Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic

Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic

by Scott Cunningham


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"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 .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875421315
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Series: Practical Magick Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 60,886
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.


Anyone is free to write to our authors in care of Llewellyn. After we published Earth Power, author Scott Cunningham was deluged with letters. Most people wanted more "advanced" material. Of course, this was basically impossible. The natural magic Scott wrote about was simple and direct. Scott couldn't write a more advanced version, but he could write more. And that's exactly what he did in Earth, Air, Fire & Water.

Even though the first book still sells well (150,000 people use it), we didn't want people to have to buy it in order to understand this book. Therefore, Scott made Earth, Air, Fire & Water complete in itself.

That means with this book you will learn all of the basics of magic, including what you need to know to make the magic really work for you. Then you'll learn the importance of the magical elements and rituals and techniques you can do that are based on this information. This is followed by information on nine different types of natural magic that you can do for any purpose.

But my favorite part of the book is the last section. Here you will learn how to combine the information on the elements with the information on the basics of magic to create your own rituals for any purpose you can imagine! He gives over forty examples so you can see just how easy it is to design a ritual.

Scott also covers how to determine the best time to perform the ritual; how to combine the words of power or rhyme for the spell; gives a list of magical symbols; a selection of mail-order suppliers so you can get all of your magical needs; a glossary of the specialized words used in the book; and an annotated bibliography so you can know what other books you can get to further your knowledge. This is an outstanding book, and one you should have.

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Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
IlyssaS More than 1 year ago
In what could be considered the sequel to "Earth Power," "Earth, Air, Fire and Water" is an incredibly informative and magickal book that encourages Pagans to get their hands dirty and reconnect with the world around them. So many Pagans get caught up in the trappings, bells and whistles of Paganism that they forget to go outside and experience what it is they're revering: nature! This book, along with Earth Power, is the perfect antidote for that; for me, it was the perfect reminder of why I became a Pagan in the first place, and it permanently restored the spark and wonder that I felt when I first started following this path.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scott Cunningham is my 'hero'. I always shunned magic and paganism/wicca because I can't deal with too many symbols. He made it so simple and easy, that I regret not having read this years ago! Be sure to maybe read Earth Power by him before this one, as Earth Power was written before. They kind of go together, in a sense.
RedWidow More than 1 year ago
I haven't been studying magick for long now, but it is a great book to add to your collection. It deals with other forms of the elemnts including snow and ice.
bookchewingbunny More than 1 year ago
this is a very exceptional book.  Scott Cunningham is top of the line.  The best.   I highly recommend this book.  Highly recommend.  It is so useful.  There is a chart of types of spells what to use  which types when to do which types.  Which herbs candles symbols everything.  Really really helpful.  I will be referencing this  book frequently.  I find this a very useful book.  His most useful that i have read thus far. Get it you wont be sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book his a big helper if you are starting in magic and its a book you can read over and over agen. There is also alot of useful info on spells and spell making in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading this book because one of my friends lent it to me after I told her I wanted to learn about magik. This book clarified many things for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have long been a collector of Scott Cunningham's books. I find his approach mirrors his nature. As we read his work, we find his love and belief pouring forth from each page. Whether one practices an Earth-based religion, or simply wishes to understand more on this subject, Cunningham's books are highlt recommended! In addition, I would also like to recommend Esamuel and Islands of the Soul, by Victoria Tunnermann. Ms. Tunnermann's work may not indicate specific practices, but I certainly felt drawn to these books because of their powerful energies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scott Cunningham has everything one needs to know about other form religion all in one book. He gives you everything he can think of and then finds other things to help you on your search for a higher meaning. Thank you Scott Cunningham, the help is appreciated muchly. Blessed Be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of he best book of spells on the elements i have seen in a while. i think every one should read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scott Cunningham has a way of explaining things so anyone can understand. He was the BEST!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These spells and enchantments really worked for me!My readings say that it is true, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Ihave done almost all of the spells and they worked! It is a lot of fun, but it can be dangerous! Watch out for what you wish for, it might just come back on you!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think the book is great id love to be a witch and do magic i just dont believe i can me and my three friends have been practasing and very strange things are beginning to happen. Thanks for the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books contains a step by step guid to the ways of the Elements. It gives the proper tools for each element. I have used it in many of my spells and doings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Earth, Air, Fire & Water is the best book of all of Cunningham's, I think. He explains basic, simple magick that anyone can do, no matter what religion because it is non-religious magick, even though this is the kind of magick a lot of pagans go by. He puts it in a simple, easy to read format that will allow any person of any religion to perform great magick to enhance their lives. My favorite chapter is Chapter One about the girl doing the simple nature ritual.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is one of my first books on witchcraft wicca etc. and it was a really helpful book i recomend it to all beginners and experts
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my personal favorites, before I purchased this book I knew nothing about the elements. I have been practing for 5 years now, and this book helped me a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You as a begginer will find this book very helpful to live the way of magic it will get you ready for wicca it will open your mind to all sorts of much needed information to help you understand what magic is and how to use it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book on magic. There are some books like Teen Witch, but it doesn't explain how to create magik. Not like this book. Scott Cunningham took years of experience and writtin them all out detail by detail in his books. He has a great point of view and I recommend this book to everybody(beginners, novice, and advanced)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This bookis great it has alot of spells to choose from and what the spells mean it gives u a backround of what star magik, stone magik, mirror magik, ect...... I would recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read only about 1/2 of this book, but the information contained is very valuable, and I recommend this book for beginners. All of Scott Cunningham's books are great!
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the few books that Cunningham has written that actually explains some of the WHYs behind Wiccan practices. This is an excellent addition to any Pagan's book collection (not just for Wiccans, though clearly written from their perspective), especially solitary practitioners. This book focuses on elemental magick and archetypes.
earthlistener on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water is a wonderful follow-up from the book Earth Power. Both are comprehensive guides to simple folk magick, which doesn't require elaborate ritual but for those who crave ritual can be easily incorporated. But the two books are not clones, nor is Earth, Air, Fire, and Water simply a padded re-release or sequel to Earth Power. They use a similar setup, and cover the same topic, folk magick, but Earth, Air, Fire, and Water is almost wholly new. It covers some of the topics discussed in Earth Power, but encompasses a range of new or related topics. Scott Cunningham¿s work was a great read and reference book over all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a sad thing that he became sick and died. I am certain that we have missed out on other teachings that he could have shared with us, that were very valuable. I value all the things that he has for teaching materials. He gives you the inns and outs of what to work with and what can be deadly if you chose to work with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Its okay"