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Faerie Magick podcasts

Fiona Broome

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Faerie Magick podcasts
Faerie Magick podcasts

Faerie Magick podcasts

Fiona Broome

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Reports about and from the faerie world in fact and fantasy. Includes stories about historical faeries, website recommendations, book reviews, and other faerie-related news.

Latest Episodes

Where do faeries live?

In this three-minute mini-podcast, Fiona Broome discusses classic ways to reach faerie realms and why it's not as important to visit their world right now.

3 MIN2010 AUG 20
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Where do faeries live?

Believing in Faeries

Putting aside her usual scientific and sociological tone, faerie researcher Fiona Broome explains why believing in faeries is so exciting. She starts by explaining that people around the world believed in faeries (or entities like them) through the early 20th century. Then, the tidal wave of science smashed the dreams of faerie believers by calling their ideals mere "fantasies." However, despite the disapproval by many, people continue to believe in faeries and the fae world. This goes beyond the "Ooh, cool!" exclamations of some science fiction enthusiasts. It's more of an affinity for faeries, mermaids, dragons, and the ideals (and personalities) of King Arthur's court. Faerie believers aren't just wishing that faeries were real. They believe in them. From the first time they encounter a "fairy tale" or something related to the faerie-fantasy realm, there's a deep sense of recognition. It's an "ah-HA!" moment, and sometimes a sense of finding home. Science changes its mind Keep in...

13 MIN2010 JUN 12
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Believing in Faeries

Flying Faeries - fairies that fly!

Learn more about flying faeries: Winged faeries, those who fly on flower stems and bulrushes, and faeries that levitate. Explore the different kinds of entities that fly, and why they are -- or aren't -- like faeries. From Tinkerbell to succubus to vampires to shapeshifters, this 14-minute podcasts takes you on a whirlwind tour of faeries (and other entities) that seem to fly. For more information about faeries: FaerieMagick.com Music: The Moods of Man, written & orchestrated by James Underberg

14 MIN2010 MAY 29
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Flying Faeries - fairies that fly!

Attracting Faeries

Have you tried to contact faeries, and were you disappointed? In this podcast, faerie researcher Fiona Broome answers readers' questions. She explains what works -- and what doesn't -- when you'd like to make contact with the faerie world. From the basic steps of observation, to the extremes of highly dangerous faeries, Fiona describes what to do and what to watch for. She also reminds people what faeries like and don't like, and why you must be very careful when you first encounter a faerie of any size or form. Additional topics in this podcast include: Where to look for faeries. What kinds of faeries you can contact, and whether Asian people can meet Native American faeries, etc. Dangerous and "bad" faeries. Tidy rooms to attract faeries. How and why to avoid iron when you're on a faerie vigil. For more information, see Faerie Magick, the website. Music: The Moods of Man, written & orchestrated by James Underberg

12 MIN2010 MAY 14
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Attracting Faeries

Brownies in Faerie Lore

Brownies are a kind of faerie. They're in the category of Hob, a "house spirit" in the U.K. (Possible connection with Hobbits?) A Hob may be a word that evolved from the English given name of Robin, related to Robin Goodfellow, another name for a Brownie in southern England. Hobs appear to be related to the Swedish Tomte or Tomtars, with a history similar to Ireland's Tuatha De Danann. In both cases, these faeries retired to the "hollow hills" or Brughs: Hollow faerie mounds in which several families live (or lived). A Hobgoblin is a cousin of the Brownie, and -- perhaps because he's more of a practical joker -- the Hobgoblin is sometimes considered a poltergeist rather than a faerie. Dobby in the Harry Potter stories seemed to be related to hobgoblins; a Dobie is another term for a brownie, in some areas, or it can mean a ghostly entity in other areas. Brownies are usually: Solitary faeries, seen alone or in very small groups. Male (but some are married, and that's usually the only...

