|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Job 30: 28 I go mourning without the sun; I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.
Job 30: 29 I am become a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.
Job 30: 30 My skin is black, and falleth from me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Job 30: 31 Therefore is my harp turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of them that weep.
Job 31: 1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; how then should I look upon a maid?
Job 31: 2 For what would be the portion of God from above, and the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
Job 31: 3 Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?
Job 31: 4 Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps?
Job 31: 5 If I have walked with vanity, and my foot hath hasted to deceit--
Job 31: 6 Let me be weighed in a just balance, that God may know mine integrity--
Job 31: 7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and my heart walked after mine eyes, and if any spot hath cleaved to my hands;
|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 Confidence by Henry James:
stranger in his own land--a situation to which his long and repeated
absences had relegated him. The hospitality of New York was profuse;
the charm of its daughters extreme; the radiance of its skies superb.
Bernard was the restless and professionless mortal that we know,
wandering in life from one vague experiment to another,
constantly gratified and never satisfied, to whom no imperious
finality had as yet presented itself; and, nevertheless, for a time
he contrived to limit his horizon to the passing hour, and to make
a good many hours pass in the drawing-room of a demonstrative
For Mrs. Gordon was a flirt; that had become tolerably obvious.