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Elemental spirits can "give men access to much knowledge, presented to them either as dreams or as otherwise intelligible and knowable ideas.
First, it confirmed and symbolically represented that what the secret books described was really possible--humans could discover the secrets of nature with the help of elemental spirits.
On the use of images of elemental spirits in German Romantic literature, see Oswald Floeck, Die Elementargeister bei Fouque und anderen Dichtern der romantischen und nachromantischen Zeit (Heidelberg: Carl Winter's Universitatsbuchhandlung, 1909).
This Jerusalem that is oriented from below is life according to the flesh, because it represents the elemental spirits of the cosmos--insofar as the Law was given through the mediation of angels (on Mount Sinai) and not directly from God.