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Elements of Magic: Reclaiming Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Spirit

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Awaken the Elemental Magic Within

Deeply poetic and rich with passion, this book helps you expand your relationship with earth, air, fire, water, and spirit through personal reflections and hands-on explorations. With brilliant contributions from members of the international Reclaiming community, this empowering book provides spells, exercises, practices, and perspectives t
Paperback, 310 pages
Published December 8th 2018 by Llewellyn Publications (first published 2018)
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Mar 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this one.
Gives you a very good base-line understanding but even if you are not new to The Reclaiming Tradition it is a good book to have.
It was published just before the most recent amendments/additions came in after being voted on in 2019/2020, but it is still a really good and comprehensive reference text.
I read this anthology while I was taking Elements class in a six week format; I found it helpful supplemental material in that context, and I think it's a good introduction to anyone interested in Reclaiming tradition. There are a lot of exercises included that are approachable and could be worked into many different Pagan paths quite seamlessly, and I feel like I have new ideas for working with each element that I will certainly make use of in future -- I am happy to have this book on my shelf ...more
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Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Elements of Magic is a compilation of essays, spell workings, and meditations by Reclaiming community members from around the world. The Reclaiming tradition is often cited as beginning in 1979 when a young woman named Starhawk published her book, The Spiral Dance, which combined occult lore and witchcraft with the feminine counterculture movement of the time.
The work is divided into sections for each of the five elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit, each integrating a particular elemen
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, occult, witchcraft
This book includes a number of essays by the Reclaiming community members from around the world, which uses five elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Spirit. The magical tools associated with each element are also explored. Reclaiming attributes the wand to Air and the Athamé to Fire. I expected the book to delve into the elements -- it did that and more, in ways I had not anticipated! In addition to diving deeply into the each element’s properties, the book thoroughly explores how the Reclaim ...more
The Shakti Witch
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
A simple introduction to the Reclaiming movement. It is mainly composed of members exploring their own experiences rather than a deeper understanding. Does include some practice activities to try in relation to the elements. The writings is highly accessible making it perfect for the novice or those about to attend witch camp held in Qld Australia.
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
An introduction to the reclaiming movement. Essays, perspectives, and some work for the reader. An interesting read.
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the format of this book, and the encouragement to use it as a do-it-yourself Reclaiming class. I thought the information was excellent.
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Sep 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Is informational, but more through topics and events by those contributing to it. For those who are interested in the Reclaiming Tradition. How the elements are related to this. the readers get information, spells, exercises, and practices. So this is not a book totally for me. Yes, I can get some information from it, but there is the Reclaiming perspective within the book.
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I’m a major fan of Gede Parma. When I saw that they had contributed to a new anthology book, Elements of Magic, I decided I needed to read it. From the title, I surmised it to be mostly about elemental magic. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was much more than that!

Now, I’ve read a bit of elemental-centric literature before (namely Deborah Lipp’s work). While I’m more of a celestial kind of girl, I believe a working knowledge of the four elements to be foundational for witchcraft in th
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book for explaining how to use all the elements..Techniques on how to use grounding, casting a circle, and raising energy is a very important part of magic. In many types of Witchcraft and yes, there is more than one, using the Elements are extremely important. Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit are usually worked into rituals and spells. This is explained in detail in this book. How to pick what symbol that will recognize which element is discussed. Finding your magic thru experimentation ...more
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