monoprint and ink/2012
I recently came across Joseph Martin’s books about elves and fairies and asked him some questions.
1. When did you first get a sense that there might be “elementals” (fairies and elves) around us, not just in fairytales?
I first started to realise that ‘Nature’ was trying to talk to me when I was about 10 or 11 years old. The countryside where I lived at the time was simply a beautiful place to escape. I loved all things from nature, the birds, animals and the plants. To me, they were all alive and soon I realised that it was quite easy (albeit innocently) to become One with everything. As I grew older and became a typical teenager, nature never left me, in fact our relationship became more special. Nature would talk to me through the sound of the wind and the rustling of the trees, through bird song and the movement of the insects. Elves, fairies, devas and elementals though never appeared to me until I became a mature adult – they knew that what I was about to ‘see’ was in some cases going to be difficult, both philosophically and psychologically. Nowadays though, Nature and I have the most wonderful relationship; I cannot thank them enough for what they have allowed me to witness – an absolutely different world from their higher, parallel dimension.
2. What is the most extraordinary thing you’ve ever seen spiritually in the way of elves?
This is a fabulous question: One early autumn evening I was sitting at the dining table with my wife having dinner. Suddenly a powerful smell began to infuse through my senses and I knew that I was going to experience a ‘true blue’ clairvoyant encounter; my wife knew it too and she was going to watch it happen.
Several seconds later my third eye opened and I was peering into another dimension. The unnerving thing however, is that if you can see into another dimension, whoever or whatever is there, can also see you.
I remember being extremely startled and and became afraid because the ‘whoever’ on the other side had moved right up to the portal between us and was now staring at me straight in the face; this seemed no more than say a nose-to-nose encounter. In front of me now was the face of a male elf - striking to say the least. He stared at me very intently with his small dark eyes, turned his head up and to the right in an S-shaped format as if he was studying my energy imprint – no sense or sign of emotion whatsoever.
The elf now began to recede away from me slowly and as he did so his height became smaller – this was when I realised that the elf had dimensionally ‘stretched’ itself to make eye to eye contact with me. The image now panned out further. The elf turned away from me and ‘bounced’ in this strange S-shape pattern over to a further group of six elves waiting motionless in a circle. I noticed there was a gap in this circle waiting for this ’7th’ elf. The other six elves had their two front arms stretched out in front of them at an angle of approximately 45 degrees, with their two hands touching the shoulders of the respective elf in front. As the 7th elf joined the group, a magical secret now began to unfold right in front of my very eyes.
All seven elves now began to dance. I knew that this was an intrinsic dance of Nature and they were showing me something unearthly and magical if I could just work it out. The seven elves began what I would now best describe as a 3-dimensional dance of nature. They went round and round repeating the same movement in an never ending loop. The intricate mechanism of this dance was something to behold and at the time I described it as a 3-dimensional ‘sine-wave’ dance. I now know that the group of elves were dancing a 3-dimensional trace of the double-helix molecule of DNA – a dance of life itself!
3. How would you describe them?
The main elf allowed me to see most, if not all of his features. In comparison to a typical human face/head the elf had a large protruding chin, at least three times as big as a human. The forehead was also more protruding and flatter relative to a human – the face curved from forehead to chin in the shape of a crescent moon. His eyes were small and dark with a slightly pointed nose, symetrically showing off his two smallish ears. The hair was jet black and was ‘slicked’ back off his forehead as if the elf had used some sort of hair gel! The elf only wore a pair of 3/4 natural green pants – no footwear or top. I could easy see the elf’s chest, feet arms, hands and leg colour – this was what I could best describe at the time as ‘ashen-white’.
About Joseph Martin:
“My name is Joseph Martin, and I am a 49-year -old author of four books. I have lived all my life in Ireland, and I have always been inspired by the countryside of Ireland. During my student years, I obtained qualifications in Physics and Education, up to MEd and Masters Level. At the age of 33, I had a profound spiritual experience, which has shaped my life ever since. From this time onwards, I was constantly left to ponder existence on earth. Although I continued with everyday life for many years after my initial spiritual experience, I was compelled to re-visit this experience in 2006, when I unexpectedly enjoyed several other spiritual encounters. Spirit instructed me to chart my encounters, and this resulted in the writing of my first book, ‘Encounters with Heaven and the Spirt World’. After this, my ability to connect with other spiritual dimensions intensified, and I went on to write my other three books: I am currently working on my fifth book.
My spiritual experiences have recently led me to pursure courses and qualifications in Reiki ( I am a Reiki Master); Soul Retrieval, Death and Dying and Shamanic healing. I have a particular interest in nature spirits and self-healing, including the use of crystals and other such medium.”