|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
God's is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth! and God
sufficeth for a guardian!
If He will He can make ye pass away, O men! and can bring others;-
God is able to do all that.
He who wishes for a reward in this world,- with God is the reward of
this world and of the next, and God both hears and sees.
O ye who believe! be ye steadfast in justice, witnessing before
God though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kindred,
be it rich or poor, for God is nearer akin than either.
Follow not, then, lusts, so as to act partially; but if ye swerve or
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:
During the fortnight that Alexander was
in London he drove himself hard. He got
through a great deal of personal business
and saw a great many men who were doing
interesting things in his own profession.
He disliked to think of his visits to London
as holidays, and when he was there he worked
even harder than he did at home.
The day before his departure for Liverpool
was a singularly fine one. The thick air
had cleared overnight in a strong wind which