Ok, so I've been hearing a lot of stuff about mastering the elements and much of what I hear is pure crap. Ok, so people claim they can move a drop of water with their minds. They're probably lying and besides that in no way makes you a master of water. It just means you're telikinetic. A true master of water can walk through a thunderstorm without getting wet. So, how does one accomplish this. There are three requirements. The first, you must not be afraid of that element. If you are afraid of fire, you will never master it. I personnaly am terrified of heights so I will never master air. Now, the way we do this is by commanding and influencing the elemental spirits. The elemental spirits of fire are called salamanders. Undines for water, gnomes for earth, and sylphs for air. Each of these types of spirits have a flaw. You must nit have that flaw. An arrogant man can nevver command salamanders for he is brought down by the same flaws as the entities he commands. A man who gets distracted easily will never command the sylphs, also, we must excell in their strengths.
"it is necessary to be as prompt and active as the sylphs; as flexible and attentive to images as the undines. As energetic and strong as the Salamanders; as laborious and patient as the gnomes; in a word, we must conquer them in their strength, without ever allowing ourselves to be enthralled by their weaknesses"
Finnaly, we must go through some sort of initiation process to prove to them we are capable and worthy to command them. Ancient cults had elaborate ceremonies for this sort of thing but as they no longer exist, we must initiate ourselves. If we want to master water, we could swim through a raging riptide, if we want to master air, we could cross a deep gorge on a tree trunk. If we want to master earth, we could scale a mountain during a storm. When I initianted myself into mastering fire, I had an expert firewalker take me to a volcanoes in Hawaii where I walked across a bed of lava. Once you are sure you have gotten rid of any flaws that belong to the elementals corresponding with your element and you are sure you have exceeded them in there good traits, only then would I suggest I itiating yourself. Once you have initiated yourself, you may work on mastering the element. Each element has it's own exercise designed for mastering it. Now let's say that you are very good at concentrating and you are active and efficient. Now let's say you've initiated yourself by climbing up a really tall tree or whatever and you're not afraid of heights. Now what? You would do the exercise daily. This is the exercise of air. Face east and blow as hard as you can, then, recite this oration. Spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas, et inspiravit in facian hominis spiraculum vitae. Sit Michael dux meus, et Sabtabiel servus meus, in luce etper lucem. Fiat verbum halitus meus; et imperabo spiritibus aeris hujus, et refraenabo equos solis voluntate cordis nei, et cogitatione mentis meae et nutu oculi dextri. Erorciso igitur te, creatura aeris, per Pentagrammaton et in nomine Tetragrammaton, in quibus sunt voluntas firma et fides recta. Amen. Sela, fiat. Qu'il en soit ainsi. Now the first thing that came to
Now I know a lot of you are wondering, do we have to recite it in Latin, the answer is no but I would recommend it. When I first started doing the exercise of fire, I used English but later switched to Latin. The English translation for that would be, The Spirit of God brooded upon the waters, and breathed into the face of man the breath of life. Let Michael be my chief and Saltabiel my servant in the light and by the Light. Be my breath by the word; and I will command the spirits of this atmosphere, and will bridle the horses of the sun by the will of my heart, the thought of my mind, and the winking of my eye. I exercise thee, creature of air by the Pentagram, and in the name of the Tetragram, in which are firm will and true faith. Amen, Selah; so be it. So mote it be.
Do this to all directions, when you are finished, return to the east and draw an eagles head before you with the plume of an eagle. Finnaly, recite the prayer of the sylphs. Spirit of light! Spirit of wisdom! whose breath gives and takes away again the forms of all things! Thou, in whose presence the life of being is a shadow which changes, and a vapor which passes away. Thou who ascendest the clouds and movest on the wing of the winds. When thou breathes! forth, infinite spaces are peopled! When thou inhalest, all that comes from thee returns to thee! Endless movement in eternal stability, be thou eternally blest! We praise thee and bless thee in the changing empire of created light, of shadows, of reflections and of images; and we long unceasingly for thine immutable and imperishable light. Let the ray of thy intelligence and the heat of thy love penetrate even to us; then what is movable will become fixed; the shadow will become a body; the spirit of the air will become a soul; the dream will become a thought, and we shall no longer be borne away by the tempest, but shall hold the bridle of the winged steeds of the morning, and shall direct the course of the evening winds that we may fly into thy presence. O spirit of spirits! O eternal soul of souls! O imperishable breath of life! O creative inspiration. O mouth which inspires and respires the existence of all beings in the flux and reflux of thy eternal Word, which is the divine ocean of movement and of truth. Amen! Now, after Doing this Daily for a while, you will start to feel one with the element of air. Soon, sylphs will accept that you are worthy to command them. They will reveal themselves to you and talk to you. Sometimes, however, the elenentals can get rowdy. If this happens, cast a circle and place on it, consecrated water, a consecrated sword, an eagle feather, and an incense censer. Trace in the air a hexagram with your wand and say
Caput mortum, imperet tibi dominus per vivum et devotum serpentem!
Cherub, imperet tibi Dominus per Adam Yod-HaVah!
Aquila errans, imperet tibi Dominus per alas tauri!
Serpens, imperet tibi Dominus Tetragrammaton, per Angelum et Leonem!
Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Anael!
Fluat udor per Spiritum Elohim
Manet in terra per Adam Yod-HaVah!
Fiat firmamentum per Yod-HaVah-Sabaoth!
Fiat judicium per ignem in virtute Michael!
Angel of the blind eyes, obey, or pass away with this holy water!
Work Winged Bull, or revert to the earth, unless thou wilt that I should pierce thee with this sword!
Chained Eagle, obey my sign, or fly before this breathing!
Writhing serpent, crawl at my feet, or be tortured by the sacred fire and give way before the perfumes that I burn in it!
Water, Return to water!
Earth, revert to earth!
By Virtue of the Pentagram, which is the Morning Star, and by the Name of the Tetragram, which is written in the centre of the Cross of Light!
Amen. Amen. Amen.
Finnaly, you will need to summon the elemental king of air, Paralda. I gave never summoned him before so I will give an example of how I summoned Djin, the king of the salamanders. Now, you command sylphs with the holy pentacles, gnomes with the consecrated sword, undines with the cup of libtation, and salamanders with the forked wand or magic trident. Now I know all of you are thinking that the sword us ascociated with fire, the pentacles with earth and the wand with air and that I have everything mixed up. Well I don't. This is just how things work and hast nothing to do with the modern assumption that the pentacles belong to earth, the wand to air etc. I choose to arm myself with a weapon called the trident of paraclesus. I drew a protective circle along the ground and enscribed ut with various names of power. I had a red robe. I performed a ritual calked the lesser invoking ritual of the pentagram of fire before saying
"Omnipotent and eternal god who gas ordained the who creation for thy praise and thy gluey ad also for the salvation of man, I beseech thee to send me thy spirit Djin of the elemental kingdom of fire so that he may instruct me in those things about which I design to ask him, nontheless, not my will be done but thine through Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour. I'm not going to go through all the details of the ritual but you get the idea. This us the true way of mastering an element. And if you think Im getting thus from Harry potter or whatever, you're wrong.