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Encounters with Elemental Beings

Ursula Burkhard

64 pp.  
5 1/8" x 7 3/4"

Floris Books


Published:  October 2017


Elemental beings such as gnomes and fairies exist in many folk and spiritual traditions, and Rudolf Steiner discussed their significance to our world. Some people are able to engage and even communicate with elementals.

Ursula Burkhard was one such person. Blind from birth, she experienced gnomes and other elementals from early childhood. When, as she grew older, her parents tried to dissuade her, she was puzzled—why should she believe in the “real” things she was unable to see while ignoring what she knew to be true?

In this readable book, Burkhard describes her remarkable experiences and, in particular, her relationship with a special gnome called Karlik. The book was a bestseller in Germany during the 1980s and brought the world of the elementals into the mainstream thinking.

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