Thursday, January 8, 2015

Love Magic But Lack Knowledge? Start Here!

Most successful magical practitioners start with a foundation of basic skills and techniques. From this foundation, the practitioner then builds, cuts-and-fits, and alters the basics to fit new situations. If you are just starting out in your magical practice--or would like to--check out our online tutorial on how to study magic. It will help you get your foot in the magical doorway and give you a glimpse into the wonderful world of magic and miracles!

At the foundation of magical practice is gaining an understanding of and being able to work with the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. From there magical tools can be used to channel these energies to extend the reach and effect you can have in using the elements. These four elements are what make up everything in the Universe. By knowing how to work with these elements, you can then advance into spellwork, healing, communication, performing rituals, psychic development, and magically manifesting whatever you desire. Just to whet your appetite for this magical foundation work, here are some of the aspects of the four elements to consider.

Air
The Air element is connected to thinking and planning and associated with the direction East. It corresponds to seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, planning, thinking, believing, memorizing, communicating, learning, teaching, information, ideas, wisdom, understanding, worry, sensation, awareness, opinions, data, memory, and mind. The colors associated with the Air element are:

Clear: breathing, physical reactions, physical sensations, seeing
White: mental processes, thinking, planning, communicating
Sky Blue: spiritual enlightenment, wisdom, understanding

Fire
The Fire element is action oriented and is also associated with will, personal power and creativity. Fire is associated with the direction South and corresponds to energy, power, will, desire, anger, pain, motivation, radiance, passion, initiative, aggression, limitation, endeavor, activity, creative, willingness, urge, inspired, excitable, courage, bravado, compulsion, fanaticism, frustration, resentment, rage, and freedom. The colors associated with the Fire element are:

Sun Yellow – Spirit fire, creativity, radiance
Yellow-Orange – Motivation, excitability, activity
Red-Orange – Anger, pain, fever, aggression, drive
Bright-Red – Courage, bravado, will, endeavor
Deep Red – Passion, flow
Electric-Blue – All bands, initiating force on galactic or universal levels

Water
Water is the element of emotion, passion, empathy, flow and feelings. It is associated with the direction West and corresponds to emotions, feelings, intuition, compassion, empathy, sympathy, knowing, devotion, quest, aspiration, intention, appreciation, integrity, harmony, beauty, balance, serenity, fluidity, grief, apathy, joy, and love. The colors associated with the Water element are:

Water Blue – Physical water, hydration, used for healing
Deep Blue – Mental or emotional water
Blue Black – Spiritual water, usually associated with "buried unconscious" issues

Earth
The Earth element is connected to solidity, strength, foundations and permanence. Its direction is the North and it corresponds to strength, money, foundation, endurance, structure, mundane world, serenity of beingness, solidity, boundaries, permanence, land, commerce, products, confidence, loyalty, persistence, stubbornness, fortress, security, anchor, barter, substance, body, base, and possessions. Earth colors are:

Grass Green – Vibrant, dynamic living Earth
Earth Brown – Stable Earth
Black -  Pure, dead Earth (the stuff of black holes)

This is just a short intro into the four elements. For more in-depth study check out our free online tutorial and get started on your way into the wonderful world of magic.

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