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|Devas||The Elemental Kingdom|
|Nature Devas||Nature Spirits|
|Geopathic Stress and the Elementals||Nature Spirit Magick|
Devas are spirits usually invisible to the untrained human eye. They are part of the Angelic Kingdom and are in direct service to the world of nature expressing themselves as one of the 4 elements. The exist in the etheric world which penetrates out own. They can be seen or felt with our inner senses.
These beings are made up of an etheric substance that is unique and specific to their particular element. They are living entities oftentimes resembling human in shape but inhabitung worlds of their own.
Each plant, animal, rock, and other entity has a spirit (consciousness resonance matrix).
These spirits can join together, in a hive-mind, as a spirit of an area.
Nature spirits include real biological intelligences, are psychically powerful, and are much less abstract and controllable than the Elementals that many magical people who perform all of their rituals indoors are familiar with.
They can be extremely powerful allies.
It is possible to sense nature spirits, to determine if they are receptive to a ritual planned, and to have them actively participate in magical workings if they are.
"Hidden Mysteries", Joshua David Stone
There are three groups of Devas:
1. All elementals working with the etheric doubles of humankind and all elementals working with the etheric bodies of inanimate objects.
The "violet devas" (evolve through feeling, education of humankind) are on an evolutionary path.
The elementals are on the evolutionary path their goal being to evolve into the deva kingdom with the violet color.
2. The fairies and elves - build and color the flowers - the elementals who work with the vegetables, fruits, and al the verdure that covers the earth's surface.
Also connected with this group-devas of magnetization that are connected to stones, talismans, and the sacred spots of the earth.
There is one last groups of devas in this group that are found around the habitations of the masters who live on the earth.
3. Those in this group work with the elementals of the air and sea, the sylphs, the water fairies, and the devas who guard human beings.
There are four basic elements of nature: fire, air, earth, and water. Within each of the four elements are nature spirits that are the spirital essence of that element.
They are made up of etheric substance that is unique and specific to their particular element.
They are living entities oftentimes resembling humans in shape but inhabiting a world of their own.
The beings in the Elemental Kingdom work primarily on the mental plane and are known as "builders of form." Their specialty is translating thought-forms into physical forms by transforming mental patterns into etheric and then physical patterns.
Each of them is a specialist in creating some specific form whether it be an electron or interstellar space.
Elementals range in size from smaller than an electron to vaster than galactic space. Like the angels, elemental beings begin their evolution small in size and increase their size as they evolve.
The elementals serving on planet Earth materialize whatever they pick up from the thoughts and feelings of mankind. This relationship was intended to facilitate the (re)-manifestation of "heaven on Earth."
They take their orders from the Devas.
They do not remain individualized as humans are. These beings are animated by the thought power of the lower angels and so are thought forms of sorts.
They may be etheric thoughts forms, yet they have etheric flesh, blood, and bones. They live, propagate off-spring, eat, talk, act, and sleep.
They cannot be destroyed by material elements such as fire, air, earth, and water because they are etheric in nature.
They are not immortal though. When their work is finished they are absorbed back into the ocean of spirit. They do live a very long time - 300 to 1,000 years.
They have the power to change their size and appearance almost at will. They cannot, however, change elements.
The nature spirits of the Earth are called Gnomes. There are male and female gnomes. In our daily lives, we come in contact with the male, because the female almost always stays at home.
Subgroups : Brownies - Dryads - Durdalis - Earth Spirits - Elves - Hamadryads - Pans - Pygmies - Sylvestres - Satyrs
The salamanders are the spirit of fire. Without these beings, fire cannot exist. You cannot light a match without a salamander's being present.
There are many families of salamanders, differing in size, appearance, and dignity.
Some people have seen them as small balls of light, but most commonly they are perceived as being lizard-like in shape and about a foot or more in length.
The salamanders are considered the strongest and most powerful of all the elementals. Their ruler is a magnificent flaming being called Djin.
Those who have seen him say that he is terrible, yet we - inspiring in appearance.
Salamanders have the ability to extend their size or diminish it, as needed. If you ever need to light a campfire in the wilderness, call to the salamanders and they will help you.
It has also been said that salamanders (and the other elemental beings) can be mischievous at times. For example, a fiery temper and inharmonious conditions in a person's home can cause these beings to make trouble.
They are like children in that they don't fully understand the results of their actions. They are greatly affected, as are all nature spirits, by human humankind's thinking.
The sylphs are the air spirits. Their element has the highest vibratory rate of the four (beside earth, fire, water). They live hundreds of years, often reaching one thousand and never seeming to get old.
