Meeting Fairies: My Remarkable Encounters with Nature Spirits. A True Story

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Allen & Unwin, Nov 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
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Over forty years ago R. Ogilvie Crombie had a remarkable, life-changing experience which opened up the world of fairies to him. In his remaining years he had many encounters with nature spirits. Very nearly lost to us, his warm and detailed accounts reveal a world many yearn to know about.
 

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Robert Ogilvie Crombie, or Roc as he was sometimes known, led a full and fascinating life. Roc was a trained musician, had studied science, was a self-taught spiritualist, and was interested in ... Read full review

Contents

1 Afternoon with a faun
1
2 An evening encounter
11
3 Meeting Pan on Iona
19
4 An enchanted moment
29
5 Pans world
35
6 The travelling elf
41
7 The king of the elves
51
8 Life force
57
14 Strange occurrences at Findhorn
123
15 Salamanders sylphs and undines
131
16 Elves fairies and goblins
141
17 Insights into the elemental kingdom
151
18 The question of evil
159
19 Meeting nature spirits
165
Afterword
173
Notes
199

9 A kaleidoscope of gardens
63
10 Magic on Midsummer Eve
69
11 Enchantments of autumn
91
12 Pan visits Roc at home
113
13 The wild garden
119
Sources and acknowledgments
201
Recommended reading
204
Back cover
207
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Artist, thespian, storyteller and scientist, Robert Ogilvie Crombie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1899 and lived there for most of his life. Crombie abandoned his career as a scientist due to ill health, and moved from his town house in the city of Edinburgh to the country near Perth, Scotland, to be able to have closer contact with nature. This later developed into a communication with the inner spirit of the nature kingdom. His account of some of these experiences are published in 'The Findhorn Garden' a book about the early history of the Findhorn Foundation in the north east of Scotland. His verbal account of his encounters with nature spirits, accompanied by photographic slides of nature was part of the educational programme at Findhorn for many years. He was cited by his friend, the Findhorn co-founder Peter Caddy as a major influence. He died in the late 1970s.

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