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RainAmaya
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(9/5/07 4:21 pm)


The Blue Girl
I'm currently in the process of reading a book by Charles de Lint called "The Blue Girl". It mentioned the SurLaLune website and I immedietly went to see if it was a real website.
Turns out it is, obviously.

But I was also wondering.
I'm not a full believer in faeries but I'm not so close minded to shut it out completely.
I want to know if this stuff is real, I want to hear about peoples experiences and what they have to say. Please don't message me if you're faking it and all you want to do is get attention. I'm looking for real answers.

Also, why can fairy [faery] be spelled both ways? Is it because of the [i]fae[/i] in faery?
But I've also seen that spelled [i]fae[/i] and [i]fey[/i].

Van45us
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(9/6/07 11:02 pm)


Re: The Blue Girl
The Blue Girl is a good book. There is a sequel coming out soon, as well. Also, most of Charles DeLint's books are great. Check out his website, or go to Amazon.com and look him up. They have reviews posted by readers that can give you a good idea of what each book is about and how well received it was by them.

As to faeries, it comes down to personal faith, almost like a religion, only it isn't a religion. More like U.F.O's or Bigfoot, or ghosts. Some people swear they exist, have seen them, while others want proof, which is a reasonable expectation. The trouble is, with phenomena that won't perform for scientific examination, proof is hard to come by. It may never be prooven. But if you see one, just like seeing a ghost, that is all the proof you'll ever need.

Recently, a number of faerie-sized prehistoric human skeletons was discovered on a remote island in the Pacific. Only three feet tall or so, they have been dubbed "Hobbits." They lived well into our own era, supposedly, and interacted with modern prehistoric humans, maybe even up to about 300 years ago, according to one tribe. If It's possible that these little people may have been more widespread than just that area, they may have been responsible for the rise of the legends of elves, faeires, etc. all over the world.

Then again, the more you read on the subject, evidence appears for a case for faeries, from prehistoric times to now. Terrence McKenna thought they might be actual inhabitants of another world, accessed by shamans and mystics. Graham Hancock wrote a book recently called "Supernatural," which expounds on this idea. Little people exist in every culture's myth around the world, and there are people who still swear they see them. There's an interesting video called "The Faery Faith," which you can find both on Brian Froud's website (you should definitely check that place out!) and on Amazon.com. which has some interesting observations on it. Ultimately, it comes down to what you personally think. It's an interesting field of study, and the more you read, the more interesting it gets. I don't look at it as "believing" in them, rather just opening your mind to the possibility of their existence. The real answers may take some time to arrive at. Unless, of course, someone here has had an actual experience. People are usually shy about talking about this kind of thing, alas.

The different spellings are just evolution of the language, and how it is spelled and has been through the years. Faeries are fey, and vice versa. Monsters can be fey as well.

Have fun!

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