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PostSubject: The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water   Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water   Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:15 am

The Element: Fire

The element of Fire is both creative and destructive, its qualities are Brightness, Thinness and Motion and its mode is Active. It is fire that we and our ancestors used to warm our homes, we use it to cook our food, we sit around it to ward of the darkness of night, and it fuels our passions. Fire, unlike the other elements, does not exist in a natural state. Its physical form can only take place by consuming some other element. Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.

To feel the manifestations of this power, go out on sunny day and feel the warmth and light of the Sun, hear the crackling of logs and smell of smoke from a burning fire. As you gaze into the transformational flame of a candle, immerse yourself in the energy of Fire. Fire is the natural element of animals and mankind, and they "have, in their natures, a most fiery force, and also spring from celestial sources."

In order to gain benefit from the energy of this element, we need to control Fire's destructive aspect. When we light a candle, we are not only calling upon the energy of Fire, we are also limiting its power. This destructive aspect should not be seen as negative, forest fires, actually help, clearing away underbrush and encouraging seeds lying dormant within the Earth to burst forth into new life.

Fire is a masculine element, its aspects being change, passion, creativity, motivation, will power, drive and sensuality. It is sexuality, both physical and spiritual. Fire is used in spells, rituals and candle magic for healing, purification, sex, breaking bad habits or destroying illness and disease. Fire is the element of authority and leadership.

The properties of Fire, Heat, Making things fruitful, Celestial light, Giving Life to all things. Its opposite the Infernal Fire are a parching heat, consuming all things and darkness, making all things barren.

The Element Fire and its Natural Qualities

The Element of Fire is a light, active element and is contrary to Water. It is associated with the qualities of brightness, thinness and motion.

Correspondences


DIRECTION: South - the place of heat

TYPE OF ENERGY: Projective

BASIC NATURE: Purifying, destructive, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful. Heat is a manifestation of this element

COLOUR: Red - from the colour of flames

PLACES: Deserts, hot springs, volcanoes, ovens, fireplaces, bedrooms (for sex), weight rooms, locker rooms, saunas, athletic fields

RITUALS: Protection, courage, sex, energy, strength, authority, banishing negativity.
RITUAL FORMS: Burning or smouldering; heating

HERBS: Stinging, thorny or hot, as thistles, chilli peppers and bouganvillia; desert-dwelling, as cacti; stimulating, as coffee beans; generally seeds

STONES: Red or fiery, as in jasper; volcanic, as in lava; clear, as in quartz crystal

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Guitar, all stringed instruments

CREATURES: Snake, cricket, lizard, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark

SEASON: Summer - the time of heat

TIME: Noon

MAGICKAL TOOL: Knife/Athame

SENSE: Sight

NATURAL SYMBOLS: Flame, lava, a heated object

TYPES OF MAGICK RULES: Candle, storm, time and star

GODDESSES: Brigit, Pele, Vesta

GODS: Agni, Hepaetus, Horus, Promtheus, Vulcan

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PostSubject: Re: The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water   Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:18 am

The Element: Earth

The basis and foundation of all the elements is the Earth. The Earth is the object; subject and receptacle of all celestial rays and influences and in it are the seeds of all things. It is made fruitful by the other elements and the heavens, and brings forth all things of itself. It is the first fountain from whence all things spring; it is the centre, foundation and mother of all things.

Earth is the element of stability, foundations and of the body. The Earth is the realm of wisdom, knowledge, strength, growth and prosperity. It is also the physical Earth on which we live and the very heart of life. It is essential in spells and rituals of prosperity, business, fertility and stability. Earth is a feminine element and governs stone and knot magic.

The Earth can be viewed as our mother, with its fertile and nurturing farmland, providing all Earth's creatures with nourishment and shelter. The earth takes on qualities of the other elements, whether it is the dry, dusty and hot aspects of Fire and Air, as is found in deserts. Or the moist and fluid aspects of Water, in swamps, marshlands and fens. In its physical manifestations, such as stones, rocks, crystals and gems, the element of Earth represents the densest of the elements.

The Earth is the womb from which all things spring, pressing your hand against fresh soil, you can feel its vitality, stability and earthiness. In its fertile soil, we've grown the food that provides life, on its surface we live out our lives, and when the time to return to the Goddess and God comes, we are interred in the earth.

We couldn't exist in this form without the Earth. But our planet is simply a manifestation of this element on the physical plane, each of the elements exist in the astral planes as pure energy. This Earth energy not only exists within ourselves but also throughout the universe at large.

The Element Earth and its Natural Qualities

The Element of Earth is a heavy, passive element and is contrary to air. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thickness and quietness.

Correspondences

DIRECTION: North - the place of greatest darkness

TYPE OF ENERGY: Receptive

BASIC NATURE: Fertile, moist, nurturing, stabilizing, grounding. Gravity is a manifestation of this element

COLOUR: Green - from the colour of living plants

PLACES: Caves, canyons, forests, groves, valleys, fields, farms, gardens, parks, plant nurseries, farmer's markets, kitchens, baby nurseries, basements, mines, holes

RITUALS: Money, prosperity, fertility, stability, grounding, employment

RITUAL FORMS: Burying, planting, making images in soil or sand

HERBS: Earth-smelling plants, such as patchouli and vetivert; mosses and lichens; nuts; dry and stiff plants; heavy, low-growing plants; generally roots

STONES: Heavy or opaque, as in coal; green, as in emerald and peridot

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Drum, all percussion instruments

CREATURES: Dogs, horse, earthworm, gopher, ant, cow, burrowing animals

SEASON: Winter - the time of darkness

TIME: Night

MAGICKAL TOOL: Pentacle

SENSE: Touch

NATURAL SYMBOLS: Salt, clay dish of fresh soil, rocks, sheaves of wheat, acorns

TYPES OF MAGICK RULES: Gardening, magnet, image, stone, tree, knot, binding


GODDESSES: Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithivi, Rhea, Rhiannon

GODS: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz


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PostSubject: Re: The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water   Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:23 am

The Element: Air

The element of Air is vital to human survival, without it we would all perish, its aspects are Thinness, Motion and Darkness and its quality is Active. Air is the manifestation of movement, freshness, communication and of the intelligence. Sound is another manifestation of this element. As an element, it is invisible, but its reality can be felt in the air that we breathe in every day.

