The Gentleman and the Faun: Encounters with Pan and the Elemental Kingdom

The Gentleman and the Faun: Encounters with Pan and the Elemental Kingdom

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By (author) R.Ogilvie Crombie

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  • Publisher: Findhorn Press Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 184mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Forres
  • ISBN 10: 1844091791
  • ISBN 13: 9781844091799
  • Illustrations note: 20 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 206,466

Product description

In the "Gentleman and the Faun" the reader follows Robert Ogilvie Crombie's (ROC's) experiences and encounters with Pan and the elemental kingdom in the Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and the path that led him from there to the Findhorn Community where he encountered more elementals and fauns. In one conversation with Pan at the Botanic Garden ROC talks about other people being jealous of his abilities and asks why he is able to see Pan and the elemental kingdom and receives this reply from Pan: Communicating with my subjects is not a garden game for the odd half hour when there is nothing better to do. It is of vital importance for the survival of mankind. Unless humanity comes to realize the dangerous stupidity of outraging nature and stops the ever-increasing rate of pollution it will ultimately destroy itself. Seeking cooperation between the three kingdoms - the Devic, the Nature and Humanity's, as is an aim at Findhorn, is one way of helping mankind to survive. ROC gave many lectures over the years on his experiences with the nature kingdoms all of which have been incorporated into this new book. This book includes new material by David Spangler, Dorothy McLean and other Findhorn community members sharing their experiences of ROC and his abilities.

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Author information

Robert Ogilvie Crombie (1899 - 1975), also known as ROC, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1899 and lived there for most of his life. Crombie abandoned his career as a scientist due to ill health, and moved from his town house in the city of Edinburgh to the country near Perth, Scotland, to be able to have closer contact with nature. This later developed into a communication with the inner spirit of the nature kingdom. His account of some of these experiences are published in 'The Findhorn Garden' a book about the early history of the Findhorn Foundation in the north east of Scotland. His verbal account of his encounters with nature spirits, accompanied by photographic slides of nature was part of the educational programme at Findhorn for many years. He was cited by his friend, the Findhorn co-founder Peter Caddy as a major influence. ROC died in 1975.

Review quote

Enthralling, informative, delightful and just a little scary at times, this lovely little book will thrill and delight anyone with an interest in elemental and nature beings, or who simply wants to encounter an amazing, gifted, wizardly 'walker between the worlds'. -- Karen Tucker Paradigm Shift I totally loved this book. It's a real life fairy tale. It put me in touch with the magic and miraculousness of life. I find I like to pick it up and read it at times when I want to feel uplifted and inspired. It gives me hope and inspires me to attune to nature. I may never be able to attune to nature and the nature spirits as ROC did, but when I walk in the woods or beautiful nature spots I think of the beautiful experiences ROC had and it always puts me in a wondrous and positive frame of mind. I am grateful to R. Ogilvie Crombie for having the courage to write about his experiences and bring the message of Pan and the Elemental Kingdom to humankind. -- Ellen Bell, Amazon

Table of contents

Introduction Recollections of Roc 1. To Begin At The Beginning 2. Afternoon With A Faun 3. An Evening Encounter 4. Meeting Pan On Iona 5. The Curious Incident Of The Gorse Bushes 6. An Enchanted Moment 7. Pan's World 8. The Traveling Elf 9. The Kingdoms Of Nature 10. The Vegetable Kingdom 11. Talking to Plants 12. Magic on Midsummer Eve 13. The Web of Life 14. Enchantments of Autumn 15. The Wild Garden 16. Pan Visits Roc At Home 17. The Mineral World 18. The King of the Elves