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Scottish Witch Trials: When Witches Communed with Fairies

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. My great grandmother is from Scotland. And I’ve met Brigid, Danu, and been to a Sidhe in a dream. I asked before I fell asleep to see the Fae, who are my ancestors. Brigid invited me to become a powerful witch after seven years of training in the Sidhe. I declined for love. I was a Bride. The weird thing is I didn’t know anything about them until I researched to find out what I experienced in my dream. It was remarkable!

    • Wow! I feel drawn to spiritual community also but have never had such dreams. I saw a swamp fairy which ignited my research and writing ability. I always hear that one you have such an experience you believe. I consider myself a Pagan Buddhist. I try to be as open minded as possible not bogged down by any particular dogma, instead embracing all. I believe that is the path to learn more. Your dreams are unusual and would make a fabulous book or novel! <3

    • Thank you, Granny Moon for sharing this fabulous article. I am always shocked at how “man” has distorted the truth from history. Just think what a better world we could have had by following the pagan ways. <3

  2. A fascinating post about fairies, Colleen. I knew they were historically thought to be wicked.

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  4. Fascinating, Colleen. It’s so interesting to me how the culture of the time remakes history/lore to accommodate their sensibilities. Propaganda has been around for a long time!

  5. It’s unsettling how history can connote changes, to such a degree, at times, that what once existed becomes unrecognizable. Makes me wonder what people will have come to believe about the present a hundred years (or more) from now. Will our Commander ‘n Thief be thought a hero? The commercialization of the witch image has helped contort paganism into something heinous. But the energy is coming full circle, and truth will demand its day …

    Sending you lots of healing energy during this sad time for you, Sister ❤❤❤

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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