They are said to live on the tops of mountains. The leader of the sylphs is a being called Paralda who is said to dwell on the highest mountain of Earth.
Sylphs often assume human form but only for short periods of time. The vary in size from being as large as a human to being much smaller. They are volatile and changeable.
The winds are their particular vehicle. They work through the gases and ethers of the Earth and are kindly toward humans.
They are usually seen with wings, looking like cherubs or fairies.
Because of their connection to air, which is associated with the mental aspect, one of their functions is to help humans receive inspiration.
The sylphs are drawn to those who use their minds, particularly those on creative arts.
The undines are the elemental beings that compose water. They are able to control, to a great degree, the course and function of the water element.
Etheric in nature, they exist within the water itself and this is why they can't be seen with the normal physical vision.
These beings are beautiful to look at and are very graceful. They are often seen riding the waves of the ocean.
They can also be found in rocky pools and in marshlands. They are clothed in a shimmery substance looking like water but shinning with all the colors of the sea, with green predominating. The concept of the mermaid is connected with these elemental beings.
The undines also work with the plants that grow under the water and with the motion of water. Some undines inhabit waterfalls, others live in rivers and lakes.
Every fountain has its nymph. Every ocean has its oceanids.
The undines closely resemble humans in appearance and size, except for those inhabiting smaller streams and ponds. The undines often live in coral caves under the ocean or on the shores of lakes or banks of rivers. Smaller undines live under lily pads.
The undines work with the vital essences and liquids of plants, animals, and human beings. They are present in everything containing water.
There are many families of undines, as the chart indicates. The ruler of the undines is a being called Necksa. The undines love, serve, and honor her unceasingly. They are emotional beings, very friendly and open to being of service to human beings.
The smaller undines are often seen as winged beings that people have mistakenly called fairies. Those winged beings are seen near flowers that grow in watery areas. They have gossamer wings and gossamer clothing.
Subgroups : Limoniades - Mermaids - Naiads - Oceanid - Oreads - Potamides - Sea Maids - Water Spirits
Stress and the Elementals
March 1998--By Shakura Rei
"Geopathic stress" may be defined as developing bodily imbalance or illness, due to lines of harmful energies which radiate from the earth. Earth acupuncture is the process used to neutralize these fields.
Geopathic stress has been found to be the common factor in many serious and minor illnesses and psychological conditions, especially those conditions in which the immune system is severely compromised.
Cardiovascular deficiency, attention deficit disorder, immune deficiency disorders, chronic fatigue, are samples of chronic geopathic stress influence. Some lesser effects of influence are chronic body pains, headaches, sudden signs of physical aging, irritability, and restless sleep.
It is also a common factor in cases of infertility and miscarriages, learning difficulties, behavioral problems and neurological disabilities in children.
When treating patients who continue to be effected by earth radiation during periods of sleep or work, response to treatment tends to be slow or uneventful, however when their home or work place is neutralized, the geopathic stress conditions resolve themselves and the body begins to heal.
There are four lines of geopathic energy which can be detected and neutralized: The Hartmann Grids and Geopathic Zones adversely effect the cellular structure of living organisms. Interference Zones and Personal Zones effect one's emotions and objectives. Personal Zones may also effect one's physical health.
Hartmann Grids were discovered in 1950 by a German medical doctor, Ernst Hartmann. The lines form a grid around the earth, running north to south and east to west, and extend to a height of 60 - 600 feet.
The north-south lines appear approximately every 6 feet 6 inches and the east-west lines appear approximately every 8 feet 2 inches. According to Dr. Hartmann, the worst place that a person can sleep or work is over a Hartmann knot, where two Hartmann lines cross, as harmful radiation is intensified at this juncture.
Geopathic Zones have a range of influence from 2 to 200 feet, and reach a height of 600 to 30,000 feet. Their direction is random and may be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. When natural radiation rises through the earth, its wavelength is distorted by weak electromagnetic fields emanating from subterranean running water, mineral concentrations, fault lines and underground cavities.
These distorted fields of radiation are harmful to living organisms, and produce the geopathic zones. It is not uncommon to find them parallel to, or imposed upon the Hartmann Grids.
Geopathic zones can also be man made. These would include electromagnetic fields which emanate from such structures as high tension, or satellite towers, electrical street poles, or fuse boxes.
Personal Zones are also random in direction, with a variable range of influence and height. These zones produce energies that uniquely effect an individual on a personal level. Simply stated, they produce an energy that grates on the energy of any given person, producing a chronic subtly annoying and irritating effect. Animals are also affected by these zones.
