This spell originally appeared in Llewellyn’s 2019 Witches’ Spell-a-Day Almanac.

This spell will assist in contacting a gnome; an Earth elemental. Typically, these beings provide strength, steadfastness, endurance, and the ability of transmutation. Invoke them when you feel weak, unruly, or in danger of being led astray.

A simple rock, large enough to at least nearly fill the palm of your hand
A black candle

Face the north, or the direction your tradition associates with Earth. Ground and center. Place the candle on the altar with the rock in front of it so that from your vantage point the rock completely obscures the candle flame. Enter a trance and gaze at the rock so that you can see the light of the candle around it. Call to the gnomes —the conscious beings of earth— to appear before you:

“Creatures of the silent Earth
Reveal here to me your form.”

Look into the stone with the Witch’s Eye: your inner sight. Allow them to reveal themselves to you. Once they have, you may commune as you wish.