.........elementals and elements.
Elementals are beings such as fairies, gnomes, sprites, slamanders, elves, pixies and so on. They are nature spirits and we should respect them for that. We should not try to bring them under our command, they will not tolerate such behaviour. Instead we should respect that they live among us, and just because we do not always see them does not mean they are not there. I will look at each individual one in depth at another time.
Elements. The elements of Air, Fire, Earth, Water and Spirit are ruled by the elementals directly linked to them. Witches often work with the power of the elements, using that specific power to boost a spell or ritual. We often have representations of the elements on our altars or in our homes, such as feathers for air, candles for fire, plants or something from the earth to represent earth and so on.
There is much debate as to whether Spirit should be classed as an element, but I believe that it is the force that joins the other elements together. It is as much a part of the group as the other elements and should always be included.