Fire Energy: Fire energy is associated with the body from the bottom of the throat notch to the top of the head, manifests in a red color, feels expansive and hot, and the sound of “ssss.”
Fire energy is the first of the elemental energies to split from the electric current. It is also related to willpower, the mental body and when properly manifested can be projected into as the fire realm.
As with all of the elemental energies it can be manifested both within and outside of the human body. If being used to establish equilibrium within the body, it is contained within the area stretching from the top of the head to the bottom of the throat notch. It also changes characteristics depending upon the level at which it is manifested. On the physical level it manifests as heat and explosive force, on the astral level as a red expansive force that improves clairvoyance/subtle vision and on a mental level as willpower. Working with fire energy on the mental level greatly reinforces willpower and can give a practitioner a raging headache, along with certain psychological problems, if done in an imbalanced manner.
Manifestation depends upon the method in which the “sss” sound is generated. On a physical level the sound is vocalized loudly via a vibrating sound that can be felt throughout the body. On an astral level it is vocalized softly in almost a whisper and, finally, on a mental level the sound is generated silently in the mind.
The king set meditation for this phenomena involves a kind of astral projection into what can only be described as the fire realm. While methods vary, a common description involves the building of a substantial amount of the phenomena within the body. The practitioner will engage the “ssss” sound and visualize jumping into a volcano and travelling to the center of the earth. Some system utilized a specific hand gesture/mudra or body posture as well. At this point a specific secondary phenomena engages confirming success. Many people report meeting fire elementals while doing this. As such, this can be a very destabilizing, and somewhat dangerous, experience for the unprepared.
Note, this is not the same as projecting your consciousness into the sun. That technique is representative of an exercise specific to planetary phenomena and the solar energies are the harshest and most destabilizing of all the planetary forces. As such this is to be avoided at all costs, barring proper preparation. Planetary energies, unlike the eleven primary phenomena, are generally very harsh in comparison and can mimic various states of insanity in the unprepared. Needless to say, engaging those forces takes substantial preparation and experience. Many descriptions of hallucinogenic trips gone “wrong”, or bad, seem to describe experiences with the planetary energies among the unprepared.