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This is my interpretation of the elementals associated to the four classic elements. An elemental is a concentrated manifestation of the energy of a certain element, and is therefore very hard to understand or explain using only human concepts and language. I don’t pretend this to be a thorough description of them; instead I’ll try to come close to the meaning each of these forces has for me in particular.


Air is subtle, spontaneous and light. It has great strength shown in a gentle form. It is unpredictable: One day it blesses us with a caressing breeze, and on the next a storm brews inside it.



Fire is energy of change, of chemistry or, to be more accurate, of alchemy. It acts in a concentrated form on a single point, waiting for the moment to be suddenly released, triggering the transformation of matter.



Water is a soft but persistent force. It is the flow of life, of time. A continual transformation, tender but powerful, which stands in contrast to the sudden and violent fire.



Earth is the force that nurtures, the base of everything, the mirror of the universe. It turns inwards, where strong roots are supported, and seeds of possibility are nourished and protected.


  1. debnohio
    February 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hey Vitor,

    I was thinking of some different meaning of the word Elemental, but
    was not sure what it was…

    I found this on Wikipedia…

    In mysticism, magic and alchemy, an elemental is a creature (usually a spirit) that is attuned with, or composed of, one of the classical elements: air, earth, fire and water. The elements balance each other out through opposites: water quenches fire, fire boils water, earth contains air, air erodes earth.

    I love all 4 but I am really drawn to the water. Just beautiful.

    xo xo


  2. debi
    November 19, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I came across your interpretation of the elementals just by chance! i was searching pics of air elementals as i am studying them. Your description of them is awsome. of all the books i’ve read i couldn’t fully understand them until reading this. It gives me a whole new view. Thank you…..Debi

  1. May 10, 2008 at 3:20 am

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