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Gnomes, sylphs, undines and salamanders


Beyond science, hard information is very difficult to obtain on these special and vital beings. I have distilled the information available as accurately as I could.  The trouble is that many people and sources do not always agree. Myth and fantasy games also muddy the information stream. All I can say is that, all sources agree that these beings live on the astral plane and seem to be essential to our, and the Earth’s, existence. In some senses this is a simplified story, though, but glimpses of a bigger picture of reality do begin to emerge.

Gnomes ( Earth elementals)

Dumpy and grumpy guarding mines and treasures. They are said to move through the Earth at will. They are usually portrayed as wizened old men with pointed hats and beards. The nature spirits who serve at the physical level are called gnomes.

There are said to be billions of Gnomes that work tirelessly all the year round to make sure that all living things get what they need. They also process waste and mitigate, where possible, pollutants, negative energies as well as those physically poisonous to the Earth and humanity.

Sylphs ( Air elementals)

Sylphs are believed to be an offshoot branch of the sidhe, a supernatural race comparable to the fairies or elves. Sometimes they look like clouds, other times they can be seen as tall thin humans, but with large wings. They can be mistaken for angels or vice – versa. They are said to purify the air, but also the mental plane. They can soar above the Earth at will and travel great distances.

Undines ( Water elementals)

Undines are supposed to be spirits of the water, some say present in every drop. The undines protect water and also try to cleanse waters that have been poisoned by sewage, industrial waste, chemicals, pesticides and other substances. They work ceaselessly to heal the polluted seas. They usually, but not always, resemble female humans, mermaids are supposed to be a sub –species, but there are others. As mermaids they may interact with human men. Merman also exist.

Salamanders ( Fire elementals)



Great claims are made for salamanders. They are said to appear as adult male humans made from flames or sometimes lizards. They control the element of fire.

In some circles they are said to infuse our reality with the energies of the Spirit necessary to sustain life on earth. Capable of wielding both the most intense fires of the physical atom and the purifying, spiritual fires of Spirit, they control the spiritual-material oscillation of light within the nucleus of every atom. They are agents for the transfer of the fires of the subtle world for our everyday use. They also absorb negativity from humanity.


This is just one layer of elemental beings though. The big picture of elemental beings in our reality is much more complex and includes ourselves.

More next time.




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. (more…)