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School of Theosophy on Nature Spirits . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 26 April 2020

  • THEOSOPHIST C.W. LEADBEATER ON NATURE SPIRITS
  • THEOSOPHIST ARTHUR E. POWELL’S COMPILATION ON THE NATURE SPIRITS

Dear Ones,

I have found very interesting information on nature spirits amongst the writings of the School of Theosophy. For some of this, one must go to the source, as it is still under copyright. As well, I have found a good source of information, from C.W. Leadbeater of the School of Theosophy, regarding the Nature Spirits, that is in the public domain. In the below excerpt, I have bolded what seemed more important from my own perspective …

THEOSOPHIST C.W. LEADBEATER ON NATURE SPIRITS

3. Nature-Spirits of all Kinds.

“So many and so varied are the subdivisions of this class that to do them anything like justice one would need to devote a separate treatise to this subject alone. Some characteristics, however, they all have in common, and it will be sufficient here to try to give some idea of those.

“To begin with, we have to realize that we are here dealing with entities which differ radically from all that we have hitherto considered.

“Though we may rightly classify the elemental essence and the animal Kâmarûpa as non-human, the monadic essence which manifests itself through them will, nevertheless, in the fullness of time, evolve to the level of manifesting itself through some future humanity comparable to our own, and if we were able to look back through countless ages on our own evolution in previous manvantaras, we should find that that which is now ourselves has passed on its upward path through similar stages.

“That, however, is not the case with the vast kingdom of nature-spirits; they neither have been, nor ever will be, members of a humanity such as ours; their line of evolution is entirely different, and their [p. 58] only connection with us consists in our temporary occupancy of the same planet.

“Of course since we are neighbours for the time being we owe neighbourly kindness to one another when we happen to meet, but our lines of development differ so widely that each can do but little for the other.

“Many writers have included these spirits among the elementals, and indeed they are the elementals (or perhaps, to speak more accurately, the animals) of a higher evolution.

“Though much more highly developed than our elemental essence, they have yet certain characteristics in common with it; for example, they also are divided into seven great classes, inhabiting respectively the same seven states of matter already mentioned as permeated by the corresponding varieties of the essence.

“Thus, to take those which are most readily comprehensible to us, there are spirits of the earth, water, air, and fire (or ether)—definite intelligent astral entities residing and functioning in each of those media.

“It may be asked how it is possible for any kind of creature to inhabit the solid substance of a rock, or of the crust of the earth. The answer is that since the nature-spirits are formed of astral matter, the substance of the rock is no hindrance to their motion or their vision, and furthermore physical matter in its solid state is their natural element—the only one to which they are accustomed and in which they feel at home.

“The same is of course true of those who live in water, air or ether. In medieval literature, these earth-spirits are often called gnomes, while the water-spirits are spoken of as ûndinés, the air-spirits as sylphs, and the ether-spirits as salamanders.

“In popular language they are known by many names—fairies, pixies, elves, brownies, peris, djinns [jinns], trolls, satyrs, fauns, kobolds, imps, goblins, good people, etc.—some of these titles being applied only to one variety … [p 59] and others indiscriminately to all.

Their forms are many and various, but most frequently human in shape and somewhat diminutive in size. Like almost all inhabitants of the astral plane, they are able to assume any appearance at will, but they undoubtedly have definite forms of their own, or perhaps we should rather say favourite forms, which they wear when they have no special object in taking any other. Of course under ordinary conditions they are not visible to physical sight at all, but they have the power of making themselves so by materialization when they wish to be seen.

“There are an immense number of subdivisions or races among them, and individuals of these subdivisions differ in intelligence and disposition precisely as human beings do.

“The great majority of them apparently prefer to avoid man altogether; his habits and emanations are distasteful to them, and the constant rush of astral currents set up by his restless, ill-regulated desires disturbs and annoys them.

“On the other hand instances are not wanting in which nature-spirits have as it were made friends with human beings and offered them such assistance as lay in their power, as in the well-known stories told of the Scotch brownies or of the fire-lighting fairies mentioned in spiritualistic literature.

“This helpful attitude, however, is comparatively rare, and in most cases when they come in contact with man they either show indifference or dislike, or else take an impish delight in deceiving him and playing childish tricks upon him.

