reply to post by Skyfloating
SKYFLOATING - amazing post my friend, a golden oldie for sure.
You mentioned an ORB, and stated that it was COLOURED. I'd like to direct your attention to the following
Google Book preview, 'Among the Gnomes'
written by Franz Hartmann
way back in 1895 (reprinted in 1997 in that link I gave, which was kindly provided by another reader of your thread back in the early pages of the
Jump to page 178 in the linked preview, and note with great fascination that the Untersberg Gnomes are supposed to be capable of DISSOLVING their
material body at will, before COALESCING their etheric substance into the form of a COLOURED ORB. They can also elongate their material bodies at
will, sometimes involuntarily, taking on the appearance of a giant.
Later, on page 197, it can be seen that the Gnomes value their auric colour highly. In this particular 'allegorical' tale from the late nineteenth
century, Princess Adalga of the Gnome kingdom beneath Untersberg had originally been SILVER, later becoming BLUE (when she fell in love with the
tale's protagonist, a human who - much like yourself - had gone to study the Gnomes in their alleged habitat).
On being exposed to the gaze of a 'techno-magically endowed frog statue', the princess' aura turns a dirty off-green colour (the frog statue is an
icon / idol erected by the extinct race of demons that built the palace/temple complex in ancient times, apparently with the purpose of scaring
unwanted visitors away from Lucifer's temple, seemingly designed to damage the aura of the Gnomes as a means of ensuring they kept their distance).
The protagonist is almost executed for the effect his little adventure has upon the Gnome Princess' aura, but by this time during his stay has
realised that the gnomes are not logically equipped to deal with intelligent deceptions and 'spin-doctoring', so the protagonist whips the crowd
into a frenzy, explaining that 'green is the new black' so to speak.
It would appear that the purple orb you saw may well have been a Gnome!
If it was a Gnome, you are a lucky dude - and regardless, you are an excellent composer of threads.
S & F for thee, mighty adventurer...