Elves and Gnomes

There seems to be  so many” little people” of myth and legend in our reality, classified as devas, but very hard to pin down. Of all the Devas I have looked at, elves and gnomes, apart from fairies of course, are among the best known. The trouble is that any search for the truth about elves and gnomes info gets soon caught up in the world of fantasy. I came across Christmas helping Santa Elves, middle earth Tolkien Elves, and the Elves and Gnomes of German folklore. There are even Lego Elves and, of course, garden Gnomes! It is very hard to distinguish elf and gnome fact from a rich tradition of elf and gnome fantasy.

Elves and gnomes

Stories of elves and gnomes abound mainly in Scandinavian, Icelandic and German folk lore and stories. They are said to live underground in the mountains, lakes and forests of these areas. The consensus seems to be that they are mischievous small beings, looking like miniature humans.


Elves are supposed to be small individuals, juvenile in appearance, but with small pointy ears. All the illustrations I have seen show them to be male. They are said to have with magical powers, who can help or hinder human kind. In some quarters elves are considered to be skilled at music and art.

There does seem to be two main types of Elf. Light Elves and dark Elves. Those that work for humanity and those that work against us. There was a theory at one time that Elves could deliberately make you ill. (The Elf shot!).


Gnomes are said to be also short but  dumpier and grumpier, again also almost always shown as male. They do not usually look juvenile but like wizened old men, and  are often shown with beards and pointed hats.  Gnomes come from the Latin genomos- earth dweller. They are reluctant to interact with humans and are said to guard underground mines and treasures.

They seems also to be a cross over in belief and myth between Elves and Gnomes and even Fairies. People refer to the same beings by different names.  Fairies are lighter and winged, but they are often clumped together in practice.  All are supposed to be helping our environment and all can be ambivalent, at least, about human kind.

Something even stranger

When I was researching ancient aliens  I came across a set of theories that some of the small blueish gnomes of German folklore were actually the small blue alien beings. As I said before, distinguishing fact from fantasy is even more difficult than usual!

Next time Leprechauns and goblins.


What actually are the beings that we call fairies, and what are they doing here on Earth with us?  Exact definitions seem to be very difficult to agree on. As with the name devas, which covers a myriad of beings living among us, and working to help maintain our biosphere, people use the term fairies to describe many types of elemental being. In this post I will be looking at the more conventional  ”garden” fairies that many people have experience of. I will be looking at the other types of Devas in the next few weeks.

When you mention fairies most people imagine the creatures of our picture books. Small and pretty, like little people, with small wings. In fact most people who can see them see pinches of vibrating energy. They can chose to show themselves in to the form above. For others, of course, their brains automatically change this (as with all these energy beings that we cannot quite see ) into what they expect to see, as per the description above. As part of the family of devas they are nature spirits here to help maintain the biosphere. They are said to have an excitable energy, and can be powerful manifestors.

In their nature spirit role they are said to be an essential component in maintaining the health of the planet. Like angels are they are fundamentally protecting humanity, but they are much nearer to the physical world.

In “The real world of fairies- a first person account” by Dora Van Gelder King, there is a wonderful description of fairies being creatures of pure emotion and sensation.

Also, interestingly she suggests they establish relationships with other fairies, with plants and animals, and with humans by adapting their vibration to the vibration of the being they want to relate to.

Fairy facts are very hard to pin down. Every person seems to have a different angle or experience or understanding of what they are and do. The list below covers some of the options.

 More Fairy Facts

Every plant is said to have its own fairy helping it to grow. Flower fairies are said to wear the colour of the flower they are protecting or hats made from the petals.

-Although mostly friendly, they can get mischievous or annoyed with humans and play havoc with them.

-They love to dance and sing.

-They live singly or in colonies, there may even be fairy houses or settlements.

– There are beliefs in some circles that some may be fallen angels.

-It is possible to communicate and work with fairy energy. They can help you harness the earth and moon energy to manifest.

-There are spells on the internet for summoning fairies.

