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Element of Fire Altar Hand Crafted!
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Beautiful handmade altar, kissed by fire, embracing the symbols of Witches, Wiccans and Pagans.
"And It Harm None, Do As Ye Will" from the Wiccan Rede, in Theban the Language of the Witches.
Two brass candle holders that hold standard 6" household candles. Pentagrams on this Wiccan Altar table are wood burned around the candle holders for long lasting beauty. On back board is wood burned "And it harm none, do as ye will" in Theban the Witches language from the Wiccan Rede.
This element of fire altar table is completely hand crafted by DragonOak, "one who walks the pagan path". DragonOak has studied methods of divination for over 20 years and now brings forward hand crafted items in the old traditions for magick and ritual.
Pentacles around candle holders are wood burned by hand for everlasting beauty.
Beautiful hand made Witches altar that embraces the symbolism of Witchcraft, and Wiccan and Pagan Spiritualism.
This altar is created in the style of extreme pyrography. Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather. Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic extreme method using a torch resulting in the method used on our "Element of Fire" altar which is actually kissed with fire.
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Magick and Properties of the Elements
Working with Elementals
The base of all existence, those building blocks we are made from and of are the elementals. The ancients considered there to be four types of elementals fire, earth, air, and water. The Eastern traditions add metal and wood to these base elements.
Elements do not speak in traditional languages or forms; elements are the base of existence, the building blocks of everything that exists. Elements are focused upon that substance or area which is the elements form or state of being.
Other examples of the attributes of the elements are:
Earth = stable, mass, rooted, and stationary.
Fire = consuming, passion, motivation.
Air = thought, communication, ideas, awareness
Water = emotion, love, compassion
Wood = Stability with some adaptability, growth, subject to change
Metal = Strength, endurance, test of time
Earth element is stable, mass, rooted, and stationary. It teaches us how to add more stability, strength, and longevity in our lives. But since earth element is a base being earth can also bring about negative attributes to its condition of being. Too much stability can bring about laziness and gluttony, negative attributes.
Positive aspect of the element of earth includes how it nurtures us, cares for us, and provides us with our needs. Working with the element of earth is strongly associated with agriculture and horticulture. Strong physical labor is enhanced by the element of earth, picture Atlas carrying the world on his shoulder – that is the essence of this aspect of earth. Also under the realm of elemental earth is strongly associated to the world of animal life, just likes it does for mankind earth nurtures and cares for all life. Physical sensations, the cycles of life and death, patience, steadiness, and well-being are traits all taught by the element of earth.
Negative traits of the element can include stubbornness, fixation, slothfulness, hoarding, and insecurity.
Colors of the earth elemental include brown, black, and deep greens
Symbols for the element include the Pentacle, Salt, Most Rocks and Gemstones, and Soil.
Winter is the Season related to the earth element.
Earth element presides over the North Quarter or compass point
Tarot suit related to earth element is pentacles or coins.
Astrological rulerships of earth elements: Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo
Counter elements to balance are: fire and air.
Methods of using the elements of earth in ritual or spell weaving: Using gemstones or crystals as focus of the spell or ritual will provide endurance and strength. Kitchen witchery or herbal magic is strongly associated with earthen elemental magicks. Using the soil of earth to bury representations of problems will allow the elemental to slowly dissolve the situation away, time heals all wounds and earth is a master of time. Offerings to the earth will provide good health and long life.
Methods of connecting with earth elements include bear feet on the earth. Physically touching the earth provides a bond that will allow the earth element convey its strength and wisdom to you. Meditation is shorts while sitting allowing your legs and feet to touch the ground are advised.
Fire is a very fast acting and sometime consuming element. Fire element’s nature is to change the structure of whatever it touches into new state of being. With the element of fire one must take precautions when working with its very nature. A running hose, or bucket of water, even a fire extinguisher is not to much. If small fires, embers, or hot mishaps seem to happen around you a lot, the element is trying to speak to you, it may be time to listen.
Positive aspects of the element of fire include passion, lust, sexual frenzy, and virility. The quote “lighting a fire under your butt” deals with how fire initiates action, provides motivation, and drives the individual for completion. People that embrace the element of fire are often very driven and fast acting. High in passion and well endowed with courage is the element of fire. Fire is at the very heart of transform, clearing the old and making something new, much like the story of the Phoenix.