Interference Lines, as with Personal Zones, are random in direction, with a variable range of influence and height, and produce an energy which interferes with one's personal goals. Interference lines were only discovered several months ago, and I can attest to the power of their negative influence, and the quick and incredible positive changes that occurred when they were neutralized.
I strongly recommend that one's house be checked for Interference lines if one has a home-based business which seems to be hindered in some way, or feels that "something" is blocking one's goals.
I personally had 10 interference lines running through my house. The day after neutralizing them clients and money began pouring in; I was truly astounded. There was a definite shift that occurred, and continues to this day. Office buildings should also be neutralized to increase production and cash flow.
Neutralization of all geopathic lines is first accomplished by discovering the lines through dowsing. After finding the direction of flow and center of the line, we bury copper wire perpendicular to its center. This blocks the line, causing the energies to dome over the structure being neutralized.
The effect from Hartmann and geopathic lines can literally be seen in the atmosphere, as they tend to produce a gray, dull appearing sky, typically seen in many parts of the Midwestern U.S. When these lines are blocked and dome, the atmosphere is suddenly relieved of these energies and a beautiful
blue sky appears directly over the structure.
Pan is the God of the nature spirits. He is half man and half goat. The nature spirits are for the most part composed of etheric matter. Their job is to build the plants. They channel the etheric forces they receive into physically constructing the particular plant patterns they are receiving from the Devas.
They are like the physical workers who carry out the architectural blueprints. They express great joy and delight in their work. They vary in size from a fraction of an inch to elves who are three to four feet tall.
Nature Spirit Magick
Some Effects of Working with Nature
Spectacular physical manifestations can happen when working with nature spirits in the wild. I have personally seen actual foxfire mark the boundaries of a magic circle at a location that was identified as a receptive power spot and attuned to a planned ritual the day before.
I have seen more than one site attuned for ritual be dry and comfortable, with a round hole in the clouds overhead, on days that were cold and rainy at other nearby locations. Birds have joined in rituals, flying around the circle when energy was being raised; and insects, birds and animals have joined in chants. In addition, the wind often responds to invocations. Generally, these spectacular manifestations happen unexpectedly.
With or without such manifestations, nature spirits often will channel tremendous amounts of power into the magic being performed. It is suggested that you do not consciously try for specific manifestations. Let Nature channel her power into the magic in her own way. If approached with respect, nature may give you many pleasant surprises.
Spectacular physical manifestations are not a necessary sign of success. If you need a spectacular manifestation and nature spirits know this, you will get it. The best success in magic is on the inner planes and more subtle than such manifestations.
This success involves beneficial changes in consciousness that last and helpful chains of synchronicity. In addition, working with Nature Spirits can also bring a deep sense of partnership with Nature, and bring new levels of attunement.
To get the best results, perform nature spirit attunement several hours to several days before the main ritual. The purposes of such attunement are to find suitable power spots and to get the help of friendly nature spirits. This timing gives Nature time to gather her children and to prepare to actively
participate in the main ritual.
What Not To Do
If nature spirits are approached with disrespect by attempting to command them rather than listening to them and inviting them to work with you, nature spirits may flee, rebel, or attack.
I once attended a ritual by some pseudo-Crowleyites who attempted to perform the "Ritual of the Barbarous Names" at a power spot in a forest and then to extend the circle several hundred yards in all directions.
While the forest in general has loud insect and frog noises, the area at which the ritual took place got quiet immediately when the main ritualist declared that all spirits were subject unto him.
The vibes from nature could best be characterized as "Oh yea, Mother...!" One participant was quickly possessed by an angry spirit and kept repeating "You killed my children, your children will never live in peace." When the priestess stepped out of the boundaries of the original circle, she was attacked by bees; and bees covered the Book of the Law.
Magicians should know better than to attempt to command spirits whose true names they do not know!
Calling Nature Spirits
To make the most out of working magical ritual in the wild, one should find power spots where nature spirits are receptive to the ritual planned and approach the spirits with respect, as equals. In my experience, the most effective power spots for working with the living intelligences of nature are located in wild areas with diverse, active ecologies.
When entering a wild area to find a site for a ritual, find a place that feels good. Then do the following, either individually or, if in a group, as a guided meditation:
Relax, while standing upright, and focus on your breathing. Breathe deep breaths from the diaphragm. Breathe together if in a group.
Feel the wind, and let it relax you and awaken your spirit within, as your deep breathing takes you into non-ordinary reality.
