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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Elementals are often associated with the four "corners" of the ritual Circle; east, south, west, and north. This is so both in Ceremonial Magic and in Witchcraft. Gnomes are the ones associated with the north and with the element of earth. The word gnome comes from the Latin gnoma, meaning "knowledge," suggesting gnomes as "the knowing ones."

Many Witches and Pagans believe that they can project a thought form of a gnome as an aid to doing work, such as healing, at a distance.

The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism © 2002 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.
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