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Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott CunninghamThe meat and potatoes of European folk magic, the actual craft the witches of old used to practice. This is pure spellcraft at its finest. The book is backed by years of research and experimentation. This book continues where his first book ,Earth Power, left off. This book is a must.
Natural magic uses the four elements of the planet: Earth, Air, Fire and Water to perform your spell. There are no fancy complicated rituals or tools. Natural magic is all about combining your personal power with the power of the element to achieve your result. Natural magic does not require any ornate tools or altar and most of the spell can be performed any where. This is outdoor magic. Magic is using your will to influence reality in a way that you desire.
The rituals are relatively simple which is what I like. To perform your ritual you will need to gather your tools. Again they are not complex. They will be simple things like herbs, stones, candle etc. Things you can easily obtain or may be lying around your house. once your materials are gathered you will have to take a few moments and relax. While doing your ritual think only of soultions or desired outcomes. Your next step is to visualize your outcome and charge up your tools. Ussually when doing a spell, but not all the time, there is a rhyme or chant that you say over and over again. You will then build up your energy by usually tightening up all the muscles in your body chanting or rapid breathing. While doing this hold on to your elemental tool (stone, herb, water etc) with your receptive or non- writing hand. This combines your personal energy with the elemental energy. Once the ergy is built up and you can no longer contain it then you push it through your projecctive or writing hand in to an object. This releases the energy so it can do its work. The spell can be done as many times as needed.
This great little book of folk magic is just that folk magic and not Wicca. In the following chapters Scott Cunningham list spells forr each of the four elements. There are also chapters on star magic, candle magic, ice magic, magnet magic etc. There is a spell for just about every need , everything from breaking addictions to money and love. The books closes off with a teaching on how to design your own spell. Contained with in the chapter are symbols associated with different goals along with colors, elements and herbs. Word to the wise do not use magic for negative purposes such as to harm people our influence their will. If you want to heal someone you have ton nask their permission.
At the end the of the book there is bibliography if you are intersted in researching more on spellcraft and natural magic.
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The Elements of Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire
The four basic elements sometimes called "temperments" are air, earth, fire, and water. Understanding what each element represents helps us evaluate where our individual strengths and weaknesses are. Healers have found that focusing on the elements can often be helpful when seeking what course of treatments would best address our problems. Air - Earth - Fire - Water. We are surrounded by the four classical elements air, earth, fire, and water within our environment. They are represented by the wind in our skies, terra firma, warmth from sun rays, and a wide variety of watery resources seas, rivers, lakes, creeks, and ponds.
The Greeks proposed the existence of five basic elements. Of these, four were the physical elements —fire, air, water, and earth—of which the entire world is composed. Alchemists eventually associated four triangular symbols to represent these elements. The fifth element, which goes by a variety of names, is more rarefied than the four physical elements. Some call it Spirit.
Many Eastern and Western philosophies teach the universe is made up of elements that need to be harmoniously balanced in order to support proper flow of spiritual and life force energy. The elements of earth, wind, fire, and water are a variation of the four classical elements of nature, while the elements of water, fire, wood, metal, and earth are the five feng shui elements. The earth element is found in both classical and eastern philosophy. In both traditions, the properties and representations of this element are similar. Feng shui practitioners consider the element of earth to be the most stable of all the elements. Specifically, earth energy is:. In feng shui five element theory , it teaches elements can be balanced through their interactions with the other elements.
In western astrology, it is believed that the universe is formed by the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water. These are the outward manifestations of the true Elements. Each of the four elements contains its own unique properties, which work simultaneously to create one united universe.
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Classical elements typically refer to the concepts of earth , water , air , fire , and later aether , which were proposed to explain the nature and complexity of all matter in terms of simpler substances. These different cultures and even individual philosophers had widely varying explanations concerning their attributes and how they related to observable phenomena as well as cosmology. Sometimes these theories overlapped with mythology and were personified in deities. Some of these interpretations included atomism the idea of very small, indivisible portions of matter , but other interpretations considered the elements to be divisible into infinitely small pieces without changing their nature. While the classification of the material world in ancient Indian , Hellenistic Egypt , and ancient Greece into Air, Earth, Fire and Water was more philosophical, during the Islamic Golden Age medieval middle eastern scientists used practical, experimental observation to classify materials. Modern science does not support the classical elements as the material basis of the physical world.