Journeys with Earth, Water, Air and Fire
Guided meditations on the four elements designed to bring you into direct contact with the forces of nature, developed and spoken by Philip Carr-Gomm, with music by Charlie Roscoe, Nigel Shaw and Jonny Robels.
On this double-CD there are five meditations: one meditation for each element, followed by a guided journey that weaves together the power of all four elements. With them you will feel the energy of each element – the fire of inspiration kindled within your consciousness like clear water, with the power of the earth beneath your feet, and with fresh clear air bringing clarity to your mind. Each meditation relaxes and at the same time energizes you – leading you into deep silence, in touch with your innermost nature and with Mother Earth herself.
Engineered/produced by Damh the Bard. Album cover designed by Charlie Carr-Gomm, photo by Diana Zaharieva.
‘Much like Philip’s books, this series of guided meditations are excellent starting points for one’s journey through the four elements. Each element is covered in its own individual meditation, as well as a fifth meditation that combines all four elements together. There is no religious affiliation to any of the guided meditations — though I approached this series from my own perspective as a Pagan on a Druidic path. The meditations can easily be adapted towards any religious persuasion by the individual experiencing these guided meditational tracks. Philip incorporates easily understandable descriptive concepts to help visualize a particular setting within an individual’s “mind’s eye”. The settings are fairly generic in tone — a field, a seashore, a mountainous region — which is helpful in allowing an individual to tailor each setting to their own individual experiences.
Of the five meditational guides, Fire was by far my favorite. I enjoyed the sounds that were added to the track, as well as the descriptive usage throughout. This was by far the most visually accessible guide throughout — at least for me. One recommendation though — while Philip states in the Introductory Track that each meditation can be done individually — take the time to go through each one after the other. Philip describes the methodology to do this (taking ten minutes between each track to basically “cool down” from one guided meditation to the next) in the Introductory track…and I have to say that this was definitely the best method to partake in. Your individual mileage may vary…’ Tommy Elf, Amazon Review