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    Elements and Elementals

    Post  Soaring Bird on Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:55 am

    Spirit Online: Wicca & Magick: Beginning Wicca:Elements &

    Elementals

    The 5 elements (water, earth, fire, wind, spirit/akasha) are, in

    many ways, the core of ritualism. Many rituals require that you

    call the quarters for power and protection. Each tower (East,

    South, West, and North) is ruled by the lords and ladies,

    different spirits, different seasons, and different elements.

    The pentagram itself is representative of not only the human

    body but the 5 elements. Most rituals require some physical use

    of an element. Because of the importance of these 5 forces,

    it's valuable to know their properties.

    When you call to the watchtowers, this is how they correspond:

    The East is air.

    The South is fire.

    The West is water.

    The North is earth.

    The Center is akasha.

    These elements are used as symbols to represent things in

    spells, thereby causing different effects to be produced. Below

    is a basic guide to the element's meanings.

    EARTH: Love, healing, money, acquisition,

    employment, health, dieting, organization, goals,

    ambition, career, politics, persuasion, bones, teeth,

    skin.

    AIR: Communication, writing, travel, justice,

    unions, balance, artistry, science, freedom,

    understanding, clarity, friendship, breaking bad

    habits or addictions, blood.

    FIRE: Authority, rebirth, leadership, authority,

    courage, fertility, spine, heart, travel, sports,

    truth, horses.

    WATER: The home and honoring lunar god/desses,

    power, psychic growth, sex, music, art, telepathy,

    dreams, prophecy.

    AKASHA: Akasha is the central element. It is

    spirit, and it is said to combine all the others into

    one final divine element. Since you cannot physically

    obtain a 'bottle of akasha', it's simply the power

    within you to strengthen and seal your magick.

    Elemental spirits are the embodiments of each individual

    element. Generally they are summoned during renaming rituals

    and initiations. I have read many rituals involving meeting an

    elemental spirit through meditation,
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    Re: Elements and Elementals

    Post  Akyana on Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:21 am

    Earth Gnomes
    The nature spirits of the Earth are called Gnomes.

    Subgroups:
    Brownies
    Dryads
    Durdalis
    Earth Spirits
    Elves
    Hamadryads
    Pans
    Pygmies
    Sylvestres
    Satyrs

    Fire: Salamanders


    The salamanders are the spirit of fire. Without these beings, fire
    cannot exist. You cannot light a match without a salamander's being
    present. There are many families of salamanders, differing in size,
    appearance, and dignity. Some people have seen them as small balls
    of light, but most commonly they are perceived as being lizard-like in
    shape and about a foot or more in length.
    The salamanders are considered the strongest and most powerful of
    all the elementals. Their ruler is a magnificent flaming being called
    Djin. Those who have seen him say that he is terrible, yet awe-inspiring in appearance.
    Salamanders have the ability to extend their size or diminish it, as
    needed. If you ever need to light a campfire in the wilderness, call to
    the salamanders and they will help you.
    It has also been said that salamanders (and the other elemental
    beings) can be mischievous at times. For example, a fiery temper and
    inharmonious conditions in a person's home can cause these beings
    to make trouble. They are like children in that they don't fully
    understand the results of their actions. They are greatly affected, as
    are all nature spirits, by human humankind's thinking.



    Air: Sylphs



    The sylphs are the air spirits. Their element has the highest vibratory
    rate of the four (beside earth, fire, water). They live hundreds of years,
    often reaching one thousand and never seeming to get old. They are
    said to live on the tops of mountains. The leader of the sylphs is a
    being called Paralda who is said to dwell on the highest mountain of Earth.
    Sylphs often assume human form but only for short periods of time.
    The vary in size from being as large as a human to being much
    smaller. They are volatile and changeable. The winds are their
    particular vehicle. The work through the gases and ethers of the Earth
    and are kindly toward humans.
    They are usually seen with wings, looking like cherubs or fairies.
    Because of their connection to air, which is associated with the mental
    aspect, one of their functions is to help humans receive inspiration.
    The sylphs are drawn to those who use their minds, particularly those
    on creative arts.


    Water: Undines




    The undines are the elemental beings that compose water. They are able
    to control, to a great degree, the course and function of the water
    element. Etheric in nature, they exist within the water itself and this is
    why they can't be seen with the normal physical vision. These beings
    are beautiful to look at and are very graceful.
    They are often seen riding the waves of the ocean. They can also be
    found in rocky pools and in marshlands. They are clothed in a shimmery
    substance looking like water but shinning with all the colors of the
    sea, with green predominating. The concept of the mermaid is connected
    with these elemental beings. The undines also work with the plants that grow under the water and
    with the motion of water. Some undines inhabit waterfalls, others live
    in rivers and lakes. Every fountain has its nymph. Every ocean has its
    oceanids.
    The undines closely resemble humans in appearance and
    size, except for those inhabiting smaller streams and ponds. The
    undines often live in coral caves under the ocean or on the shores of
    lakes or banks of rivers. Smaller undines live under lily pads.
    The undines work with the vital essences and liquids of plants,
    animals, and human beings. They are present in everything
    containing water. There are many families of undines, as the chart
    indicates.
    The ruler of the undines is a called Necksa. The
    undines love, serve, and honor her unceasingly. They are emotional
    beings, very friendly and open to being of service to human beings.
    The smaller undines are often seen as winged beings that people have
    mistakenly called fairies. Those winged beings are seen near flowers
    that grow in watery areas. They have gossamer wings and gossamer
    clothing.


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