I came across the book through an FB page called faerie wisdom or something like that....well, there was a link to the book and so on.
Anyhow, this place seems like a nice place...I dunno, it just seems like I place that I can feel at home I suppose.
Uh, anyways. I do not know much or everything about the sidhe...I refer to the good folk as such. Different people use different terms I suppose. I am not incredible studied in the folk lore anyways.
I enjoy Froud's work however...it all rings true to me and his art is very lovely in my opinion.
I know I am a human in this lifetime...I may have a sidhe ancesty or bloodline....or may be sidhe souled or maybe I am just really connected to such beings. I cannot know since I have no way of knowing since I am not really talented in those areas.
I just have felt for years that there is more than what we know and see. I sometimes feel like I am on auto pilot and just doing what I have to do.
The sidhe allowed me into their world a few times in the past while I was in a dream state. I knew those visits were not just dreams...I am lucid dreamer and I can change certain aspects of my dreams but those times I was just on a ride. I could do nothing aside from see, hear, walk....could not control anything.
In those places...I felt like I was moving through honey....the colors were blurred. Things were slow but there were sharp details sometimes...mainly the flowers and sidhe were the most viewable. It is difficult to explain. I felt right there and it was bitter sweet having to leave.
I came across many floral sidhe. A few of the water kind. Some huge...I suppose, deva spirits? I remember seeing a leprechaun as well.
Odd though...those places where I was able to visit, some of the time they looked like my backyard but much bigger. I remember seeing like huge spider webs that divided areas.
Anyways! I could go on and on but yeah...haha.
I know you wrote this many years ago, but having just joined elvenworld, I just came across it. I lived in Winchester Virginia for many years, many years ago. Not sure if you'll get this comment or not but I like what you said!