Translations:Aries and Thor/3/en
The sylphs who assist them are the air elementals who control the four winds, the atmosphere and the clouds. Since all elementals are essentially mimics, the sylphs, being no exception, pattern in the clouds the designs they perceive in the physical, astral, mental and etheric planes of the earth. When we see pictures of angels in the clouds, we know that they are nigh at hand, for the sylphs have seen them and have formed the clouds after their image and likeness. Similarly, the beasts of prey and monsters that loom as dark clouds are the sylphs’ renderings of mankind’s discord that rages in the astral sea, agitating elemental life and preventing them from functioning according to the law of harmony. Thus, the signs of the times can be read in the activities of elemental life who faithfully record the mandates of angels and men upon the face of nature.