In this lesson we are going to continue following the Golden Dawn initiatic pattern by moving from the study of the magickal element of Earth to the study of the magickal element of Air. You should start with the exercises below as soon as possible. If, after working the exercises for Earth in the previous lesson you are not satisfied with your understanding of and feelings of unity with the element Earth, continue with those exercises for up to two more weeks. Then do them sporadically as you will. However, you should begin the exercises below immediately.
The element of Air has the qualities of being warm and moist. The following exercises will help you to become more aware of this element in your daily life.
Exercise 1. Observe those things around you which have the combined qualities of warmth and moistness. Remember, all of these elemental qualities are relative. Steam is a form of the element Air, and it has much more moisture and warmth than does the vapor from dry ice. However, that cold vapor from the dry ice also has the element of Air within it. See if you can determine the relative Airy qualities as you experience them. Make a list of all of these things and record it in your diary. Do this exercise daily for one week.
Exercise 2. Find a spot where you can be alone. Take with you an outdoor reclining lounger, the type that has nylon webbing around an aluminum frame. If you don't have one of these, a folding chair will suffice. The idea here is to be elevated above the ground and have as
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