Whether it is the Leprechauns of Ireland, Bhumi-Devas of Buddhist-India, Menehune of Hawaii, Gnomes of Germany, or Pixies of England, all cultures have traditions and tales of wonder about races of beings co-existing with humanity.
|Natural habitat (ayuda.wordpress.com)|
For centuries, stories have been the way one generation teaches the next certain truths. So why would cultures around the world tell similar stories? What are they really trying to teach?
Biologists have confirmed that plants react to stimuli and communicate, that they are aware of sentient beings around them, that they feel. Physicists have recently discovered that even the smallest of small particles makes choices and therefore can be said to possess some form of consciousness [awareness]. Cultures around the world prior to the "rationalist" era we are now living in believed that everything in the world had sentience (the capacity to feel): earth (rocks), water, air, fire, plants, animals… everything. Furthermore, all things have the ability to communicate and affect one another. Ecologists are currently struggling to teach modern humanity the same ideas.
|Frightening "Guardian of the Dharma" (Bighead4144/flickr.com)|
|Undine or water-elemental (realmagick.com)|