The Return of the Faeries ?

Are faeries returning to our world?

Are faeries returning to our world?

It’s been nearly 100 years since people in the Western world generally accepted the reality of faeries.

Starting with the Industrial Revolution, a belief in faeries stopped being so accepted.

Then, with an increasing intrusion by the world of science, and influences by philosophers such as Karl Marx — claiming that, to be real, something must be able to be weighed or measured — by the middle of the 20th century, most people dismissed faeries as “make believe.”

Some cultures — including those in Celtic countries — quietly maintained a belief in faeries.  However, most “advanced” thinkers didn’t talk about faeries in real terms.

Suddenly, people are becoming more aware of faeries in our world.  Whether the faeries ever left… that’s a discussion for another day.  Maybe they were always here, but people refused to see them or explained them in other ways.

All I know is this:  More and more people are describing faerie-like encounters.  Often, when people tell me their stories, they’re baffled.

They aren’t telling me about “imaginary friends.”  They’re talking about unexplained lights that they see in their homes or gardens.

A few days ago, a friend said that his apartment might be haunted.  He talked about hearing his name called, just as he was drifting off to sleep.  Then, he noticed a small ball of light.  It blinked on and off, three times, and then it was gone.

Right away, I recognized a typical appearance of faeries.  In addition, the number three is significant in Celtic cultures.

I didn’t say much about it at the time.  He already knows I work with paranormal subjects, such as ghosts.  He’s okay with that.  However, I’m not sure he’s ready to believe in faeries.

I thought about this for a couple of days, and realized how often I’m hearing similar stories.  People usually think they’re telling me about a ghost.  I know they’re describing something else: Faeries.

This is happening more and more often, now.

Did the faeries leave our world for awhile, when people stopped believing in them?  I’m not sure.

However, it looks like the faeries have returned to our world and to our consciousness.

I think that’s a very good thing.