-Offerings were traditionally left for fairies. This was to enable your crops to grow, attract wealth and protect you from harm.

-They can gift or manifest you magical powers, skills or other presents.


Where do fairies come from fundamentally?

What insights into the nature of reality does their- and other nature spirits- very existence give us?

This comes back to the fundamental question of existence.

Are they, like the Angels, put here by a creator God or intelligent designer? Or are they just part of the evolutionary random process and have developed alongside humanity largely unseen?

What ever the answer we do seem to need them if we are to save the planet!




Devas and the range of nature spirits


What are these spirit beings called Devas that seem to inhabit our reality with us? The term Deva first appeared in early Vedic literature as a class of divine benevolent supernatural beings (Deva means shining one in Sanskrit). In Buddhism it applies to different types of non-human beings who share some godlike characteristics, including very long life and strength.

When you begin researching what actually Devas are today though, the matter becomes even more complex. The term is often used to describe any of the beings that inhabit our reality that are made just of etheric matter or energy.  They are still considered to be magical or supernatural beings, vibrating at a higher frequency than us, so only visible to some sensitive individuals, or those with their 3rd eye activated.

Some people now use the term Deva to encompass all nature spirits any of the spiritual forces or beings behind nature.  Some people propose the theory that they are a type of, or at least in partnership with, the Angels, looking after nature and the Earth rather than its people.  As are Angels, they may be just another branch of evolution, developing alongside us. They are thought to direct, and be responsible for, the health of all our ecosystem. These are spirits connected to the earth and the green environment. There are said to be millions of them, different types doing different jobs to help maintain life on Earth. It is said that we could not exist without them.


One example of the benefits of working with positively with the Devas is found in the Findhorn Foundation. Peter and Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean found themselves in dire straits living in a caravan site in Findhorn. They needed to grow vegetables, but the soil was very sandy and poor. By working with spirit and the Devas they were able to grow large and plentiful vegetables which should not have been possible on the soil.

Findhorn is now a large community and foundation dedicated to teaching the principles of co- creating with nature.

I shall be looking at some of these beings and their roles over the next few weeks.

Aspects of reality

There is a range of beings made of pure energy which are said to interact with our biosphere to enable it to work and thrive.


Variations on the Fairy theme

As we all are at base, fairies in all their different forms, are beings made of pure energy. The difference is that they are said not also have a physical body with blood, veins and bones as we do.

Some people do see them as we have been taught they look, others see them just as pinches of vibrating energy.

The more I research, the more different variations on the fairy theme I find. Fairies seems to be a general term for a huge variety of beings, seen or unseen that co-inhabit our Earth. There are not just the pretty fairies in our folk law with cute little wings, but include Devas, leprechauns, selkies, salamanders, elves, pixies and elementals+ even more variations on the theme.

Fairies have been classified historically in a variety of ways. In Irish and Scottish folklore, fairies are organized and classified into courts, the Seelie Court and the Unseelie Court.  In the Seelie court, they are beneficial spirits, and are friendly towards humans.  The Unseelie Court consists of the most hostile and perhaps evil of the fairies. Some believe that it contains a number of monsters of horrible appearance and fearsome abilities as well, who take pleasure in harming humans.

Some, of course, like the leprechauns are just mischievous, and some like the Devas and nature spirits are considered essential in maintaining and guiding the ecosystem on our Earth.

These I will explore next time.

Other beings in our reality- fairies, nature spirits, et al

Who is with us in this reality of ours? In this jigsaw of our existence, what other beings are sharing our space? What does their existence mean for the big picture of life?

I have looked extensively at Angels and aliens and even ancient aliens (look back under these categories if you are interested). There is another class, or classes of beings, though, that also seem to be with us. These are fairies, nature spirits and elves  to name just a few. Just my preliminary researches uncovered a vast rich world that I had been unaware of until now. Some are mentioned extensively in folk lore, but still seem to be with us today. Some must have been with us since the beginning of time.

To my surprise I found that not all are working in the best interests of humanity. Anyway, follow me on this journey over the next few weeks. As ever any input would be most appreciated. Please share any experiences with me.