To connect with the power of this element, find a place with clean air and breathe deeply, touch a feather or inhale the fragrance of a heavily scented flower. Let yourself experience the energy of this element, and reflect that we also possess Air energy within ourselves.

In magical terms, Air is the power of the mind, the force of intellect, inspiration, imagination. It is ideas, knowledge, dreams and wishes. Air is the element of new life and new possibilities and is essential to spells and rituals of travel, instruction, finding lost items, some types of divination, and freedom. Air aids us in visualization, a vital technique in magic.

Air is a masculine element and governs the magick of the four winds. It is the vital spirit passing through all things, giving life to all things, moving and filling all things. Thus Hebrew doctors ascribe it not as an element but as a medium or glue that binds all things together.

The Element Air and its Natural Qualities

The Element of Air is a light, active element and is contrary to Earth. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thinness and motion.

Correspondences

DIRECTION: East - the place of sunrise

TYPE OF ENERGY: Projective

BASIC NATURE: Flying, moving, fresh, intelligent, suspending. Sound is a manifestation of this element

COLOUR: Yellow - the yellow of the sun, the sky at dawn

PLACES: Mountaintops, wind-swept plains, cloudy skies, high towers, airports, schools, libraries, offices, travel agencies, psychiatrist's offices

RITUALS: Travel, instruction, study, freedom, knowledge, recovering lost items

RITUAL FORMS: Tossing objects into the air, suspending tools in high places, fanning light objects, visualization, positive thinking

HERBS: Fragrant, as many flowers; pungent, as in culinary herbs such as dill; airy, finely-veined, or wind-swept; generally leaves

STONES: Light stones, such as pumice; transparent stones, such as mica

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Flute, all wind instruments

CREATURES: Spider, most birds, winged insects

SEASON: Spring - the time of freshness

TIME: Dawn

MAGICKAL TOOL: Wand

SENSE: Hearing, smell

NATURAL SYMBOLS: A feather, incense smoke, fragrant flowers

TYPES OF MAGICK RULES: Divination, concentration, visualization, wind magic

GODDESSES: Aradia, Arianrhod, Cardea, Nuit, Urania

GODS: Enlil, Kheohera, Mercurym, Shu, Thoth


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PostSubject: Re: The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water   Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:27 am

The Element: Water

Water, is a great necessity, without it nothing can live. Only earth and water can bring forth a living soul. Such is the greatness of water that spiritual regeneration cannot be done without it.

Thales of Miletus concluded that water was the beginning of all things and the first of all elements and most potent because of its mastery over the rest. Pliny said "Water swallow up the earth, extinguishes the flame, ascends on high, and by stretching forth as clouds challenges the heavens for their own, and the same falling down, becomes the cause of all things that grow in the earth.

Water is a cleansing, healing, psychic, and loving element. It is the feeling of friendship and love that pours over us when we are with our family, friends and loved ones. When we swim it is water that supports us, when we are thirsty, it is water the quenches our thirst, another manifestation of this element is the rainstorms that drench us, or the dew formed on plants after the sun has set.

The power of the energy of Water, can be felt by tasting pure spring water, moving you hand through a stream, lake, pool, or bowl full of water. You can feel its cool liquidity; it's soft and loving touch, this motion and fluidity is the quality of Air within Water. This Water energy is also contained within ourselves, our bodies being mostly composed of Water.

As well as being vital for life, within the energy of this element is contained the essence of love. Love is the underlying reason for all magic. Water is love.

Water is a feminine element, it also the element of emotion and subconscious, of purification, intuition, mysteries of the self, compassion and family. It is psychic ability; water can be used as a means of scrying or as an object for meditation. Water is important in spells and rituals of friendship, marriage, happiness, fertility, healing, pleasure, psychic abilities and spells involving mirrors.

The Element Water and its Natural Qualities

The Element of Water is a heavy, passive element and is contrary to Fire. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thickness and motion.

Correspondences

DIRECTION: West - the place of the setting sun

TYPE OF ENERGY: Receptive

BASIC NATURE: Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving

COLOUR: Blue - from the hue of deep water

PLACES: Lakes, springs, streams, rivers, beaches, oceans, wells, swimming pools, bathtubs, showers, bedrooms (for sleep), health spas, steam rooms, fountain

RITUALS: Purification, love, psychic awareness, dreams, sleep, peace, marriage, friendships

RITUAL FORMS: Dilution, placing into water, washing away, bathing

HERBS: Aquatic, such as water lilies and seaweed; fleshy, as in succulents and lettuce; loving, as in rose and gardenia; generally flowers

STONES: Transparent or translucent, as in amethyst and aquamarine; blue, as in blue tourmaline

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Cymbal, bell, all resonant metals

CREATURES: Cat, frog, turtle, dolphin, whale, otter, seal, dugong; most fish and shellfish.
SEASON: Autumn - the time of harvest

TIME: Dusk

MAGICKAL TOOL: Cup, the cauldron

SENSE: Taste

NATURAL SYMBOLS: Shells, a cup of water

TYPES OF MAGICK RULES: Sea, ice, snow, fog, mirror, magnet

GODDESSES: Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya

GODS: Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon


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