'Fairy Tales' Chapter

Fairy Tales

At one point in human history, the ways of the world were almost entirely inscrutable, and people didn’t know how to make sense of all the weird things that could happen. They did their best to relate things they saw, or thought they saw, and to warn people. That’s why they started telling fairy tales, as a way of equipping people to see it coming. When you think of something as a presence that can get angry, then that means there is also a way to make peace with it, or defeat it if you judge it as evil.

Fairy tales can help us understand reality. We are not alone on earth, or in heaven, any heaven you choose to subscribe to.

“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.” Danielle Steel

“Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” G.K. Chesterton

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis

Foreign Sort of Reason

Shall we discuss fairy tales? First things first, they are not necessarily about fairies, though they can include them. They are about fates, and fairies are typically involved in many of the old tales. What are your experiences of fairy… Seek More

Equipping People to See It Coming

Now, I will ask you my friends, do you ever just get a clear description of what someone saw or heard? Nope. There is a reason for that. There is a part of the brain that is responsible for producing… Seek More

Explicit and Implicit Map

People tend to have really unusually changes of perception when under unusual stress. An otherwise down to earth person can begin to “see” presences that may or may not be there, and when whole communities are under such great stress,… Seek More

Elf Shot

Everyone familiar with the Kennedy assassination? Does it really matter as much where the bullets came from as it does what the outcome was? The fairy tale connection is with a concept called elf shot. It was believed that if… Seek More

Reality of the Crossroads

Ever notice the poetic nature of fairy tales? Those who are long familiar with my classes have said I speak like poetry as well. Those metaphors aren’t just imagination. Our words reflect an actual object of observation. I think the… Seek More

Fortune Favours the Imaginative

Imagine reality is a true democracy. Reality is like a woven tapestry. What do weavers do with hopelessly snarled threads? They just snip them away and start again. People like imperfections now. It shows the hand of the crafter. They like imperfections,… Seek More