The Spirit being of flowering plants and trees. Synonyms for Fairy include 'White dwarf' or Light Alf – Liosalfa.
At one time if these spirits were ‘seen’ they did not have the appearance that we attribute them with today.
But it is noticeable that the imagery we have created – the wings and the frail etheric bodies, is now fed back to us as a Template if we have visions of these beings. Thus if we eat the fruit of a flowering plant, for example, and have a dream, we may well see the very images of the plant that man has created.
The origin of the word fairy is not definitively known. Thomas Keightley believed the word probably derived from the Persian /Arabic word Peri pronounced Feri, but as the word fairy or fee is primarily used in the French and English languages it could be French or Latin in origin. There is a Latin word fatum or fatis, there is also the old French word faer, feer ‘to enchant’ hence an ‘enchantress’ – faerie or feerie.
The word faerie was initially used to describe the ‘land of the fays’ – the land of the enchanted ones – which is a good description for the spirit world to which one is catapulted when one consumes a hallucinogenic or similar plant. In Italy, the word used was Fata and it is Fada in Spain; Feen or Feiner in Germany.
Enric Morera, for example, wrote an Opera called La Fada in 1897.
It is Feroher in Ancient Persian – but Feroher covered a whole range of Spirital Beings not just those related to plants.
Fairies are not always the jolly, pretty flighty little fairies of the Cecily Mary Barker books. Many of the fairies are ‘male’ [I use the term loosely], a number of them are not all that pleasant at all and occasionally they can be downright nasty, particularly if they feel they have been contacted by an ignoramus who has only taken the plant for a joy ride and not for edification. They can be hugely dismissive and scornful of the ignorant and quite often give the user a terribly painful lesson.
But there are also flower fairies that are seen in non drug induced visions, or by people who are far more aware of the spiritual implications, seen via the Bridge of pollen, and often in dreams, that seem more benign and gentle.
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- Barker, Cicely Mary - The Coltsfoot Fairy #001638
- Barker, Cicely Mary - The Daisy Fairy #001642
- Barker, Cicely Mary - The Harebell Fairy #001640
- Barker, Cicely Mary - The Michaelmas Daisy Fairy #001643
- Barker, Cicely Mary - The Snail #002579
- Barker, Cicely Mary - The Winter Aconite Fairy #001641
- Barker, Cicely Mary - Where are the fairies, Where can we find them #001639
- Blake, William - So sang a Fairy mocking as he sat on a streaked Tulip #002592
- Brittany - Corrigans, Lutins, Nains and Follets #014029
- Brittany - Isle de Sein and the Realm of the Dead #014043
- Calf Hey Well, Briercliffe Lancashire 002299
- Dadd, Richard - Come unto these yellow sands #004506
- Dadd, Richard - Le Sommeil de Titania #004594
- Dadd, Richard - The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke [detail] #000995
- Dadd, Richard - The Fairy feller’s master-stroke #002763
- Dickinson, Emily - Ideals are the fairy oil #000801
- Eddie Mooney digs up fairy ring #010050
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo and Magritte, Rene #002584
- Evans-Wentz, W Y - Alchemical and Mystical Theory  #015948
- Evans-Wentz, W Y - The Fairy Faith in Celtic countries - The testimony of Mrs X #013941
- Fairy hill with treasure #004088
- Flying ointment #004289
- Frost, Robert - When I was young, we dwelt in a vale #002591
- Gautier, Theophile - The portrait from life of an elf #014279
- Halloween #002990
- Hood, Thomas - The Fairy's advocate - For these are kindly ministers of nature #002839
- Hood, Thomas - The Fairy's advocate - With figs and plums and Persian dates they fed me #004904
- Isle of Man - A fleet of fairy boats each side of the rock #014000
- Isle of Man - Evidence from a Member of the House of Keys #014007
- Isle of Man - Testimony from a former Grand Master #014008
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of George Gelling, of Ballasalla #014003
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of John Davies, herb doctor and seer #014002
- Joan of Arc - W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The trial of Joan of Arc #014049
- Joscelyn Godwin - Celts and Scandinavians #002772
- Juan Luis Arsuaga - The Neanderthal's Necklace - Galtxagorri #014281
- Keightley, Thomas - Fee dancing #003039
- Keightley, Thomas - Idyllen Volkssagen und legenden #011267
- Keightley, Thomas - The Elfdans #014276
- Keightley, Thomas - The Elle-king's soldiers #014278
- Keightley, Thomas - White Dwarfs #011265
- Mallarme, Stephane - I thought I saw the fairy capped with light #002585
- Manley Hopkins, Gerald - The Starlight Night - Elves #014280
- Mircea Eliade - The role of the feminine spirit helpers #002664
- Morrells, Luce and glace fruit and ambassadors #002823
- Mythology and Rites of the British druids - The gardens of the Tylwyth Teg #004443
- Ovid - Metamorphoses - The Giant's War 2 #002594
- Scotland, Arran - Donald Macalastair flies with the fairies #013974
- Scotland, Barra - John MacNeill's testimony #013977
- Scotland, Barra - The Testimony of Donald McKinnon #013979
- Scotland, Harris - The Testimonies of Ann Macneil & Angus Macleod #013981
- Seeing nymphs by the sea shore #004618
- Shakespeare, William - Merry wives of Windsor #010940
- Steiner, Rudolf - Nature spirits - Lunar Pitris #000915
- Thomas Keightley - World Guide to Fairies - The spirit beings in hills #006646
- Thorlacius - Noget Om Thor og Hans Hammer #002843
- Toluene hallucinations #002146
- W.Y. Evans-Wentz - The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries - The Druids #014046
- Wikipedia - Fairy ring folklore #014277