The body elemental gains immortality only when the soul earns his ascension. Having no further need for a physical body, the soul no longer requires the services of the body elemental, who likewise is freed from the rounds of reembodiment and the burdens of human density. Having attained through service, the body elemental may be retained by the ascended master as an immortal aid. Ascended twin flames, each possessing such a friend, make a spiritual foursome. The immortal bond between the Master and his aid is one without parallel in the human scene except, perhaps, in the loyalty of a Damon and Pythias.