Picture, in your mind's eye, a light inside you. As you breathe, feel the light expand, purify and energize you as it expands to fill your aura.
Feel yourself glowing, balanced, purified, and full of power.
Connect with your inner self (your higher self), and feel your intuitive self operating.
Feel yourself as:
The wind, full of life and intelligence, communicating with all round.
The Sunlight, warm, alive, channeling the power to communicate with nature and energizing all around.
Water, emotional, intuitive, refreshing, and connected with nature.
The Earth, and note how your physical body is able to wander while remaining part of Mother Earth.
Focus on your spiritual self, and:
Note the light within and feel it as love,
Expand the light and love beyond the immediate aura of your body to the surrounding area - where you will go to find a power spot and contact nature spirits.
Telepathically (by thinking while channeling the love and light energy) send out signals to nature spirits to emerge and be aware of your presence:
Say why you have come, and invite them to join in sharing, mutual celebration, and the work you intend.
Visualize the light and love energy you are channeling extending out and merging with the light from distant places.
Feel the power of the Earth flowing up through your body and feet.
Feel the power from the sky, and channel this power also to further energize the carrier signal of light and love for communicating with nature.
Visualize the light expanding and merging.
Continue to send out telepathic signals.
Now go deeper:
Close your eyes, sit on the Earth, and feel your connection while you channel more light and love.
Continue modulating the light and love with your thoughts - inviting receptive spirits to join with you and to make themselves known.
If in a group, someone should start playing a drum at a rate of about one beat per second; and you should listen to the drum and let the drum take you deeper.
Affirm that you are a nature magician, a medicine person, who knows and communicates with nature.
Let this part of yourself emerge to full consciousness.
Let the drum and the connection to your inner self awaken that part of yourself that naturally communicates with other life forms. Let it awaken your telepathic senses.
Continue sending telepathic signals to nature.
When you feel ready and an inner urge to begin, open your eyes a crack and look around, while continuing to channel love and light and telepathically calling for a response.
You may see light coming from certain areas that are receptive. You may get other signals, such as a feeling of power or love returning in a certain direction. Perhaps the type of response to this work will be unexpected; follow your intuition in interpreting it.
You may test your connection by communicating (mentally) instructions for signals for yes/no responses (such as light getting brighter for less and darker for no) and then mentally ask questions and observe the responses.
When you have found an areas that seems to be responsive and receptive, begin walking to the area, beaming love energy. Extend your aura to the area and sense the energy.
Entering A Power Spot
Before entering a power spot, ask permission to enter. If the response is good, enter; if not, locate another more receptive area.
When entering the power spot, look around. Perhaps the responsive energy will be concentrated around some singularity (a bush, a tree, a specific branch, a moss covered rock, or other entity that stands out).
Perhaps the energy will be more general. Use your intuition and feedback from the spirits to guide your actions.
If it feels right, send out a signal that you would like to touch the singularity (or the ground) for better communication.
If the response is good, approach beaming love energy, and then touch or hug the singularity (or the ground).
Treat the spirits as you would other Pagans you meet for the first time -- be sensitive, open, and listen.
Deepening Communication with Nature Spirits
Now that you have made contact with spirits that seem receptive, deepen the communication:
Breathe deep breaths from the diaphragm, and with each breath, feel more refreshed.
Now imagine that your spine is the trunk of a tree; and, from its base, roots extend deep into the Earth.
Deep into the rich moist Earth.
With every breath, feel the roots extending deeper,
Feel the energy deep within the Earth and within the waters of the Earth.
Feel your roots absorbing nourishment from the Earth and from its waters.
Feel the moist, warm energy rising.
Feel it bursting up from the Earth and rising up your spine, like sap rises in a tree.
Feel the energy rise to your crown chakra (at the top of your head).
Now imagine that you have branches, branches that sweep up and then bend down towards the Earth, like the limbs of a willow.
Feel the branches extending and interweaving with your surroundings.
Feel the warm, moist energy of the Earth flowing through your branches.
As it flows, feel yourself being purified, centered, and connected to the Earth.
Feel the power from the Earth flowing through your branches and then down back to the Earth, like a fountain.
Note how your branches absorb energy from the air. Also, feel them receiving light (fire) from the sky.
Feel the energy from above penetrating deep through your body into the Earth.
Feel the warmth of the Earth rising also.
Feel the energy circulating.
Notice how your branches intertwine with the branches of energy surrounding you:
Feel the energy dancing among your branches and the branches around you.
Notice how your roots also intertwine with underground energy channels.