Negative aspects of the element of fire can include stress, nervous, and tension. Anger and sometimes the result of physical violence can be attributed to too much fire. The element of fire can create a synergy of burning out if it is relied on too much; balance is required to pace the element and its traits.
The Season of the element of fire is summer.
The athame or sword, candle, and the sacred fire itself symbolize fire element.
Deep yellows, reds, oranges, and golds are the colors of the fire element.
Fire elements realm is the South quarter or compass point
Tarot suit related to the element of fire is Swords.
Astrological rulerships of fire elements: Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo
Counter elements to balance are: earth and water.
Fire magicks include fire divination, candle magicks, and rituals to the Sun. Burning a piece of paper with defined problem symbolized the banishing of the situation.
Methods of connecting to the fire element include fire scrying. Never ever try to touch fire, and take all necessary precautions when working with fire, its nature is to consume, that is what it does. When fire scrying be sure that the fire is enclosed and can not spread, and you are in a position that if you fall over, fall asleep, or become hypnotic you do NOT fall into the fire, again it will consume. Candle gazing is another probably safer and controlled method of fire magick.
The element of air represents the realm of thought and imagination. Air elements provide the very process by which we think, rationalize, and hold our memories. The air element can aid our ability to express ourselves and enable the clarification of the process. When making decisions utilize air to provide focus and reason.
Negative traits with a lack or an over abundance of air can include confusion, headaches, and miscommunication. As with all the other elements balance is the key, and when one is over influences taper it with a counter element.
Air element is of the season Spring.
Air presides of the Quarter or compass point of the East.
Symbols that represent air include most wands, some athames, and incense (represented by the plume of smoke that arises).
Tarot suit represented by air is the wands or staves.
Astrological rulerships of the element of Air: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Counter elements to balance are: earth and water.
Colors that represent air are white, light yellows, light greens, and light blues. The lighter the color the better because air itself is translucent.
Air magicks include visualization skills and the spoken word. “So Mote It Be” is an affirmation of the element of air. Voice travels by air and verbalization is the element of confirming and strengthening spell weaving. The very being of voice creates an atmosphere that is supported by air. Think of it this way, in space there is no sound because there is no air to vibrate the waves, air is fundamental in voice magicks. Reciting a poem, spell, or chant adds to the element of air reinforcing the magick being utilized. Visualization is another method of reinforcing magickal spell weaving, and even the elements of goals completion of day-to-day life.
Methods of connecting to the element of air include every day of our lives. We are in constant contact with air. Incense that has some smoke plumes provide a visual connection to reinforce the times we work with the air element.
As with the other elements water is essential element in the existence of life. It is in essence life itself, the way it flows, and how it represents the journey we make thru life. Water purveys under the realm of divination, intuition, compassion, and general emotions. Water presides over the physical elements of conception, pregnancy, and the womb. With a balance of water life’s journey flows natural and content.
Negative traits of an imbalance of the element of water can include over emotionalism, dramatic, and can be overly reactionary based on feeling rather than balanced thought.
The season of the fall is where the element of water presides.
The water element abides in the realm of the West quarter or compass point.
Colors that represent the water element are blue, light grays, and ocean greens.
Symbols that represent the element of water include the cup and chalice.
Tarot suit represented by water are the cups or chalices.
Astrological Elements of the element of water: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
Counter elements to balance are: air and fire.
Scrying bowls and divination work with the element of water magick. Water poured in a scrying bowl is said tell the future and enable visions that work with spirit guides. It is said that problems writing on a willow leaf and set adrift upon the water will cleanse the situation and take the problem away. Water magicks work well with issues that deal with emotions like love, hate, and happiness, even fear.
Methods of connecting to the element of water include ritual baths, standing in the rain, and sitting with your bear feet in a lazy stream. Water cleanses and visualize it flowing over your as you seek to understand the element of water.
Elementals are neither good or evil, they are singular in perspective. They work with what they are and only that. They have not progressed or transgressed to emotion or feeling or even thought for that matter.
Care must be taken when working with the elementals. Fire can burn literally. When the elements come to you take what they have and move on, their perspectives can skew our thoughts and lest we become singular like them, care is very much advised.
Most often they come lucid dreams, meditation, astral travel, and some times physical. If every time you turn around and you see fire, things burning, it may be they are trying to contact in order to teach you something.