The Way of the Four Elements

A Second Manual of Occult Training

By (author) John Michael Greer

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Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : April 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 156
  • Size : 152mm(w) x 229mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 95246
  • ISBN 13 : 9781801521314
Forthcoming: Available in April 2024
Price : £19.99
Forthcoming: Available in April 2024
Price : £19.99

A one year course for students of the occult to expand their horizons through the study of fire, air, water, and earth.

Based on an ancient understanding of the cycles of nature, John Michael Greer invites students of occult to continue their training with the study of the four elements. The four elements are one of the foremost themes of Western occult tradition and have been used across history as a basic template for the process of initiation and seasonal ritual.

The pattern of study assigns each element to one of the four seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, winter), based upon traditional associations. The lessons are intended to be worked through in sync with each season, and there is no fixed starting point so students can begin with any of the four elements by following whichever season begins next.

Each chapter includes both the theory and practice of an elemental education such as symbols and teachings relating to the elements, suggestions for further reading, exercises for awakening the etheric senses, and astral clairvoyance.

The Way of the Four Elements is the quintessential next step for students of the occult to continue developing and honing the skills essential for a magical education.

About the author

By (author) John Michael Greer

John Michael Greer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books, including The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, The Celtic Golden Dawn, and Circles of Power: An Introduction to Hermetic Magic. An initiate in Freemasonry, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Martinist Order, and three Druid traditions, Greer served as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) for twelve years. He is also the author of seventeen fantasy and science fiction novels and ten nonfiction books on peak oil and the future of industrial society. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Sara and blogs weekly on politics, magic, and the future at

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