Hi there, I've been a solitary, eclectic pagan for about 20 years, off & on. I have always felt the draw of the Goddess & have acknowledged Her even when I really wasn't practicing. I'm not Wiccan & I really don't strictly follow a Celtic or Asatru path. I'm not into a lot of New Age hoo-ha that has infiltrated Paganism. I'm currently reading into the 1734 Tradition & Clan of Tubal Cain. I read books on Traditional Witchcraft, the Occult, The Robert Cochrane Letters, Evan John Jones, Doreen Valiente, Robin Artisson, Peter Paddon. I'm on a few Yahoo groups devoted to these topics, as well as others. I tend to stay away Llewellyn books, as I tend to find them on the "Fluffy" side of things. I'm currently learning all about the lost art of Enchantment through gesture & Visceral Magick. I am also a student of Southern & Appalachian Conjure.
The Seelie Court is composed of different fairy creatures, all mainly benevolent, and with mostly beneficent intent towards humans. They are typically seen in the twilight or gloaming hour, and could be called upon for favors, which were granted if it suited them. Regardless, they are still prone to mostly harmless mischief, ad would be fairly quick to avenge any injury or insult. They were not above warning a human who might accidentally or unknowingly insult them, repaying human kindness with favors, or to occasionally seek help from humans. The Unseelie Court was a wholly different aspect altogether. Usually, the fairies in the Unseelie Court came around only at night, and might attack a traveling as a troupe, or band. The Unseelie Court, unlike the Seelie Court, did not have to first be antagonised before they sought to punish humans. The majority if not all of the fairies in the Unseelie Court were malicious, and were known to be especially mischievous. They might as a group lead a traveler into getting lost, frighten cattle or eat them, destroy or cause defects in tools or machinery, among other various things.