Many people are interested in the various small creatures that share the planet with us.
We are not sure that we can describe them all fully in one chapter.
It would take a complete book to give a detailed description of all of them, and even then, it would be difficult because there are so many, and without having visual depictions, mere words would hardly describe them.
If you take, for example, describing in just words all of the animals in the world, the book would not only be enormous but would be meaningless using just words – a written description of each and every animal that populates the animal kingdom.
There may not be quite as many nature spirits – if we can thus call them – as animals, but there are a large number. Some are known to you and some you may well never have heard of.
So, you can understand how difficult our task is going to be.
We have promised to try to explain all life that inhabits the various dimensions, and certainly, nature spirits fall into this category, so we will do our best to describe at least some of the more well-known ones to you.
Before we start, we must advise you not to interfere with nature spirits. Many are peaceful but some can be aggressive if they feel threatened, just as most animals can defend themselves.
The main difference between wild animals and nature spirits is that animals, if cornered, will attack physically whereas nature spirits, usually being of astral or etheric origin, have a mastery of manipulating the etheric realms. By which we mean their defense mechanisms will affect your mind.
This can have dramatic effects on a person so attacked, ranging from feeling lost or confused to putting themselves actually in physical danger. For instance, crossing a busy thoroughfare and not seeing the traffic passing. Or walking off the edge of a high cliff, not seeing the edge but just thinking a field goes on further.
These are extreme cases but have happened.
Our advice to you is to leave nature spirits alone, and if seen, do not try to interact with them.
They can play tricks with your mind and thus put you in danger.
The way they do this is as follows.
All people not only have an etheric form that extends from their bodies as a sort of cloud around a person but also have auras which extend for a considerable distance from the body.
You may not see your etheric double nor your auras but nature spirits can see them.
From their minds they can project images that interact with either your etheric double or your auras and these images pass into your mind and brain and thus affect what you are seeing or feeling. In that manner they can cause you to have illusions that can be dangerous to you.
It may not be that these nature spirits mean to cause you harm. It is a defense mechanism at work but the effect on the mind can be similar to if someone took hallucinogenic drugs and can distort reality.
Therein lies the danger.
So, if by chance you come across any nature spirits, do not interfere with them. They distrust most humans and have a variety of methods of breaking contact with humans. Some can be dangerous.
We hope that you will bear this in mind because, if by chance you spot one or a group of nature spirits, natural curiosity pushes you to observe them and the antics they get up to.
But if they spot you, you may be in trouble.
Having given that warning, let us begin to describe at least some of the better known ones.
First of all, let us say that nature spirits, as the name suggests, tend to be found in the countryside. There are some that inhibit towns and cities but the majority prefer to live in places where humans do not live.
This implies that the more remote an area is the more chance you have of seeing one.
The majority are etheric but there are a small number that are physical but generally have developed an ability to move into the etheric realm at will and, thus, will be invisible to all unless that person has developed psychic skills.
The first group you may find strange for us to mention.
It is Bigfoot (Sasquatch).
Now the majority of nature spirits are quite small but Bigfoot is huge.
We are sure that you are all familiar with Bigfoot.
Some believe they exist and some don’t but we assure you that they do exist.
We include them in the nature spirit category because, although they are not true nature spirits, they exhibit the mannerisms of nature spirits.
They are physical but can move into the etheric realms.
Bigfoot, as we said, is not a true nature spirit. It is actually a close relative of humanity but they are so similar in their abilities to move into the etheric or to play games with people’s thoughts that they exhibit many of the mannerisms of nature spirits.
They are shy and avoid contact with humans but they are huge and immensely strong.
If cornered they will either project horrible smells or strange thoughts. As a last resort they will attack.
They can only move into the etheric if they are calm.
If they are alarmed by finding themselves close to an armed human, they lose the ability to move into the etheric and thus resort to the tactics we described above.
We will now attempt to describe true nature spirits.
The most well-known, perhaps, is the group you call fairies. The spelling can alter (faerie) but we are sure that you have an image in your mind of a fairy.
Actually, there are a number of different sorts and sizes of beings that come under the fairy heading.
They are etheric. They always remain in the etheric realms but can come so close to physicality that they can often be seen by ordinary people.
The first group are generally small, about a foot tall, although there are some who are a bit larger.
Like all true nature spirits, they do not eat or drink. Nor do they breathe.
They do not live eternally but do have very long lives, living for hundreds of years in some cases.
In the etheric realm they do not have gender but they spend a lot of their time at play and they ape the human form and human activities.
