|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
its thawing effect, organic moisture of pungent and offensive
odor was encountered toward the thing’s uninjured side. It was
not blood, but a thick, dark-green fluid apparently answering
the same purpose. By the time Lake reached this stage, all thirty-seven
dogs had been brought to the still uncompleted corral near the
camp, and even at that distance set up a savage barking and show
of restlessness at the acrid, diffusive smell.
Far from helping
to place the strange entity, this provisional dissection merely
deepened its mystery. All guesses about its external members had
been correct, and on the evidence of these one could hardly hesitate
At the Mountains of Madness
|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 Tanach:
Isaiah 7: 23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, shall even be for briers and thorns.
Isaiah 7: 24 With arrows and with bow shall one come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
Isaiah 7: 25 And all the hills that were digged with the mattock, thou shalt not come thither for fear of briers and thorns, but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep.
Isaiah 8: 1 And the LORD said unto me: 'Take thee a great tablet, and write upon it in common script: The spoil speedeth, the prey hasteth;
Isaiah 8: 2 and I will take unto Me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.'
Isaiah 8: 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bore a son. Then said the LORD unto me: 'Call his name Maher-shalal-hashbaz.
Isaiah 8: 4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry: My father, and: My mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be carried away before the king of Assyria.'
Isaiah 8: 5 And the LORD spoke unto me yet again, saying:
Isaiah 8: 6 Forasmuch as this people hath refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoiceth with Rezin and Remaliah's son;
Isaiah 8: 7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the River, mighty and many, even the king of Assyria and all his glory; and he shall come up over all his channels, an