This book describes in detail help given to people on the physical plane by beings on the other planes, invisible to our physical sight. Over the years, with the so-called progress of science, such phenomena were rejected as being the product of imagination, but Theosophy has proved rationally that this is not the case.
All the charming folklore surrounding elves, brownies, and gnomes, the spirits of air and water, and so on, has been shown by Theosophy to be no mere meaningless superstition, but to have a basis in scientific fact. In spite of the dogmatism of science, instances of intervention (especially in helping and saving children), inexplicable from the materialistic standpoint, continue to occur. This book is an absorbing record of such instances, with detailed information about the astral plane.
Charles Webster Leadbeater (1847-1934), was Church of England clergyman until he joined the Theosophical Society in 1883. He spent some years in Sri Lanka working for the revival of Buddhism, and later became the Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church, which seeks to combine the preservation of the Catholic sacraments with the widest measure of freedom of thought and interpretation of the scriptures. He was a highly developed clairvoyant and the author of over thirty books on the spiritual life and on the psychic nature of man. He unfolded and perfected his own psychic faculties under the guidance of his Adept teacher and in 1893 began his clairvoyant investigations, on occasion collaborating with Annie Besant, the second President of the Theosophical Society. His worldwide lectures presented a new viewpoint to thousands of people.