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Storm Elemental

As before discussed, an elemental is a type of magical entity who personifies a force of nature and controls natural powers derived from their element. The 16th century Alchemist, Paraclelsus, identified the four categories, gnomes, undines, sylphs, and salamanders which I explored last time. These correspond to the classical elements of antiquity: earth, water, air and fire. These are still widely used today. This may not be the whole story though.

It has been brought to my attention that there are other elemental beings though, who are just as vital in our reality, for example, STORM.  My American contact Matthew Gibson has explained to me that Storm is an enhancement element that freely combines quite often with the other four physical elements: earthquakes, tornadoes, forest fires/infernos, and hurricanes are all examples of this.

The problem is though, as with all the elementals, that the rise of the fantasy games industry, has blurred even further the lines between fact and fiction in researching these beings. Very excitingly though, there are more elemental beings which are fundamental to the creation of our reality.

These I will explore next time.

Gnomes, sylphs, undines and salamanders

Elementals

Beyond science, hard information is very difficult to obtain on these special and vital beings. I have distilled the information available as accurately as I could.  The trouble is that many people and sources do not always agree. Myth and fantasy games also muddy the information stream. All I can say is that, all sources agree that these beings live on the astral plane and seem to be essential to our, and the Earth’s, existence. In some senses this is a simplified story, though, but glimpses of a bigger picture of reality do begin to emerge.

Gnomes ( Earth elementals)

Dumpy and grumpy guarding mines and treasures. They are said to move through the Earth at will. They are usually portrayed as wizened old men with pointed hats and beards. The nature spirits who serve at the physical level are called gnomes.

There are said to be billions of Gnomes that work tirelessly all the year round to make sure that all living things get what they need. They also process waste and mitigate, where possible, pollutants, negative energies as well as those physically poisonous to the Earth and humanity.

Sylphs ( Air elementals)

Sylphs are believed to be an offshoot branch of the sidhe, a supernatural race comparable to the fairies or elves. Sometimes they look like clouds, other times they can be seen as tall thin humans, but with large wings. They can be mistaken for angels or vice – versa. They are said to purify the air, but also the mental plane. They can soar above the Earth at will and travel great distances.

Undines ( Water elementals)

Undines are supposed to be spirits of the water, some say present in every drop. The undines protect water and also try to cleanse waters that have been poisoned by sewage, industrial waste, chemicals, pesticides and other substances. They work ceaselessly to heal the polluted seas. They usually, but not always, resemble female humans, mermaids are supposed to be a sub –species, but there are others. As mermaids they may interact with human men. Merman also exist.

Salamanders ( Fire elementals)

 

 

Great claims are made for salamanders. They are said to appear as adult male humans made from flames or sometimes lizards. They control the element of fire.

In some circles they are said to infuse our reality with the energies of the Spirit necessary to sustain life on earth. Capable of wielding both the most intense fires of the physical atom and the purifying, spiritual fires of Spirit, they control the spiritual-material oscillation of light within the nucleus of every atom. They are agents for the transfer of the fires of the subtle world for our everyday use. They also absorb negativity from humanity.

 

This is just one layer of elemental beings though. The big picture of elemental beings in our reality is much more complex and includes ourselves.

More next time.

 

 

 

Elemental spirits of Earth, fire, air and water

Alongside all the other nature spirits there are elemental beings which also help life on Earth to exist and flourish. In antiquity there was said to be 4 elements which made up the Earth. That is earth, fire, air and water. Our understanding of these elemental beings is based on these categories. The Chinese have a 5th, iron, and I am sure there are many other cultural variations. (more…)