About Dead but Dreaming

This is a blog site about the otherworldly creatures most often known as faeries. They have taken many forms over the centuries, and interact with humanity in a myriad of ways. Are they nothing but the nebulous hallucinations of gullible people, turned into folktales by imaginative storytellers, or are they messengers of deeper meaning accessed by both mystics and the unwary in altered states of consciousness? Maybe both, and much more. They’ll be investigated here from many perspectives, and perhaps some of their secrets will be divested. Content will appear regularly…

I can be contacted at: neilrushton13@hotmail.com

A companion Facebook page can be found at The Faerie Code.

17th-century English woodcut with faeries, burial mound (hollow hill with door), fly agaric mushroom and the face of a ‘spirit’ in the tree
Neil Rushton, author at deadbutdreaming


“I dislike Allegory – the conscious and intentional allegory – yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language.” J. R. R. Tolkien