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.

The Element of Fire

Copyright: 1994, 2012 S. Tephyr Burgess

Where would we be without fire? Would we have been able to survive the Ice Age at all?
A good friend of Humans to be sure. Light a match; you have a Fire Elemental, turn on your Furnace; you have a Fire Elemental. They are there over our romantic candle light dinners, camp fires with the kids and cook outs on the grill. Even though we are so dependent on them we completely forget about them most of the time. When was the last time you thanked the flame at the end of a match? :-)

Mythically called Salamanders, Fire Elementals are everywhere. The most powerful on Earth are Volcanoes. The Sun is the most powerful in our solar system and has been viewed as The Father/God/Creator for many religions.
Anything that creates heat is of this Element.

When you are around Fire Elementals you know it. They can make their presence felt very strongly. Ouch! As you know you must work with them very carefully, very respectfully.
When approached properly in these ways they can be very beneficial in many aspects of your life.

In the garden the most obvious need for Fire Elementals is in the compost pile. We need heat to break it down to the right consistency. Fire Elementals are there to help ignite the first spark of life in a seed.

The Fire Elementals correlate with the direction South in the Sacred Circle.

The Spark of Life within us is of the Fire Elementals.

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