Very few people see them but they can see into our physical realm and often spy on humans as they perform what, to the fairies, seems like games; working, feasting, holding marriage services etc.
Then they incorporate these activities into their games.
That is the origin of the little creatures that make shoes, for instance. They would have spied on a cobbler making or mending shoes, or indeed, people making or mending clothes and they will copy these acts in a play situation.
Of course, fairies are not the only nature spirits that do this. Gnomes will also copy human work activities, especially ancient crafts.
It is the same with marriages, feasts or parties.
The fairies will have observed marriage ceremonies, or people sitting around a table eating and drinking or people dancing at a festivity. They spy on these activities but having no understanding of what is going on, copy these activities and hold fairy weddings, feasts or they dance in circles.
It is just these delightful and fun-filled fairies copying human behavior.
For those who have been lucky enough to see these little creatures enjoying themselves, it is a fascinating experience, especially when one sees them copying the types of things we humans get up to but realizing that they have no concept of the true meanings of what we do. They copy the form but not the fact.
Before we continue it might be worth us taking a few lines to discuss the origins of nature spirits because, like all life, they were created by God’s archangels and thus have a place in existence.
The archangels decided, when they were organizing life forms, that there should be a group of beings bridging the gap between flora (plants) and fauna (animals).
As you should know by now, humans were never intended to incarnate to planet earth but it was noted that there was a large gap between plants, which are sedentary and comparatively ‘lifeless’ entities in terms of mobility and communication, and animals which, it was hoped, would develop to the point of being able to send spiritual power back to the God Force.
So, nature spirits were created as a sort of bridge between plants and animals.
The aim was to take the peaceful and loving aspect of most plants and communicate that love to animals to help them develop the skill to project love back to God. As you should be aware, animals did not develop this skill so humans were encouraged to fulfil this function.
But the nature spirits remain and still, to a certain extent, fulfill their function of taking the peace and love of plants and trying to transmit it to animals.
Obviously, over the vast amount of time that this has been going on, the situation has altered somewhat and nature spirits have developed to the point that they stand apart as a distinct and solo group, neither plant nor animal.
They make a distinct group in isolation from plants and animals and have developed distinct personalities both in a group sense and in an individual sense.
Thus it is that we have a number of distinct groups with distinct names that have little contact with their former role in a two way sense.
But this role, particularly in relation to plants, remains and nature spirits have been seen caring for and nurturing plants. However, the relationship with animals has dwindled somewhat and the relationship with their original function tends to stop just at caring for plants.
This, of course, is partly the fault of animals that failed to fulfil their functions of sending spiritual power back to God.
Equally, the gap between nature spirits and us humans is great and also our aggressive nature has not encouraged any real contact between nature spirits and humans.
This, we feel, is a pity because we look forward to the day that all sentient entities can live in trust, friendship and harmony together.
Can you imagine how delightful it would be to have fairy folk sharing your homes and your lives with you?
But, of course, that would require that a number of things alter.
Man would have to give up his aggressive nature and learn to live in peace with nature.
Then man would have to learn telepathy to be able to talk to nature spirits for virtually all of them communicate telepathically.
We have mentioned fairies, the ones typically described in children’s fairy tales although we assure you that they are real and pass most of their time in the etheric realms.
When seen by humans they tend to appear to be clothed in white but this is just because the etheric realms, when seen by human’s naked eye, tends to be white.
We will say, before we move on, that they do not have wings. As they are etheric creatures living in the etheric realms, they can move by thought and thus can seem to fly through the air like birds, which is why people depict them with wings.
By changing frequency they can blink in and out of our sight as can all entities with a mastery of the etheric.
So, to round up this brief description of typical fairies. When seen, they appear very much like tiny humans but that is when they are playing at aping human activities. In their natural state they would just be orbs, which is the natural state of all life.
When seen aping human activities, they would be quite beautiful, foot high creatures with human form. They nearly always seem happy and they are because they cannot be harmed, never require food or drink and they just fill their time, when they are not fulfilling their primary function which is to care for plants, in play like small children.
We should say that their size and their dress can alter somewhat according to the dress of inhabitants of certain countries that may wear different types of garments.
But when they are concentrating on play activities such as dances, banquets, marriages etc, they tend to remain in their etheric colour which is whitish.
The fairy population is vast. Apart from the small ones that we have described, there are others that remain in close contact with water, particularly streams and cascades, others with seas, others with clouds and yet others that are attracted to mountain tops.
We do not know why these diverse groups of fairies are attracted to these areas but it is so.
Like all fairies, they tend to avoid areas where humans congregate but can be seen in remote areas.
Being etheric, they cannot be harmed by extreme weather conditions.
