are mystical creatures that
dwell within the spirit realm of the elements. Elementals can be
to "nature spirits". These are the spirits that govern all nature, the
forces of life that may be summoned to assist in working magick. It's
therefore to understand who they are and what they represent. Earth
are known as Gnomes, Air spirits as Sylphs, Fire spirits as
and Water spirits are called Undines.
the Wiccan circle is formed and
consecrated with the elements, after calling the Quarters to preside
watch over the proceedings, specific elementals whose natures best suit
the work or rite being carried out may then be invited to participate.
Care needs to be taken when calling the aid of elementals. Elementals
not always the helpful little creatures we'd like them to be, and can
mischievous, bad tempered little devils if allowed to get out of
are beings associated with the
element of Earth. They possess a vibratory rate that makes them
to humans, but one that is still close enough to the lower physical
for them to interact with it. Their actions are reflected in the
of mineral deposits, the erosion of rock, and the formation of crystals
and other geological formations.
ancient legends the Gnomes were protectors
of secret treasures concealed in vast caverns beneath the earth. The
sages taught that the Gnomes were not naturally inclined to aid
but if a person won their confidence and trust they would prove to be
allies. However, like all elementals, it was dangerous to deceive them
or misuse their aid. Elementals work through the subjective nature of
and women, and can influence the human mind. Gnomes have the capability
to bring about gloom, melancholy, and despair. Conversely, Gnomes can
bestow confidence, steadfastness, and endurance.
are ruled by a king whose name
is Gob. His followers came to be called Goblins as tales of them were
and retold over the centuries. They usually appear to humans as small,
dwarf like creatures.
are the most substantial of the
elementals. They dwell in holes, mines, and caverns. They are the most
like us in personality, with all its good and bad points, but they are
especially prey to all the weaknesses in human nature. They are called
upon for help with money matters, stability, and growth.
are beings associated with the
element of Air. Their activity is reflected in the gathering of clouds,
the formation of snowflakes, and the growth and maturity of all plant
They are the spirits of the wind, and were the source of many Greek
and legends. Among the Elementals as a whole, Sylphs are of the highest
vibration and can thus traverse the dimensions more or less at will.
Sylphs have a ruler whose name is
Paralda. Though essentially creatures of the air, Sylphs reside on high
mountain tops. Legend has it that they once spoke to human through
and were the voices of ancient oracles.
are associated with the activity
of the human mind. They can influence and inspire humans; often they
said to gather around the poet or artist in order to impart their inner
visions of spiritual beauty. They usually appear to humans in the
are active, quick of movement
and speech. They are clever and intelligent, but can be subtle in their
persuasiveness. By nature, Sylphs are aloof and detached. They're
for help in creation or resolution of issues involving the intelligence
and the mind, or products of intellect.
are beings associated with the
element of Water. In ancient lore they are recalled in the images of
nymphs and mermaids. Springs, streams, and wells are favored by
Their traditional abodes were among marsh reeds and vegetation growing
alongside rivers and lakes.
are ruled by Necksa. They are
friendly toward humans and their presence has a strong influence on our
emotional well-being. The moodiness of an individual can be traced to
elemental nature (such as when we say that a person is "all washed
Just as water can be beautiful in a fall or river, it can also be
in a stagnant pool.
activity of Undines is responsible
for the vitality within all liquids - therefore they play a vital role
in plant, animal, and human life. Undines appear to human most often in
full human shape, as beautiful maidens.
are seen as sensual and graceful
in their movements, with very strong emotions. Undines are the most
and seductive of the four elemental types. They tend to be sympathetic
and loving, and are most helpful in matters dealing with emotional
such as love and friendship, desire and lust.
are beings associated with
the element of Fire. It is through their activity that fire exists and
can be used by humankind. Fire elementals were the first elementals to
befriend humans, teaching our ancestors how to make campfires.
are ruled by king called Djin.
move about most freely at
night, appearing as balls of light drifting across various bodies of
Old time sailors often saw them investigating the sails of their ships
- from this came the term "St. Elmo's fire", describing the mysterious
forks of flame that often appeared on old sailing vessels.
have a profound effect on
human nature since they are linked to the activity of our bodies
which we maintain a body temperature. They tend to influence general
such as when someone is "hot blooded" or a "hothead". Salamanders often
appear to humans in the shape of small, lizard like flames.
are explosive, quick in
movement, and very bright. They are also unstable, especially with
to emotions. Fire is traditionally associated with Will, so one can
Salamanders to be forceful and highly opinionated. They are called upon
to help in matters involving the discipline and exercise of the Will
Power, including willpower, conflicts with others, war, and courage.
due to their unstable natures, calling upon Salamanders carries its own
risks as forebodes anomalies may be experienced in the general area in
which they're called.
