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Six Element Model by nachtwulf Six Element Model by nachtwulf
This was designed as part of a philosophical belief-system refit I've been doing lately. I've never liked the five element model... it's lopsided. Three is stable, five is an innately unstable number. Not to mention the fact 'spirit' isn't, in my book anyway, an element. Elements are things. You can feel the air, you can touch the earth. You can even put your hand in fire, though it's stupid. ^.^

Spirit, you cannot touch. It's not a /thing/, it's an ephemera. Spirit exists in all things, so it is not singular. Elements, by definition, are composed of no other thing but that which they are. So it's not an element.

As a result, I kept the four alchemical elements, and then added in two from Eastern belief to fill out the cycle. Wood is the only element that truly lives. It is all things natural, the living breathing world. Its counterpart, of course, is Metal... the artifice of man, the cogs and gears of the modern world, and these days, something you cannot ignore. While a lot of pagans would like to return to a more rural state of existence, I'm not one of them... and I am glad to include the elegant machinery of Metal in my belief system.

I have spirit-eidolons for most of these, but I haven't found them all just yet so until then you'll just have to make do with the sigils. ^.^
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IssamSolo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
WTF!!? This was on 2003 published?
kruyken827 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah...I think I saw this shape in a dream once o.o
NekoDamphyre Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

It is because this shape is also known as the Seal of Oricalcose.....if you ever watched Yu-Gi-Oh as a kid you should remember it


kruyken827 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, though I didn't see what episode it was
Lew102 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally have a six element model that composes of Earth, Water, Metal, Fire, Air and Thunder. I might make something out of it.
KawaiiLotus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I think its genius x'3
six-elements Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I have developed a six-element theory in acupuncture. Can I show it to you? I can send you a powerpoint presentation. You would be surprised by it.
contact me at...
Here is a little video about six elements...
bizquick4 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Nice! You should read a book series called "Codex Alera" written by Jim Butcher if you haven't heard or read it already. A fantasy novel that involves the use of those same 6 elements and how they're used as powers in human nature. It's an interesting read :-)
Warden-Elemental Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I love it. You put alot of thought with this and i completely agree with it. Ive done multiple things like this(not posted) but i never put wood on so i ended up throwing spirit in vs metal as opposites, and i wasnt a huge fan of that. but wood works well with it. Great job, love the thought process. And i love the symbols=)
carlymonster Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
this is really cool but when you break it down isnt metle just earth? i dont know. this is really nice i like it :)
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