- Being Personal and General Observations
on Faery Beings and Faery Culture
by T. Powell
"Gaea", by Maiytth Cintra
Faeries are immortal spiritual beings.
There are more faeries than humans on earth.
Faeries tend to be shy of or rather uninterested in humans, although some are curious and even fascinated by people. Probably most of them have never even encountered a human.
Faeries come in many forms. Some can take on any form; some may be formless. They have sometimes been seen in human form.
Some humans have been able to communicate with faeries, sometimes hearing and seeing them in some form. Some are able to sense them without seeing or hearing them, more like an awareness of something being there, a presence.
Faeries take great part in, and use of, the magic of the natural world. They revel in it and consciously create it as well.
They have little or no use for what we know as words; they communicate very well without them, but sometimes employ other symbols.
There are good faeries and bad ones, by our standards. A Faery community's morality may differ to varying degrees, but in general (and similar to some human codes of ethics) "Good" means that which helps in the continued creation of and intercommunication among all things.
Many Faeries have an especial affinity for and some kind of kinship with starlight.
References For Further Study:
(see also the Poetry page)
Fairy Mythology, by Thomas Keightly, 1828
Faery and Folktales of the Irish Peasantry, by WB Yeats, 1890
A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings, by Cassandra Easton, 2002
Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries, by Walter Evans-Wentz, 1911
Faeries, by Brian Froud and Alan Lee, 1978
Peter and Wendy, by J.M. Barrie, 1911
The Little White Bird - Adventures in Kensington Gardens, by JM Barrie, 1902
(the chapters on Peter Pan and the faeries of Kensington Gardens)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Wm Shakespeare, 1595
The Tempest, by Wm Shakespeare, 1611
Fairies in a Bird's Nest
by John Anster Fitzgerald
painted circa 1860
Speculum Mundi - A Glasse Representing the Face of the World, by John Swan, 1643
(regarding divinity in nature as well as its scientific descriptions of mermaids, dragons and other magical entities)
Irish Fairy Tales, by James Stephens, 1920
A Child's Book of Faeries, Tanya Robyn Batt, 2002
The Guardians, series by Wm Joyce, 2011-
(and the film based on this - The Rise of the Guardians, 2012)
The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, by William Joyce, 1996
(and the film loosely based on this - Epic, 2013)
The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch, 1851
(re: Dryades, Oreades, Naiades, Pan, Cupid, the Penates and Lares, Muses, &c.)
Fairy Tales, by the Brothers Grimm, 1812
The Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry, by Rosalie K. Fry, 1959
(about the Selkies; and the film based on this - The Secret of Roan Inish, 1994)
Le Morte d'Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory, 1485
(the chapters on Merlin, Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, et al)
Tinker Bell (Film by Disney Studios, 2008)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
(Film by Disney Studios, 2010)
Wild Gaea, by T. Powell, 2013
(its theme of interwoven nature and magic)
The Faery Door, by T. Powell, 2016
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, translation by John Payne, 1882
(the stories featuring the Djinn / genies)
The Golden Bough - a Study in Magic and Religion, by Sir James Frazer, 1890
A Separate Reality, by Carlos Castaneda, 1971
(of the Allies - sentient natural entities)
The Myths of the North American Indians, by Lewis Spence, 1919
Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), composed by Antonio Vivaldi, 1723
(as an interpretation, one may hear the faeries at work)
Disney's Fantasia 2000 - the final segment set to Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, 1919
(link to abbreviated alternative version of it:
Copyright 1999, Walt Disney Studios
Green Magic, by Julie Closson Kenly, 1930
(concerning the magic of green growing things)
The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, with Assorted Pixies, Mermaids, Brownies, Witches and Leprecauns - by Jan Werner, 1951
How to See Faeries, by Brian Froud and John Matthews, 2011
The Fairy Land of Science, by Arabella Buckley, 1879
(a sound treatise on the physical sciences based on the premise that it is all magic)
The Secret Life of Plants, by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, 1973
The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies, by Robert Kirk, 1691 (Published in 1893 with Introduction by Andrew Lang)
Dark Fairies, by Dr Bob Curran, 2010
The Middle Kingdom, by D.A. MacManus, 1959
Fairies, the Myths, Legends, & Lore, by Skye Alexander, 2014
Fairies - Real Encounters with Little People, by Janet Bord, 1997