Excerpt from "The Chakras"
A diagram of the human soul can be seen in Astarte’s Sigil at right. The two bars on each side are the pillars of Positive and Negative energy on each side of the human soul - the black and white of Yin and Yang and the checkerboard; the glyph for Venus symbolizes the Center Chakra. The five points of Astaroth’s Sigil represent the Five Elements: Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Quintessence invoked into the three knots of the soul; the "granthis."
The Tarot, contains very important spiritual information and instructions for opening and empowering the soul. Note AsTAROTh which was taken from its Ancient Egyptian origins and hideously corrupted into the Jewish "Torah" or "Pentateuch" and "Five Books of Moses" nonsense. Note how Ashtaroth contains the word Tarot: AshTAROTh.
When the human soul is correctly aligned, it is in the shape of an inverted cross. This is the hidden meaning of "Thor's Hammer." The cross shape of the human soul is represented by "The Four Quarters", The "Four Directions", and the Four Crowned Princes of Hell in rituals.
- The Front of the Body/Soul is the North, ruled by the Element of Earth.
- The Rear/Backside of the Body is the South, ruled by the Element of Fire.
- The Left Side of the Body is the Negative Pole. Through the left hand, we take in energy. The left side is ruled over by the Element of Water and is the Direction West.
- The Right Side is the Positive Pole and is ruled over by the Element of Air and is the Direction East. We direct energy through our right hand.
- The Element of Quintessence/Ether is in the Center, and in the Aura.
- Fire and Air are Electric.
- Water and Earth are Magnetic.
- Quintessence is both Electric and Magnetic.
Part 1: The Elements (Outdated)
Part One will deal with the characteristics of each of the elements that manifest in human beings. As we progress, I will post articles concerning the different aspects of elemental magick and how to use the elements in workings. Please study everything in this spiritual warfare section. Those of us who progress and continue on will be working some extremely advanced magick. I will post these on the JoS group about a week before they are scheduled. We will hit the enemy especially hard at the right time as a group and coordinate our efforts.
You must be honest with yourself and know yourself. Below are attributes of each of the elements in their pure form. Very few of us are imbalanced with just one element; usually there are two that are dominant. Look to the elements where most of the characteristics describe you. By balancing your elements, you will find healing physically, psychologically, at the soul level and mentally.
IMPORTANT!! Update: 18/January/2015
The information below was written back in 2005. I have found some of this to be inaccurate in regards to those lacking an element. The characteristics are often expressed in a different way. A lack of Water does not mean the person is unfeeling. The exact opposite is often true.
Adolf Hitler who lacked Water was one of the most caring persons. He was also very emotional as could be seen in his speeches.
Heinrich Himmler, though lacking in Earth was exceptionally hard working, responsible and reliable. His grand fire and grand air trines made him exceptionally creative and gave him a sense of idealism.
Helen Keller who was both blind and deaf spent her entire life communicating. She lacked Air [Communication]. She authored several books and gave numerous speeches.
The information below regarding the lack of an element is traditional and by the book. I deleted this as it has proved to be inaccurate. Just remember, individuals lacking an element tend to express the characteristics of that element in a different way.
The Element of Earth
Characteristics of Earth:
People who are dominant in Earth are sensual, materialistic, practical, and they hate anything that is unplanned. Earth gives patience, self-discipline, makes one dependable, reliable, and conventional. Earth people like tradition, and security is extremely important to them, they are cautious, deliberate, slow in forming opinions, and can be slow in everything they do. They are reserved, can have limited imagination, but they have exceptional endurance. They are practical, grounded, cool-headed, and level-headed. They are hard working, they dislike change and can be stuck in a routine for years without ever getting bored. They have a hard time adjusting to new situations and changes.
People who are lacking in Earth are not attuned to the material/physical world, they are spaced-out, impractical, they can neglect their bodies, they are flighty, lack self-discipline, are ungrounded, often feel out of place, and have over-active imaginations. These people can forget to eat, rest, exercise, and so forth. They have trouble with routine, endurance, scheduling and organizing their lives. A lack of Earth brings a lack of stability along with an inability to finish things. Here today and gone tomorrow. These people can overspend their money foolishly or gamble it away. They are irresponsible and live only for today.
Earth is the material principle.
