This is something that has been on my mind for some time.
Many scholars and non-spiritual thinkers hold that the intelligent non-humans and creatures from the folk-tales, legends, and myths of our world are nothing more than fantasies concocted by the imaginative minds of primitive men, or are some sort of Freudian expression of mankind's own inner conflicts and impulses.
However, if one reads them in a truly detached and unclouded manner, it is clear that many of the ancient accounts took the existence of these beings completely seriously, and regarded them as just as "real" as anything else in their world. This view can be found even in relatively recent accounts, such as Evans-Wentz's The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries and Robert Kirk's Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies.
Reading these accounts, although superficial details vary, one is struck by the remarkable consistency of certain elements, from the Celtic sidh to the American Indian (Lakota) Can-Otipi, as well as the Japanese Yōkai.
My father told me that his own grandmother, who hailed from the west of Ireland, used to put a dish of milk out for the fairies to drink every night before she retired to bed.
Several years ago, I myself spent some time abroad in some remote areas of Northern Europe and was surprised to meet several educated persons of high integrity (including one university professor), who believed in the absolute reality of these beings.
We also have interesting accounts like the medieval travels of Sir John Mandeville, who reported seeing many unusual creatures on his journey, such as the giant, serpentine "cocodrills" (crocodiles) and the incredible "gerfaunts": "That is a beast, pomely or spotted, that is but a little more high than is a steed, but he hath the neck a twenty cubits long; and his croup and his tail is as of an hart; and he may look over a great high house..." (giraffes). At the time his writings were dismissed as sheer fantasy, but we now know that many of the things he described were real. (Other things he described, such as an isle with "beast-headed men", have yet to be found.)
It makes one wonder: How many of the things dismissed today as sheer fantasy, will one day, or even soon, turn out to be true?
It is also worth noting that sometimes the archaeological evidence actually catches up with the legend, as happened in the particular case of the Indonesian "little people," Ebu Gogo or Homo Floresiensis.
The question that has been on my mind is...where are these beings presently? We seem to hear less about them nowadays, as compared to the accounts of old. Is it because belief in them has faded, and thus there are far fewer individuals who are vibrational matches to meeting or seeing them? Or have these beings actually fled this world, to another plane or dimension?
One channeled source, I forget which--I believe either Bashar or the 9D Pleadians--mentioned that dragons once existed on earth in physical reality, but that they have now moved on to the 5th dimension.
Others, like William Walker Atkinson, have explained the situation thus:
Quoted from The Astral World, by Swami Panchadasi
So what you all think? Answers, suggestions, speculation?
Above: Fresco recovered from Pompei, depicting a centaur as a wedding guest.
This is an excellent question @lozenge & I like it a lot. You provided some really great & informative links. Thank you.
I think they are still out there & with us. I think the reason there are fewer & fewer sightings is partly due to evolution ~ civilization ~ fast paced lifestyles ~ relying on technology, media, vehicles & all the concrete & asphalt everywhere.
Many people in today's society are "nature challenged." We aren't attuned or connected to nature like our ancestors were. We've moved so far from nature, our primal instincts (survival) & senses have dulled. We don't need to rely on innate instincts like our ancestors did or as animals still do. We no longer look to nature to predict changes in seasons or to the sky to tell us what time of day it is. Somatic senses, tactile senses are no longer as sensitive. Our instincts aren't as sharp. We rely on technology now.
Can you see electricity? Radio Waves? The Internet? Micro - waves? X-Rays? Sonar?
Frequency is defined as the number of vibrations per second. We live in a world made up of vibrations. Simply put, the reason many of us are unable to "see" is because we are just not "tuned" to the right frequencies.
In physics, a wave is a disturbance or oscillation (vibration) that travels through space and matter, accompanied by a transfer of energy.
One way to change our frequencies & enable us to see these mythical magical creatures is to commune with nature again ...
... and to realize we/everything is connected.
.... and never forget, you Have to Believe in Magic & mythical creatures if you really want to *"see" or 'find' them.
It is said that 8Hz (7.8 is the fundamental "beat" of the planet. The heartbeat of the Earth is better known as Schumann resonance. Our world is a constant hum of vibrations & vibrations play a role in our state of consciousness. Perhaps listening to these vibrations will affect your consciousness in a way which will allow you to tune into the frequencies needed to connect with the spiritual realm.
"Schumann Resonance 7.83hz Isochronic Tones, With Underwater Sounds and Whales"
or "Schumann's Resonance Binaural Beats Session ~ Pure"
or "528 Hz - Earth/Body Natural Frequency!" (Everything is Vibration)"
Here in Pennsylvania there are legends of the Thunder Birds. These were huge birds that make Turkey buzzards look small!
My dad tells a story to this day of camping with his friends. They looked in the sky and saw way way up high a bird fly in front of the moon. They said it was huge! Bigger than any birds they ever saw, he believed it was a thunder bird.
I don't know, they were kids, maybe it was or maybe it was an owl. I wasn't there to tell.
According to this report at least for the Thunder Birds... It says they are still being sighted.
As far as elementals go, they are always round us. In regards to 'mythological creatures' they were/are a product of genetic engineering. Many of the ancient 'mythological creatures' in our rather dodgy 'history' were products of Atlantian genetic engineering. Such genetic engineering has always existed. Most recently Montauk and Dolce, amongst many others. Homo sapiens and homo sapiens sapiens have also been genetically engineered/upgraded. I often wonder if there is left in this universal construct, a pure strain of any genetic. And yet there are at least two: the Ancient Reptilians and the Lyraens (aka The Elohim).
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