‘HE FOLLOWING IS FROM “EALMS OF THE IVING EAD, BY ARRIETTE UGUSTA √URTISS, AND ∆. »OMER √U

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‘HE FOLLOWING IS FROM: “EALMS OF THE ŐIVING ńEAD, BY »ARRIETTE ŃUGUSTA √URTISS, AND ∆. »OMER √URTISS, ¬.”., Õ.ń., ‘HE √URTISS –HILOSOPHIC ¬OOK √O. 1938, SEVENTH EDITION, PAGE 158-163.***************************************‘HE ŇLEMENTALS. (40 √OL)‘HE ŇLEMENTALS ARE THE VARIOUS ORDERS OF ENTITIZED NATURE FORCES WHICH, OBEYING THE WILL OF THE CREATIVE »IERARCHIES, BRINGS INTO MATERIAL MANIFESTATION THE DETAILS OF THE «RAND –LAN OF THE UNIVERSE. …N OTHER WORDS, THEY ARE THE MEANS BY WHICH THE ńIVINE ŐIFE-ESSENCE EXPRESSES THE IDEALS IN THE DIVINE MIND THROUGH FORM, HENCE THEY ARE THE INTELLIGENCES WHOSE MANIFESTATION BRINGS ABOUT THE NORMAL FLOW OF THE ŇARTH CURRENTS AND THE ACTIVITIES OF NATURE. ‘HERE IS A WIDE RANGE BETWEEN THE VARIOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THESE FORCES, BUT IN GENERAL THEY ARE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GREAT KINGDOMS, EACH UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A GREAT ÕASTER BELONGING TO ONE OF THE CREATIVE »IERARCHIES. ‘HESE FOUR KINDOMS ARE THE ŇARTH, WHOSE ELEMENTALS ARE CALLED «NOMES; ◊ATER, WHOSE ELEMENTALS ARE THE ’NDINES; ŃIR, WHOSE ELEMENTALS ARE THE ”YLPHS,AND THE ∆IRE, WHOSE ELEMENTALS ARE THE ”ALAMANDERS. ŇACH OF THESE FOUR DIVISIONS ARE BROKEN INTO MANY TRIBES AND RACES, EACH WITH ITS OWN CHARACTERISTICS. ◊E FIND THEM REFERRED TO EVERYWHERE IN LITERATURE UNDER VARIOUS NAMES; IN FACT, ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY AND EVERY LANGUAGE HAS ITS FOLKLORE IN WHICH THESE ELEMENTALS FIGURE UNDER VARIOUS TERMS, YET ALL CAN BE CLASSIFIED UNDER THESE FOUR MAIN DIVISIONS. …N EACH OF THE FOUR KINDOMS THERE ARE ELEMENTALS OF VARYING DEGREES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTELLIGENCE, VARYING FROM THE TRUE őATURE ”PRITES OR RULERS OF THEIR KINGDOMS, DOWN TO THE RUDIMENTRY LIVES OVER WHICH THEY RULE. ‘HESE RUDIMENTRY ELEMENTAL LIVES ARE THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE PHYSICAL SUBSTANCES THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIFE MANIFESTATIONS GIVE TO THE VARIOUS FORMS OF MATTER THEIR CHEMICAL PROPERTIES. ‘HERE IS ALMOST AS GREAT A DIFFERENCE IN FORM AND CONSCIOUSNESS BETWEEN THE őATURE ”PRITES AND THE RUDIMENTRY ELEMENTAL LIVES AS THERE IS BETWEEN MAN AND INSECTS. ◊HILE MAN, BEING THE ŐORD ŌF √REATION, LIVES IN ALL OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS-ŇARTH, ŃIR, ◊ATER, AND SOLAR FIRE OR HEAT-THE ELEMENTALS LIVE EXCLUSIVELY IN ONE ELEMENT. ‘HE CONDITIONS OF EACH ELEMENT ARE AS NORMAL TO ITS INHABITANTS AS PHYSICAL CONDITIONS ARE TO MAN. ∆OR INSTANCE, TO THE «NOMES, THE EARTH IS TRANSPARENT AND OFFERS NO BAR TO THEIR PROGRESS OR ACTIVITIES, WHILE THE ”ALAMANDERS LIVE AS NATURALLY IN FIRE AS MAN DOES IN AIR. ¬ESIDES THE FOUR GREAT CLASSES OF