairy experience investigator.

We discuss my various musings during this series and Neil shares his own fairy experiences. He also offers his perspective on why and how people see fairies and how this differs to the reductionist, materialist worldview on the matter. Neil’s blog site, is an excellent resource. His articles cover fairy associated folklore as well as deeper digs into the connection between encounters and altered states.

His two novels, Dead But Dreaming and Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun, feature fairy encounters and explore the role of altered states in perceiving fairies.

Warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.

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Recommended Reading

Neil’s blog, explores fairy beings, folklore and altered states.

Anthony Peake’s The Hidden Universe, explores much of what we talked about during our conversation and has a very easy-reading explanation of how quantum physics may help explain non-human intelligent entity contact

For more information on Charles Bonnet Syndrome see also Peake above.

Patrick Harpur’s Daimonic Reality and Graham Hancock Supernatural are also absolute essential reading for discussions around fairies, aliens and altered states.

Dr Simon Young’s Fairy Census 2014-2017 is a wonderful resource of around 500 detailed contemporary fairy encounters. They were collected from around the world via online survey. Simon runs the Fairy Investigation Society.

Rudolf Steiner’s Nature Spirits – for the best assessment of the early 20th-century Theosophist ideas on nature spirits.

Dr Jack Hunter’s Greening The Paranormal examines how connecting with the supernatural may re-connect us with nature.

David Bohm’s Wholeness and the Implicate Order, incorporates much thinking on quantum physics (Bohm was a quantum physicist) within a philosophical framework. 

Aldous Huxley’s classic, The Doors of Perception which examines altered states.

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