Spanky Wrote:What do you consider the elements to be, in terms of magick, energy work, etc?
What are the qualities you ascribe to them?
Do you ever do energy work with these elements directly, or do you think of them as more of "guidelines" for describing various similar energy patterns?
Have you ever encountered an "elemental" and if so, what were your thoughts and experiences with it?
Fire- In my language, this element is commonly known as F'iarea. It is the burning desires, the driving forces. It is obsession and other things like that. It is also connected to lust, obviously. This energy is particularly useful to use to get rid of negative energy quickly. I personally call it immolating.
Water- This is the dreams, the hopes, the artistic aspects. Vaguely connected to empathy. Highly connected to psychic visions, abilities, and the like. Balance, and emotions.
Earth- This is the more earthy, binding and comforting energy. This is the solid energy that holds you up when you need help, the comforting energy that you know will be there. too much can feel smothering though.
Air- Viciousness, but necessary nonetheless. Logic is connected here, as it is in Earth but moreso in air. While it may seem flighty, to me it is a very logical, to the point of ridiculously logical, energy.
"Light"- Me, I don't subscribe to the "light" and "Dark" things, it's too cut and dry for me. I just see it as life, and destruction. Both are extremely fascinating to me. Light energy can shift from benevolent, healing, protecting, purifying and cleansing energy to divine fury, bent on burning the "evil". -Note, I don't subscribe to the "good" and "evil" thing either.-
"Darkness"- This can be called many things. I refuse to call it void because to me, it's not. Dark energy is distruptive, similar to chaos but one-sided. It can be very good and pleasant for revenge, or frightening if you refuse to accept the darker parts of your personality.
Chaos- Chaos/Balance is everything. Chaos is everything all jumbled together, does what it wants, it's very warm to me, like a massage chair. Turbulent and comfortable. Balance is slightly more orderly than that, but not by much. Both have all the elements and therefore are none.
A'Raelys, aka all. This is a mixture of every energy. Including Chaos. This is simply existance itself.. A'Raelys means "of All".
I tend to use elements in rituals rather than just "magick". and considering that I believe myself to be extremely close to a pure elemental (except in a human body), yes.