ELEMENTALS, THERE IS A CLASS WHICH, ALTHOUGH ELEMENTAL DIFFERS WIDELY FROM THOSE ALREADY DESCRIBED. ŃS WE HAVE STATED IN A PREVIOUS CHAPTER, THERE ARE SOULLESS BEINGS WHO HAVE BROKEN AWAY FROM THE INFORMING ŇGO. ‘HESE BEINGS, AFTER A FEW INCARNATIONS ON EARTH EXAUST EVERY REMNANT OF THE INFORMING SOUL'S LIFE-FORCE AND REACH A POINT WHERE THE ATOMS COMPOSING THEIR ASTRAL BODIES ARE DISINTEGRATED IN THE ŇIGHTH ”PHERE. ŃFTER SUCH DISINTEGRATION, SINCE IN THE GREAT ECONOMY OF NATURE NOTHING IS LOST, THE ELEMENTS COMPOSING THESE BODIES MUST AGAIN START ON THE LONG "CYCLE OF NECESSITY" AND PASS THROUGH ALL THE STAGES OF EXPERIENCE AS ELEMENTAL FORCES IN NATURE, PASSING THROUGH THE MINERAL, VEGETABLE, ECT. »ENCE IN THIS REGION OF THE ELEMENTALS, THE FORCES ONCE COMPOSING THOSE BODIES HAVE REACHED A STATE WHERE THEY HAVE BECOME ELEMENTALS, BUT THEY DIFFER FROM őATURE ”PRITES IN THAT THE SUBSTANCE OF THEIR FORMS HAS ONCE EXISTED IN HUMAN BODIES, WHILE THE őATURE ”PRITES ANIMATE ONLY THE ELEMENTS. ‘HIS CLASS OF ELEMENTALS ARE THE RUDIMENTRY AND LOWEST ASTRAL FORMS OF FUTURE MAN. »ERE IN THIS “EALM THE MONAD MUST EVOLVE THROUGH THE NATURE STATES UNTIL TAKEN UP AND BUILT INTO THE HUMAN KINGDOM AS MOLECULES IN THE LOWEST FORM OF PHYSICAL MAN. ‘HE ”OUL WHICH ONCE BROKE AWAY FROM THE BODY MUST AGAIN GATHER THESE FORCES AND ATOMS TOGETHER AND BUILD NEW BODIES WHICH IT CAN INFORM. ŃLL FOUR CLASSES OF őATURE ”PRITES ARE MADE IN THE MINITURE IMAGE OF MAN. ”OME, SUCH AS «NOMES, ARE OFTEN DISTORTED AND GROTESQUE, BUT THE SPRITES OF THE OTHER KINGDOMS ARE MORE BEAUTIFU, DAINTY, AND FAIRY-LIKE. …NDEED THEY ARE THE FAIRIES THEMSELVES. …N MANY CASES IT IS SUCH ELEMENTALS AND MISCHIEVOUS őATURE ”PRITES, ESPECIALLY THE «NOMES, WHO IMPERSONATE THE DEPARTED AT SE'ANCE, FOR THEY DELIGHT IN THEIR POWER TO DECIEVE AND PLAY ALL KINDS OF PRANKS ON BOTH THE MEDIUM AND THE SITTER. ‘HE őATURE ”PRITES BELONG TO THE HIGHEST RACES OF EACH KINGDOM, BUT THE SUBJECT IS SO VAST, THAT IN THIS WORK WE MUST CONFINE OUR FEW SUBSEQUENT REMARKS TO THE FOUR CLASSES OF őATURE ”PRITES ONLY. ŃMONG THEM WE FIND A VAST NUMBER OF RACES AND TRIBES VARYING AS WIDELY AS DO THE SEVERAL RACES AND TRIBES OF MANKIND. ŃND JUST AS WITH MAN, EACH TRIBE HAS ITS HOME IN A CERTAIN LOCALITY ON EARTH AND IS LARGELY CONFINED TO THAT REGION. ∆OR INSTANCE, EVERY REGION OF EARTH, SUCH AS MOUNTAIN, ÷ALLEY, OR PLAIN HAS ITS OWN PARTICULAR TRIBES OF «NOMES WHICH ARE NOT FOUND IN ANY OTHER PART OF THE GLOBE. …N THE SAME WAY EVERY FORM OF WATER, BABBLING BROOK, MEADOW STREAM, BROAD RIVER, LAKE, SEA OR OCEAN, HAS ITS PARTICULAR TRIBE OF ’NDINES. ‘HE AIR ALSO HAS ITS MANY RACES OF ”YLPHS. ŇVERY TYPE OF WIND, FROM THE GENTLE ZEPHYRES OF ”UMMER AND THE STEADY TRADE WINDS, THE WINDS OF LAND AND SEA, TO THE STORM WINDS AND TORNADOS, HAVE THEIR OWN CHARACTERISTIC TRIBES. ∆OR INSTANCE, AMONG THE «NOMES THERE IS A RACE OF GOLD ELEMENTALS TO WHICH BELONG ALL