Just as sylphs and salamanders, gnomes and undines are bowed down by the planetary effluvia, so mankind’s body elementals are severely handicapped by the mass consciousness. If the individual is possessed by demons or is under a negative influence, the body elemental cannot help but be affected. Thus an ailing physical body can be symptomatic of the contamination of the aura and the control of the consciousness by forces untethered to the Christ. Unless challenged in the name of the Christ, these intruders can prevent the body elemental from effectively performing his service. Prevention being the best and safest cure, it behooves man to make daily invocations to the Christ Self for the freedom and protection of the body elemental from all foreign interference and from all that is not of the light.