Those drawn to running water, for instance, love to dive in and out of waterfalls and cascades.
These sorts of fairies can be very large and are quite often translucent, aping the environment they are interacting with.
For instance, a typical fairy playing with a waterfall would be perhaps 6 or 7 ft tall, once again vaguely human in appearance but with a translucent body and he would be seen diving in and out of the foamy water of a waterfall.
Sometimes he would be seen diving from the top of the waterfall to the bottom and sometimes doing the reverse rather as one sees salmon leaping up a waterfall. They will do this for hours on end, never seeming to grow tired of this game.
Why they do it, we cannot say.
But we must say that it is not easy to spot these fairies as their bodies mirror sunlight on cascading water and so blend with the water.
They are almost never seen in still water and slow running rivers. It is tumbling water making lots of splashing that attracts them.
We mentioned size and it is fair to say that these fairies will always be bigger than the typical woodland fairy but they can change size according to the size of the cascade. The greater the waterfall, the larger the fairies tend to be.
It may well be that a small water fairy in a huge waterfall would find it difficult to control his movements in really aggressive cascades, so he takes a larger form in order to be able to control his actions within really dynamic waterfalls.
We should mention something that we forgot to mention earlier.
Gender plays no role in their makeup. If they are playing at a wedding scenario, one will pretend to be the groom and one the bride but it is just play acting as children might. In reality they have no gender and would certainly have no knowledge of human sexual behavior.
To go back to water fairies, in seas, fairies also appear and the rougher the sea the happier the fairy appears to be, diving in and out of huge waves.
Like river fairies, they dress, if we can use that word, very much like the waves and so are difficult to spot as they plunge in and out of the waves. They are often far out to sea which makes them even harder to spot.
They avoid calm water and only appear during storms. The rougher the sea, the more they seem pleased.
Then there are those that are seen in the sky.
Once again, they ape clouds and can be really huge, the size of a typical cloud.
They also tend to take on the appearance of clouds and so would be virtually indistinguishable from a rolling cloud.
These fairies also love stormy weather and the rougher the weather the more they delight in rolling and tumbling through the windswept skies.
Yet again, we can offer no explanation as to why they do this.
The last group of fairies we will mention are those that live on mountain tops.
The higher the mountain, the more fairies are drawn to them. This may be because of the extremes of weather in mountainous regions and also because of the paucity of humans.
These fairies can be quite large and often blend in with the snow usually found at extreme altitudes.
Once again, they prefer inclement weather, enjoying the storms that frequently occur at high altitudes.
With all these nature fairies we have described it appears that action is what draws them and the more violent a cascade or a storm, the more these fairies seemed to enjoy taking part in the action.
They seemed quickly to grow bored with calm water or calm weather but love to be involved in the sorts of conditions that we humans tend to avoid.
Obviously, humans can be harmed in violent water or atmospheric conditions whereas fairies cannot and thus they enjoy being tossed around in helter-skelter conditions.
Of course, even humans like to put themselves into mock peril when they go to fairgrounds and ride on these helter-skelter events. The adrenaline rush is what is being sought in the case of humans. What thrills nature spirits get from what they do we can only guess at.
The small fairies tend to engage in peaceful events just aping what activities humans get up to but there are others who get pleasure from playing in rushing water or storms.
Let us now turn to cousins of the fairies because all the nature spirits are related.
Let us look at gnomes.
These beings are, of course, etheric but like fairies can come close to physicality and can thus be seen or photographed with digital cameras, as can fairies.
They tend to be slightly larger than fairies, perhaps 2 feet tall and tend to dress in autumnal colours; green, brown etc.
They ape humans, particularly humans that lived a while ago and thus wear hats, have beards and old-fashioned clothes.
Of course, their clothes are not real. They are etheric matter modified by the gnome’s minds to look like clothes.
It is interesting that they seem to prefer climates in which greenery flourishes. No doubt, there might be some in hot, dry climates but the majority tend to live in countries where it rains regularly and thus vegetation grows more readily.
This may be, of course, so that they can blend into foliage easily and avoid being seen.
The small fairies we mentioned earlier are communal entities and are usually seen in groups whereas gnomes tend to be solitary creatures although pairs are sometimes seen.
We have the impression that their function was to care for trees, particularly forest trees, whereas the fairies tend to care for wild flowers.
So, gnomes are often associated with trees and when seen, it is often in association with forest trees although, of course, they might be seen around fruit trees.
They tend to be associated with the country of Ireland but this may be for a few reasons.
Ireland is a country where it rains a lot and gnomes are often found in temperate areas where it rains frequently.
