Welcome to Tephyr's Garden!

Tephyr passed from this world in 2015 after a 13 year struggle with LMS: Leiomayosarcoma.
She encouraged me to start Alternative Nature Online Herbal in 1997 and contributed as long as her health allowed.


Well.... of course we wouldn't last five minutes without it. It is both the most gentle of Elementals and the most powerful. Stand and breath in the morning breeze and greet the Sylphs as you feel them on your face... or hide in your basement during a hurricane. They are both simply Air Elementals. As I said their mythical name is Sylphs. They are in the air and wind around you, the clouds, the smoke of your Smudge and incense, the steam in your bath and in the morning mists of the mountains.

Sylphs are much like Undines in that they are very playful (sometimes too playful!) and are fun and relaxing to watch. Lie down on the ground and watch the wind playing in the trees. Or just lie down in your yard or the nearest park and watch the clouds.

We obviously need air in the garden: plants and insects breath too. But the soil needs to breath as well. Make sure that your soil is "friable"; that is "fluffy" so that air (and water) can get down into it. If your soil is too compact and hard and dry then Air Elementals can't get down there to help the other Elementals.

The Air Elementals correlate with the direction East in the Sacred Circle.

The Breath of Life is of the Air Elementals.

Go to Fire or back to the Elemental Page

For educational information only. No parts of these documents on this site are to be taken as diagnosis or prescription for any illness. See your Medical and Mental Healthcare Practitioner or Spiritual Advisor for any personal health and emotional concerns