|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Proverbs 3: 19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.
Proverbs 3: 20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
Proverbs 3: 21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion;
Proverbs 3: 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Proverbs 3: 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thou shalt not dash thy foot.
Proverbs 3: 24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Proverbs 3: 25 Be not afraid of sudden terror, neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh;
Proverbs 3: 26 For the LORD will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being caught.
Proverbs 3: 27 Withhold not good from him to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it.
Proverbs 3: 28 Say not unto thy neighbour: 'Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give'; when thou hast it by thee.
Proverbs 3: 29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Poems of Goethe, Bowring, Tr. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
THE SHEPHERD'S LAMENT.
ON yonder lofty mountain
A thousand times I stand,
And on my staff reclining,
Look down on the smiling land.
My grazing flocks then I follow,
My dog protecting them well;
I find myself in the valley,
But how, I scarcely can tell.
The whole of the meadow is cover'd