Watch filmmaker John Walker’s documentary “The Fairy Faith (In Search of Fairies)” as he searches for explanations by interviewing people who claim to have seen the elusive folk.
Traveling to lush landscapes across Ireland, England, Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Walker gets first hand accounts from those who keep the fairy faith alive and well. Journey to remote outlands and small towns where locals still respect fairy lore, fairy pools, trees, knolls, bushes and forts where the fae are said to dwell and occasionally appear living in between the states of waking and dreaming.
The Fairy Faith, not a church religion, yet an ancient faith based system that survives rooted in hundreds if not thousands of years in a great wealth of historic stories and lore that tell of the little people; their larger than life if not fleeting presence, their luck upon us–in good and bad forms, and their impact on the imagination and psyche of humankind.
It is said that to see a fairy one must see with their heart. Also called fae, faery’s, little people, gnomes, pixies and leprechaun’s, the fairy faith will never stop converting the mundane to magic as long as human’s can see with their hearts and explore with their imagination.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
– William Butler Yeats, “The Stolen Child”
see also: Public Domain / Fairies