Invoking an element

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Invoking an element

Postby gerry456 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:54 am

Do you find that there is one of the elements that makes you less stable when you invoke? If so, this makes sense as it's probably the one you are ruled by as it were therefore invoking it brings an unwanted surplus.
2.19 They shall rejoice, our chosen: who sorroweth is not of us.

2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
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Re: Invoking an element

Postby gerry456 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:47 am

Actually perhaps if there is an unbalance of that element's quality within oneself then the element will feel averse when invoked?

Re (from Liber Librae);

19. Be thou therefore prompt and active as the Sylphs, but avoid frivolity and caprice; be energetic and strong like the Salamanders, but avoid irritability and ferocity; be flexible and attentive to images like the Undines, but avoid idleness and changeability; be laborious and patient like the Gnomes, but avoid grossness and avarice.

20. So shalt thou gradually develop the powers of thy soul, and fit thyself to command the Spirits of the elements. For wert thou to summon the Gnomes to pander to thine avarice, thou wouldst no longer command them, but they would command thee. Wouldst thou abuse the pure beings of the woods and mountains to fill thy coffers and satisfy thy hunger of Gold? Wouldst thou debase the Spirits of Living Fire to serve thy wrath and hatred? Wouldst thou violate the purity of the Souls of the Waters to pander to thy lust of debauchery? Wouldst thou force the Spirits of the Evening Breeze to minister to thy folly and caprice? Know that with such desires thou canst but attract the Weak, not the Strong, and in that case the Weak will have power over thee.
2.19 They shall rejoice, our chosen: who sorroweth is not of us.

2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
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Re: Invoking an element

Postby Anchorite » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:22 pm

Honestly I did some beginning work with elements in the coven , and noted very different reactions for each - however it was only two weeks on the elements which is not enough time to really make any definite points. It was just the rush of the element without it's stability if you will..
After the Holy Season there are meditations on the elements for the rest of the year which is a perfect time for me to begin elemental work right here.
3 Months on an element has been mentioned here as a good start but not adepthood. Join in with me/us and lets see how the element knoweledge deepns over the year.
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Re: Invoking an element

Postby Frater 639 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:26 am

gerry456 wrote:Actually perhaps if there is an unbalance of that element's quality within oneself then the element will feel averse when invoked?


Not exactly sure what you mean by averse (I think you mean unbalanced qualities).

When people open themselves to magical practices, all imbalances seem to present themselves more. Many reasons for this. From a more psychological standpoint, a major factor is increased awareness.
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