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, deadbutdreaming.wordpress.com 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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Neil’s blog, deadbutdreaming.wordpress.com 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.
Podcast intro music: Transmutate by Snowflake (c) copyright 2020 Licensed. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
2 thoughts on “Episode 12: Experiencing Fairies: Interview with Dr Neil Rushton”
Fascinating podcast. It gives a serious insight into what is often treated with disdain. I look forward to many more!
Thank you Jan. I’m so glad you enjoyed this episode which was tying up the first series. You can find the whole series here: https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/category/the-modern-fairy-sightings-podcast/ and I’m now preparing for the second series so look out for a bonus episode on 4th May to hear how you can get involved 🙂