They do not like hot, dry, desertic landscapes.
Lush forest is their preferred habitat.
It must be said that, years ago, the population of the country of Ireland were mainly agricultural people and obviously the more time someone spends outdoors, particularly if the person roams around seeking wild fruit in forests, the greater the chance he would have of seeing a gnome.
As we said, the cool, damp climate of Ireland particularly suits them although they are seen in many countries where there are forests and where it frequently rains.
They do not like countries where it gets very cold in winter.
They try to avoid snow and so, once again, in countries where it remains not too hot in summer nor too cold in winter and where trees readily grow, suits them.
We mentioned the country of Ireland but there are other places with similar atmospheres and seasons where gnomes are to be found.
We should, perhaps, mention that Irish people have very lively imaginations and there are wonderful myths – often based on fact – that have grown up concerning the existence of fairy folk.
But we must stress that gnomes are seen in many countries where the climate and the vegetation suits them.
No talk concerning nature spirits would be complete if we failed to mention the country of Iceland which, although perhaps not ideal in all senses due to the extremes of temperature, nevertheless has a very adult attitude to the existence of nature spirits and takes into consideration their habitats when planning urban development.
We applaud their attitude and look forward to the day when all countries take into consideration the requirements of the life forms that share the planet with us, including endangered species of plants, animals and nature spirits.
Although nature spirits are not endangered as such, they live in particular areas and we should not bulldoze their habitats mindlessly just to build more houses or roads.
Nature spirits are sensitive creatures and do not appreciate areas where they have lived for thousands of years being covered in concrete.
Gnomes are often associated with rocks but from our understanding, as they are etheric, they do not need to hide in rocks. They can easily disappear, if they are frightened, by the simple expedient of moving into higher etheric frequencies.
It may be that they have been observed sitting on rocks and thus have become associated with rocks, but they spend most of their time in forests.
When one considers how rare sightings of such huge creatures as bigfoot occur, a small gnome hiding amidst the foliage of a tree would be a very rare sight. Thus, if one is sitting on a rock it would be easier to see which might account for them being associated with rocks.
We hope that you can appreciate that in one chapter about nature spirits we can only give a brief outline of their main characteristics.
But let us move on to look at elves.
This is a race that a lot of fantasy has been built up around. They are often portrayed as very beautiful, highly intelligent, almost human creatures.
In fact, they are etheric, like all nature spirits but, once again, they like to ape human behavior.
They tend to be almost human size when seen and dress in pale colours of white or pale grey.
This dress is, of course, fabricated by their minds.
They live in deep forests, avoiding human contact as much as possible and are almost never seen.
The stories built up around them come down today through folklore when, perhaps, they were occasionally seen. Today, it would be a very rare event to see one as they live in the remotest forested areas of the world, once again, in areas of temperate climate.
They like neither heat nor great cold. We have never heard of any being seen in deserts nor the North or South poles.
Not much is known about them except what comes down to us through folklore, but from what is known about them, we can say that they are gregarious (living in groups) and are peaceful.
We do not think that they are particularly wise and intelligent but, as we said, so little is truly known about them that it is hard to tell.
What their functions in the fairy kingdom is we are not sure but it has been suggested that they play a coordinating role between other groups of nature spirits and plants, animals and even humans.
If this is so, that would account for the concept of wisdom attached to them.
So, unfortunately, we cannot say much about this group, the elves, because so little is known.
This is a shame because if we were able to contact them, we are sure that they would prove to be a fascinating group to study.
But, even we know very little about them as they are such a shy and reclusive group of spirits.
We will just repeat the main points that we are sure of.
They are etheric nature spirits that, as is so often the case, like to ape the human form.
They are about human height, can take on the form of either male or female although, of course, they do not have a gender.
They form garments either of white or pale grey.
They are very shy and timid and, living deep in the largest forests, they can avoid contact with man.
We are not sure but we feel that their function is to oversee and coordinate reactions between other nature spirits and the fauna and flora of Earth.
To our knowledge, in modern times they are never seen, but they do exist. It is the fact that they live so far from man that makes them almost mythical.
That is all we can say about elves without entering the realms of myth and fantasy.
We turn to goblins.
Once again, most people are familiar with the name goblin and they are generally considered today not only to be mythical creatures but are usually associated with evil.
In fact, there is a group of etheric entities to which we can attribute the name goblin.
Up till now, in our description of nature spirits we have tried to give the impression that what we have described tend to be peaceful, calm and even loving creatures, many of whom it would be a pleasure and even an honour to know and to befriend.