NOTE: Those who lack an element often express the character traits of the element in a different way than those who have the element. Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler worked extremely hard and was reliable and consistent. His lack of Earth manifested in his idealism. He spent most of his life working very hard. He was very patient and self-disciplined.
The Element of Air
The Characteristics of Air:
People with the element of air prominent have the ability to be objective and detached, and unemotional. They are intellectual; enjoy spontaneity, easily bored, very talkative and communicative. Air is the most social of the elements. Air people are usually quick in their movements and speedy. They can be very impractical. Air lacks feeling and emotion. Air is pure intellect. Air people can adapt and adjust to situations easily. They can have an over-active mind, live in their head, and be Jack-Of-All-Trades, and master of none. Air lacks depth. The sayings "up in the air", "air headed", "cool-headed" are relevant to air. An imbalance of too much air creates a lack of planning, makes one scatterbrained, nervousness, high-strung, and causes nervous exhaustion.
A LACK of air makes one have a hard time detaching as the tendency is to become too emotionally involved. People who lack air can find themselves too involved with others. They can be overly emotional, have violent reactions, lash out, and have a very difficult time with being objective. They can have a hard time adjusting to new situations. The emotions often dominate in one who is lacking the air element. They can become obsessed. Air is the communicative, intellectual principle.
NOTE: I have observed some of the above traits in regards to a lack of air, but I have also found that a lack of an element can manifest with one expressing the element in an entirely different way. Helen Keller, both blind and deaf from her early childhood [this is how the lack of air manifested in her chart, along with her chart ruler being at 15 degrees of Leo, a degree that can cause blindness and/or deafness]; she spent her entire life communicating. She authored several books and gave numerous speeches in spite of her handicaps.
The Element of Fire
The Characteristics of Fire:
Self-centered, confident, enthusiastic, expressive, bold, subjective, expansive, out-going, extroverted, insensitivity to others, impulsive, impatient, creative, vain, extravagant, reckless, passionate, self-important, exhibitionist, courageous, adventuresome.
People who have pronounced Fire often burn themselves out. They are often over-active, restless, and over concerned with making something happen in the world. There are often problems in dealing with others; they can be very insensitive and crude in their approach. Fire people are prone to inflammation, high blood pressure and can be labeled as "hot headed" as they normally have short tempers. Without the Element of Earth, people who are dominant in Fire can lack staying power.
People who are lacking in Fire are usually low in energy, lack self-esteem, and self-confidence. There is a lack of spiritedness, lack of enthusiasm, aversion to challenges; there is apathy toward living, major problems take a long time to overcome with lingering psychological scars.
Fire alleviates mental depression and brings a love of life. Fire is the creative principle, the spark of life. Fire rules competition, athletics, action, courage, self-confidence, charisma, and pyrokinesis. Invoking and Directing Fire is the advanced aspect of pyrokinesis.
The Element of Water
Characteristics of Water:
People who have dominant Water are too in touch with feelings and emotions. They are psychic, and notice things others don’t see, such as subtle nuances. Too much Water creates irrational fears, compulsive desires, oversensitivity, feelings of being threatened. These people are very easily hurt and offended, they are impressionable and their emotions can dominate them. Water is intuitive, over-reactive, fearful, timid, gives feelings of inner emptiness, and incites extremes of behavior. Water is compassionate, loyal, devoted, and sympathetic. Water is the emotional principle.
NOTE: People who lack an element usually express the element in a different way from those who have the element. Those who lack Water can actually be quite emotional. Adolf Hitler lacked Water, but was very emotional. This could be seen in his speeches. Those of us who have met him on the astral know he is caring and responsible to the extreme. In spite of the endless lies told about him, he was one of the finest humanitarians who ever lived and he also loved animals and put laws for animal rights into effect in Nazi Germany.
The Element of Quintessence
Aether (Classical Element)
"The aether is the fifth classical element in ancient Greek philosophy and science. This Greek concept seems to derive directly from the akasha, its Hindu counterpart. In Greek doctrines it seems that the aether was the celestial fire, the pure essence where the gods lived and which they breathed. In this connection, it seems that aether is radiative heat like that of the sun, which is able to propagate in empty space. The Greek word "aither" derives from an Indo- European root aith- ("burn, shine"). This root figures in the name of Aithiopia (Ethiopia), which means something like "burnt land."
"Aether was once believed to be a substance, which filled all of space. Aristotle included it as a fifth element (the quintessence) on the principle that nature abhorred a vacuum."