11 MIN2010 APR 30
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Brownies in Faerie Lore

Dwarves in Faerie Lore

In this week's Faerie Magick podcast, Fiona discusses dwarves. Roots: Dwarves are mentioned around the world in a variety of cultures and societies. In Western culture, most folkore traditions seem to be rooted in Germany, Switzerland and England. Classic examples: Leprechauns, Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, and the ladies' attendants in King Arthur's court. The latter are sometimes associated with ghosts, and the distinctions aren't clear. Appearance: Generally male, and human-like but diminutive, ranging from six inches tall to the more usual two to three feet tall. The men look old and wise and often have long gray beards, but they aren't "old" since dwarves are immortal. Dwarves generally own some magical item of clothing such as a cap, a ring, a cloak or cape, or a belt. It usually gives the invisibility, which is a form of glamoury. Most (but not all) dwarves are also shape-shifters. (That's different from glamoury, which is largely an illusion.) They usually turn into a crea...

9 MIN2010 APR 18
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Dwarves in Faerie Lore

Faeries, Banshees, Dragons and Elves

Who are the elves of Ireland? In this 14-minute podcast, Fiona talks about this question and several others. What surnames see the Banshee? Anyone can see a Banshee, but you're not likely to. They rarely appear to humans. However, since Banshees are real, it's possible for anyone to see them. For more information about the faerie-related families protected by Banshees, see Fiona's article, The Banshee. The Banshee is real; stories connect Banshees with specific Irish families. You can see (or, more often, hear) a Banshee whether you're related to an Irish family or not. Do people actually see faeries? Fiona says that this question is like asking if people actually see elephants. In both cases, the answer is yes... if you're in a place where they are, and you know what you're looking for. Is this website a hoax/fake? No. Many of Fiona's faerie articles have been online for over ten years. (They were originally at HollowHill.com, which is now Fiona's ghost-related site, and at Suite10...

14 MIN2010 APR 2
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Faeries, Banshees, Dragons and Elves

Faerie Terminlogy

In this 14-minute podcast, Fiona Broome discusses three main topics: The words we use to describe faeries. Poltergeists - faeries or ghosts? Who has faerie ancestry. Terminology Faeries, pixies, goblins, elementals... what are they? Are they connected? Fiona describes the problems in using labels and categories to describe faeries. She traces the history of the term "elementals" to describe nature spirits -- sometimes faeries -- and how extreme the connections have become over many centuries. For example: Elementals of the ground are usually called gnomes, related to the element of Earth, the direction of North, the Moon, and the season of autumn. Sylphs are the elementals of the air, related to the east, the sun, and spring. Salamanders are elementals of fire, the south, Mars, and summer. Undines are elementals of water, the west, Jupiter, and winter. However, that's just one way to categorize faeries. We can also categorize them by size, by whether or not they seem to remain in gr...

13 MIN2010 MAR 19
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Faerie Terminlogy

Faeries - Questions, Answers and Boggarts

Are faeries real? Where do faeries live? What's the difference between pixies and faeries? Those are some readers' questions answered by Fiona Broome in this 15-minute podcast about faeries and boggarts. The questions include: Are faeries real? Do faeries exist? What do faeries look like? How do you see faeries? Is there proof that faeries are real? Is there proof that faeries aren't real? How do faeries procreate? Where do faeries live? What is the difference between pixies and faeries? Can Christians believe in faeries? After that, Fiona talks about one kind of faerie, a boggart. Boggarts are shape-shifters, and a good example of the darker side of the faerie realm. Though boggarts can seem like demons or poltergeists, they aren't actually demons. Some boggarts might be dangerous, but faeries -- in general -- are neither all good nor all bad. Don't let the boggarts scare you too much. In addition, Fiona recorded an outtake from this podcast. You'll find it at FaerieMagick.com in t...

14 MIN2010 MAR 6
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Faeries - Questions, Answers and Boggarts

Green Faeries

Green faeries are among the strongest traditions in faerie lore. They're usually associated with nature, the trees or even the forest. In this 12-minute podcast, Fiona Broome talks about the following green faeries and related entities. The Green Man This "wild man" of the forest may be a faerie. He -- and his fellow Green Men -- usually protect the forest and sometimes the animals in it. The original "Green Man" may be Merlin, who was said to go mad for several years and, during that time, lived in the forested areas around the border between England and Scotland. (His sister lived nearby, with her husband and family.) The Green Man may be related to these other traditions, as well: the Green Knight, Green George, Jack in the Green, Latzman, the Leaf King, corn babies and corn dolls, the Wicker Man, or even Robin Hood. There may be benevolent, female counterparts in the woods, but Green Women in folklore are very different. Green Women The Green Women traditions seem to be well-est...

