Ep 82: “The Puppets Are Coming For Me…”

This episode is one of those remarkable shares that seem to lead us through a new threshold of understanding.

We hear from a guest who, as a child living in rural Greater Manchester, England, encountered small black creatures emanating from a chimney breast in her bedroom. The main image drawn by our guest is the long nosed being and the hairy ‘leader’ which featured in her experience.

🌟 In the Patreon-Exclusive full length episode, you hear of a later encounter with The Hat Man and a small figure which appeared at the window around the time I responded to her initial email.

⚡️ This episode is unsettling in places so do take care if you’re listening at bedtime!

Huge thanks to our amazing guest for sharing her experience with us.

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.

Links

Concealed Revealed Project (Dr Ceri Houlbrook)

Wild Edric

For those who want to aid Gaza in a practical way see Operation Olive Branch and please follow Leaf Moon on Instagram who is focusing on aiding verified families to get to safety: https://www.instagram.com/mothandmythos/

Recommendations for Wellbeing:

Pathworkings/Meditations for Wellbeing:

My ‘Connecting with Ancestors’ meditation is free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94431793

My mindfulness meditation free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96431208

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Ep 81: Experiencing the ‘Wee Folk’ in Ireland

chat with a woman from Ireland who had number of experiences as a child in Ireland and describes a later experience as an adult, being ‘pixie led’ in a forest in Edinburgh.

We also hear about her Grandmother’s experience as a child, churing butter on her father’s dairy farm in Cork and how a priest came to heal a hex that was put on the family’s dairy production pre-mechanisation.

Image: Image: ‘Dewdrops from Fairyland’ (1912) by Lucy M. Scott illustrated by A. Duncan Carse

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.


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Recommendations:

Wellbeing:

Pathworkings/Meditations for Wellbeing:

My ‘Connecting with Ancestors’ meditation is free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94431793

My mindfulness meditation free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96431208

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Ep 79: Night Time Gnome Came Looking for Me! (New Zealand)

I speak to a man in Auckland New Zealand, who grew up in what was originally native bush land. As a child, he had what sounds like a gnome encounter inside his home. His response to the frightening experience had a profound effect on how he decided to live his life from that point forward.

Our guest’s inspiring story suggests what may be possible if we can look beyond our fears and lean into communication with landscape and the non-human beings who reside there.

It feels like an important story for us to hear at this time.

Image: Comus, Arthur Rackham (1921)

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.


 ⭐️ Head to Patreon for the full length version of our chat in video version ⭐️

Recommendations:

Astrology recommendation: Pam Gregory YouTube

For more info on chakras head to ‘The Body Mirror System of Healing’ and I recommend Martin Brofman’s book: Anything Can Be Healed.

New Zealand folklore :

Pirongia. Mystical mountain of the Patupaiarehe

WAKA HUIA – MATAKITE FULL EPISODE (youtube.com)

Search Te Ara – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Understanding tangihanga – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Wellbeing:

Pathworkings/Meditations for Wellbeing:

My ‘Connecting with Ancestors’ meditation is free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94431793

My mindfulness meditation free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96431208

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Tea Ceremony with Todd Grube

Wednesday 10th April 19:15 GMT
Tickets £23 (£18 for Curious Crew Members)

🌟In this workshop Todd will talk about: the history of tea : how to perform a tea meditation : which teas to use for tea meditations : philosophy of tea meditation : how to use tea as a medicine and to connect with the Fae and light beings.

  • £18 to Crew members and £23 to non-members
  • To reserve a space, or for more info please contact Jo at: scarlettofthefae@gmail.com

After an introduction to the history and uses of tea, Todd leads us through a ritual ceremony. This is followed by an opportunity to share our experiences and ask questions. The workshop will run for around 1.5 hours.

☕️Tea meditation or Cha-dao is a ancient form of Shamanic meditation practice from South China which uses the plant medicine, Camellia Sinensis: tea!

🧚‍♂️It has been used by shamans, healers and Taoist for around 20,000 years as a tool to communicate with gods, Fae, elementals, guides, Star people and power animals.

🌱Tea is a plant teacher and medicine which helps open you to receive messages and even communicate with different Fae and light beings.

Previous feedback from Todd’s tea workshops:

“The Tea Ceremony Workshop with Todd was a spiritual and educational experience – the perfect blend of meditative guidance and knowledge. Todd gave us the skills of ancient Chinese tea ceremony (Cha Dao – ‘The Way of the Tea’) which we will now have for life. I am so excited to use this technique to deepen my connection with elemental beings and my higher self. Thank you!”

“That was brilliant! Thank you soo much for setting up the tea ceremony workshop!”