"Oliver Nicholson points out that, in contrast to the better known luminiferous aether of the 19th century, the older concept of the classical aether had three properties. Among these characteristics, the classical aether had a non-material property, was "less than the vehicle of visible light", and was responsible for "generating metals" along with fostering the development of all bodies." - Adapted from Proceedings of the Tesla Centennial Symposium, Oliver Nicholson, "Tesla's Self-Sustaining Electrical Generator"
"In modern physics, dark energy is sometimes called quintessence due to its similarity to the classical ether."
Part 2: The Elements and Magick
Earth Magick is amplified through Invoking and Directing the Earth Element and includes:
Money, fertility, abundance, material gain, wealth, healing, communication with nature spirits, financial gain, earnings increases, possessions, riches, indulgence, pleasure. The Earth element is used in death rituals and can be used along with death energy, used in binding rituals, and to absorb, conceal, for self control, endurance, and patience.
Air Magick is amplified through Invoking and Directing the Air Element and includes:
Intellect, computers, communication, audio, video, TV, electronics, books, literature. The Will. For passing exams, improving the mind, concentration, mental power, learning ability, speech, writing, publishing, media concerns, gossip, slander, interviews, brothers, sisters, neighbors, rumors, theft, all areas of study and communication, also astral projection, overcoming addictions, breaking habits. Good for friendship, imagination, creativity, inspiration, and charisma. Air also incites confusion, chaos, irritability, nervousness, nervous exhaustion, arguments, and discord.
Fire Magick is amplified with Invoking and Directing the Fire Element. Fire Magick includes:
Confidence, fame, success in gambling, pleasure, securing popularity/charisma, increasing health and vitality, healing, protection, success, magickal power, creativity, enthusiasm, energy, stamina, major changes, adaptability, attraction, sudden changes, stimulation, gaining control, changing luck, inciting justice, revenge, anger, pure sexual lust, physical gratification, courage, determination, dealing with enemies, athletics (especially competitive), strength, magickal energy for Black Magick, intensity, sexual energy, dynamism, passionate love, physical desire and will power.
Good for self-empowerment before workings of Black Magick. When used in Black Magick, Fire as opposed Earth is used to bring on sudden attacks, accidents, bloodshed, violence, and hatred. Fire can also be used to incite wars, anarchy, cruelty, fires and injuries. Properly Evoking and Directing the Fire Element will raise the temperature in whatever it is directed to.
Water Magick is Sex Magick and any magick where body fluids are used. Sex Magick can be used with other elements as well, but is ruled by the Water Element. Water Magick is amplified through Invoking and Directing the Water Element and includes:
Healing, love, making love, (affectionate; Fire is for lust/sex), fidelity, reconciliation, beauty, youth, friendships, attraction, harmony, social functions, indulgence, pleasure. Psychic ability, telepathy, mind reading, Spirit communication, absorbing knowledge telepathically. Good for beginnings and growth. The home and immediate surroundings, imagination, memory, psychic awareness/dreams, spirituality, meditation. For psychic related, meditative/hypnotic, fertility, marriage, and balance. Inciting jealousy, greed, suspicion, resentment, sickness, disease, and disharmony. Water when directed to another can cause one to be overly emotional, have violent reactions, lash out, and have a very difficult time with being objective.
Quintessence in Magick
The Akasha/Ether/Quintessence acts as a primer and from my own experience, it strengthens a working, and can be used to connect.
This element is closely related to Fire and when working with it on a daily basis, one will find the body temperature rises. The rise in body temperature seems to be lasting. When willing something to be, it can be imprinted in the Quintessence, making it much more powerful. In absorbing the Quintessence, which is ultra-violet light, one way is to visualize a "black light" which was popular in the 1970's to make posters glow. The color of the black light is the color of the Quintessence.
More Information About the Elements
Opposed to the plethora of warnings in the older meditation texts, one should gradually build their tolerance to the elements. We have found these warnings to have no more credibility than the "three-fold" crap. Some of us, myself included, have breathed in Fire for well over 100 breaths, BUT, we worked up to this level patiently over a period of time. In order to perform Fire Magick with formidable intensity, one must be able to hold the fire element in large amounts and have a tolerance for it. The same goes for the other elements. One who can hold their Fire Element is capable of totally incinerating a victim of a Black Magick spell, who has no tolerance to this element. This comes in time.
