- Having a relationship with: the Elements, Elementals, and Guardians
The Elements are the energetic foundation of all of creation. Everything we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch on the physical Earth Plane is made of a combination of the elements or are of all of them. They are physically manifested as air, fire, water, and earth on the Third Dimesnion or the Earth Plane. Human beings are an example of a creation that was made from a combination of the four Elements: breath is Air, blood is Water, the flesh, bones, and organs are Earth, and a human being’s Will or spirit is Fire.
Understanding the interconnectedness between the natural world, sentient beings including humanity, and the Elements is vital for the Wiccan as it clearly establishes the indisputable relationship between all things. During Circle casting a Wiccan would honor the Elements by cleansing and consecrating the Circle with each.
The Elementals are living etherical energy, the spiritual essence that governs nature; “the forces of life” that are often summoned to assist the Wiccan within Circle. They are responsible for translating throughtforms from the Astral Plane through the Etherical or Elemental Plane and into physical manifestation on the Earth Plane. Elementals cannot be destroyed by the denser elements found on the Earth Plane because they vibrate at a higher energetic frequency found on the Elemental Plane. Unlike human beings, which are compositions of all the Elements, Elementals are expressions of one single element and possess no immortal spirit, so at death they disintegrate into the element from which they originated.
The Elementals are known to appear to humans who may experience them as: Sylphs, Salamanders, Undines, and Gnomes, but they are unable to move beyond the Etherical or Elemental Plane (Plane of Forces) and are usually experienced through altered states of consciousness or within a cast Circle. Because The Elementals are closest to the vibration of the Earth Plane they are able to influence it. During Circle casting the second casting honors the Elemental Plane when the portals that access that Plane are created. These portals are protected by The Guardians.
The Guardians (or Watchtowers) are spiritual entities that evolved beyond the cycle of life, death, and rebirth and surpassed the need of a physical manifestation long before the rise of humanity. They direct and guide the Elementals and protect a cast Circle from any unwanted energetic influences that are not aligned with the intention of what is occurring within that cast Circle, whether that energy comes from outside the Circle or through the Elemental or Etherical Portals that were created at casting and are maintained by The Guardians. They align with the vibrational frequency of the Sixth and / or Eighth Dimension.
The Guardians are sometimes referred to as “The Lords of Karma” because they evaluate every act of magick performed by a Wiccan that has been introduced to them during Initiation creating a bond that is expected to develop as the Witch comes into his or her power. Once introduced, The Guardians are always present; assisting, protecting, observing, and eventually guiding the Initiated Wiccan at physical death to the next realm. The Guardians are the representatives and witnesses of all Wiccan Rites and Rituals assessing whether the intention of the magick performed is aligned with a Wiccan’s True Will. They determine whether or not a specific intention will be permitted to be established on the Astral Plane and eventually be manifested or if the charge will be dispelled.