Elements Guided Meditation
your eyes and relax. Begin breathing
slowly and deeply, letting your rib cage fill completely. With each
in, feel it becoming full with life. As you breathe in, pull in pure,
clean energy. Let it spread slowly out from your lungs, emanating
your entire body. As you breathe out, breathe out all the tension and
energies of your day. With each breath in, breathe in relaxation. With
each breath out, breathe out stress. Breathe in trust. Breathe out
Breathe in love. With each breath, fill yourself with the divine energy
that connects us all.
your consciousness turn to the East.
See yourself atop a mountain watching the bright yellow of the new
in the distance. It is a crisp spring morning and the cool; dampness in
the air surrounds you. It caresses you softly...flowing through your
brushing against your skin. Feel the energy surrounding you as your
softly gather and swirl around you. It holds the newness of the dawn
all the infinite possibilities of the day head. As you watch, the day
to become weeks.... months....years...millennia...a vast expanse of
is the land of East; the land of
air; the land of thought and reason. The home of new beginnings, it is
also where your imagination lies. Here you breathe life into your
and start them on their way to reality. Here you find the truth and
that you need to make them happen. Here you find the hope and happiness
that you feel when they blossom in their fullness.
the wind blowing as its potential
swirls around you. Gather it in, bringing it into your body.
Air, I welcome you. Blessed Be!
you turn your thoughts to the South
and the land of Fire. The vision in your mind's eye slowly shifts and
You find yourself in Hawaii, surrounded by lush, beautiful flowers and
plants. It is summer and the sun is hot above you in the noonday sky.
off in the distance, you see hot molten red of lava pouring down the
of a volcano. Even at this safe distance, you can feel the heat of its
glow on your skin. You stand transfixed, watching as it flows ever
re-shaping reality with its power. Without thought or preconceptions,
brings about change as it simply follows its own nature. Yes, it brings
destruction, but without hate or malice. And in time, the opening that
it creates will be filled by extraordinary beauty.
is the land of South; the land
of fire; the land of passion and energy. Here, we find transmutation as
the old is burned away to make room for the new to grow. Here lies the
intense pain of death and intense pleasure of rebirth. Here's lies the
fires of our loins and the "little death" of orgasm. Fire consumes us.
Fire transforms us. Fire drives us to grow...to create...to explode
heat of fire radiates throughout
your body as you feel the warmth of it upon your skin and within your
Welcome it, knowing that it will take away the old fears and pains. Let
it open you up to the sacred beauty of your own reborn passions.
Fire, I welcome you. Blessed
the day winds onward toward dusk,
you turn to the West. You find yourself walking down to a beach. The
air swirls around you as it fills with the crispness of autumn. At the
water's edge, you welcome the cooling relief as you walk in the surf.
waves refresh and soothe you. So tranquil. The salt air buffets your
around you, stirring up memories of all that has gone before. The ocean
stretches before you; the mother of all creation. As the sun sets, you
gaze out over her clear blue expanse. She is the womb of the earth,
which all of us were born. She nurtures you. She nourishes you and all
the children of her creation. Her vast calmness holds you, astounding
with her seemingly endless beauty. This is the same water that sailors
have traveled for centuries; ever enduring. How many billion times have
the drops of water she holds been evaporated to fall as rain or snow
slowly winding their way from creek to river to finally join together
in her comforting arms?
is the land of the West; the realm
of Water. Here lies emotions and the release from them. Here lies
and peace. Here the Water softly soothes away even those things that
can not burn. It takes its own time and moves on it's own schedule, as
it slowly wears away layer after layer. Here disasters become peddles
problems become sand.
the water wash over you, soothing
you, holding you in the embrace of the Great Mother. Invite her
to join you, bringing her cleansing and peace.
Water, I welcome you. Blessed
the sun sets and the Earth moves
on toward winter, you seek sanctuary in the mountains, where you find
surrounded by a forest. You settle down near the base of a huge,
oak. Leaning backwards against the trunk, the tree cradles you in a
between its large roots... a custom fit that feels like "home".
out above you, the branches of the tree offer you shelter and
Roots reach beneath you, offering sustenance and strength. Under you
all around you, the Mother Earth is alive with life. Even in the quiet
darkness that falls as you near midnight, you feel comforted by her
You know the Earth lives onward as birth, death and rebirth continue,
out cycle after cycle. Reach down and feel the sweetness of her
of knowing that she is always there. She has been here since before
ancient tree was but a tiny acorn, and she will be here long after
branches have one day rotted away. She holds true and steady to her
as all else moves and changes around her. Here you may rest a while in
her safety and where will be the renewed energy you need when you are
to move on.
is the land of the North; the home
of Earth. Here lies strength and stability. Here the World is firm
you, creating a foundation upon which you may build and work. Here you
find the endurance and the responsibility required to sustain creation.
Here your dreams become cathedrals and your visions blossom into
gardens. Feel the earth firm under your feet. Invite her strength to
up through you as she joins you. May she bring security and stability
your work and to your life.
Earth, I welcome you. Blessed
Nature Spirit Magic
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