Enchanting Journey: ‘The Fairy Woods Children’ Unleashing Soulful Magic
The Fairy Woods Children – Book Details
- Title: The Fairy Woods Children: A story of magic and adventure, from where the two worlds meet
- Author: Adriana Yamane
- Genre: Literature, Fiction, Inspirational and Initiatory, Children’s Books, Family Life, Growing Up, Facts of Life, Schools & Teaching, Education, Teaching, Bedtime, Sleeping
- Format: Ebook and Paperback
- Length: 48 pages
- Publication Date: April 24, 2015
- Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
The Fairy Woods Children Book Description
Much of the education of children is based on the antithesis between “good” and “bad.”
The images of “bad” are supposed to be the dark background against which the good can shine, like courage shining through in times of danger.
The problem with this approach is that “the good” has only the chance to shine but not to grow. The Fairy Woods Children thus tries to bring a new approach that allows goodness to grow and to expand in children’s consciousness, without the need of a fear-based background scenario.
While this may sound boring to grown-up people who are used mainly to the strife of their daily life with all its troubles and fears, small children do not need to have this handicap. From an early age, they need to be allowed to grow beyond this stage at which humankind is now, and they need to learn more about the infinite possibilities that may lie before them in the future.
A lot of misunderstandings and conflicts arise from the lack of heart-to-heart communication, which is the central point in the seven stories of the book. Each story, meant to be read at bedtime, brings to the surface a deep inner longing of the soul to express itself.
As a child, these were the stories I would have liked to hear, and these were the teachings I would have liked to receive, as they can greatly eliminate the need of the good versus bad antithesis.
And this is the reason why I would like to offer them to children and people like me, who may appreciate art and beauty, and who may wish to create for their families a lifestyle which is more soulful and kind.
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‘Now on this lovely spring morning, the children were talking about the white pavilion which they had just discovered in the meadow. They were sure it hadn’t been there before, but of course it is also quite possible that they may have simply missed it. It is certain however those things were very different now from what they used to be yesterday, and everything because of a snail which had responded to the magic of an old chant from Seara’s story book.
A violet butterfly seemed to dance above the iris flowers, and Paseran began to chase it, his face alight with joy. Seara was following slowly, and as she kept walking, she noticed that something really strange was happening: all the living creatures of the forest, birds, animals, insects, were whispering in tiny voices, like crystals touching, and like silver bells. “Paseran, can you hear it?! The forest speaks!” Her little brother simply nodded in response, with the trustful acceptance of children: “Yes, I know!” The butterfly was no longer around, but the iris flowers were swinging their lithe bodies in the wind, and the wind itself was carrying a tune which seemed to be a riddle of some kind:
“Who can tell the answer,
who can clarify,
is this is just a flower
or a butterfly?”.
Seara was only a child, and a child does not know that talking with the wind is not quite acceptable in the society. So she took the riddle seriously and began to turn it over and over in her mind: “Could it be that the flowers change into butterflies in the morning, and that the butterflies become flowers at night, when everybody goes to sleep?” The more she thought about it, the harder it was to find the right answer. Then, as she started to run she thought that if you listened to the swallow that lives inside your chest, the one which always plays a drum beat that says “free-dom, free-dom, free-dom”, then the answer would become a lot clearer.
“When the heart starts pounding and gives freedom power, butterflies go flying up from every flower!”
This must have been the correct answer to the riddle that the wind had given them, because, to the delight of the children, all the iris flowers suddenly turned into butterflies which flew to the sky, and then slowly, as in a dream, descended to become again the flowers that had been there at the beginning.
“Nobody is going to believe this!” the girl was telling her brother on the way back home. And this is when she made a very special decision: to write everything about this day in her new white notebook, the one with white pages and pearly white covers.’
About the Author
Born close to the magical Transylvanian woods in the North of Romania, Adriana Yamane has been forever in love with nature, animals and children. As a small child she used to write stories and explore the outside world, while trying to make sense of her rich inner world. Mother of a grown-up daughter, she now lives in Japan with her husband and pets, cooking delicious vegan dishes, gardening, teaching English and enjoying the beauty that surrounds her home and life.