However, as we have often mentioned, nurturing living flora is all very well but we also need destructive entities that help dispose of flora that has come to the end of its incarnation.
Much as it displeases us to talk about negative entities, they do exist and play an essential role in the balance of life and death in incarnation.
The goblins are one such group and exist to help dispose of dead plants.
Their appearance is rather unpleasant and bears no resemblance to the mythical descriptions of goblins.
Once again, and we apologise for repeating this, they are etheric beings.
In form, they tend to resemble humans but no human would resemble a goblin.
It is true that they have a head, body, two arms and two legs, but they appear, when they are seen, as naked, deathly white skinned entities and we can truly use the word hideous to describe their appearance.
Fortunately, they only appear at night when life is at its lowest ebb and their function is to withdraw the remaining life force from dying plants.
They tend to crawl about on all fours searching for dying plants and when they find one or more such dying plants, they project negative energy towards the plant thus lowering its frequency until the plant dies.
They are never seen during the daylight hours and they avoid humanity when they can which is just as well because, if you were to see one of these creatures, you would find it a traumatic experience.
As we said, they are seldom seen but we understand that they have been captured on digital trail cameras, at night, crawling about in their search for dying plants.
We seem to give the impression that we are against goblins but this would not be true.
We accept that negative creatures must exist to help keep nature in balance but we cannot help feeling revolted by the appearance of goblins as they crawl about in forests in the dead of night dealing the death knell to beautiful plants.
But goblins play an essential role in the balance of life and we must accept this.
In size, they would be – if they stood upright – the size of a small human but they remain crouched on all fours like most animals, with their heads close to the ground searching for dying plants.
When they find one, they project negative energy at the plant, which has the effect of reducing its life force. Thus, the plant has its life-force reduced and its incarnation shortly after comes to an end.
The lifespan of these creatures is virtually endless and, if it has a home at all, it would be in the lower fourth dimension where the demonic forces reside.
Why it chooses to look human, but hideous, we cannot say but we notice that most of the nature spirits take a human form of sorts. In the case of a goblin, it looks horrible to us as it is projecting the negative attributes it contains.
Fortunately, not many people roam about in the dark, so goblins are rarely seen.
Mythology usually portrays them in a rather Hollywood style. Why this should be rather baffles us because the true image of a goblin, as we said, is a fairly large, naked creature with skin the white colour of a European corpse.
It has a round head and is usually crawling about on all fours as an animal might walk, but with its face close to the ground either sniffing or looking for dying plants.
From our description you can see that it bears no resemblance to the creatures pictured in mythology.
We suppose that it could stand up and walk like a man, but it tends to concentrate on its function which is to lower the frequency of dying plants to remove the last vestige of life. Thus, it creeps about on all fours.
The only link between a real goblin and a mythical one is that they are all pictured as negative creatures.
But, we repeat, like all negative entities; demons, sprites and djinns, they play an important role in keeping life in balance by helping in the never-ending cycle of birth, growth, decline and death.
Goblins act on the last two parts of this cycle, whereas the other nature spirits we have mentioned act on the first two parts of the cycle.
We are drawing this chapter to a close because we have described a few of the many nature spirits that share planet earth with us.
There are many names given to nature spirits that are just other names for the same creatures that we have described.
Equally, there are a few nature spirits that are close cousins to the entities that we have mentioned and understanding what we have said will give an understanding of the form and function of these others.
Before we finish, we will mention a few that do not exist but that are in folklore.
Dwarves. These are considered to be small human looking creatures that live underground and mine for gold and jewels. Unfortunately, they do not exist and any sightings of such beings would probably be gnomes.
Trolls do not exist either. What the mythical creature called a troll is based on is hard to say. It might be a type of bigfoot that has whitish fur, for there are not many nature spirits that are enormous.
We have described sufficient nature spirits for you to have an overview.
We must say that the rather scary stories of babies being stolen or replacements left where the original baby was, can be attributed to human activity. People have been known to steal babies, and a family that gave birth to a defective baby might attribute its condition to nature spirit activity but, generally, nature spirits do not concern themselves with humanity unless interfered with by people.
As we said at the beginning of this chapter, our advice is not to interfere with nature spirits as they have the ability to play tricks with one’s mind, the effect being rather as if one had taken hallucinatory drugs.
People under the influence of these drugs sometimes claim to see nature spirits. This is the result of opening the mind into areas where nature spirits reside and thus, they are seen.
Unless you are very lucky and can befriend a nature spirit, they are best left alone.
We will end this chapter here which we hope you have found both interesting and informative and will turn to another subject to be found in the astral dimensions.
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