“Many a story illustrative of this curious characteristic may be found among the village gossip of the peasantry in almost any lonely mountainous district, and any one who has been in the habit of attending séances for physical phenomena will recollect instances of practical joking and silly though usually good-natured horseplay, which always indicate the presence of … [p 60] some of the lower orders of the nature-spirits.

“They are greatly assisted in their tricks by the wonderful power which they possess of casting a glamour over those who yield themselves to their influence, so that such victims for the time see and hear only what these fairies impress upon them, exactly as the mesmerized subject sees, hears, feels and believes whatever the magnetizer wishes.

“The nature-spirits, however, have not the mesmerizer’s power of dominating the human will, except in the case of quite unusually weak-minded people, or of those who allow themselves to fall into such a condition of helpless terror that their will is temporarily in abeyance; they cannot go beyond deception of the senses, but of that art they are undoubted masters, and cases are not wanting in which they have cast their glamour over a considerable number of people at once. It is by invoking their aid in the exercise of this peculiar power that some of the most wonderful feats of the Indian jugglers are performed—the entire audience being in fact hallucinated and made to imagine that they see and hear a whole series of events which have not really taken place at all.

“We might almost look upon the nature-spirits as a kind of astral humanity, but for the fact that none of them—not even the highest possess a permanent reincarnating individuality.

“Apparently therefore one point in which their line of evolution differs from ours is that a much greater proportion of intelligence is developed before permanent individualization takes place; but of the stages through which they have passed, and those through which they have yet to pass, we can know little.

“The life-periods of the different subdivisions vary greatly, some being quite short, others much longer than our human lifetime. We stand so entirely outside such a life as theirs that it is impossible for us to understand much about its conditions; but it appears on … [p 61] the whole to be a simple, joyous, irresponsible kind of existence, much such as a party of happy children might lead among exceptionally favourable physical surroundings.

“Though tricky and mischievous, they are rarely malicious unless provoked by some unwarrantable intrusion or annoyance; but as a body they also partake to some extent of the universal feeling of distrust for man, and they generally seem inclined to resent somewhat the first appearance of a neophyte on the astral plane, so that he usually makes their acquaintance under some unpleasant or terrifying form. If, however, he declines to be frightened by any of their freaks, they soon accept him as a necessary evil and take no further notice of him, while some among them may even after a time become friendly and manifest pleasure on meeting him.

Some among the many subdivisions of this class are much less childlike and more dignified than those we have been describing, and it is from these sections that the entities who have sometimes been reverenced under the name of wood-gods, or local village-gods, have been drawn. Such entities would be quite sensible of the flattery involved in the reverence shown to them, would enjoy it, and would no doubt be quite ready to do any small service they could in return. (The village-god is also often an artificial entity, but that variety will be considered in its appropriate place.)

The Adept knows how to make use of the services of the nature-spirits when he requires them, but the ordinary magician can obtain their assistance only by processes either of invocation or evocation—that is, either by attracting their attention as a suppliant and making some kind of bargain with them, or by endeavouring to set in motion influences which would compel their obedience.

“Both methods are extremely undesirable, and the latter is also excessively dangerous, as the operator would arouse a determined hostility … [p 62] which might prove fatal to him. Needless to say, no one studying occultism under a qualified Master would ever be permitted to attempt anything of the kind at all.”

–from Link: “The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants, and Phenomena,” by C.W. Leadbeater.  (2007). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 10 June 2018 …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21080 … [paragraphing and bolding are mine. –Alice B. Clagett]

THEOSOPHIST ARTHUR E. POWELL’S COMPILATION ON THE NATURE SPIRITS

There is more comprehensive information regarding astral entities, drawn mostly from the above source, in this book, a compilation by Arthur Powell from the School of Theosophy …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … “Chapter XX: Astral Entities: Non-Human,” section “3. Nature Spirits of All Kinds,” pp. 179-184.

However, the book is under copyright, so I cannot offer quotes here. I suggest reading the chapter. See especially the description of the sylphs as having human-like intelligence. Apparently, they can individualize through loving the astral angels.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Note: This blog was originally part of another blog, from which it has been extracted. Originally it was in … Link: “Baptismal Sylph,” a story by Alice B. Clagett, written on 21 April 2013; revised and published on 10 June 2018; revised on 26 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5UH ..

