“Fairies are right out there in your own backyard, but you can’t see them, because your mind doesn’t believe they exist,” David Swing says. “They are so accustomed to you not seeing them that they don’t pay much attention to you unless you give them a good reason.”
When he was a boy growing up in Wyoming, Swing saw and heard ghosts and other beings that were invisible to those around him, he explains. As he grew older, he shunned these experiences, though they returned startlingly 1997, he says, when two gnomes appeared before him as he watched TV, politely introducing themselves and wishing him a good day.
He thought it was just his imagination, but the gnomes continued to visit him daily. As he grew accustomed to their presence, he says they introduced him to other fairies, including elves, winged sprites, brownies and other gnomes.
With encouragement from his wife, Swing published his first book, Gnomes in the Garden, which describes his experiences with gnomes and other fairies and offers information and stories from the fairies themselves. He has since completed his second book, The Celtic Owl, which leads readers through a year of fairy adventures and teachings focused around the Celtic holidays.
Swing, who lives in Weaverville, is also an intuitive counselor and is available for intuitive counseling sessions by phone, email or in person and offers fairy workshops for large or small groups.
“I am clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient,” Swing writes on his website. “I can see, hear and speak with faeries, angels, devas, spirits and other non-physical beings. During a spiritual counseling session, I will share with you guidance from one of my own spirit helpers, a female gnome elder. With her assistance and that of your own caring guardian angels and spirit guides, I will do my best to provide you with the most accurate and helpful information possible. Though I do not refer to myself as a psychic medium, I can call upon those abilities during a reading if necessary. I also offer past life readings and faerie workshops.”