|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Yates Pride by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
corner of the sofa; then the sisters all sat in a loving circle
"Are you sure you are not utterly worn out, dear?" asked Amelia,
tenderly; and the others repeated the question in exactly the
same tone. The Lancaster sisters were not pretty, but all had
charming expressions of gentleness and a dignified good-will and
loving kindness. Their blue eyes beamed love at Eudora, and it
was as if she sat encircled in a soul-ring of affection.
She responded, and her beautiful face glowed with tenderness and
pleasure, and something besides, which was as the light of
|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 The Koran:
Muslims before and in this (book), that the Apostle may be a witness
against you, and that ye may be witnesses against men.
Be ye then steadfast in prayer, and give alms, and hold fast by God;
He is your sovereign, and an excellent sovereign, and an excellent
THE CHAPTER OF BELIEVERS
IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble, and
who from vain talk turn aside, and who in almsgiving are active. And
who guard their private parts-except for their wives or what their