“Todd was just lovely and an informative teacher too. I had no idea that tea had this spiritual history to it.  I’m looking forward to experimenting with it too”

“The tea ceremony yesterday was amazing!! Thank you again for hosting. I’m looking forward to another possible future exchange.”

“it was inspiring… I look forward to experimenting with it!

Todd Grube – Tea Ritual Teacher and Mystic Mover

☕️ 🧚🏻‍♂️✨🧚🏻‍♂️✨🧚🏻‍♂️☕️

Todd has previously discussed his extraordinary experiences with Fae and other non-human beings on The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast.

You can hear Todd talk about tea in this episode:

For more information contact Jo scarlettofthefae@gmail.com or Todd
https://www.facebook.com/todd.grube.3

Ep 78: The Dark Rider on Glastonbury Tor

In 2008 an English woman encountered a figure on Glastonbury Tor, who has appeared in a number of episodes thus far. He is known as…The Dark Rider. 

In this and previous episode Ep 76: Otherworldly People: Encounter on the Thames he appears and then disappears. He is clad in black leather clothing, each time wearing a black helmet with the visor down so that you cannot see his face. He features in, Green Gnome Visitation Changed My Life (Oklahoma) when a man recalls his terror at seeing him appear in his childhood home.

In this episode I refer to S4 Ep46: A Series of English Encounters and episode 91 of Spirit Box Podcast: Jessica Mitchell ‘I saw the Dark Man on Glastonbury Tor’ 

Read more about Dr Neil Rushton’s experience on Glastonbury Tor here: Disembodied Faerie Voices: Some Personal Experiences. I will be speaking to Neil this month.

Host of Spirit Box Podcast, Darragh Mason’s book, Song of the Dark Man releases soon. Preorder your copy here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Song-Dark-Man-Witches-Crossroads/dp/1644119099 

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.


 ⭐️ The bonus episode on Patreon is a special on Gwyn Ap Nudd, King of the Fairies and bright god of Annwfn, the Brythonic Underworld. Gwyn is said to dwell in a glass castle within Glastonbury Tor. (Releases Friday 15th March)

Recommendations for Wellbeing:

Pathworkings/Meditations for Wellbeing:

My ‘Connecting with Ancestors’ meditation is free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94431793

My mindfulness meditation free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96431208

Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

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Ep 77: Fairies and Orbs at the Brook (Lancashire)

Jo is joined by musician Sam McLoughlin who, as a young man aged 17 or 18 experienced an enchantment in a local woodland in Lancashire. 

During the encounter, Sam along with his childhood friend, heard what sounded like children’s voices, coming from the river. They experienced orbs and a sense of strange shift in reality, commonly known as the ‘Oz Factor’.


Links to Sam’s music on Bandcamp:
Environmental Meditation (by Hood Faire – Sam McLoughlin and David Chatton Barker)
Fae Transit by Sam McLoughlin

⭐️ BONUS EPISODE ⭐️
In the bonus episode on Patreon Sam shares how he managed to navigate repeated traumatic out-of-body-experiences and sleep paralysis episodes as a young person.

Recommendations for Wellbeing:

Insight Timer is a free app. I use different meditations day and night but this is a great bedtime one.

Yoga really helps. Kassandra’s 15 min bedtime ones work so well.
Yoga with Kassandra channel on YouTube

Pam Gregory Astrologer is fantastic to listen to when you are feeling hopeless about the world situation 🙏

My ‘Connecting with Ancestors’ meditation is free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/94431793

My mindfulness meditation free here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/96431208

Photo by Elyse Turton on Unsplash

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.

Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Want to report a sighting?

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Ep 76: Otherworldly People: Encounter on the Thames

Jo Hickey-Hall speaks to Frank Scannella about his encounter next to the river in Walton-on-Thames in 1982. His story ‘Meeting Nicola’, was published in the, “It Happened To Me…” section of The Fortean Times (Issue 350, 2017).  This episode was also released as a video on YouTube.

The sense of uncanniness about this meeting has always stayed with Frank. There are many liminal aspects to consider: the proximity to water, crossing a bridge, the time of his life between studies. As well as this, various folklore motifs abound: black dog, dark man, strange stillness in the environment (Oz Factor) and the way that the beings appeared and disappeared in a mysterious manner.

Most of all, there was a sense that one cannot fully describe. But you will know, if you’ve ever had a brush with the Otherworld.

The main image is Frank’s own impression of ‘Nicola.’

