Lewis, C S - The Silver Chair - Gnomes
Type of Spiritual Experience
There may be a few goblins too, so I've added them in, just in case.
A description of the experience
CS Lewis – The Silver Chair
They were of all sizes, from little gnomes barely a foot high to stately figures taller than a man. All carried three pronged spears in their hands, and all were dreadfully pale; and all stood as still as statues. Apart from that, they were very different; some had tails and others not, some wore great beards and others had very round, smooth faces, big as pumpkins. There were long, pointed noses and ling soft noses like small trunks and great blobby noses. Several had single horns in the middle of their foreheads...........
At last a dim light showed ahead, the tunnel grew wider and higher and they came out..... into a cave so large that it scarcely seemed like a cave at all. It was full of a dim drowsy radiance, so that here they had no need of the Earthmen's strange lantern. The floor was soft with some kind of moss and out of this grew many strange shapes, branched and tall like trees, but flabby like mushrooms. They stood too far apart to make a forest; it was more like a park. The light – a greenish grey – seemed to come from them and from the moss......... it was very sad, but with a quiet sort of sadness like soft music........
There were big faces and little faces, huge eyes like fishes' eyes and little eyes like bears'. There were feathers and bristles, horns and tusks, noses like whipcord and chins so long they looked like beards