Elemental Philosophy

Author: David Macauley
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438432461
Size: 15,64 MB
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Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Earth Air Fire Water

Author: Scott Cunningham
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738718084
Size: 20,86 MB
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“A treasure trove of practical magic for both novices and more experienced practitioners . . . beautifully crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility.”—PanGaia A leaf from an oak tree . . . a wildflower . . . water from a sparkling stream . . . dirt from a cool dark cave—these are the age-old tools of natural magic. Born of the earth, possessing inherent power, they await only our touch and intention to bring their magical qualities to life. The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world. Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement. A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years, he wrote more than fifty books, including the seminal Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.

The Biosphere

Author: Carl Heintze
Size: 10,87 MB
Format: PDF
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Discussion of our planet's life-sustaining environment, based on the ancient Greek concept of the four elements - earth, air, fire, water.

Elements Of Magic

Author: Jane Meredith
ISBN: 9780738757148
Size: 16,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"With brilliant contributions from members of the international Reclaiming community--including Suzanne Sterling, Rose May Dance, Gerri Ravyn Stanfield, and Willow Kelly--this book provides spells, exercises, practices, and perspectives that are taught in Reclaiming's foundational class, Elements of Magic"--

Water Earth Air Fire And Picket Fences

Author: Carol Smallwood
ISBN: 9780991107483
Size: 12,67 MB
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Carefully crafted in both free and formal configurations, the poems in this book take the reader on an artful journey through concentric circles, starting with the poet's personal encounters with the world around her (including a terrifying bout with cancer)-and gradually widening into those "other realms" that reach beyond our senses, provoking both wonder and humility. These may be small poems, but they leave an impression on the reader that is both large and lasting.

Earth Air Fire And Water

Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462009387
Size: 10,52 MB
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Author Jean Rikhoffs life often reads as if it were fiction instead of an actual catalog of facts. Shes had no interest in settling down into what would be described as a normal life. In this memoir, she recaps her lifes out-of-the ordinary adventures against the backdrop of water, earth, fire, and air. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water is Rickhoffs account of growing up in the 1950s. She tells about trying many roles, such as writer, wife, mother, professor, friend, with her real role in life always seeming to evade her. Her adventures include several years spent in Europe and numerous visits to Africa and India as well as remote locations such as Cambodia and the Easter Islands. Among her many experiences are a doomed love affair with a Spanish count, an extraordinary encounter with a Masai chieftain in Kenya, and an intense and humorous friendship with the famous American sculptor David Smith. With anecdotes and photographs, this memoir shows that through all of Rikhoffs many exploits, she is searching for who she isnot an appendage to someone else, but as a woman who wants to carve out a life that is uniquely her own. Best Memoir of 2011 from the Adirondack Center for Writing

Earth Water Air Fire

Author: José Luis Mateo
Editor: Actar
ISBN: 9781940291468
Size: 15,12 MB
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This research addresses the archaic or permanent conditions of architcture. ACcording to Pre-Socratic tradition, since earliest times, when human kind began to analyze the universe, there was this important proposition lasting until today that nature and life are connected to the four principles of earth, water, air and fire. THis thesis not only relates to basic conditions of man on earth, but also targets the fundamentals of architecture. It addresses how nature and life are connected to the four principles of earth, water, air and fire, and how natural elements should inspire our architectural actions today. THe book targets the fundamentals of architecture through many contemporary projects developed at ETH Zurich Chair of Architecture and by Design Prof. DR. JOsep Lluis Mateo.

Wisdom Of The Elements

Author: Margie McArthur
ISBN: 9780895949363
Size: 10,53 MB
Format: PDF
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Margie McArthur is a Pagan priestess, crystal healer and herbalist. She draws on neo-pagan traditions, Chinese medicine, the chakras and Native American spirituality to conjure up a world where the four natural elements are manifest in all aspects of human life.

High On A Hilltop

Author: Diane Hebley
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780456032503
Size: 17,83 MB
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Four Elements

Author: Rebecca Rupp
ISBN: 9781861972347
Size: 12,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The stuff the earth is made of. In a tour de force of writing Rebecca explores the science, the scientists, the legends and the stories connected with water (from tidal waves to the health-giving properties of bathing), air (from hurricanes to humming bees, fire (from the invention of cooking to recent discoveries about lightning) and earth (from earthquakes to catapults). The ancient Greeks saw the world as made up of the four elements and in many ways, in spite of all advances in science, that is how most of us directly experience the world. Rupp presents Greek science and modern atomic theory, Aristotle and the periodic table. The substantial sections devoted to each elements range widely from creation myths and volcanoes to plate tectonics and the tides. And at the core of each is a wonderfully informative discussion of every aspect: thus in 'Water' she talks of drinking water and mineral water and thermal springs, of bathing and swimming (by humans and animals and fish), of snow and ice and refrigeration, of rain and hydrographics, of waves and the oceans. Finally, 'The elements are more than the useful shorthand of chemical equations. The four, in their symbolic aspect, are the romance at the heart of science.' From atomic theory to oxygen bars, from supervolcanoes to the anatomy of the candle, Four Elements is a multifaceted journey of discovery through the elements, real and symbolic, that shape our lives. No one will leave this book without feeling hugely enriched.