|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:
Word out of sight, you are helpless against the flesh. I know this to be a
fact. I have been assailed by many violent passions, but as soon as I took
hold of some Scripture passage, my temptations left me. Without the
Word I could not have helped myself against the flesh.
VERSE 19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these.
Paul is saying: "That none of you may hide behind the plea of ignorance I
will enumerate first the works of the flesh, and then also the works of the
There were many hypocrites among the Galatians, as there are also among
us, who pretend to be Christians and talk much about the Spirit, but they
walk not according to the Spirit; rather according to the flesh. Paul is out
|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 A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw:
exacerbate the hatred in which it is already secretly held in England.
Fortunately, there are arts that cannot be cut off from the people by
bad performances. We can read books for ourselves; and we can play a
good deal of fine music for ourselves with the help of a pianola.
Nothing stands between us and the actual handwork of the great masters
of painting except distance; and modern photographic methods of
reproduction are in some cases quite and in many nearly as effective
in conveying the artist's message as a modern edition of Shakespear's
plays is in conveying the message that first existed in his
handwriting. The reproduction of great feats of musical execution is
already on the way: the phonograph, for all its wheezing and snarling