There are four basic elements of
nature: fire, air, earth, and water. Within each of the four elements are nature spirits
that are the spiritual essence of that element. They are made up of etheric
substance that is unique and specific to their particular element. They are
living entities oftentimes resembling humans in shape but
inhabiting a world of their own.
The beings in the Elemental Kingdom work primarily on the
mental plane and are known as "builders of form."
specialty is translating thought-forms into physical forms by transforming
mental patterns into etheric and then
physical patterns. Each of them is a specialist in creating some
specific form whether it be an electron or interstellar
Elementals range in size from smaller than an electron to
vaster than galactic space. Like the angels, elemental beings begin their
evolution small in size and increase their size as they evolve. The
elementals serving on planet Earth materialize whatever they pick up from
the thoughts and feelings of mankind. This relationship was intended to
facilitate the remanifestation of "heaven on Earth."
They take their orders from the Devas. They do
not remain individualized as humans are. These beings are animated by the
thought power of the lower angels and so are thought forms of sorts.
They may be etheric thoughts forms, yet they have
etheric flesh, blood, and bones. They
live, propagate off spring, eat, talk, act, and sleep. They cannot be
destroyed by frosser material elements such as fire, air, earth, and water
because they are etheric in nature. They are not immortal. When their work
is finished they are absorbed back into the ocean of spirit. They do live a
very long time - 300 to 1,000 years.
They have the power to change their size and appearance almost at will.
cannot, however, change elements.
The nature spirits of the
Earth are called Gnomes.
are the spirit of fire. Without these beings, fire cannot exist. You cannot
light a match without a salamander's being present. There are many families
of salamanders, differing in size, appearance, and dignity.
Some people have seen them as small balls of light, but most commonly they
are perceived as being lizard-like in shape and about a foot or more in
The salamanders are considered the strongest and most powerful
of all the elementals. Their ruler is a magnificent flaming being called Djin. Those who have seen him say that he is terrible, yet
awe-inspiring in appearance.
Salamanders have the ability to extend their size or diminish
it, as needed. If you ever need to light a campfire in the wilderness, call
to the salamanders and they will help you.
It has also been said that salamanders (and the other
elemental beings) can be mischievous at times. For example, a fiery temper
and inharmonious conditions in a person's home can cause these beings to
make trouble. They are like children in that they don't fully understand the
results of their actions.
They are greatly affected, as are all nature
spirits, by human humankind's thinking.
The sylphs are the air spirits. Their element
has the highest vibratory rate of the four (beside earth, fire, water). They
live hundreds of years, often reaching one thousand and never seeming to get
old. They are said to live on the tops of mountains. The leader of the sylphs is a being called Paralda who is said to
dwell on the highest mountain of Earth.
Sylphs often assume human form but only for short periods of
time. The vary in size from being as large as a human to being much smaller.
They are volatile and changeable. The winds are their particular vehicle.
The work through the gases and ethers of the Earth and are kindly toward
humans. They are usually seen with wings, looking like cherubs or fairies.
Because of their connection to air, which is associated with the mental
aspect, one of their functions is to help humans receive inspiration.
The sylphs are drawn to those who use their minds, particularly
those on creative arts.
The undines are
the elemental beings that compose water. They are able to control, to a
great degree, the course and function of the water element. Etheric in
nature, they exist within the water itself and this is why they can't be
seen with the normal physical vision. These beings are beautiful to look at
and are very graceful. They are often seen riding the waves of the ocean.
They can also be found in rocky pools and in marshlands. They are clothed in
a shimmery substance looking like water but shinning with all the colors of
the sea, with green predominating. The concept of the mermaid is connected
with these elemental beings.
The undines also work with the plants that grow under the
water and with the motion of water. Some undines inhabit
waterfalls, others live in rivers and lakes. Every fountain
has its nymph. Every ocean has its
oceanids. The undines closely resemble humans in
appearance and size, except for those inhabiting smaller streams and ponds.
The undines often live in coral caves under the ocean or on
the shores of lakes or banks of rivers. Smaller undines live
under lily pads.
The undines work with the vital essences and liquids of
plants, animals, and human beings. They are present in everything containing
water. There are many families of undines, as the chart
indicates. The ruler of the undines is a being called Necksa.
The undines love, serve, and honor her unceasingly. They are
emotional beings, very friendly and open to being of service to human
The smaller undines are often seen as winged beings that people have
mistakenly calledfairies. Those winged beings are
seen near flowers that grow in watery areas.