Feel the energy dancing between your roots and the surrounding energy patterns.
Notice how you and the life around you are rooted in the same Earth, breathing the same air, receiving the same fire, drinking the same water, sharing the same underlying essence.
You are one with the magical grove.
Telepathically mention the time in the past when nature spirits and people communicated regularly and the need to establish such communication now.
Test your connection by asking questions and observing the responses.
Working with Nature Spirits
Explain to the spirits the purpose of your coming to them and the nature of the ritual you plan.
If the spirits you contacted are receptive:
Explain to them the details of the ritual and invite them to provide ideas.
Listen, you may receive suggestions on how to improve the ritual. Such suggestions may come in the form of hunches, visions, answers to yes/no questions using pre-arranged signals, or in other ways.
Explain what type of space is needed and ask what the best place to perform the ritual is.
You may see light or get other psychic signals leading you to other sites, or you may be at one of them.
You may also ask what the best places for other aspects of the planned work are (picnicking, individual vision quests, etc.).
If preparation of the site is needed (removing briars, preparing a fire circle, etc.) ask permission of the spirits before proceeding with such action.
Before you leave the power spot, tell the spirits you have contacted when you plan to return to do the ritual (visualizing the associated lunar and solar aspects can help with this communication).
Invite them to join in the ritual when you return and to bring their friends.
Ask if it would be best to return silently, with drums, with chanting, or with some other form of approach.
You can also ask the spirits to provide guidance for working in balance and to provide a teacher to provide further guidance.
Before you leave the power spot
Thank the spirits,
Channel love energy,
Trigger your memory of the experience, and If it feels right, leave an offering of tobacco, or beer and honey poured on the ground (or other suitable material).
Leave in peace and love.
Proceed to other sites that were indicated by the spirits, doing similar meditations at each site.
If you need something, like a staff, a Maypole, or a wand, you can also ask where you can find it and follow the guidance you receive (not slavishly, but as you would guidance from another Pagan).
Before leaving the general area in which you found power spots and contacted nature spirits:
Channel love energy towards the receptive sites you found,
Thank the spirits of the land,
Pull back your roots and branches,
Ground any excess energy into the Earth (placing your hands on the Earth, breathe in any excess energy, and channel the energy down your arms, while visualizing and feeling the energy going into the Earth), and Leave in peace and love.
Naturally, you should leave the area at least as clean, and preferably cleaner, than you found it.
If you work with techniques of Wicca or Ceremonial Magic, you may find that by casting a circle, calling the Elements, the Goddess, the Gods, and the local nature spirits while you are at receptive sites, you may be able to greatly increase communication.
Through the use of drums and other power raising techniques, it is even possible to energize receptive nature spirits. The results can be very interesting.
If with a coven, such circles can be done as part of a group attunement to a power spot you have located.
If you do not get good feelings in response to your explanation of the ritual and are unable to come up with a ritual that gives good responses, do not try to force a good response. You would only be fooling yourself.
Thank the spirits for their attention.
Ask them why they are not receptive (if it feels right and they are communicative). Trigger your memory.
Pull back your "roots and branches," return any excess energy you feel into the Earth.
If it feels appropriate, leave an offering of tobacco or other appropriate material, out of respect for the spirits. Move to a more receptive site.
If it is hard to find a site that is really receptive, you should:
Consider any impressions you got of why the nature spirits weren't receptive in the area you were in, and re-think your plans for a ritual, as necessary and appropriate.
It may also be appropriate to look for another general area in which to find a suitable power site that is receptive to the work planned.
to Do When Returning
It can be very powerful to purify and center yourself and to attune to the spirits of the land using the techniques previously described for calling nature spirits immediately upon returning to the site.
Often, individuals may have found small specific power spots to which they have a special attunement, where the spirits are interested in participating; but where the site is too small, has too much vegetation, or is otherwise unsuitable for the main ritual. Individual attunement to the spirits in such areas and inviting them to participate in the main ritual can be worthwhile.
Then approach the main ritual site using the previously arranged technique.
You should have the details worked out with the spirits of the land.
An exceptionally powerful technique involves doing a procession through or past receptive power spots, inviting nature spirits to join as you pass each power spot, and then moving to the central power spot for the main ritual.
If participants are at individual power spots, they can join the procession as it passes nearby.
When consecrating space in the wild, or casting a circle, do not set up the perimeter as a barrier to all outside forces;
it should be a beacon to attract friendly nature spirits, a container for holding magical power, and a barrier to spirits who it isn't right to be with.
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