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No More Magical Earth?

August 12, 2010

mystical-ground.jpg mystical image by mizzrym

Long ago in a world that we can only now imagine, the earth was teeming with magical creatures

There were Elves (originally seen as spirits of the dead) that aided in  fertility and were respected seers and healers.  Dwarfs inhabited caves, tree hollows, underground tunnels and were renowned laborers.  Dryads presided over forests, each one protecting a specific tree and punishing those who brought or sought to bring  it harm.  Unicorns roamed the sacred earth and were sought after for the healing power of their horns. Dust filed from these horns could  allegedly resurrect the dead, reverse poisons, and counter-act disease.  Fairies blessed new-born children with gifts like kindness, beauty, and riches.  Flesh hungry Ogres haunted men who had wandered off the beaten path.  Nymphs & Satyrs protected the mountains and rivers and springs. 

Those days are long gone now and any rational idea of these creatures seems like lunacy or child’s play in our progress-saturated world, but let it sink in that once these creatures existed as fact and held a place in the collective human conscience. 

As I thought about a time when these creatures were not myth but held as truths, I couldn’t help but wander what had changed.  My questions are directed at both you and myself.  Where has this magical, mystical, creature-filled world gone?  Has magical earth disappeared or left us due to our own lack of acknowledgement of it?  Have we plowed it down to make way for housing and cities and roads?  Or, is it still there: looking, tip-toeing around, holding private congress.  Are these magical creatures still intervening in human life, still protecting the earth, still healing?

While some people (mostly children & gifted individuals) do claim to have regular interaction with mythical, magical, or otherworldly beings; the fact remains that general belief in these creatures is no longer a common fixture in the human conscience.  Why not?  In my mind there is a chance that men were originally/naturally imbued with a sort of paranormal sight, enabling them too see and experience the magic and mystical elements that surrounded them.  Perhaps as time moved forward and men became more and more progress/fact minded their sight became dulled to those things of a spiritual or paranormal natureIt is quite possibly the curse of modern man that he has forsaken his original mythology and therefore cut himself off from Magic and all his wonderous creatures.

With that thought and all those that will  linger after it, I sign out of my first blog post hoping that magic was, is, and ever will be.  To live in a world without magic seems no worse to me than to live in a world absent of words and the privilege of expression.

*Check out this interesting article written by Doc Edwards Elves, Fairies, Leprechauns And Nessie: The Unseen, Unwritten Part Of Human History

*Also see this one written by Buck Young Where Did all the Elves, Gnomes & Fairies go?

*For sites that do encourage/catalogue modern-day magical creature belief see:

fairygardens.com

paranormal.about.com

shadowpeople.org 

 

  

 

     

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Evan permalink
    August 15, 2010 6:04 am

    Never thought about anything like this
    Interesting but a bit out there
    Did anyone ever really believe that these creatures actually did exist

    • August 16, 2010 3:54 pm

      I’m positive that there was a time when belief in these creatures was indeed real! Thanks for the read!

  2. sherocks permalink
    August 15, 2010 4:01 pm

    Maybe we have pushed those memories out of our minds but I still think life is very magical!

    • August 16, 2010 4:11 pm

      Life is indeed still magical but the question of when we stopped believing in this particular aspect of magical life remains. Thanks for reading!

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