Paracelsus (1493-1541), was a great Swiss physician and alchemist. In 1535, he published the first book on the different types of elementals, entitled “The Book of Undines, Sylphs, Gnomes, Salamanders and All Other Spirits”. The title itself shows that the author knew these beings quite well – these beings who inhabit the invisible world.
Nicolas-Pierre-Henri de Montfaucon, abbot of Villars (1635-1673), French writer, priest of Villars has published “Comte de Gabalis, ou Entretiens sur les sciences secrètes” in which he wrote “the air is full of an innumerable multitude of peoples (Sylphs) with human faces, looking proud but docile in effect: very fond of sciences, subtle, obliging to the wise and enemies of the fools and the ignoramuses. […] Be aware that seas and rivers are inhabited as well as the air: The ancient sages called this people Undines and Nymphs. […] The earth is filled with gnomes, people short in stature, virtually down to its center. […] These people are ingenious, friendly and easy to command”.
This knowledge is believed to be derived from the ancient Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism).
Robert Kirk (1641-1692): Scottish minister, has also left us with a book from testimonies that he collected himself: “The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies”.
A passage in the book says “It is said that the nature of fairies is in-between that of man and that of angels. It is made of intelligent and curious spirits and of light and fluid bodies. These bodies are so supple – by the nature of the subtle spirits that control them – that they can appear or disappear at will.”
“The invisible beings who haunt our homes seem to belong to our underground people (gnomes) because although they throw big stones or clods of earth and pieces of wood at people, they do not hurt them and they obviously do this to have fun and not to harm them. They act like buffoons and pranksters.”.
The compilation of ancient texts available shows that the elemental beings were present in different cultures, religions and traditions throughout the world. It was a necessary stage in human evolution but perhaps the time has come for humanity to open up to new realities.
Walter Evans Wentz (1878-1965): anthropologist, met with dozens of witnesses in order to collect their vivid testimonies on the “little people” (name given to fairies, gnomes and other creatures) across Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. His work was published in 1911. The book was entitled “The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries” where he states “Celts, whether cultivated or not, affirm that the Fairy country exists. It is an invisible world inhabited by innumerable species”.
But according to “a widespread belief inside of Brittany, fairies did exist but they disappeared when the province changed due to the modern living conditions”.
This observation is very significant, as it clearly explains that the belief in fairies, which in the past was based on a direct perception of these beings, died out as the living conditions in our countryside modernized. The evolution of the way of life certainly resulted in more comfort thanks to the development of new technologies but in return it resulted in a disassociation between man and nature. In our modern times, our rapport with nature is no longer what it used to be. All too many people today regard nature more as a potential exploitation field than a living and fragile environment to be taken good care of.
This evolution engendered an increasing materialist vision of the world, which caused man to lose contact with the life of nature – embodied by spirits of nature. We have forgotten the existence of fairies and other creatures comprising the little people because these creatures are no longer visible. In the past, they were considered natural and normal but today they come under the supernatural category and we don't even realize that we are the ones who have evolved over time.
Today's tendency – dominated by science – is to believe that ancient knowledge is a matter for faith and has nothing to do with reality, especially since this knowledge is not recognized by modern science. And yet, a large number of people and contemporary authors have attested to the existence of elemental beings even in our time because they have the ability to perceive them.
These testimonies are little known because they cannot be taken into consideration by most people who are unconsciously subjected to the materialist vision of the world and are ignorant of these realities. They however confirm that nature beings still exist in our time just as much as they did in the past. Furthermore, they represent the vital forces of nature. Were it not for them, nature itself could not exist.
See « Crop Circles - The keys of the mystery » by Daniel Harran : the 12 reasons of the reality of elementals beings, p. 63.
See « UFOs, crop circles & MIDIM » by Daniel Harran : p. 48-65.