Garden Gnomes at work and play, Intro page 5

In some cases feebly waving tentacles of garden gnomes are extended from the enteric double of the plant, and through them enteric matter is being absorbed. These tentacles are hollow enteric tubes, slightly curved and slightly wider at the mouth, and are pale grey in color. The longest I can see extends four to six inches from the plant and is from a quarter to half an inch in diameter. The little nature-spirits do not confine their energies, apparently, to one plant, or even to one bowl; for I see them flitting about from one bowl to another. The garden gnomes themselves give the impression of great power and concentrated energy. They are quite like power-houses charged with great force. The color is pinkish-violet; with an intense light in the centre, and from this centre the flowing force previously described radiates vertically upwards, carrying with it at a much slower pace the moisture and other nutriment. As a result of this and other attempts to under-stand the processes of growth I have come to. the following conclusions: In the heart of every seed it a living centre, which contains the stored-up results of previous seasons as a vibratory possibility. Apparently the awakening, or stirring of the life in due season produces sound. This sound is heard throughout the elemental regions where the builders answer the call to labor. Every type of growth, whether of stem, shoot, leaf or flower appears to have its town note, or call, to which the appropriate nature-spirit ` garden gnomes must respond. This sound also has a form-producing activity, and is, probably, the means by which the archetypal form is translated to the enteric level where it becomes the enteric mould. Some of the results of this vibration appear to. be: (1) To separate and insulate a portion of the atmosphere round the seed. (2) To call the builders, who, entering the specialized sphere, are enabled to materialize on the sub-plane in which they have to work. (3) To set the matter within the sphere vibrating, at the required rate, in readiness for the work of the builders. (4) Probably also to materialize the archetypal form into an enteric mould. New vibrations are introduced, as leaf. shoot, stem, and flower are to be built, so that the corresponding free matter is affected, and the corresponding builder is called and set to work on the appropriate matter. The vibration, or sound, appears to radiate, not only from the garden gnomes. from which it first springs in due season, but also from every embryo cell. The corresponding builder absorbs the appropriate matter, i.e., that which is responding to the same vibration as himself and the cell he is building, and transforms it by association with himself into a suitable condition; he changes it from free to special material and discharges it, atom by atom, to the cell from which the sound is being uttered, building it into the enteric model.

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