Part 3: Preliminary Meditations for Invoking the Elements (Intermediate)
In order to really become adept, one must master the elements. This is also the message of the Mage card of the Tarot. You must be healthy to invoke the elements. For those of you who wish to go slowly, these preliminary meditations can help:
- Sit quietly and relax.
- Visualize a large bonfire. *Hear* the crackling and *feel* the heat, then *smell* the heat.
Do this for five minutes.
- Sit quietly and relax.
- Visualize yourself wading in water. This can be a lake, the river or the ocean. *Feel* the water, *hear* the water and *smell* the water, like you are actually there.
Do this for five minutes.
- Sit quietly and relax.
- Visualize yourself walking barefoot on the earth. This is best if you can visualize yourself walking on soil in a farm field as this is very close to the element of earth. *Feel* the soil under your bare feet and *hear* and *feel* the light breeze through the air and *smell* the earth.
Do this for five minutes.
- Sit quietly and relax.
- Visualize yourself walking against the wind. *Feel* the wind blow against your skin and the roar of the wind in your ears. *Smell* the fresh air as it blows against you. Feel each step walking into the wind.
Do this for five minutes.
Next Step for Fire:
- Sit quietly and relax.
- Visualize yourself walking through the desert. *Feel* the searing heat and the dry hot wind in the scorching environment. Feel the sand beneath your feet and your body growing hotter.
Do this exercise for three to four minutes and no longer.
Next Step for Water:
- Sit quietly and relax.
- Visualize yourself in a cold environment. Feel yourself getting cold. Feel the cold wind blow on your skin. For those of you who know snow (some brothers and sisters live in tropical environments, so not everyone has experienced snow), visualize yourself in snow and ice. Hear the crunching of the snow beneath your feet. For those of you who have never experienced snow- just visualize yourself in a cold environment and use all of your astral senses.
Do this exercise for three to four minutes and no longer.
What the above exercises do:
In addition to strengthening your astral senses, these exercises will introduce you to working with the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. By invoking these elements, we can strengthen ourselves to where we will be able to withstand incredible amounts of heat, cold and other extremes. Invoking and Directing Fire is a very important aspect of Pyrokinesis. With invoking the Fire Element, we can keep warm or with the Water Element, cool if circumstances call for this. Invocation of Fire is how the Tibetan monks spent the nights of their initiation in the ice cold mountains, naked under a wet sheet in a snow storm. In the morning, if the initiate passed, the sheet was warm and dry and the snow and ice were melted in the surrounding area.
Some 1920's-30's Satanic Lodges in Germany [one of which Adolf Hitler was a member] used the Element of Fire for assassination. The element when invoked and directed to the victim would make the victim's blood literally boil.
The Air Element, when invoked properly, produces levitation. Through invocation and proper direction of the elements, we can also influence the weather.
The foundation of advanced magick is through the control of the elements, this includes healing and all aspects of magick, white, black, and grey.
Part 4: Advanced Meditations With the Elements
Invoking and Evoking the Elements
Invoking the elements is very advanced and can be very dangerous. I am speaking from experience here. There are many authors who write from a theoretical and scholastic prospective and have not had the direct experience with certain meditations and psychic practices. I am going to give you *my* personal experiences with the meditations that follow.
Remember: these are my own direct experiences and some of what I experienced, you may or may not as we are individuals, but these meditations are highly effective, powerful, and dangerous.
- Are not physically and/or mentally healthy
- If you take *any* psychiatric medications or medications that affect your brain/nervous system
- If you suffer from high blood pressure
- If you have heat flashes from menopause
- If you suffer bouts of depression
- If you do not know yourself 100%
- If you are pregnant
- If you are prone to having seizures or have epilepsy
I strongly encourage you to turn back and work other meditations that are safer.
Once you have overcome any problems mentioned above using safer meditations, you can proceed at a very slow pace if you think you are ready. Let me explain:
With invoking the elements, here are some examples of what can happen:
Invoking fire will make you hot, depending on how many breaths you do (only seven and under are recommended for those who have not had experience with this element). Even with adepts, 20 breaths can be extreme. While you are doing the fire meditation for the first time, more than likely while you are doing it, you will feel little or nothing. Do not make the mistake of doing any more breaths because you might feel nothing! More than likely, you will feel the effects hours later. The effects of invoking fire include a fever, feeling BURNING HOT after a warm glow/aura manifests, insomnia, and since water is the opposite of fire, you can get a backlash of water and this can manifest in depression. These effects can last several hours to several days. Each one of us has imbalances of certain elements and invoking the elements can cause even more imbalance, so it is also important to know your strengths and weaknesses in certain elements.
