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« Topic Start: April 10, 2007, 01:33:14 am »

Merry Meet,     

     I thought I would start a thread about books that deal with the 5 Elements of Wicca since there are no posts on this subject within this thread. These 5 Elements are: Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Spirit. To any who are interested in the study of this fascinating subject I offer these books for study for people who want to learn more about the Elements. I will also include a short description at what these books have to offer. Now the books listed are ones I have personally read which will be marked and ones which I haven't read.

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"Elements of Witchcraft: Natural Magick For Teens" by Ellen Dugan
     Now, you may magick yourself to seem more appealing and attractive.... Spells that call for you to have more confidence and poise are great too." Dugan stresses that clothes, jewelry and gear are not essential to magick. She prefers to emphasize ethics, accentuating that the Craft centers around positive personal power that is enhanced and harnessed by working with the forces of the natural world. The book is filled with real-life stories that teens can relate to, and the tone is friendly but not condescending. The book covers necessary points such as the four elements, explained in part by explicit guided meditations. There are also useful chapters on yearly observances and circlecasting. A thorough chapter on flowers and trees, more than is found in other similar works. In the chapter on tools she provides teens many affordable and safe alternatives to traditional supplies.

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"Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magick" by Scott Cunningham
     When you draw a heart in the sand, call on the four winds for assistance, or ask the rain to wash away a bad habit, you are practicing earth magic. By working in harmony with nature, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This tried-and-true guide offers more than one hundred spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the powerful energy of the earth. New cover New interior design.

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"Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magick" by Scott Cunningham
     Earth, Air, Fire & Water features more than 75 spells, rituals, and ceremonies. Cunningham reveals the secrets of the four magical elements, in addition to the fifth one: spirit. He explores their basic nature and the types of rituals associated with each element. Herbs, stones, metals, musical instruments, colors, seasons, direction, and symbols corresponding with each element are also discussed. This bestselling guide to natural magic also introduces the basics of magic-concepts, techniques, and tools-to those who are new to the practice.

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"Empowering Your Life with Natural Magic" by Sirona Knight
     Readers can enhance life and achieve goals by learning how to commune with the elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit; find their personal power element; explore tree magic; work with seasonal cycles; and communicate with nature devas, animal allies, and the faery kingdom; and more. With this book, they’ll learn how to indulge the senses with aromatherapy and discover the healing properties of plants; create magical faery gardens and healing light gardens; boost wellness, encourage healing, and bring balance into every area of life with Feng Shui; and much more.
• Will enchant the growing market share of New Age readers hungry for more hands-on, how-to information
• There is a strong interest in crystals, oils, sacred sites, herbs, flowers
• Books on “practical magick” are gaining in popularity

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"Way Of Four Spellbook: Working Magic with the Elements" by Deborah Lipp
     This knowledgeable guide presents never before explored magical material, such as combining elemental work with elemental purpose in a structured spell. Many different magical methods and styles are covered, including spell structures that are closely aligned with each element-handwritten spells for Air magic, soaking and bathing spells for Water magic, sex magic for the element of Fire, and burial and planting magic for Earth spells. In her friendly and forthright way, Deborah Lipp gives detailed information on the essence of a spell, including the meaning of intention, the difference between target and goal, the use of interconnection, sources of power, magical focus, and much more.

     These are just some of the examples on what Elemental Witchcraft can offer you. Of course I'm not telling you to rush out and buy these books. They are merely listed here as an aid in ones quest to learn more about the elements and the effect they have on the planet, the universe and oneself. I hope that what I have listed here today is of help to those seeking.

May The Goddess Light Your Way
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« Reply #1: April 10, 2007, 09:17:50 pm »

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I have this book, and have read some of it...unfortunately not much is coming to mind about it.

She has another one "The Elements of Ritual"  that I've read a little more heavily.  She goes through each step of (Wiccan) ritual, and actually explains WHY each step is done and why it's important or not so, and expains the step in the context of each element.  It can get a little repetitive.."this is the air reason of casting the circle, this is the fire reason to cast the circle...." but definately gets you thinking about what the right way for you might be, and why.
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« Reply #2: April 23, 2007, 05:35:17 pm »

"Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magick" by Scott Cunningham
     Earth, Air, Fire & Water features more than 75 spells, rituals, and ceremonies. Cunningham reveals the secrets of the four magical elements, in addition to the fifth one: spirit. He explores their basic nature and the types of rituals associated with each element. Herbs, stones, metals, musical instruments, colors, seasons, direction, and symbols corresponding with each element are also discussed. This bestselling guide to natural magic also introduces the basics of magic-concepts, techniques, and tools-to those who are new to the practice.


I have this book, and it is definitely a good read for beginners and the experienced alike.  Not the end-all be-all of books, but definitely a good resource to have handy.  Smiley
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« Reply #3: May 07, 2007, 03:06:16 pm »

Can I add the Jaq Hawkins "Spirits Of" series, which add an interesting insight to actualy working with the "elementals". Hmm I think I wrote a couple of reviews about these back on the old site, they might still be there is there is archive access  Cool
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« Reply #4: May 07, 2007, 03:22:10 pm »

Can I add the Jaq Hawkins "Spirits Of" series, which add an interesting insight to actualy working with the "elementals". Hmm I think I wrote a couple of reviews about these back on the old site, they might still be there is there is archive access  Cool

Yup, the archives can be accessed by clicking the archive links under "community Areas" on the sidebar to the left.

Also, I know you just arrived here, but please get in the habit of using the quote button to reply. It's a requirement on this board with few exceptions.

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« Reply #5: May 07, 2007, 03:26:19 pm »

Do I have to quote for every post I make?? Sorry to be a dim wit, but I figured that quotes were only required if it wasn't explicitly obvious what was being discussed? Not challenging, just curious as I know you guys here have always had a slightly different netiqtte to most other boards, so don't want to hack everybody off?
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« Reply #6: May 07, 2007, 03:33:56 pm »

Do I have to quote for every post I make?? Sorry to be a dim wit, but I figured that quotes were only required if it wasn't explicitly obvious what was being discussed? Not challenging, just curious as I know you guys here have always had a slightly different netiqtte to most other boards, so don't want to hack everybody off?

The problem is that what is "explicitly obvious" to one person often isn't to everyone else.  Sad  So if your post is in reply to anything remotely specific, even if you're replying to the first post in the thread or the post right before yours, then you do need to quote.  Not-quoting we'd like to reserve for really, really general stuff like a thank-you to everyone who's posted in, or a new news story in a news thread, or something like that.

It's only partly for the quote itself, really; if you use the quote button, it puts in a link back to the post you're replying to, and that is just as important to a lot of us as the quote itself, if not moreso.  On Beehive we didn't bug people about it much because Beehive just put in the link-backs automatically, so if someone didn't quote, it was no biggie because you could just click the link and go back to see what they were replying to.  SMF doesn't do that, though, so that's why we're getting so picky about quoting all of the sudden.
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« Reply #7: May 07, 2007, 03:37:18 pm »

SMF doesn't do that, though, so that's why we're getting so picky about quoting all of the sudden.

Hehehe fairy nuff, lol might rule out sneaky surfing and quick replies for me at work mind.
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« Reply #8: May 08, 2007, 10:17:59 am »

Hehehe fairy nuff, lol might rule out sneaky surfing and quick replies for me at work mind.

You can use the quote in the quick reply window. In fact I'm doing it right now! 

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