reply to post by Skyfloating
The Astral Circus reminds me of a Faerie Troop or Court. The term Astral Trickster is most fitting.
I'm still researching all of that which initially brought me to ATS back in 2004.
I have silly issues with Semantics so I don't use the term Astral. Instead I use the term Limbal as it relates to the term Limbus, meaning edge or
border. Limbus also refers to the concept of Limbo.
Regardless of semantics, I agree with alot of what you said. I would also take it even further.
I think there is enough evidence to theorize that these Limbal Entities are in some fashion able to project into our world. I personally think these
projections are connected to liminal points in spacetime.
From my research I have concluded their default form is an iridescent orb. These are the same orbs as foo fighters, ghost lights, faerie lights, the
recent lanterns over parts of Europe, and other UFO sightings.
Even in these physical projections, they continue to display the trickster like behavior.
"Why" is one of the things that really puzzles me.
In the past people ascribed the attribute of Fate to them. Examples would be the Disr of the Norse or relationship between the terms Faerie and Latin
Fati. To the ancients these things were manifestations of a Cosmic Fate or Wyrd. So some would say they do what they do due to "Fate".
I personally don't know if I believe that, but its intriguing nonetheless.
I also agree with one of the other posters assertion that this sounds like "demons". In fact the "demons" or unclean spirits of the Bible, known
as the Shedim and Seirim arn't really any different than the Faeries or Jinn. Its essentially a universal concept among all cultures that trickster
like entities live parallel to our world and crossover at liminal points.
The only thing that puzzles me is if these things are the iridescent orbs, then what are the three dimensional globs of darkness that seem to take
humanoid form at times? These shades or shadows seem to be something different.
In Norse mythology there are two kinds of Elves, the Ljosalfar or Light Elves that are brilliant like the sun and then there are the Dokkalfar or Dark
Elves that are darker than pitch.
Among the Faeries there are the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, which seem to reflect the Norse concept.
Throughout history there have been reports "Black Men", which are not to be confused with Africans, but refer to a pitch black humanoid figure. I
have had some personal experience or encounters with these type of figures. It was these encounters, physical and "astral", that lead me to ATS.
So I'm still trying to make sense of it all. I think somewhere the truth is out there.
cue X-files theme.
[edit on 25/8/09 by MikeboydUS]