Invoking air can over-stimulate the nervous system. Air can make you very irritable and oversensitive for a few hours to several days, depending on how much you take in.
I have always been a person of extremes and I am daring, so I have never put any limitations on myself with meditations, though I have always used common sense.
Things to note:
Now, with invoking these elements over a period of time, we become resistant to extremes of temperature, we can warm or cool our bodies at will and we can be adept at pyrokinesis, cryokinesis, and other astral disciplines.
If you are planning to do the elemental meditations, I strongly encourage you to keep written entries in a black book or journal regarding how these exercises affect you. Mastering the elements is one of the highest forms of magick, while others play around with props. The elements are based upon the four corners and directions. They are the foundation of the universe when working magick. Invoking and directing the elements is used to empower sigils and talismans. Each ritual or working normally has an elemental theme. By making use of the elements the power of any working is drastically amplified. Elemental magick is extremely advanced and powerful magick.
There are two ways of invoking the elements. One way is total invocation as I have done (no breathing them back out and the most dangerous) and the other way is easier is to breathe the element back out into the ether. You can work up from this.
Each one of us has strengths and weaknesses with certain elements. Nearly all of us have imbalances of the elements in our souls. The following meditations will correct these.
Several hours or a day after invoking an element, sit quietly and meditate on how you feel. How did you feel during the past 24 hours? It is important to be able to *feel* the elements in order to direct and control them.
To properly invoke, direct, and control the elements, you should be balanced in all of the elements. Most of us have imbalances. These can usually be seen in our astrology charts.
Fire is opposite Water, and Air is opposite Earth. The opposite element is what is needed to fix the imbalance. It is important to be aware that invoking the lacking element can create a temporary backlash in the over-dominant element.
Invoking or Evoking the Elements will require you to know how to enter a trance.
When your goals are personal and pertain to yourself, this is the time to invoke energy and project it from yourself.
Evoking energy is different. When spells are for others, it is important to evoke energy, as energy that you project from yourself will establish a connection with the person you send it to. Both in cursing and healing, for obvious reasons, this is undesirable. The energy you use must be taken from the universe. It is very important to master both evocation and invocation of the elements in order to progress to advanced levels of ability.
Go into a light to medium trance and visualize yourself in the middle of a large sphere of Fire. Now, do the energy breathing. Breath in the Fire from all sides of your body, front, back, top of your head and bottom of your feet. Imagine and feel yourself getting burning hot. Do this for seven breaths AND ONLY SEVEN BREATHS! DO NOT DO ANY MORE! YOU CAN EVEN DO AS LITTLE AS 2-3 BREATHS, BUT NO MORE THAN SEVEN!
You have two options for this exercise:
1. You can breathe the Fire back out into the Ether after each inhalation and even breath it out some more when you are finished with the seven breaths (This is the safest way)
2. You can retain the Fire. With retention of the elements, you will progress faster, understand how each element feels and affects you and increase your ability to handle each element, but remember- this is not for everyone. It is better to take things slower and use caution. Remember to always use common sense.
To be adept, one must master blowing (directing the exhale) the element out as we will in following meditations. For example, blowing out the Element of Fire after you have invoked enough of it and your body can withstand high amounts of this element, you can raise the temperature of objects and even set them on fire, using only your mind. Unlike the other method of pyrokinesis on this website, with the above, you can even be miles from your object.
Invoking Fire will make you hot. Depending on how many breaths you do (only seven and under are recommended for those who have not had experience with this element). Even with adepts, 20 breaths can be extreme. While you are doing the Fire meditation for the first time, more than likely while you are doing it, you will feel little or nothing. DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF DOING ANY MORE BREATHS BECAUSE YOU MIGHT FEEL NOTHING! More than likely, you will feel the effects hours later. The effects of Invoking Fire include a fever, feeling BURNING HOT after a warm glow/aura manifests, insomnia, and since Water is the opposite of Fire, you can get a backlash of Water and this can manifest in depression. These effects can last several hours to several days.