11 MIN2010 FEB 19
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Green Faeries

Latest Episodes

Where do faeries live?

In this three-minute mini-podcast, Fiona Broome discusses classic ways to reach faerie realms and why it's not as important to visit their world right now.

3 MIN2010 AUG 20
Comments
Where do faeries live?

Believing in Faeries

Putting aside her usual scientific and sociological tone, faerie researcher Fiona Broome explains why believing in faeries is so exciting. She starts by explaining that people around the world believed in faeries (or entities like them) through the early 20th century. Then, the tidal wave of science smashed the dreams of faerie believers by calling their ideals mere "fantasies." However, despite the disapproval by many, people continue to believe in faeries and the fae world. This goes beyond the "Ooh, cool!" exclamations of some science fiction enthusiasts. It's more of an affinity for faeries, mermaids, dragons, and the ideals (and personalities) of King Arthur's court. Faerie believers aren't just wishing that faeries were real. They believe in them. From the first time they encounter a "fairy tale" or something related to the faerie-fantasy realm, there's a deep sense of recognition. It's an "ah-HA!" moment, and sometimes a sense of finding home. Science changes its mind Keep in...

13 MIN2010 JUN 12
Comments
Believing in Faeries

Flying Faeries - fairies that fly!

Learn more about flying faeries: Winged faeries, those who fly on flower stems and bulrushes, and faeries that levitate. Explore the different kinds of entities that fly, and why they are -- or aren't -- like faeries. From Tinkerbell to succubus to vampires to shapeshifters, this 14-minute podcasts takes you on a whirlwind tour of faeries (and other entities) that seem to fly. For more information about faeries: FaerieMagick.com Music: The Moods of Man, written & orchestrated by James Underberg

14 MIN2010 MAY 29
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Flying Faeries - fairies that fly!

Attracting Faeries

Have you tried to contact faeries, and were you disappointed? In this podcast, faerie researcher Fiona Broome answers readers' questions. She explains what works -- and what doesn't -- when you'd like to make contact with the faerie world. From the basic steps of observation, to the extremes of highly dangerous faeries, Fiona describes what to do and what to watch for. She also reminds people what faeries like and don't like, and why you must be very careful when you first encounter a faerie of any size or form. Additional topics in this podcast include: Where to look for faeries. What kinds of faeries you can contact, and whether Asian people can meet Native American faeries, etc. Dangerous and "bad" faeries. Tidy rooms to attract faeries. How and why to avoid iron when you're on a faerie vigil. For more information, see Faerie Magick, the website. Music: The Moods of Man, written & orchestrated by James Underberg

12 MIN2010 MAY 14
Comments
Attracting Faeries

Brownies in Faerie Lore

Brownies are a kind of faerie. They're in the category of Hob, a "house spirit" in the U.K. (Possible connection with Hobbits?) A Hob may be a word that evolved from the English given name of Robin, related to Robin Goodfellow, another name for a Brownie in southern England. Hobs appear to be related to the Swedish Tomte or Tomtars, with a history similar to Ireland's Tuatha De Danann. In both cases, these faeries retired to the "hollow hills" or Brughs: Hollow faerie mounds in which several families live (or lived). A Hobgoblin is a cousin of the Brownie, and -- perhaps because he's more of a practical joker -- the Hobgoblin is sometimes considered a poltergeist rather than a faerie. Dobby in the Harry Potter stories seemed to be related to hobgoblins; a Dobie is another term for a brownie, in some areas, or it can mean a ghostly entity in other areas. Brownies are usually: Solitary faeries, seen alone or in very small groups. Male (but some are married, and that's usually the only...

11 MIN2010 APR 30
Comments
Brownies in Faerie Lore

Dwarves in Faerie Lore

In this week's Faerie Magick podcast, Fiona discusses dwarves. Roots: Dwarves are mentioned around the world in a variety of cultures and societies. In Western culture, most folkore traditions seem to be rooted in Germany, Switzerland and England. Classic examples: Leprechauns, Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, and the ladies' attendants in King Arthur's court. The latter are sometimes associated with ghosts, and the distinctions aren't clear. Appearance: Generally male, and human-like but diminutive, ranging from six inches tall to the more usual two to three feet tall. The men look old and wise and often have long gray beards, but they aren't "old" since dwarves are immortal. Dwarves generally own some magical item of clothing such as a cap, a ring, a cloak or cape, or a belt. It usually gives the invisibility, which is a form of glamoury. Most (but not all) dwarves are also shape-shifters. (That's different from glamoury, which is largely an illusion.) They usually turn into a crea...