⭐️ BONUS EPISODE ⭐️
In the bonus episode on Patreon I share related folklore about river-related merfolk, we hear some comparable encounters submitted to Simon Young’s Fairy Census and we end with a particularly unsettling story that was posted on Reddit. It is a strikingly similar experience of a young man who came into contact with a strange man along the river in York, England, featuring lost time and other very strange factors Both men view their experiences as near misses with beings from the Otherworld and feel lucky that they lived to tell the tale.

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.

Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Shownotes

Frank is the author of Sicilian Shadows – a compelling memoir of his struggle for survival in the heartland of the Mafia as a young boy.

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Contact me at: scarlettofthefae@gmail.com
If you love the show and want support it and join our loving community you can find us at Patreon 

Tea Ceremony with Todd Grube

Wednesday 31st January 19:15 GMT
Tickets £23 (£18 for Curious Crew Members)

🌟In this workshop Todd will talk about: the history of tea : how to perform a tea meditation : which teas to use for tea meditations : philosophy of tea meditation : how to use tea as a medicine and to connect with the Fae and light beings.

  • £18 to Crew members and £23 to non-members
  • To reserve a space, or for more info please contact Jo at: scarlettofthefae@gmail.com

After an introduction to the history and uses of tea, Todd leads us through a ritual ceremony. This is followed by an opportunity to share our experiences and ask questions. The workshop will run for around 1.5 hours.

☕️Tea meditation or Cha-dao is a ancient form of Shamanic meditation practice from South China which uses the plant medicine, Camellia Sinensis: tea!

🧚‍♂️It has been used by shamans, healers and Taoist for around 20,000 years as a tool to communicate with gods, Fae, elementals, guides, Star people and power animals.

🌱Tea is a plant teacher and medicine which helps open you to receive messages and even communicate with different Fae and light beings.

Previous feedback from Todd’s tea workshops:

“The Tea Ceremony Workshop with Todd was a spiritual and educational experience – the perfect blend of meditative guidance and knowledge. Todd gave us the skills of ancient Chinese tea ceremony (Cha Dao – ‘The Way of the Tea’) which we will now have for life. I am so excited to use this technique to deepen my connection with elemental beings and my higher self. Thank you!”

“That was brilliant! Thank you soo much for setting up the tea ceremony workshop!”

“Todd was just lovely and an informative teacher too. I had no idea that tea had this spiritual history to it.  I’m looking forward to experimenting with it too”

“The tea ceremony yesterday was amazing!! Thank you again for hosting. I’m looking forward to another possible future exchange.”

“it was inspiring… I look forward to experimenting with it!

Todd Grube – Tea Ritual Teacher and Mystic Mover

☕️ 🧚🏻‍♂️✨🧚🏻‍♂️✨🧚🏻‍♂️☕️

Todd has previously discussed his extraordinary experiences with Fae and other non-human beings on The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast.

You can hear Todd talk about tea in this episode:

For more information contact Jo scarlettofthefae@gmail.com or Todd
https://www.facebook.com/todd.grube.3

Practical Witchcraft with Marian Green

We are delighted to announce that Marian Green, best-selling author of, ‘A Witch Alone‘, will deliver a free talk at The Old Bookshop, Bristol on Tuesday 24th January 2016, 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Grab a pint and a pew at Bristol’s best pub and hear one of the most notable magic workers of modern times speak on the subject of witchcraft and it’s practical use in the 21st century.

A Q+A will follow with a welcome general discussion.

bookshop-poster-jpeg

Thanks to Peter Hall Studio for the poster artwork!

Ep 75: Winter Solstice Centaur

A winter solstice trip to a cottage in the forest, brings an Austrian couple face to face with a human/horse hybrid. This will leave you with many questions, I’m sure. If you are thinking of taking a trip into forest areas this Christmas then…keep your ears and eyes peeled!

⭐️ BONUS EPISODE ⭐️
In the full length episode on Patreon, you will hear the second experience this same man encountered with his now-husband some years later. Again, it was a horse being but this time it was a beautiful experience accompanied by an aspect of The Lady.

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.

Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Main Image: from Monstrorium Historia by Ulisse Aldrovandi (1642)

Guest’s image of the church roof tiles at Hasen von St Michael

Shownotes

http://www.macroevolution.net/human-horse-hybrids.html

Monstrorum Historia (1642) by Ulisse Aldrovandi

Krampus- great episode by Bone and Sickle goes into the history of the Krampus

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/dec/05/shock-of-the-old-10-demonic-depictions-of-europes-disturbing-christmas-customs

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/krampus-son-hel-ancient-origins-christmas-devil-007627

https://oldcorpseroad.co.uk/the-devils-footprints/

Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained

Music: 

The Snowfall Slasher by Cimitir

God Rest you Merry Gentlemen by Chillmore

Falling Snow (Ambient Bells) by Dream Protocol

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