Aries and Thor
As directors of the air element, these twin flames serve with the hierarchies of Aries, Taurus and Gemini to teach mankind the mastery of the mental body and with the hierarchies of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius to teach the mastery of the air element.
Beloved Aries and Thor direct the activities of illumination that proceed from the mind of Christ, of inspiration and respiration, the breathing in and out of the breath of the Holy Spirit, the purification of the air element, the atmosphere and the mental belt.
The sylphs who assist them are the air elementals who control the four winds, the atmosphere and the clouds. Since all elementals are essentially mimics, the sylphs, being no exception, pattern in the clouds the designs they perceive in the physical, astral, mental and etheric planes of the earth. When we see pictures of angels in the clouds, we know that they are nigh at hand, for the sylphs have seen them and have formed the clouds after their image and likeness. Similarly, the beasts of prey and monsters that loom as dark clouds are the sylphs’ renderings of mankind’s discord that rages in the astral sea, agitating elemental life and preventing them from functioning according to the law of harmony. Thus, the signs of the times can be read in the activities of elemental life who faithfully record the mandates of angels and men upon the face of nature.
Mark Prophet has described the sylphs in this way:
They’re beautiful. These are the type of fairies you see with the long golden hair and the rather thin, seraphic-type bodies, and they’re very curvaceous. They float through the air, and they’ll bend their whole body in different shapes. Sometimes the body is bent with the legs behind, trailing like a garment, and their arms are in graceful ballerina poses.
They have beautiful faces like the most beautiful women you can imagine, except that they are faces of purity. There’s nothing carnal or hard in their faces. The only exceptions are that certain sylphs take on the more human form and human attitudes when they are subjected to them.
Now, when the sylphs take on negative human attitudes and qualities of discord, they will desire to rid themselves of these by the use of centrifugal force. They will throw off the human vibration of hatred and anger by starting a whirling action in the air. They can whirl so fast that they can develop winds of a hundred and fifty miles an hour. That’s the power behind the hurricane.
Theosophist E. L. Gardner gives this vivid description of elementals, and sylphs in particular. He says:
The natural “body” used by elementals seems to be a pulsing globe of light. Streams of force radiating from this center build up floating figures, “wings” of radiating energy, and filmy shapes of vaguely human likeness. In the more evolved forms the heads and eyes are always clearly distinguishable; often the whole figure is there, with a “center” of light blazing at the heart or head.
A sylph of this type might materialize into a beautiful male or female form for work ... among plants, animals, or even human beings, but its natural body is ... iridescent, changing, pulsating ... but not limited to a fixed or definite shape.
The sylphs are bearers of the “prana of the Holy Spirit that is the very life breath of the soul.” They stand “with the Lord Maha Chohan as he breathes the breath of life into the newborn soul and as the threefold flame is rekindled once again upon the altar of the heart.” They are “the great transmitters of the currents of the Holy Spirit from heaven to earth” and they are “giant transformers, conductors of the currents of the mind of God unto the mind of man.” The sylphs wash and purify the atmosphere and aerate the mind and heart and every cell of life.
It is important for mankind to give heartfelt prayers of gratitude to the sylphs and to call for their protection.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “Aries and Thor.”
- Mark Prophet, “An Introduction to the Elementals,” October 12, 1964.
- E. L. Gardner, intro. to Geoffrey Hodson, Fairies at Work and at Play (London: The Theosophical Publishing House LTD, 1976), p. 21. First published in 1925.
- Aries and Thor, “The Servants of God and Man in the Air Element,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 23, no. 16, April 20, 1980.