Pookas and Naiads are shapeshifters who most often take on various
animal forms, notably horses but also rabbits and other creatures. In
the transformation from the 3rd to the 4th age the increasing solidification
of matter made such physical shifts temporarily impossible for all but
the most advance of creatures. It is likely that as we progress into the
6th age that we will master the physical plane to the extent that such
shifts will again become possible. This time as a conscious mental decision
and not just an emotional instinct as it once was. We are prevented from
doing so now simply because we have yet to gain the power required to
affect such transformations on this, the thickest and most material of
planes. The first step toward the realization of this and other powers
is mastery of the mental and ideational planes. Once we have control of
our minds and thus our emotions, mastery over the physical body will follow.
Four possibilities present themselves....
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