talking about the nature of fairies is talking about the nature of many quite different species of human-like beings that are not in material bodies and so visible only to people with their 'psychic eyes' open, as it is termed in the gwersi. the irish fairies do not resemble the so-called jacobean type. shakespeare's pease-blossom doesn't resemble the banshee or the washer woman at the forge or the cornish knockers or the brownies, gnomes, pixies, any of the various and diverse types of elf, or the trooping fairies of folklore. some people are sociable and congenial, some aren't. those old texts are very unreliable sources of info and filled with translation errors that relegate perfectly mundane, earthly peoples to fairydom. elves are known to have been human - their arrow heads are quite real archaeological finds. the same is true of many of the literary and folklore fairies. brownies are brehonies. yet, their afterlife world is real and, much diminished in stature, as many seers have commented, they are regularly seen by seers like myself.
the only sure safe way to know about any of them is to do what people who claim to see and communicate naturally and easily with them do. find a place you love and work actively to harmonise yourself with it, not mindlessly dominating nature but learning to work with it for mutual benefit. get a debriefing from the mainstream - new-age therapies offer many ways to do this - adopt a fairy oriented life-style incorporating a health plan aimed at vitality, purity and subtlety - no junk-food or cruelly managed meat - grow your own biodynamic or at least organically fertilised vegetables, learn to bless water, earth, compost, dung, the air, the light the slow green-fire in the leaves of plants, make your own flower or fruit wines, wear natural fibres and avoid excessively radiant technology as much as possible. use the mass media cautiously and selectively (it's a sort of mental diet and should be wholesome and authentic), train yourself to meditate, play music, draw or write - reach your soul and let it be there for you, learn nature's ways from nature, respect but don't believe everything you read, socialise cautiously and selectively, and actively search your inner being for the impressions that telepathic others leave upon it. do some sort of training in opening your psychic eyes - the obod course works if you let it. learn to feel when you are 'yin' or 'yang' and how to switch from one to the other or a state of balance at will, yoga helps, get a good cat who knows his/her job. don't worry about what others think or will think of you if you start admitting to believing in them, or even to staying open-minded. stand firm when neighbours and others try to cure you of your radical stand.
live this highly-attuned lifestyle conscientiously and single-mindedly for about twenty or thirty years. choose your type(s), make your shrine(s) of some sort, make offerings, proclaiming your intention in spoken words addressed to 'them'. meditate deeply, soft-gaze flowers and places that seem charged, eat flowers and herbs, and play your music for them, and speak your wishes and intentions to places that seem slightly more 'charged with vitality' than others.
above all, don't let skeptics tell you what the acceptable limits to belief are or should be. it's getting easier and you might be lucky if you're destined to see, you may see them as soon as you clear your life for the purpose, but most would need longer. but one thing is certain: anyone who has not tried this experiment
- twenty or thirty years of focused in-house training - is really not equipped to comment.