The AODA’s Seven Element System: Above, Below, Within, Earth, Air, Fire, Water

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The AODA's Sphere of Protection in a Tree The AODA’s Sphere of Protection in a Tree demonstrating the seven-element framework

Perhaps the first thing to think about in any system of spiritual or magical practice is the way in which a practice offers a framework to understand reality. These frameworks vary widely based on the spiritual tradition: some use a complex system of deities to map concepts to reality.  Deities often have domains and represent certain aspects of reality (e.g the Horned God Cernunnos of Celtic Mythology can represent fertility, abundance, the land itself, and so forth). Other systems may have songs, stories, and dances to help explain the world.  Other systems may recognize different kinds of energies and map them (such as the Jewish Kabbalah or Yggdrasil, the world tree, in Norse tradition, In AODA, our primary framework is a seven-element framework. The seven-element system is a highly adaptable and non-dogmatic framework that you can use…

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Elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire.

Earth: Elementals: Gnomes King: Ghob Rulers: Kerub God Name: Adonai ha-Aretz Quadrical: North Archangel: Uriel Angel: Phorlakh Angelic Order: Cherubim Quality: Stability Color: Yellow, brown, black, and rustic Complementary Color: Blue Form: Square, cross Sense: Touch Sign: Taurus Tattwas: Prithvi Magical tool: Pentagram Focus: Senses Created: Stones Stones: Dark stones, and stones that help with grounding oneself Metal: Lead, silver Plants Anatomy: Roots Animals: Burring animals River of Hell: Acheron River of Eden: Euphrates Musical Instrument: Drums … Continue reading Elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire.

The Elements and Their Inhabitants

FOR the most comprehensive and lucid exposition of occult pneumatology (the branch of philosophy dealing with spiritual substances) extant, mankind is indebted to Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim), prince of alchemists and Hermetic philosophers and true possessor of the Royal Secret (the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life). Paracelsus believed that each … Continue reading The Elements and Their Inhabitants