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Nature Spirits Photo Series: Faerie Homes . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 7 August 2019

Dear Ones,

In recent months I have been a little more in contact with the nature spirits I call elves, faeries, brownies,  and gnomes.

Here is the photo series: Faerie Homes. I also recently published a blog on Elf Homes …

Link: “Nature Spirits Photo Series: Elf Homes,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 6 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dRR ..

As can be seen from the photos below, faeries love flowers.

Like the elves, faeries like sunlight that is speckled or hazy or dappled; rainbow-colored flecks and sprinkles of sunlight; and the soft colors of the sky at dawn and just after sunset. Both faeries and elves like nights when the moon is bright and many stars are sparkling in the sky; at least, it is easy to see them on those sorts of nights!

Here is more about faeries and elves, but not to do with today’s photos …

Faeries and elves love the creatures of the forest … deer and foxes, skunks and badgers and porcupines, chipmunks and squirrels, for instance. Also, the less assuming creatures of the forest, such as pack rats and mice, and bats, toads and frogs.

Faeries, in particular, love birds of all sorts. Also, and especially, they love bears, as bears are good to ride upon, and fun to tickle on the ears. You are more likely to find elves near a sleeping bear, unless they feel especially mischievous (which, when I come to think of it, is quite frequently the case).

As is well known by those who delight in the company of nature spirits, both faeries and elves like damselflies and dragonflies. Catching a glimpse of the flittering wings of these latter beings often signifies the nearby presence of elves or faeries.

See also …

Link: “Elothiel,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 28 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cvw ..

Link: “Diamond Rainbow Light,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 20 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-djX ..

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NATURE SPIRITS PHOTO SERIES: FAERIE HOMES

Image: “Faerie Homes 1: Purple Sage, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 1: Purple Sage, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 2: Bindweed, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 2: Bindweed, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 3: Western Fence Lizard, Purple Sage, and Rock, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 3: Western Fence Lizard, Purple Sage, and Rock, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 4: Blue Eyed Grass, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 4: Blue Eyed Grass, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 5: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 5: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 6: Blue Eyed Grass and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 6: Blue Eyed Grass and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 7: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 7: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 8: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 8: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 9: Globe Lily (White Fairy Lantern), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 9: Globe Lily (White Fairy Lantern), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 10: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 10: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 11: Mariposa Lily and Golden Stars, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 11: Mariposa Lily and Golden Stars, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 12: Golden Stars and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 12: Golden Stars and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 13: Chalcedon Checkerspot Caterpillar and Bush Monkey Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 13: Chalcedon Checkerspot Caterpillar and Bush Monkey Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 14: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 14: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 15: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 15: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 16: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 16: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 17: Delphinium and Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 17: Delphinium and Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 18: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 18: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 19: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 19: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 20: Mariposa Lilies, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 20: Mariposa Lilies, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 21: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 21: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 22: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns),, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 22: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns),, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 23: Owl’s Clover, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 23: Owl’s Clover, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 24: California Popcorn Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 24: California Popcorn Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 25: Blue Dick (Wild Hyacinth), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 25: Blue Dick (Wild Hyacinth), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 26: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 26: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 27: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 27: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 28: Yucca, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 28: Yucca, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 29: Microseris, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 29: Microseris, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 30: Fremont Star Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 30: Fremont Star Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 31: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 31: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 32: Golden Yarrow and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 32: Golden Yarrow and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 33: Mariposa Lily and Golden Star, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 33: Mariposa Lily and Golden Star, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Nature Spirits Photo Series: Elf Homes . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 6 August 2019

Dear Ones,

In recent months I have been a little more in contact with the nature spirits I call elves, faeries, brownies,  and gnomes.

Here is the fourth of four elf photo collections in a photo series: Elf Homes. The other three elf photo collections, which appear in other blogs, are: Elf Energy, Singles Collection; Elf Energy, Diptych Collection; and Elf Energy: Triptych Collection …

Link: “Nature Spirits Photo Series: Elf Energy,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, compiled on 1 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hfo ..

I have also published a blog on Faerie Homes …

Link: “Nature Spirits Photo Series: Faerie Homes,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 7 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dT3 ..