9 MIN2010 APR 18
Comments
Dwarves in Faerie Lore

Faeries, Banshees, Dragons and Elves

Who are the elves of Ireland? In this 14-minute podcast, Fiona talks about this question and several others. What surnames see the Banshee? Anyone can see a Banshee, but you're not likely to. They rarely appear to humans. However, since Banshees are real, it's possible for anyone to see them. For more information about the faerie-related families protected by Banshees, see Fiona's article, The Banshee. The Banshee is real; stories connect Banshees with specific Irish families. You can see (or, more often, hear) a Banshee whether you're related to an Irish family or not. Do people actually see faeries? Fiona says that this question is like asking if people actually see elephants. In both cases, the answer is yes... if you're in a place where they are, and you know what you're looking for. Is this website a hoax/fake? No. Many of Fiona's faerie articles have been online for over ten years. (They were originally at HollowHill.com, which is now Fiona's ghost-related site, and at Suite10...

14 MIN2010 APR 2
Comments
Faeries, Banshees, Dragons and Elves

Faerie Terminlogy

In this 14-minute podcast, Fiona Broome discusses three main topics: The words we use to describe faeries. Poltergeists - faeries or ghosts? Who has faerie ancestry. Terminology Faeries, pixies, goblins, elementals... what are they? Are they connected? Fiona describes the problems in using labels and categories to describe faeries. She traces the history of the term "elementals" to describe nature spirits -- sometimes faeries -- and how extreme the connections have become over many centuries. For example: Elementals of the ground are usually called gnomes, related to the element of Earth, the direction of North, the Moon, and the season of autumn. Sylphs are the elementals of the air, related to the east, the sun, and spring. Salamanders are elementals of fire, the south, Mars, and summer. Undines are elementals of water, the west, Jupiter, and winter. However, that's just one way to categorize faeries. We can also categorize them by size, by whether or not they seem to remain in gr...

13 MIN2010 MAR 19
Comments
Faerie Terminlogy

Faeries - Questions, Answers and Boggarts

Are faeries real? Where do faeries live? What's the difference between pixies and faeries? Those are some readers' questions answered by Fiona Broome in this 15-minute podcast about faeries and boggarts. The questions include: Are faeries real? Do faeries exist? What do faeries look like? How do you see faeries? Is there proof that faeries are real? Is there proof that faeries aren't real? How do faeries procreate? Where do faeries live? What is the difference between pixies and faeries? Can Christians believe in faeries? After that, Fiona talks about one kind of faerie, a boggart. Boggarts are shape-shifters, and a good example of the darker side of the faerie realm. Though boggarts can seem like demons or poltergeists, they aren't actually demons. Some boggarts might be dangerous, but faeries -- in general -- are neither all good nor all bad. Don't let the boggarts scare you too much. In addition, Fiona recorded an outtake from this podcast. You'll find it at FaerieMagick.com in t...

14 MIN2010 MAR 6
Comments
Faeries - Questions, Answers and Boggarts

Green Faeries

Green faeries are among the strongest traditions in faerie lore. They're usually associated with nature, the trees or even the forest. In this 12-minute podcast, Fiona Broome talks about the following green faeries and related entities. The Green Man This "wild man" of the forest may be a faerie. He -- and his fellow Green Men -- usually protect the forest and sometimes the animals in it. The original "Green Man" may be Merlin, who was said to go mad for several years and, during that time, lived in the forested areas around the border between England and Scotland. (His sister lived nearby, with her husband and family.) The Green Man may be related to these other traditions, as well: the Green Knight, Green George, Jack in the Green, Latzman, the Leaf King, corn babies and corn dolls, the Wicker Man, or even Robin Hood. There may be benevolent, female counterparts in the woods, but Green Women in folklore are very different. Green Women The Green Women traditions seem to be well-est...

11 MIN2010 FEB 19
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Green Faeries

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