Initiation One: The Material Plane
The four elements symbolize at once the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, the four states of matter, and are even the basis for the four personality types or quadrants from modern psychology. In the Qaballah, the four holy letters Yod He Vav He represent these same four worlds and four parts of the soul. The four suits of the Tarot also have this same symbolic meaning. The element of Earth symbolizes the material plane: Our bodies, our finances, our material life. The initiatory journey begins with an understanding of how we live, act and are influenced by forces on each of the four planes, and continues on to reveal to the initiate time- tested techniques for perfecting and mastering this fundamental aspect of our lives.