As can be seen from the photos below, elves like trees and forests, forest glades, the brooks that meander through meadows and woodland, and the little ponds that the brooks make there. Mostly, elves leave flowers to the faeries, but they love the flowers of trees, and they like plants whose flowers are quite small or else green, and ferns, which have no flowers.

Like the faeries, elves like sunlight that is speckled or hazy or dappled; rainbow-colored flecks and sprinkles of sunlight; and the soft colors of the sky at dawn and just after sunset. Both elves and faeries like nights when the moon is bright and many stars are sparkling in the sky; at least, it is easy to see them on those sorts of nights!

Here is more about elves and fairies, but not to do with today’s photos …

Like the faeries, elves love the creatures of the forest … deer and foxes, skunks and badgers and porcupines, chipmunks and squirrels, for instance. Also, the less assuming creatures of the forest, such as pack rats and mice, and bats, toads and frogs.

Faeries, in particular, love birds of all sorts. Also, and especially, they love bears, as bears are good to ride upon, and fun to tickle on the ears. You are more likely to find elves near a sleeping bear, unless they feel especially mischievous (which, when I come to think of it, is quite frequently the case).

As is well known by those who delight in the company of nature spirits, both faeries and elves like damselflies and dragonflies. Catching a glimpse of the flittering wings of these latter beings often signifies the nearby presence of elves or faeries.

See also:

Link: “Elothiel,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 28 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cvw ..

Link: “Diamond Rainbow Light,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 20 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-djX ..

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NATURE SPIRITS PHOTO SERIES: ELF HOMES

Image: “Elf Homes 1: Pacific Sanicle (Snakeroot), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 1: Pacific Sanicle (Snakeroot), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 2: Oak, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 2: Oak, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 3: Hollyleaf Cherry, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 3: Hollyleaf Cherry, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 4: Fallen Trees, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 4: Fallen Trees, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 5: Blue Damselfly, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 5: Blue Damselfly, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 6: Blue Damselfly, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 6: Blue Damselfly, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 7: Curly Dock and Sunlight, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 7: Curly Dock and Sunlight, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 8: Forest Sunlight, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 8: Forest Sunlight, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 9: Cold Creek, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 9: Cold Creek, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 10: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 10: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 11: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 11: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 12: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 12: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 13: Forest Sunlight, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 13: Forest Sunlight, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 14: Forest Glade, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 14: Forest Glade, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 15: Rainbow Sunlight on a Forest Path, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 15: Rainbow Sunlight on a Forest Path, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 16: California Bay Laurel, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 16: California Bay Laurel, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 17: Forest Trail, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 17: Forest Trail, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 18: Coastal Wood Fern, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 18: Coastal Wood Fern, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 19: Cold Creek, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 19: Cold Creek, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 20: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elf Homes 20: Forest, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Children’s Story: Faeries and Woodrat Nests . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 31 January 2015; revised and republished on 11 December 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

A story about faeries, woodrats, and a gift for a tree faerie. A Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I found a spot under a tree, with a beautiful view, and a woodrat nest, on top of a circular pile of stones. And next to the nest, on the other side, was a very old tree with plenty of leaves.

And I spoke to the faeries there. They were very particular faeries, and they said: If you’d like to give us a marble, we’d like a clean marble. Don’t put it down low. Try to put it up high.

And then they sounded a little perturbed. They said: Not where the woodrats can get to it!

So I said: Ok! And I looked around all over this tree, and finally, I found a place right here …

Image: Green cats eye marble, a gift for the faeries, in a hole in the trunk of an oak tree, by Alice B. Clagett, 29 January 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Green cats eye marble, a gift for the faeries, in a hole in the trunk of an oak tree, by Alice B. Clagett, 29 January 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

… the perfect place for my gift to the faeries!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Faeries and the Book of Songs of Humankind . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 4 February 2015; revised

Image: “The Spirit of Mother Earth to Ancient Lemuria,” by Gilbert Williams, (1) … https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/27030-1the-art-of-gilbert-williams-l-bjcakr.jpeg … DESCRIPTION: Sylvan scene; tree with tiny lights circling round it. Mountains in the background. A stream flowing by. Tiny faeries flying out of a hollow log.