THE TRIBES CONNECTED WITH THE VARIOUS DEPOSITS OF GOLD IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. ŃNOTHER RACE IS COMPOSED OF ALL THE TRIBES CONNECTED WITH COPPER, AND SO ON FOR EACH METAL, ROCK, AND EARTH. «OLD BEING THE HIGHEST METAL, THE TRIBES OF ALL OTHER METALS ARE SUBSERVIENT TO ITS RULERS, THE GOLD «NOMES. ‘HERE ARE OTHER TRIBES BELONGING TO THE VEGETABLE KINGDOMS WHICH GUIDE THE ELEMENTAL LIVES IN BUILDING UP THE GRASS, THE TREES, THE FLOWERS, ECT. …T IS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE FOR A LONG TIME IN ONE LOCALITY IMBIBE AND HAVE BUILT INTO THEIR BODIES, THROUGH THE FOOD THEY EAT, THE WATER THEY DRINK AND THE AIR THEY BREATH, ECT., THE ELEMENTAL FORCES OF THAT LOCALITUY THAT THEY TAKE ON THE PECULIARITIES OF THAT REGION AND FEEL AT HOME THERE. –ERSONS WHO DO NOT LIVE IN ONE PLACE LONG HAVE THEIR ELEMENTAL FORCES SO MIXED THAT THEY FEEL NO SPECIAL ATTRACTION FOR ANY ONE LOCALITY. ◊HILE THE ELEMETAL FORCES OF ALL FOUR KINGDOMS ARE MORE OR LESS RESPONSIVE TO MAN'S THOUGHTS AND DESIRE FORCES, ONLY THE MORE ADVANCED, SUCH AS THE őATURE ”PRITES, ARE SUFFICIENTLY INDIVIDULIZED TO COMMUNICATE WITH MAN UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AS WE FIND WITNESSED TO IN THE LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION OF ALL AGES AND AMONG ALL PEOPLES. …T IS NOT THAT THESE SPRITES SPEAK TO MAN IN ŇNGLISH, ∆RENCH, «ERMAN,  APANESE, ECT., BUT RATHER THAT CERTAIN SENSITIVE MORTALS ARE ABLE TO ATTUNE THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS TO THAT OF THE ”PRITES AND THEN EXPRESS THAT CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE BEST WORDS THEIR MENTALITY IS ABLE TO USE. …T IS EASIEST FOR MAN THUS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE «NOMES, AS THEY ARE CLOSEST TO MAN AND MOST EASILY MADE FRIENDS WITH, WHILE COMMUNICATION WITH THE ’NDINES AND ”YLPHS IS MORE DIFFICULT. …T IS MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL FOR MAN TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE ”ALAMANDERS, FOR WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, THEY ARE ANTAGONISTIC TO MAN UNLESS HE HAS IN A MEASURE BEEN ABLE TO ENTER CONSCIOUSLY INTO THEIR KINGDOM, IN WHICH CASE THEY WILL BE HIS OBEDIENT SERVANTS. …N FACT, ALL THE ELEMENTALS OBEY MAN WHEN HE CAN PROVE TO THEM HIS SUPERIORITY. ¬UT SINCE THEY OBEY AND RECOGNIZE FORCES RATHER THAN THE MERE FORM OF MAN, THE MAN WHO WOULD DOMINATE THE ELEMENTALS EITHER FOR GOOD OR FOR EVIL, MUST BE FORCEFUL; MUST PROVE HIS ABILITY TO RULE. ‘HIS IS MORE EFFECTIVELY DONE, HOWEVER, THROUGH REAL LOVCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR TRUE NATURE THAN THROUGH MERE WILL POWER....∆OR THE ELEMENTALS OBEY MAN'S THOUGHT, AND WORK IT OUT IN THEIR OWN KINGDOM. ŇVIL ŇLEMENTALS ARE BUT ŇLEMENTALS INSTINCTIVELY WORKING OUT MAN'S EVIL THOUGHTS, EITHER IN A VA

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