All the while, however, let not your mind wander too deeply into the earth itself, but keep your wits about you, and let no roots come up from the earth and attach to you, for Gaia delights too much in pulling her children into her bosom, and this is dangerous for the unfocused magician, who appears to Gaia as one of her own at the moment of this mental transfiguration.
I am reading this as a beginner, having done nothing except read of and absorb all of the elementalism containing in the writings of Prophecy; also I have done nothing magical except read and do a bit of minor elementalism concerning the air and fire with no rituals. I am delighted to have stumbled upon Veritas, perfect to get me and many others started.
I must compliment your articles, this one being in the spotlight. Very well-written to my knowledge of grammar and language. It is concise, and I trust your knowledge. This will undoubtedly serve as a base for many future works of magic I may do.
Now down to my point of the post...
I am confused with the above quote, what would happen if one was to let their mind wander off for the process? And if the roots did attach to you what consequence would befall you?