Identifies the four basic elements as humanity's first ways of knowing Spirit, reminds us of their value as keys to self-healing and re-connection, and offers a fascinating look at element-based symbols, traditions, and ceremonies.
This craft book for children shows how to make a waterwheel, paddle-steamer, propeller plane, parachute, windmill, simple pendulum clock, spinning tops, a little hot-air carousel, a hot-air balloon and lots more.
“A treasure trove of practical magic for both novices and more experienced practitioners . . . beautifully crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility.”—PanGaia A leaf from an oak tree . . . a wildflower . . . water from a sparkling stream . . . dirt from a cool dark cave—these are the age-old tools of natural magic. Born of the earth, possessing inherent power, they await only our touch and intention to bring their magical qualities to life. The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world. Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement. A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years, he wrote more than fifty books, including the seminal Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
A thorough appraisal of how renewable energy-based electricity generation will fit with the strategy of utilities over the next ten years. Includes discussions of wind power, solar & photovoltaic, tidal, wave, geothermal, biomass and hydro options. Current and future electricity demand patterns through 2015 and later are used to place renewables in context.
This research addresses the archaic or permanent conditions of architcture. ACcording to Pre-Socratic tradition, since earliest times, when human kind began to analyze the universe, there was this important proposition lasting until today that nature and life are connected to the four principles of earth, water, air and fire. THis thesis not only relates to basic conditions of man on earth, but also targets the fundamentals of architecture. It addresses how nature and life are connected to the four principles of earth, water, air and fire, and how natural elements should inspire our architectural actions today. THe book targets the fundamentals of architecture through many contemporary projects developed at ETH Zurich Chair of Architecture and by Design Prof. DR. JOsep Lluis Mateo.