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Tried to keep an open mind
on January 17, 2010
Well, as someone who has researched the paranormal and occult for over 16 years, I was intrigued by this book. I kept an open mind, and read it cover to cover.
Either ALL nature spirits talk in baby talk, or I'm being put on. I do not overstate this. In every conversation our authors have with the little people in this book, every little person talks as a toddler does. To an almost mind numbing degree. I actually had to take breaks because all the baby talk was getting annoying.
Be prepared for it, cover to cover. Because apparently ALL nature spirits speak this way. Every gnome, every elf, every fairy. The gnomes alone, for example seem so infant like that one gushes about wearing baby booties. I only wish I was joking. All this, coupled with the only pictures in the book being of a young human boy are at best, unsettling.
Isn't this a book about gnomes? Wouldn't illustrations of the gnomes themselves have served for a more appropriate set of pictures than a child model? How about some pictures of all of the different kinds of gnomes as mentioned in the book?
In short, I must say I cannot believe that none of these other reviews aren't done by friends of the authors themselves, as the four people I showed small sections of the book to could only roll their eyes at all the preschool speak. Why do I mention it so much? To begin, it's my one glaring and heavy issue with this book.
Creatures who have watched us since the beginning of our development never learned to speak above the language of a five year old? It doesn't add up. Neither does the childlike attitude all share. No difference at all in personality between any of the so called channeled beings.
Yes, most of this material is new. However, it's mostly only new in wording. Many of the gnomes daily activities are simply found by digging into old folklore. I wanted so badly to believe that I was reading the words of channeled beings. However, I was left with a vast disappointment and frustration. Gnomes go to a university? Really?
All I can say is to those intelligent adults who are curious about this book, you'll need to learn to take this book in small doses. And then, with a grain of salt on top of it. I won't be buying anything else from these authors, as I feel they didn't at all deliver what was promised.