to the Elements
Stand in the centre of a darkened room facing towards
the East and relax the body progressively from the feet through
to the head (see Workshop, Chapter One). Now, having focused
awareness in the head, imagine large vibrant balls of white
light in the four quarters and in their centres visualise
a personal symbol for each of the four elements in turn:
In the East: Air (clouds in the sky)
In the South: Fire (a darting flame)
In the West: Water (a flowing stream)
In the North: Earth (rocks, plants)
Now also visualise a large vibrant ball of white light above
you, representing Spirit, and feel its energies pouring down
onto the crown of your head. Imagine this vibrant light entering
your head, as if you were a hollow vessel, and visualise it
passing down through the central axis of your body to your feet.
As the energy descends it activates the following centres in
Head: Visualise radiant white light
Throat: Visualise mauve light
Heart: Visualise golden yellow light
Genitals: Visualise purple light
Feet: Visualise black intensity
we are endeavouring to raise our energy from Earth-consciousness
to Spirit-consciousness (Kether) so the direction is upwards
through the body and out through the crown of the head, embracing
feel the ground beneath your feet, concentrate the energy in
the black intensity of Malkuth and lift it progressively through
your body, purifying and transforming it at each stage
Sit relaxed in a comfortable chair with your hands resting on
your knees and close your eyes. Feel the solidity of your chair
and imagine that, like a king or queen seated on a throne, you
are surveying your domain - the world around you.
Now imagine that your throne is gradually transforming into
a chariot. Wheels manifest on each side and two majestic winged
horses appear before you - one white, the other black. They
now prepare to draw your chariot up into the sky, taking you
to the sacred world. Gradually you gather pace and momentum
and it is like leaving your terrestrial, earthbound personality
behind as you soar away on an adventure of the spirit.
You can place your total trust in the horses drawing your chariot,
for they are lifting you to higher, transcendental realms.
Now we will visualise
each sign of the Zodiac coming to life inside us, and shining
like a beacon.
imagine an intense white light just above your head. It is pure,
radiant light, and it is entering your head now, and passing
down into your body. Feel this light illuminating your face.
Vibrate a personal image of Fire coming forth from the white
light and visualise Aries the Ram occupying this part of your
bring the white light down to your neck and vibrate an image
of Earth. Imagine the robust figure of Taurus the Bull residing
in this part of your body.
bring the white light down still further and imagine it spreading
across each of your shoulders and down both arms, and down into
your lungs also. I'd like you to vibrate the image of Air, feel
it enlivening your body, and imagine that Gemini the Twins reside
here - one in each arm.
bring the white light down into your chest and extend it so
that it radiates into your stomach. Vibrate an image of soothing,
refreshing Water and visualise Cancer the Crab ruling this part
of your body.
focus the white light in your heart and radiate it around to
your back. Vibrate an image of Fire and visualise Leo the Lion
Now bring the white light down into your intestines and into
your liver. Feel the white light filling and sustaining them
and vibrate an image of Earth. Visualise Virgo the Maiden residing
in these organs of your body.
move the white light in a stream across to your kidneys and
vibrate them with Air. This is the location of Libra the Scales.
bring the white light down to your genitals - the seat of life.
Vibrate an image of Water and visualise Scorpio the Scorpion
residing in this part of your body.
I'd like you to bring the white light down even further into
your body. Radiate it into your hips and into your thighs. Vibrate
an image of Fire and visualise Sagittarius the Centaur, with
his bow and arrow, residing here.
now I'd like you to imagine the white light moving down even
further so that it reaches your knees. Vibrate an image of Earth
in both of your knees and visualise Capricorn the Sea-Goat residing
now bring the white light down into your calves, and down into
your shins, and down into your ankles. I'd like you to vibrate
an image of Air, enlivening these parts of your body and visualise
Aquarius with his flask residing here.
you feel the white light reaching your feet. You feel the light
extending into each of your toes, and into your heels, and into
the soles of your feet. Vibrate an image of Water, and visualise
Pisces the Fishes residing in each of your feet.
Now I'd like you just to reflect for a moment on how you have
brought this whole cosmos of the Zodiac to life in your body.
the feeling that white light has passed from the crown of your
head down to your feet and feel that you now reach from earth
way up to the heavens. You feel huge, without limits. You are
part of the Cosmos.
I would like you to imagine the white light, which is down in
your feet, retracing its course up through the centre of your
body. Think of it like a liquid stream of energy and raise it
slowly from your feet, up through your thighs, your abdomen,
your chest and your neck until once again it is focused in your
I would like you to stand with your legs apart. Keep your eyes
closed and extend your arms out horizontally on each side as
you face ahead. We are now standing in the shape of the Human
Still focusing the white light in your head, I'd like you now
to imagine it streaming clockwise in a circle so that you can
see it in your mind's eye, moving in an arc around to your right
hand. And now the white light continues in an arc down to your
right foot. Now it passes from your right foot across to your
left foot, and now it begins to climb in an arc of radiance
towards your left hand. And now the light continues on its path
and comes back up to your head, completing the Circle of Radiance.
you stand within it, affirming the whole circle of white light
feeling it pulse around you, and you radiate the love of the
just think this thought to yourself:
The Cosmos is within me: the Cosmos and I are One The Cosmos
is within me: the Cosmos and I are One The Cosmos is within
me, the Cosmos and I are One And now, if you would like to lie
down on a cushion or rest in a chair to reflect quietly on that,
please feel free to do so.
Visualisations from the book Music For Inner Space by Nevill Drury ISBN 0907061745
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