|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Passion in the Desert by Honore de Balzac:
flag, and were come to my assistance, found me in tears.'
" 'Well sir,' he said, after a moment of silence, 'since then I have
been in war in Germany, in Spain, in Russia, in France; I've certainly
carried my carcase about a good deal, but never have I seen anything
like the desert. Ah! yes, it is very beautiful!'
" 'What did you feel there?' I asked him.
"'Oh! that can't be described, young man! Besides, I am not always
regretting my palm trees and my panther. I should have to be very
melancholy for that. In the desert, you see, there is everything and
" 'Yes, but explain----'
|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 Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
long division; and he will give a great deal of trouble to various
kind ladies--which no one has a right to do, if he can help it.
Of course I do not wish to be sick: only it looks such beautiful
And so it is: but don't fancy that last night's rain and wind can
have passed without sending in such a swell as will frighten you,
when you see the cutter climbing up one side of a wave, and
running down the other; Madam How tells me that, though she will
not tell you yet.
Then why do they go out?
Because they are accustomed to it. They have come hither all