much of the physical air surrounding your body as possible. Remove all of your clothing and lie on the lounger or sit in the chair. If you cannot find a place where this is possible, wear as little clothing as you can. For men, a brief men's swimming suit is fine, and for women a tiny bikini will do. The object here is not nudity, but rather to allow as much air to touch your body as possible.
What you will be doing is known as "elemental pore breathing." To do this, start off by doing the Relaxation Ritual. Next, become very aware of your breath. Become aware of the slow in-and-out motion of the physical air. Notice the way the air feels as it comes in through the nose, goes down the air pipe and into the lungs. Sense or imagine the interchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the lungs, and feel the CO2 laden air as it goes out of the lungs, through the air pipe and out the nose and mouth.
Now imagine that your entire body is nothing but a large breathing apparatus. Imagine that every part of your body has only the function of breathing. Further, visualize that your skin is part of this system. As you physically breathe, imagine that every pore of your skin is also breathing. However, just as your lungs breathe in physical air, your pores should be breathing in elemental Air. Feel it going in and out of you, cleansing and purifying your entire body.
Try this exercise at different times of the day and, if possible, at different locations. Air is the second most changeable of the elements and you can experience it in many different ways. Do this exercise daily for at least a week. If you wish, you may do it for a longer period of time, but after a week go on to the next exercise.
Exercise 3. Spend a period of up to three minutes (no more), once a day, imagining that you are the element Air. Feel the lightness, the floating giddiness, the warmth and moistness of Air. Feel how physical things don't seem to matter and learn the true meaning of the term "airhead." This is not said in jest, but in all seriousness. Become Air.
Do this exercise for a week only, no more. Do not repeat it (if repeating it is your desire) for at least a month. Do not repeat it more often than one week out of a month. That is, no more than 12 weeks per year, one week at a time. If you notice that you are having trouble finishing your normal work, halt this exercise immediately. In a day or two you will be back to normal. Also, doing Exercise 3 from the section on the element of Earth from the previous lesson will help overcome the problem of absorbing too much Air, which is the cause of becoming an "airhead."
Exercise 4. Once you have learned how to "be Air" (without allowing it to take over your life), the next step is to take greater conscious control of the element Air. Take a moment and imagine yourself to be Air. Bring the feeling from the last exercise into your consciousness. Next, hold your hands 9 to 12 inches apart, palms facing each other. Imagine a bottle or box between your hands. Now, as you exhale, visualize all of the Air element which is in you going out with your breath and being trapped in the container between your hands. Three to five breaths should be enough to fill it. Then, with three breaths, inhale it back into yourself and go back to normal consciousness.
The Test. This test will allow you to see whether or not you really have become not only in harmony with the magickal element of Air, but also to see if you are able to control the element.
The next time you feel heavy, bloated, slow or lazy, form the container of Air as described in the previous exercise. Once the container of Air has been formed, with one big inhalation draw the contents of the container back into you. Within five minutes you should feel relaxed and refreshed, lighter and anxious to do those tasks you wish to do.
The next time that you feel lightheaded, giddy, overly silly, unstable, etc., again form the container of Air. Next, visualize a large "black hole" in the physical air in front of you. When your container is filled to overflowing with your excess elemental Air, "throw" the container into the black hole. That is, visualize yourself tossing the container of elemental Air into the black hole, and then see the hole sealing up after your container has entered it. You should feel more grounded and balanced in a few minutes, but it may be necessary to repeat this "black-holing" experiment two or three times' o feel totally normal.
When you have passed both parts of this test to your satisfaction, you will have mastered the element of Air. As I said about elemental Earth, if you do not succeed at such mastery within a few days or weeks, don't worry about it. Just keep practicing. With one or more of the magickal elements it may take only a few hours, days or weeks to master. Other elements may take longer. But remember, there is no race to succeed; and do not give up! Just keep practicing without worrying about the results. Eventually you will succeed, as have all who have diligently practiced. Record the results of your experiments, good, bad and indifferent, in your magickal diary.
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