The Fifth Element

In Western magical theory there’s a fifth element, one that rarely gets any press: Spirit.  This is what Greer has to say about it in The Druid Magic Handbook:

Spirit originates, witnesses, and reabsorbs all the other elements.  The old elemental lore gives it no qualities of its own, because all qualities unfold from it.  It corresponds to the center, the present moment, and pure awareness in the self.

The reason why no one ever talks about it is probably because it has no qualities.  In Encyclopedia of Practical Magic, you won’t find any plant or mineral rulerships and correspondences for that reason.  However, we can’t ignore it just because we haven’t found any practical way to interact with it.  When I do find a way, I will let you know.

In peace,


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