Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-the four elements give us a way to describe the universe and everything in it, a structured approach to knowing the unknowable. The elements are also potent keys to heightened self-understanding and personal balance. Your elemental nature is revealed in the way you express yourself in relationships, the roles you play in life, even your sense of style.
Insightful and fun to use, The Way of Four will show you how to create balance within your self, your home, and your workplace. It starts with a complete and concise history of the four elements, from the Celts, to ancient India and Greece, to modern Western Occultism. This unique book also discusses the relationship between Jungian personality types, the court cards of the Tarot, and the four elements.
With this guide, you can experience for yourself the unique power and "feel" of each element through simple and meaningful rituals and meditations. A variety of custom-made quizzes and checklists will help you determine which of the four elements are prominent and which are lacking in different areas of your world. After completing an assessment of your personality traits, you'll discover specific ways to achieve balance by adding the elemental qualities that you need through meditations, exercises, perfumes, beauty treatments, fashion, home design, and even the foods you eat.
In Irish tradition, there is a wonderful story of bile, the ancient tree. It grows by the side of a sacred well, and acorns, nuts, and apples spring from its branches.
How wonderful it would be to live in the world of folk-tradition: a magical place where the world is joined-up, the sacred is apparent in the everyday world, and every living thing... read this article