Get into a trance and visualize you are in the middle of fire. Feel the heat and hear the hissing and crackling of the flames and feel the burning. Now, begin to collect and condense that fire into a sphere in front of you. Draw the Fire element from all directions into the sphere in front of you. The more of the Fire element you direct into the sphere, the more dense, material, and hotter it will become. You should feel the heat while you are doing this. The more you compress and condense the Fire, the more the heat will grow. You should actually have the sensation of literally being in an oven.
Now dissolve the sphere of Fire by visualizing it dissipating – the exact opposite of when you brought it together. Keep working at visualizing it dissipating, losing its strength, power and heat and eventually dissolving into nothing.
Evoke the Element of Fire again, but this time, have a glass of tepid water in front of you and draw the Fire from all directions and condense it into the glass of water. It is best to use a clear glass with this exercise. Imagine the water getting hotter and hotter with the Fire Element.
If you are successful, the water will increase in temperature by a few degrees. When finished, you can taste the water and it should have an unusual taste to it if you were successful.
Later on, when you find you can raise the temperature of tepid water, then work with colder and colder water and practice the same
Sit quietly and go into a light to medium trance. Now, imagine yourself in the air. Feel the lightness and breathe in the Air Element. It is important to imagine yourself feeling lighter and lighter and airy. Imagine that your body is becoming lighter, as light as air itself to where you can no longer feel your body. Feel as if you are floating.
Do this for seven breaths AND ONLY SEVEN BREATHS! DO NOT DO ANY MORE! YOU CAN EVEN DO AS LITTLE AS 2-3 BREATHS, BUT NO MORE THAN SEVEN!
You have two options for this exercise:
1. You can breathe the Air back out into the Ether after each inhalation and even breath it out some more when you are finished with the seven breaths (This is the safest way)
2. You can retain the Air. With retention of the elements, you will progress faster, understand how each element feels and affects you and increase your ability to handle each element, but remember- this is not for everyone. It is better to take things slower and use caution. Remember to always use common sense.
After some 12-24 hours, sit quietly and meditate a few minutes on how you feel after invoking air.
The Air Element is used in rituals to incite chaos. Air can over-stimulate the nervous system until you get used to it so it is important to go slowly. Invoking Air is used for levitation.
Get into a trance and visualize you are in the middle of air, fill the entire room with it. Draw the air from all directions simultaneously into a sphere in front of you. Fill and pack the sphere with the Air Element. You should feel very light, as though you are floating.
When you are finished packing the Air into the sphere, dissolve it as you did with the Fire sphere.
Go into a light to medium trance and imagine that you are completely under water in a large pool or lake. The water should be still. Just relax. Breath in the Water from all sides of your body, front, back, top of your head and bottom of your feet. Imagine yourself getting ice cold. Do this for seven breaths AND ONLY SEVEN BREATHS! DO NOT DO ANY MORE! YOU CAN EVEN DO AS LITTLE AS 2-3 BREATHS, BUT NO MORE THAN SEVEN!
You have two options for this exercise:
1. You can breathe the Water back out into the ether after each inhalation and even breath it out some more when you are finished with the seven breaths (This is the safest way)
2. You can retain the Water. With retention of the elements, you will progress faster, understand how each element feels and affects you and increase your ability to handle each element, but remember- this is not for everyone. It is better to take things slower and use caution. Remember to always use common sense.
After some 12-24 hours, sit quietly and meditate a few minutes on how you feel after invoking Water.
The more advanced you become, the more you will feel the coldness of the Water element. You should feel like a block of ice. Adepts are able to keep the body cold as ice even in the hottest of summer weather. The Water element can incite depression, so it is important to go slowly. Water is used in rituals involving attraction.
Get into a trance and visualize you are in the middle of an ocean or lake. Draw the Water Element from all directions. Feel the Water at first as a cold vapor, the closer you draw it to your body, as you condense the Water more and more, you should feel icy cold. Now, pack the Water Element into a sphere in front of you and then dissolve it, the same as you did with the Fire and Air. Let it evaporate away into nothingness.