Dear Ones,

As you may know, faeries keep the Book of Songs of Humankind. This is one of their greatest joys. So, if you really want to give the faeries a gift of joy, go out to a wild place … under a tree … next to a flower … in a meadow … or like that, and sing your own favorite song to them …

More than anything, they like a tune you composed yourself. One that is not in their Book yet. They teach it to each other … with immense joy … in the space of a minute or so. And so, Faeries all over the world will always remember the Song that is special to you.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) The painting linked to above is by Gilbert Williams. For more about him, go to Facebook: See also … Link: “Gilbert Williams” … https://iasos.com/artists/gilwilms/ ..

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How Devas and Nature Spirits Help Us . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 12 July 2014; revised
Previous title: How Nature Spirits and Devas Help Us

  • HOW NATURE SPIRITS TAKE CARE OF HUMAN BEINGS
  • HOW WE CAN CARE FOR OUR NATURE SPIRITS
  • DEVAS
  • DEVIC COUNCIL
  • FOREST DEVAS HAVE ASKED THEIR NATURE SPIRITS TO STEER CLEAR OF HUMANS
  • HOW WE CAN HELP THE DEVAS: THOUGHTS FOR THE FUTURE OF EARTH
  • HOW WE CAN HELP THE DEVAS IN SMALL WAYS
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION

Image: “Dance of the Nature Spirits,” by Gilbert Williams … http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/art-upload-2/w/Williams-Gilbert/Gilbert-Williams-The-Hidden-Worlds/kb-Williams-Gilbert-Dance-of-the-Nature-Spirits.jpg ..

Dear Ones,

HOW NATURE SPIRITS TAKE CARE OF HUMAN BEINGS

Nature spirits are responsible for the health of every living thing. For simple living things, care by one nature spirit might suffice. For more complicated beings, such as human beings, many nature spirits may be assigned by the ruling deva (see section below on devas).

HOW WE CAN CARE FOR OUR NATURE SPIRITS

When we feel a little under the weather physically, a little out of sorts, we can be sure that our thought patterns, our typical emotions, and our daily routine do not support the happiness of the nature spirits assigned to our physical health.

There are many things we can do to care for our nature spirits. First, of course, is simply to acknowledge the help they steadfastly give us. We can simply thank them, each day, from our hearts.

We can light a little candle every morning and evening, and remember their tiny, beautiful, bright lights surrounding us.

As the day goes on, we can sing them a little song or play them a little tune … there is nothing they love like music, and they are ever so happy to sing along with us!

We can offer them pleasant scents in our home, as by burning sage or juniper incense. They love these delightful natural odors.

Planting and caring for living plants in our homes, and planting and tending plants, trees and flowers around our homes … these are wonderful ways to please them.

We can go for a walk in a quiet, natural place, and then sit for a while in the shade of a tree, to allow Earth herself to purify our bodies, minds and emotions.

My nature spirits get so very happy and excited when I do this! It makes me very happy, just listening to their delightful voices!

DEVAS

Image: Deva of a pool: “Paradise Goddess,” by William Gilbert … http://iasos.com/artists/gilwilms/paradisegds.jpg ..

A deva is a wise elder nature spirit with many responsibilities. Chief among these is the responsibility to care for our Mother Earth.

DEVIC COUNCIL

There is a Devic Council that guides all devic actions so as to best nourish and sustain our beautiful Planet.

For a long time now, and rightfully so, the Devic Council and all devas have been at odds with humankind, because of our misuse of this beautiful Planet Earth. For thousands of years now, our actions as a people have been in direct opposition to the prime directive of all devas, that being to care for the well-being of Planet Earth.

FOREST DEVAS HAVE ASKED THEIR NATURE SPIRITS TO STEER CLEAR OF HUMANS

The devas of the forests of Earth have asked all the nature spirits in their charge to steer clear of humans entering these sanctuaries. The devas do this to protect the nature spirits in their charge, and to protect that region of Earth for which they are responsible.

The nature spirits themselves, as a collective consciousness, understand the dilemma, and do their best to comply with the instruction of their devas, who invariably are greatly loved and looked up to by the nature spirits they wisely supervise.

I wish the situation were otherwise, I wish humans and the nature spirit world were on friendly terms, but the situation at this moment cannot, from the devic standpoint, be one of cooperation with us. It is one of protecting Earth, insofar as possible, from further damage.

