The Traditional Colors, Directions, and Names of the Four Elements

The Traditional Colors, Directions, and Names of the Four Elements

Element of Green Earth in the North
Element of Yellow Air in the East
Element of Red Fire in the South
Element of Blue Water in the West

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The Judeo/Christian Roots of Science

The Judeo/Christian Roots of Science

At the heart of medieval alchemy was the idea that all matter was composed of four elements: earth, air, fire and water. With the right combination of elements, it was theorized, any substance on earth might be formed. This included precious metals as well as elixirs to cure disease and prolong life. Alchemists believed that the “transmutation” of one substance into another was possible; thus we have the cliché of medieval alchemists seeking to “turn lead into gold.”

Medieval alchemy was just as much art as science, and practitioners preserved their secrets with an obfuscating system of symbols and mysterious names for the materials they studied.

– Alchemy in the Middle Ages, by Melissa Snell Historymedren.about.com (http://historymedren.about.com/od/alchemy/p/alchemy.htm)

How did the Star of David’s Two Triangles become the Symbols for the Four Elements?

How did the Star of David’s Two Triangles become the Symbols for the Four Elements?

The Greeks proposed the existence of five basic elements. Of these, four were the physical elements – Fire, Air, Water and Earth – of which the entire world is composed. Alchemists eventually associated four triangular symbols to represent these elements.

– Elemental-Symbols, Catherine Beyey, About.com, Altreligion.about.cm (http://altreligion.about.com/od/westernocculttradition/ig/Elemental-Symbols/)

‘Hey there! Fle…

‘Hey there! Flee from the land of the North’, declares the LORD, ‘for I have dispersed you as the Four Winds of the Heavens.’

– Zechariah 2:6

 

101 Cornerstone Verses – Israel has been Scattered unto the Four Winds

The Four Magick Corners of the Elementals – Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, Salamanders

The Four Magick Corners of the Elementals -  Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, Salamanders

Gnomes reside in the Element of Earth to the North
Undines reside in the Element of Water to the West
Sylphs reside in the Element of Air to the East
Salamanders reside in the Element of Fire to the South