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Isle of Man - The Testimony of George Gelling, of Ballasalla

Identifier

014003

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, [1911]

TESTIMONY GIVEN IN A JOINER'S SHOP

George Gelling, of Ballasalla, a joiner, has a local reputation for knowing much about the fairies, and so I called on him at his workshop. This is what he told me:--

Seeing the Fairies.--'I was making a coffin here in the shop, and, after tea, my apprentice was late returning; he was out by the hedge just over there looking at a crowd of little people kicking and dancing. One of them came up and asked him what he was looking at; and this made him run back to the shop. When he described what he had seen, I told him they were nothing but fairies.'

Hearing Fairy Music.--'Up by the abbey on two different occasions I have heard the fairies. They were playing tunes not of this world, and on each occasion I listened for nearly an hour.'

The source of the experience

Celtic

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Fairy

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being a child
Inherited genes

Commonsteps

References