HOW WE CAN HELP THE DEVAS: THOUGHTS FOR THE FUTURE OF EARTH

Devas are not able to live in the big cities any more; the atmosphere there simply will not support them. Consequently, they are not able to supervise the work of the nature spirits there.

In the big cities, nature spirits are few and far between right now. As a result, the health of humans, animals, and green living beings suffers.

We can make big cities visitable (though perhaps not pleasantly habitable) for devas by pleasing our own personal nature spirits, by providing more parks and green spaces, and by creating large green corridors from the surrounding countryside into the deepest heart of the downtown areas of big cities.

Soon now, we humans will begin to realize the importance of nature spirits and devas in regard to our own well-being. The long-term solution to our happiness and theirs will, I feel, be a gradual movement from city life to sustainable small community life for all humans on Earth.

I cannot begin to express the importance of such expanding human Awareness and the taking of steps to accomplish a greater alliance between the nature spirit world (which is destined to rise to 6D) and the world of humankind (now more and more perceived as 5D, in our increasing Awareness as a collective consciousness).

HOW WE CAN HELP THE DEVAS IN SMALL WAYS

I am just now beginning to understand that the state of 3D Earth for all these thousands of years has caused great damage to the devic realm as well as to humankind.

The lifetime of a deva is long, compared to that of a human, and so each deva, personally, has many painful memories of human misuse of Earth’s resources. There is deep trauma in the devic world.

Please understand that, without the devas, this world cannot survive. The devas of Earth do not need to be on this planet. They choose to be on this planet, in their love for her.

Please pray for their return to a happiness and health. Visualize them happy and healthy, supervising their domains in peaceful tranquility. Sing songs of thanks to them, remember them as you go about your day, make every action of your day mindful and thankful. And most of all, treat our Planet Earth with deepest respect!

With heartfelt thanks to our Mother Earth, and to her faithful servants,

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: “Hopetoun Falls, Australia” …  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Hopetoun_falls.jpg ..

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Here is a Rig Veda mantra to please the ‘king of the devas’ …

Link: “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_Namo_Bhagavate_Vasudevaya ..

Here is a video with an hour of chanting this mantra …

Video: “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya,” by DhyaanGuru Dr. Nipun Aggarwal, 7 April 2013 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXtQ-HRkrXE ..

See also Link: “Cooperation with the Devas” by The World Teacher Trust … https://worldteachertrust.org/en/web/basics/cooperation_with_the_devas ...  that article offers a point of view from Indian teachings.

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A Blessing for the Devic Realm . by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 18 February 2014
Previously entitles: “Free the Faeries” by Alice …

Dear Ones,

Let’s offer a blessing through the Divine, that all the nature spirits, elves, and faeries, all the elementals of earth, water, wind, and fire, be freed from spells of black magic and captivity. May they be free to follow their own hearts, and to do the essential, blessed work they do in the world,

Image: “Dance of the Nature Spirits,” by Gilbert Williams, http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/art-upload-2/w/Williams-Gilbert/Gilbert-Williams-The-Hidden-Worlds/kb-Williams-Gilbert-Dance-of-the-Nature-Spirits.jpg ..

Blessings to the Devas of Earth, those wise beings who oversee the work of all the nature spirits, who tend to the Earth and keep her safe and healthy. May they do their work in peace, free of interference from the dark.

Image: Deva of a mountain, https://i.pinimg.com/236x/15/e0/94/15e094e7d2f9e56822becbe4f3f791e9–dell-anima-salute.jpg ..

Blessings to the spirits of the trees, those wise old guardians of the forests, of the leafy shrubs, the grasses, and of all the plant world round them.

Image: Tree spirit, by Gilbert Williams, https://i.pinimg.com/736x/1d/ac/12/1dac12c77954a44463a97290f71d9bf5–hollow-earth-the-mormons.jpg ..

May the natural order be restored!
Blessed be, and blessings to each and every one of thee!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Here’s a great blog about working with nature spirits …

It includes what happens when we try to enslave them to black magic … Duhville, dudes and dudesses! … Attacked by bees, yet! …

And just to keep in mind, nature spirits love bears! And the feeling may be reciprocal …

And then, there are skunks and ants and like that, all very good friends of nature fairies …

Link: “Synchromysticism: Nature Spirit Magick,” http://crowmagick.blogspot.com/2012/07/nature-spirit-magick.html ..

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