To invoke the Earth Element, go into a light to medium trance and visualize yourself in the middle of a large sphere of heavy dense gravity. Now, do the energy breathing. Breath in the Earth from all sides of your body, front, back, top of your head and bottom of your feet. Imagine yourself getting heavier to where you are like lead and can no longer move - like you are buried under several feet of dirt. Feel the gravity of the Earth pulling you. Do this for seven breaths AND ONLY SEVEN BREATHS! DO NOT DO ANY MORE! YOU CAN EVEN DO AS LITTLE AS 2-3 BREATHS, BUT NO MORE THAN SEVEN!
You have two options for this exercise:
1. You can breathe the Earth Element back out into the Ether after each inhalation and even breath it out some more when you are finished with the seven breaths (This is the safest way)
2. You can retain the Earth. With retention of the elements, you will progress faster, understand how each element feels and affects you and increase your ability to handle each element, but remember- this is not for everyone. It is better to take things slower and use caution. Remember to always use common sense.
After some 12-24 hours, sit quietly and meditate a few minutes on how you feel after invoking Earth.
Get into a trance and draw a gray mass, similar to clay, from all directions simultaneously. The closer you bring it to yourself, it becomes browner and browner, rich like soil and more dense. Fill the room entirely with the heavy mass of the Earth element and visualize it compacting into a sphere. Feel the heaviness and the gravity and its pressure on your body. When finished, dissolve it as you did with the other elements.
Invoking the Akasha/Quintessence/Ether
I have found the Quintessence [Akasha/Ether] to act as a medium in amplifying energies and the powers of the soul. Ether is also said to impart "invisibility" in the way of one not being noticed. If you try this, it is very important to also do this with the void in not thinking, as thoughts give off energy. Of course, this does not mean physical invisibility, but invisibility in not being noticed, like a well-trained Ninja can do.
1. Visualize and feel yourself in the center of an unlimited space. This will feel like floating. There is no above or below or sideways. The Quintessence is ultra-violet, very similar to what is known as a black light. For those of you who are familiar with the black lights of the 1970's and how they illuminated florescent colors on posters, this is the color you should be visualizing as it is very powerful. Black lights are ultra-violet. If you are not familiar just type 'black light' into a search engine; also see 'images' of black lights; and black light bulbs. This energy is the first step in the non-visible spectrum of light. The soul is composed of both the visible and non-visible spectrums of light.
2. Breathe in the Akasha/Ether, visualizing yourself completely surrounded by the ultra-violet energy as you would with energy breathing and fill your entire being with it for eleven breaths.
FEEL this energy and focus your mind and astral senses upon it.
3. Meditate on the feeling you get from invoking this energy for 10-15 minutes.
"It has been mentioned in the theoretical part that the elements originate in the akasha principle, by which they are dominated and kept in the correct balance.
After a long time of exercising, a magician who has achieved good results with the elements will also be able to control the finest principle that is the astral ether."
"We have heard that akasha is the primary source, the sphere of all causes. Any deliberate cause, such as a wish, a thought, any imagination created in this sphere together with the dynamic conviction is bound to be realized with the help of the elements, regardless of the level or sphere on which the realization necessarily has to be performed. This is one of the greatest magic mysteries and a universal key for the magician, who will understand its range only later on in the course of his development." - Franz Bardon "Initiation into Hermetics"
Excerpt from "Using the Elements For Divination Purposes (Advanced)"
It is imperative one has at least some experience with invoking the elements for working this type of divination successfully.
A generally high level of advancement is required to divine properly through the elements. The four main elements can be used to this in order to divine properly.
Rotating the Elements (Advanced)
Rotating the elements is very advanced. One should already be adept with circulating energy through the chakras. One of the most important steps in advanced meditation is to circulate the elements through each of the chakras. This is very advanced and is done after condensing the element into a chakra it rules, and then circulating it. Work on mastering each one. You should definitely FEEL the element- i.e., searing hot for fire, ice cold for water, heavy for earth, and light for air. Quintessence is warm to hot. This is very advanced and should only be attempted by experienced meditators.
This will provide an important foundation for more advanced works of which I will soon be posting here.
The ancients used the seasons to facilitate their workings. This is a part of the four points. Summer is hot and meditating on and Invoking the Element of Fire is easier for beginners. Just make sure you have a place to cool down. Spring is a good time to work with Air, Fall is great for Earth, and Winter is good for working with Water, as it is cold.
The next step should be combining the elements, such as circulating Water after circulating Fire and then circulating Quintessence. This is all very powerful.