Orbs and super clues

 In my last few posts I have discussed the phenomenon of orbs and asked what they were and why we don’t all see them. Last time I described the different types of orbs that seem to be interacting with us. (The reality of types of orbs) The interesting question is, though, what does this all mean for the truth about the nature of our reality?

What does this all mean?

The very existence of any of these  orbs, spirit, healing or alien, gives us possible super clues to the nature of our reality.

1- The possibility that departed souls can revisit our reality after passing from their physical bodies. That means that we do go on in some form after death and that there is a place or dimension to which we go.

2-Who is sending these healing or warning orbs? Are they inherent in the structure of the universe,part of the energy field that we exist in or are they being sent by its designer to help humanity?

3- If spirits, in orbs, are  floating around the greater cosmos, what does that say for the big picture? Do our souls float around before we decided to incarnate in a physical body? Where is the source?

4-Alien interaction with humanity has been long documented. Are these orbs nothing more than advanced energy vehicles? Are they being used as probes and viewing platforms? Are they away of traveling though other dimensions into our reality?

Well, as ever, more questions than answers….all we can say is that their existence is an another indication that our Earthly reality is part of a big picture of which we have no real understanding. Just glimpses, and these orbs certainly add to the mystery!

The reality of types of orbs

Different types of orbs

My initial researches show three different types of orbs, although some may come into more than one category.  The general consensus seems to be that they are generally, but not always, balls of spirit energy from the spiritual realm. For instance the green one, which I saw, is said to be healing or a comfort visit by someone in spirit.

1-Multi coloured ones.

These are said to  come to you when needed, often connected with healing or protection. Different coloured orbs seem to fulfill different purposes. As ever, there is always a slight disagreement or variation, between practitioners, as to what the various colours mean. But below is a generalized list.

 Colour and purpose of orbs

Blue (dark): Shy spirit. Blue (light): Tranquil, peace. Blue (medium): Protection. Brown: Danger or earthbound. Gold: Angelic, unconditional love. Yellow: caution, Green: Healing orb or spirit. Lavender: Messenger from God. Red ones offer protection and comfort. There may be more variations and colours out there which I have not come across. As mentioned last time, I did see green ones when I needed it.  I have seen a description of black or brown orbs, some times referred to as malevolent, sometimes said to warn you of danger..

2-Spirit orbs

Some orbs are thought to be ghosts or spirits coming to earth in the form of light, trying to communicate with the living human world once again (thank you Tracy Anne Morfitt) ). Some may be trying to communicate with loved ones. They are often, but not always, clear or white. It is said to be easier to comeback in orb form than to manifest in body. Larger orbs require more energy. Sometimes life forms, of some sort, are said to be visible inside them. There are many pictures on the internet of what look like human or human ish faces in these orbs.

Also, other life forms may just be passing through our reality in orb form. Streams of life forms orbs are often seen traveling in groups. The stream of orbs that C saw (the reality of orbs) may have come into this category. C did hear a chatter of communication between them.

3-Alien orbs

These are perhaps the most contentious and the most denied. The multi coloured ones, as per the illustration, are said to be alien orbs. There have been reports of them being seen around crop circles, been seen emerging from UFO’s, and even a suspicion that they are scouting out possible abductees. Denial by everyone in authority is, of course, the norm.

What does this mean?

The very existence of orbs hints at a more complex big picture than we have been taught exists.

Next time I will be explaining the super clues to reality their existence generates.





The reality of seeing orbs

 In my researches  I founds lots of pictures of these mysterious orbs, of all colours, taken by a great many people. There was not much explanation,  though, of what they  actually were and what they were doing in our reality. Where do they fit into the jigsaw puzzle of life ? The general consensus seems to be that they are generally, but not always, balls of spirit energy from the spiritual realm.

A  small straw poll among family and friends reveal that many people actually admit to seeing orbs if pressed.

Orbs encounters

This short list is just from family and friends.

