QUOTE(Mchawi @ Feb 13 2011, 12:41 PM)
Hmmmm... thanks waterfall, at one point I was attuning myself to the elements attempting to feel them in a shuffled tarot pack, got quite good at it being "able" to see into a card without knowing it but I stopped practicing and have likely reverted somewhat. The task was to see the element, smell it, feel it and so on using the five senses clairvoyantly.
Might start again.
Consider it a type of shamanic journey or Jungian active imagination, though there is no need to go into trance or anything so extreme to get good results. My experience with the elements (and I was not taught this in the traditional sequence, so it may be unique to me) is that contact with them requires patience, respect and willingness to spend serious time communicating. If I treat them as friendly and interesting guests then they are cooperative in many senses. Acting like this is a test, making contact and then "going on" to something else will cause them to ignore you.