The Waxing and Full Moon acts to transform the fiery rays of The Sun into the Element of Water. Energy from both The Sun and Moon should also be Invoked and circulated.
Rotating the Element of Fire
- Breathe in the Element of Fire into your entire body.
- Condense the Fire into a small ball inside your Base Chakra.
- Now, direct that ball into your Sacral Chakra, then your Solar Chakra, your Throat Chakra, your Third Eye, your Crown Chakra and then down from your Crown Chakra into your 6th Chakra behind your Third Eye and to the back of your head- through the Rear Sixth Chakra and on down your spine at each chakra. Take your time with this, burning each of your chakras thoroughly. This is very empowering and cleansing.
- When finished, either direct the Fire ball to your Base Chakra or expell it through your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Do the same with the other elements, including the Quintessence. Doing this with the Chi or Pineal secretions is also very powerful AND pleasurable.
In the beginning, you should only work with and master one element per meditation session. Fire can also be Invoked from the Sun- the hotter the Sun, the better.
Concentrating the Elements (Advanced)
- Quiet your mind.
- Breathe in the Element of Fire and upon the exhale, direct all of it to your Base Chakra, so it is concentrated.
- Do this for five breaths.
- Meditate upon and feel the heat in your Base Chakra.
If you feel uncomfortable doing this, you can substitute directing the Water Element into your Sacral Chakra. Either do one or the other.
What this does is to train you to concentrate and direct an element. This can also be done outside of your body and for advanced magick, you will need this skill. It must be taken slowly though. This is very advanced. The Fire Element will stimulate your kundalini. Directing the elements to specific parts of the body can also be used to heal. NEVER DIRECT THE FIRE ELEMENT TO YOUR HEART OR YOUR BRAIN!! This can be very dangerous and can cause permanent damage to these two very sensitive organs. For adepts, organs other than the brain or heart are usually able to handle condensed elements. The organs are not the chakras, as some have confused these in the e-groups. Breathing in elements into your chakras is fine.
Circulating the Elements (Advanced)
These meditations are very advanced. The instructions should be obvious without having to go into unnecessary details.
Step One - Calcination -
To circulate Fire.
- Invoke the Element of Fire into your whole body
- Condense the element into your Base Chakra
- Circulate the fireball through each of your chakras as for the Circulation Meditation.
- You should feel the searing white-hot ball pass through each chakra. If you don't feel it right away, imagine it. This will come in time.
Step Two - Distillation -
To circulate the Element of Water after circulating Fire.
- Invoke Water
- Condense it into your Second chakra and perform as above.
This will produce searing steam that will deep clean your chakras, burning out and dissolving dross.
Step Three - Solution -
To further clean the chakras and to cause the elements to separate. The separation is passive and will occur naturally and is known as "separation."
- Invoke the Quintessence/Ether element.
- Condense it into your Third Eye or Sixth Chakra and circulate it.
Step Four - Conjunction -
- Invoke the Earth Element and heat it by Invoking the Fire Element.
- Condense the energy into your Base Chakra and circulate it.
Step Five - Putrification -
To apply moist heat through the Invocation of the Air Element.
- Invoke the Air Element.
- Condense it in your Throat Chakra and then circulate it.
Step Six - Congelation -
Invoke the Earth Element.
- Invoke the Earth Element.
- Condense it into your Base Chakra and then circulate it.
Step Seven - Cibation -
- Perform steps one and two above and gather and condense the liquid produced from each chakra into the Sacral (Second) Chakra and circulate it.
Step Eight - Sublimation -
Reheating with the Fire Element to further burn away impurities.
- Invoke the Fire Element.
- Condense it into your Base Chakra.
- Circulate it and vaporize each of your chakras with it.
- Immediately following, invoke the Earth Element.
- Condense it into your Base Chakra and circulate it, cooling down the vapor and causing condensation into solid form.
Step Nine - Fermentation -
This is done by breathing in Gold Energy. You can reap the best results from doing this directly from The Sun.
- Breathe in Gold Energy
- Condense it into your Solar Plexus Chakra
- Circulate it.
Step Ten - Exaltation -
This is done by Invoking Fire as with step one, only this time, concentrate on making the Fire as hot as possible.
Step Eleven - Multiplication -
This is done to amplify the energy and is done by Invoking the Quintessence as with step three.