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#16    Professor T

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

I think they didn't retreat anywhere, they still live where they always have.. I think it is us who have moved away from them.. There's a metaphysical element to fairies, gnomes and the crazy stuff of old that we didn't understand way back then, and understand even less nowadays.. Their lores and way of life is unusual to us almost to the point now of suggesting that they exist in another dimension that is paralell to our own..  

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When you look into the history of folk lores of centuries past you find little gems of info that connect across continents and language barriers that make no sense to our modern way of thinking but somehow bridges gaps that shouldn't or couldn't exist at the time of writing.. Tales of changelings comes to mind.. another that's interesting is the tale of Taliesin, which kind of again throws a bit of light into the way of thinking and existing in the old days and what we seem to have lost..

Now I know changelings would have a common psycological element if one compares the lore to post natal depression.. However, that doesn't explain an uncanny common remedy to trick changelings into talking by brewing in Eggshells.. Weird hah, from Ireland to Germany and eastern Europe they were tricking changelings into talking by brewing in Eggshells?


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I have, but I don't want to go in to the details, because it involves a joint.  Take that as you will.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

I saw something fairy-like while I was a child, but then again I've seen alot of weird things.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

I spoke with people who saw them.
Thats why at one moment in my life I wanted to become anthropologist. You are kind of mythological being hunter.
There are many mythical beings people spoke they saw in my country.

One being which can only find in Croatia is Orko. Its donkey which travel like a wind in gas form then enter between your legs and pick you up then leave you on another part of land.
People use as explaination for missing time or when they appear on some other place and dont know how they get there.

Anthropologists explain it as male use Orko as excuse when they got drunk and end up in neighbour village with another young woman.


There are others mythological beings which people saw and with whom are spoke with.

Such as vamypres (as in any country close to Balkan and Balkan), unicorns, elves, dwarves(one case-dwarves origin is Germany so in my country they almost dont exist), gnomes, faries.

Werewolves are common. In almost every village old people know someone who saw one, or they personally seen it or even know person who fight with werewolf.

There are other mythological beings people claim to saw. such as More. Something like Nightmare.

And interestingly, warlocks and withces from diffrent towns and villages when want to fight, shapechange into Crows/Raven and then fight in the sky.

In one part of my country one being exist. Which transfrom himself from human into Big White Dog which defend villagers from werewolves, vampyres and wolves.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

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Personally never seen any. But I wish Im.
Two stories are quite interesting.

More are beings which enter in room as fly trough keyhole.(So people put garlic in it) Then when human start sleeping it starts strangle victim.
One person spoke that Mora in night came and start choking her. In morning she have bruises on her neck.

Other story tells that person who was lost in mountain met two gnomes. One gnome with big yellow pointed hat and other with big red pointed hat. With big beards. They have had rucksack,pots,blankets,ropes like they went on some hiking. He spoke with them and they show him way to part of mountain he knew.
He spent day with them. They eat and drink together. He eat their bread. He tried their tea. He played their game with something like golf club but they hiting young pine cones.
He spoke that they speak with him on Croatian language but when he asked them where are you from and similar they first talked on some language which he describe as unknown language. He said that yellow hat gnome spoke with bird which fly on his hand and that red hat gnome spoke with stones and trees.
One more thing. They were mad and hostile when he first time saw them. He said that they attack him. Wanted to capture him. When he came back home his family instantly called police because they saw marks from fight. Police came and investigate it.
Bruises were mostly on legs and back. Police concluded that they were done with something golf club.

Edited by the L, 09 January 2013 - 08:33 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:17 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 09 January 2013 - 07:00 AM, said:

I think fairies retreated due to urbanization and thats why they are less populated now... besides noone believes in them. I think with fairies you may have to bdlieve in them... well thats what tinkerbell said anyway....


One of my friends claims to have seen a fairy, it was like june of 2012, so fairly recently... I posted it on this website and was told about the fairy lights... these reminded me of orbs which I have seen.. so I think similar phenomena is regarded as different things around the world... I never saw a fairy, but I believe in them what the hell... I believe in dM near everything else might as well believe in fairies too..

There are some places in the world and cultures where magical things happen. Western culture might call it hallucinations or superstition, as if the Western perspective were the only valid one. Ofte we just see whatever we expect to see based on our cultural bias and experiences, and are blind to anything that occurs outside of that norm. I lived in a different culture for six years, and it addition to opening my eyes both literally & figuratively to other cultural experiences & truths, I also gained a lot of insight into my native culture. So now I have a foot in both worlds, and sometimes it's very uncomfortable because some of my "norms" are not the accepted ones in the Western culture I finally returned to.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

According to occult lore Gnomes are elemental spirits connected with earth, They are known to be tricksters albeit not really dangerous. Now that being said I personally don't believe in the little people. Not that they don't exist its just that they are not what they claim to be, they are spirits  who for our benefit take on classical gnome shape, just like most creatures that people see, like bigfoot, aliens, and lake monsters, all are just spirits playing tricks on us gullible humans


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

I do believe in the fair folk. And when I spill the salt I always toss a bit over my left shoulder to share.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

View Posttrancelikestate, on 08 January 2013 - 03:59 AM, said:



I find it interesting that alot of older people claim to have had SEEN them. Makes me wonder if  they are telling the truth and if so why there are less sightings now? Or if its a matter of  physcology due to a more superstitious mindset or are old people just plain liars and take amusement in telling us younger people such stories

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Don't believe in faires and stuff like that. If people are seeing them though, then I would think it's more likely they are aliens than spirit beings. To me that just seems like the more plausible of the two unlikely possibilities.

I'm reminded of the Hopkinsville Goblins. (I think that's what they were called)


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:55 AM

I have a photo from my wifes garden if a a bright light with 2 wings I didn't beleave in fairys but my wifes wiccin and loves fairys she has fairy houses and everything she also leaves crumbs of cake and barrys in the window I yelled out loud that fairys don't exsit next thing I know it seems like stuff I put down seems to move places and the cat runs through the house and keep looking at his tail while he's running and all my wife dose is smiles and walks away I still not sure if they are real but picturs are turning up wird and my wife says they like me and like to mess and play pranks on me


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

View Postopiumknight, on 16 January 2013 - 05:55 AM, said:

I have a photo from my wifes garden if a a bright light with 2 wings I didn't beleave in fairys but my wifes wiccin and loves fairys she has fairy houses and everything she also leaves crumbs of cake and barrys in the window I yelled out loud that fairys don't exsit next thing I know it seems like stuff I put down seems to move places and the cat runs through the house and keep looking at his tail while he's running and all my wife dose is smiles and walks away I still not sure if they are real but picturs are turning up wird and my wife says they like me and like to mess and play pranks on me

would you be able to post that picture? I think it would be interesting to see


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

any one ever heard the legend of all the fairys fleeing britain when the first church bell rang? think i heard that in a documentry about fairies in finland ( i think), apparently its one of the places christianity didnt evangelize much.v

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:37 AM

the mythology of fairies is worldwide in places that dnt seem like they interacted much with other cultures

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

View Postemberdawn, on 13 January 2013 - 11:24 PM, said:

I do believe in the fair folk. And when I spill the salt I always toss a bit over my left shoulder to share.
i thought the lore was that a fairy had to count every grain of salt, i can imagine them now, cursing as u . casually throw it over your shoulder lol

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