Four Elements

A symbolic and deeply meaningful structure in ancient philosophy that represents the power of the cross [+] in the creation and formation of any existing thing. Unfortunately, modern people, not being initiated into the hidden meaning of the ancient writings, have interpreted the four elements only literally, as meaning physical air, fire, water, and earth. The primary importance of the four elements in ancient philosophy and religion is that they characterize subtle forces, especially psychological and spiritual forces within us:

  • Air: Mobility
  • Fire: Temperature
  • Water: Fluidity
  • Earth: Solidity

"The four Elements were fully characterized by Plato when he said that they were that "which composes and decomposes the compound bodies." - H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine

"In the words Iod-He-Vau-He, we find the mystery of the Tetragrammaton (the Holy Four), the four words, the four elements. More profoundly, we find our Being, our most complete Divinity." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"The sun (phallus), masculine principle, is the father of the Stone. The moon (uterus), feminine principle, is the mother of the Philosophical Stone. The wind (seminal steam) bears the sun in its womb and the earth nourishes it. This is related with the four elements which are living manifestations of the Akash." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

"All those who want to attain in depth Self-realization, must work in their laboratory with Sulphur (Fire), Azoth (Air), the human being (Water) and the Bull (Earth). These four elements form a cross." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony

The psychological importance of the four elements is visible in the temperamental differences among the signs of western astrology:

  • Air: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
  • Fire: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
  • Water: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
  • Earth: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
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