|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
cloud by day, and a cold starless phosphorescence from the under
side of that cloud by night. On the twentieth day a great jagged
rock in the sea was sighted from afar, the first land glimpsed
since Man's snowy peak had dwindled behind the ship. Carter asked
the captain the name of that rock, but was told that it had no
name and had never been sought by any vessel because of the sounds
that came from it at night. And when, after dark, a dull and ceaseless
howling arose from that jagged granite place, the traveller was
glad that no stop had been made, and that the rock had no name.
The seamen prayed and chanted till the noise was out of earshot,
and Carter dreamed terrible dreams within dreams in the small
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|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 First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln:
to compose a new Union, as to produce harmony only,
and prevent renewed secession?
Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations,
and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular
opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people.
Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy or to despotism.
Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement,
is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle,
anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.
I do not forget the position, assumed by some, that Constitutional