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It’s that lovely time of year when many of us will re-visit childhood tales of wonder and make-believe and in so doing – avail ourselves of some basic truths – no matter how old we are! Belief in fairies is not something many will take literally – except for the very young and endearingly innocent and yet there is wisdom expressed in these tales from this mysterious realm including the unforgettable scene in Peter Pan - where Tinker Bell lays dying, her beautiful light fading rapidly after ingesting the poison that Captain Hook had intended for Peter. On discovering her limp body and realising what has happened Peter turns to the audience pleading for their help...
“She is going to die unless we do something, he implores us. Clap your hands! Clap your hands and say, “I believe in fairies! I believe in fairies! I do! I do!
Peter leads the cry, repeating the phrase over and over – and as he does so and by the power of what scientists like Rupert Sheldrake now call morphic - resonance or non-local consciousness or what once upon a time was simply known as magic – the cry ripples out across space and time so that very soon Wendy and the lost boys hear it on the Pirate Ship where they are being held captive and they boldly add their voices to the throng...
“I believe in fairies! I believe in fairies! I do! I do!
And their cry gathers force and travels yet further and further until eventually it breaks through the boundaries of Neverland itself and is heard far away in London, by Mrs Darling who sits by the open nursery window longing for her children to come home....and without knowing or even caring that it sounds so ridiculous – she adds her voice to rest ...
“I believe in fairies! she cries aloud. I believe in fairies! I do! I do!
And strengthened by her voice - the magic gathers momentum, like a prayer, crossing all known boundaries until finally – it breaks out even from the seeming confines of the story itself – to the seeming confines of the audience – to include us all, the readers alone in their bedrooms, the children sitting in the theatre at Christmas time – or later beside them as adults remembering and reliving the moment - and together and as one – young and old - everyday and story- book characters alike – the miracle of healing is performed.
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