The four elements has been a paradigm that has spanned civilisations as a fundamental cosmological picture of the universe. It has been used to describe phenomena and to understand and predict the changes to which phenomenon is subject. It remained the paradigm which provided the basis of natural sciences for thousands of years. Since it is a phenomenological approach, when the analytic scientific approach became dominant and positivist science became the standard, the four element and phenomenological approaches in general were rejected.
The Elemental Dance re-explores the four element paradigm from the perspective of sufic cosmology, deviating from the later Greco-Arab approach by examining the four element paradigm as an energetic phenomena. It is written from the perspective of traditional sufism and so expresses its scientific language in sufic terms. It presents the implications of Qur’anic statements and the Hadith literature which form the basis of Islamic belief in cosmological terms which are then translated into a scientific paradigm.
The Elemental Dance provided the foundations for the Know Yourself Method.