Esoteric science studies five fundamental elements in nature, which are manifestations of more subtle energetic sources called tattvas.
- 1. ether (related to the tattva akash)
- 2. fire (related to the tattva tejas)
- 3. air (related to the tattva vayu)
- 4. water (related to the tattva apas)
- 5. earth (related to the tattva prithvi)
"From Atman did space [akash] come into being; from space, air; from air, fire; from fire, the waters, from the waters, the earth; from the earth, plants; from plants, food; and from food, man..." - Hinduism: Taittirīya Upaniṣhad