is our preoccupation with the material representation of
the elements that keeps us from experiencing their subliminal
antecedents. If you can use meditation and visualization
to move from a material understanding of an elemental substance
such as soil to an aetheric understanding of the same material,
you will be that much closer to your preliminary travels
from the material plane.
some soil on a plate and sit in front of it at the table,
as if you were about to eat it for dinner. Without touching
the stuff, do a thorough examination of the soil. Use your
senses of sight and smell, and where your senses fail you,
let your imagination fill in the blanks.
do you know about soil? What are its properties? What are
its limitations? What is soil made of? What separates it
from the rest of the world? If soil represents the element
of earth, how is it different from a flame, a glass of water,
and a breeze, each a representative of another element?
you have been staring intently at the soil and thinking
of these questions for more than five minutes, you will
no doubt have already entered a sort of meditative state.
Notice your breathing, and let your mind focus on the soil
before you. You are using the meditation skills presented
learned in the previous pamphlet, "The Nature of Aether."
your examination as you meditate, and try not to move. Soil
is immobile. It rests, supports the living things above,
below, and within it. Take slow, deep breaths and feel your
consciousness coming closer to the nature of the soil.
close your eyes and meditate upon the new discoveries you've
made about soil. What would it be like to be made of this
stuff? Breathe, and as you do, focus your consciousness
on your breath. With each breath you gain more of the rich,
earthy, solid qualities of the soil. Your consciousness
is slowing down, coming closer to the sub-material vibration
of the elemental plane of earth. Can you feel it?
course you can. Remain at this reduced vibratory frequency
for a few minutes before slowly bringing your consciousness
back to a normal material vibration. It is best to ease
back into material consciousness, slowly envisioning your
limbs and internal organs changing from rock and soil to
flesh and blood.
you are back in your regular body and frame of mind, write
down your thoughts regarding your elemental vibrational
experience. If you like, you may send a copy of your notes
to the editor in care of this publication.
The Camelopard Series