-C stated that one day in a bungalow she lived in many years ago, she saw a stream of white orbs traveling through one part of the ceiling and swirling  around and leaving through  another. She heard “electrical” sounds and had the impression they were pure energy.

-G said one day she woke up and there was a large aqua one in the corner of her bedroom ceiling. It lit her way down to the loo!

-P, who is healer said she saw them, of many colours, all the time when she was healing.

-X, felt that the spirit of her dead twin sister was in an orb that followed her about sometimes.

-M,  a grandson saw orbs with something in them when he was very small. This, as an older boy, he does not remember.

-T, saw the gold rimmed ones swirling about in the locked haunted ballroom.

-I, myself, actually remembered seeing some without realizing what they were. At I time when I was in great distress, balls of emerald green light ( I know now to be healing), would appear.

Why don’t we all see Orbs?

As explained in my post “The reality of what we see or do not see” Categories; being human and human construction. What we see depends on the quality and sensitivity of our sense organs, eyes in this case, our perceptions and how our brains organize the information it receives.  This does vary from person to person. There is much more around us than our eyes can see or our brain can process. It sometimes just cuts out things that it does not recognize. Those in energy or spiritual work are obviously more sensitive to seeing such things. The interesting things is that they do sometimes appear on photographs, even if the photographer was not aware they are there when the shot was taken. Some advanced cameras see more than the human eye can!




The reality of orbs

  The existence of the phenomena of orbs is something that has fascinated me for a long time. What are they? What are they doing here in our reality? A surprising number of  sensitive people report seeing them regularly.   Generally thought to be the manifestation of energy of some sort, they are usually seen as floating globe shaped balls of many different colours.  They can be seen and photographed floating about singularly or in groups, in our reality. Some seem to have something inside them.

Skeptics would say that those photographed  are just thought to be  dust or particles being refracted by the camera lens. This does not explain multiple sightings of them though.

Some are like the illustration, just circles of light, some are solid colour.

Personal experience

I do have an unexpected personal experience of the reality of orbs. When calling in at an old castle turned hotel in Brecon looking for a bed for the night, we were causally told about the haunted ballroom by the proprietor.  We keep it locked, he said, but every night I sit and watch orbs of light flashing about on my CCTV. We bravely walked down to peep in. The double doors were padlocked but could be pulled slightly open. I saw nothing but heard great rushing sounds. My husband did not say anything at the time but admitted later ( knowing nothing about orbs) to seeing multiple golden circles of light.

What exactly were these orbs? Where did they come from? What were they doing here? What part do they play in our reality?

That is exactly what, over the next few weeks I will be trying to find out!





The reality of Dreamtime

The reality of  who, as human beings, who we actually are and our real origins, has been one of the central themes in my attempt at doing the  jigsaw of our reality. As often happens, a random TV programme came to my attention. It concerned the origins of Aboriginal Australians. This added another piece to the puzzle.

I knew vaguely that their was some puzzlement on how they arrived in Australia, given that mankind was said to have evolved in Africa. There was fudging about lower sea levels but no proper explanation. I also remembered that the suspicion was that actually their culture was much older than ours.( Turns out to be  60,000 thousand years at least by their reckoning)

The problem is, of course, with no tradition of written language, it all becomes tricky. History, apart from a few rock paintings, their books, is passed down orally in the form of stories and song and dance. There is a general suspicion in our culture about believing such un verifiable sources, not to mention a presumption ( undeserved) of the primitive nature of it and them.

The traditional Dreamtime legend  states that the rainbow serpent held all of creation in its belly, including the first man.

Also, Aboriginal legend holds that  all Australian life was seeded by sky Gods in the remote past. Was the rainbow serpent a space ship?

When asked where they come from they will point up to the sky, they come from beyond the milky way. There is an ancient knowledge of the stars and their positions. Also, the cave paintings, as per the above illustration, show beings in helmets looking suspiciously like the famous, or infamous, grey aliens. Australia is also a known UFO hotspot today.  Many believe that the interaction still goes on.

Aspects of reality

The original inhabitant of Australia may have been seeded by aliens over 60,000 years ago.