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Element Series by Jaq D Hawkings
« on: February 24, 2012, 03:12:43 pm »
Recently I found myself wanting to go deeper in my study of Elements and so when I saw those books mentioned in passing on another board, my interest was piqued.

http://www.jaqdhawkins.co.uk/Spirits.php

This series has five books:

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Spirits of the Earth


This is the first volume in the Spirits of the Elements series in which Jaq D Hawkins shares an understanding of the basic nature of elemental spirits with her readers. Within each volume, Ms. Hawkins explains to us the nature of the element, types of spirits asociated with each element, and correspondences in magical thought as well as rituals and divination methods in natural magic.

Included in Spirits of the Earth are types of natural objects, and sometimes man-made objects, which attract Earth Spirit inhabitants as well as methods to see or communicate with these elemental spirits, places of worship or invocation, and the nature of thought form spirits associated with the Earth element. From fanciful fairies to guardian spirits of stone circles, Spirits of the Earth is a 'must have' for anyone who has an interest in elemental spirits.

Capall Bann Publishing 1998
ISBN 186163002-6

 
Spirits of the Air

In this second volume in the Spirits of the Elements series, Ms.Hawkins progresses into the inspirational realm of Air elemental spirits and continues to relate these spirits to magical correspondences, rituals and divination methods.

Included in Spirits of the Air are examples of types of Air spirits, methods for communicating and seeking cooperation from these spirits, expanded instructions for dealing with thought-form spirits and more. From spirits of storms to messengers of the gods themselves, Spirits of the Air is an integral sourcebook for seekers of elemental magic.

Capall Bann Publishing 1998
ISBN 186163065-4

 
Spirits of the Fire

In this third volume of the Spirits of the Elements Series, we encounter yet a new perspective of elemental spirits - and find ourselves confronted with all of the passion and intensity, and even the dangers, of the element of Fire. Included in 'Spirits of the Fire' are new aspects of the nature and types of elemental spirits as well as new approaches to elemental spirit magic. Also included are methods for focusing and directing the dynamic forces of Fire spirits, and for evoking the power of the spirit of Fire through ecstatic dance and other methods. Whether we seek the assistance of a spirit of a flame or the potency of the spirit of passion in magic, 'Spirits of the Fire' is an essential addition to the library of any practitioner of elemental spirit magic.

Capall Bann Publishing 1999
ISBN 186163076-X

 
Spirits of the Water

In the fourth volume of the 'Spirits of the Elements' series, we encounter the multi-faceted nature of Water Spirits. We see both the calming and the turbulent world of emotions reflected in the personifications of elemental spirits, and learn about many of the spirits who are traditionally associated with bodies of water as well as the ordinary water spirits which we encounter from day to day. From spirits of holy wells and streams to those of an ordinary glass of tap water, the Spirits of the Water have much to teach us about the role of emotion in magic. With more than twice the amount of practical information as any of the previous volumes of the series, Spirits of the Water is absolutely required reading for anyone who pratises magic with elemental spirits.

Capall Bann Publishing 2000
ISBN 186163090-5

 
Spirits of the Aether

In this fifth and final volume of the Spirits of the Elements series, the various aspects of the spirits of the basic four elements are brought into focus as a whole, as we delve into the worlds of Spirit itself. Ghosts, Angels, demons, fairies ... all have their place in the world of Spirit. The definitions of these spirits may surprise some, almost as much as their respective uses in magic are seen from a new perspective, surmounting the limitations which superstitions have traditionally attached to some forms of Aetherial spirits. Whether poltergeists or divine interventions, the 'things that go bump in the night' will never sound quite the same again after reading this one.

Capall Bann Publishing 2001

Basing on the description summary and the amazon reviews, it seems the reading is promising,   but i am not used to buy before having a chance to read a sample online.

This time around, even amazon won't let me to peek in, so I ask for your opinion. Have you read any of them?  

Also any other recs on Elements and their magic? I used to have Cunnigham book years ago, but i was looking for something with less spellwork and more 'raw meat' figuratively speaking.
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Re: Element Series by Jaq D Hawkings
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 05:09:02 am »
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Recently I found myself wanting to go deeper in my study of Elements and so when I saw those books mentioned in passing on another board, my interest was piqued.

http://www.jaqdhawkins.co.uk/Spirits.php

This series has five books:



Basing on the description summary and the amazon reviews, it seems the reading is promising,   but i am not used to buy before having a chance to read a sample online.

This time around, even amazon won't let me to peek in, so I ask for your opinion. Have you read any of them?  

Also any other recs on Elements and their magic? I used to have Cunnigham book years ago, but i was looking for something with less spellwork and more 'raw meat' figuratively speaking.

 
I haven't read any of those books, but I've read some of her articles, and was favorably impressed.  It's not quite the same thing as being able to read an excerpt directly from the specific book you're (thinking of) buying, but you could try checking out the archived articles she has on her site to get a bit of a feel for her work generally.

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Re: Element Series by Jaq D Hawkings
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 11:23:53 am »
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Also any other recs on Elements and their magic?

 
I am not familiar with the books you've mentioned but I'd recommend Deborah Lipp's The Way of Four.

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Re: Element Series by Jaq D Hawkings
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 12:16:07 pm »
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I haven't read any of those books, but I've read some of her articles, and was favorably impressed.  It's not quite the same thing as being able to read an excerpt directly from the specific book you're (thinking of) buying, but you could try checking out the archived articles she has on her site to get a bit of a feel for her work generally.

Sunflower

 
that was good advice, thank you. :)

Shame that most of her articles are on chaos magic, as i am not knowdgeable enough in that area to express grand opinions about her work. Still what I read left me with a favorable enough opinion than I decided to risk and order a couple of those books, given the low price.

I am rather fascinated with water and fire - the idea of having in my hands tomes delving on those elements specifically was just too much to resist.
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Re: Element Series by Jaq D Hawkings
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 12:16:45 pm »
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I am not familiar with the books you've mentioned but I'd recommend Deborah Lipp's The Way of Four.

 
thanks, I will be keeping my eye on this one as well.
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