Symbols - What does heaven look like
A gnome is both a symbol and a concept. Conceptually it is the spirit being of all that is microscopic - micro-organisms – but excluding viruses [see Goblin]. But symbolically a gnome is the personification of these systems of very small living organisms.
Gnomes potentially control vast kingdoms. In 1976, Carl Woese of the University of Illinois grouped living things into three principal categories.
- Bacteria – cyanobacteria, purple bacteria, gram positive bacteria, green non sulphur bacteria, flavobacteria and thermotogales,
- Archaea – halophilic archaeons, methanosarcina, methanobacterium, methanococcus, thermoceles, thermoproteus and pyrodictium,
- Eukarya – diplomads, microsporidia, trichomonads, flagellates, entameba, slimemoulds, ciliates, plants, fungi and animals.
If you see a gnome in your dreams, for example, it might be your Higher spirit trying to let you know you have caught a bacterial infection. The nastier the gnome, the nastier the infection!
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- Borri, Giuseppe Francesco - Between Crucibles and Salamanders - Massimo Marra
- Bryson, Bill - On microbes
- Dadd, Richard - The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke [detail]
- Dadd, Richard - The Fairy feller’s master-stroke
- Evans-Wentz, W Y - Alchemical and Mystical Theory 
- Evans-Wentz, W Y - The Fairy Faith in Celtic countries - The testimony of Mrs X
- Gnomes in the garden
- Isle of Man - The Testimony of John Davies, herb doctor and seer
- Joscelyn Godwin - Celts and Scandinavians
- Keats, John - Lamia
- Lewis, C S - The Silver Chair - Gnomes
- Mayan - Popol Vuh - 11 The Spirit beings of disease
- Misuse of Sonata
- Paracelsus - extract from Scritti alchemici e magici
- Reichel-Dolmatoff – The Tukano Indians - Hell and the Abyss
- Starfish and blue people
- Steiner, Rudolf - Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs and Salamanders
- Steiner, Rudolf - Nature spirits - Lunar Pitris
- Steiner, Rudolf - Nature spirits - The spirits of minerals, viruses and bacteria
- The disappearing boyfriend
- Thorlacius - Noget Om Thor og Hans Hammer
- Toluene hallucinations
- Visionary Antidepressants? Sertraline (Zoloft) by J.C.E., Utah State P