|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Poems of William Blake by William Blake:
He crops thy flowers while thou sittest smiling in his face,
Wiping his mild and meekin mouth from all contagious taints.
Thy wine doth purify the golden honey; thy perfume.
Which thou dost scatter on every little blade of grass that springs
Revives the milked cow, & tames the fire-breathing steed.
But Thel is like a faint cloud kindled at the rising sun:
I vanish from my pearly throne, and who shall find my place.
Queen of the vales the Lily answered, ask the tender cloud,
And it shall tell thee why it glitters in the morning sky.
And why it scatters its bright beauty thro the humid air.
Descend O little cloud & hover before the eyes of Thel.
Poems of William Blake
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
Work of H.A. Wilcox, 7 Thomas St., Providence, R. I.", and the
second, "Narrative of Inspector John R. Legrasse, 121 Bienville
St., New Orleans, La., at 1908 A. A. S. Mtg. - Notes on Same,
& Prof. Webb's Acct." The other manuscript papers were brief notes,
some of them accounts of the queer dreams of different persons,
some of them citations from theosophical books and magazines (notably
W. Scott-Elliot's Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria), and the rest
comments on long-surviving secret societies and hidden cults,
with references to passages in such mythological and anthropological
source-books as Frazer's Golden Bough and Miss Murray's Witch-Cult
in Western Europe. The cuttings largely alluded to outré mental
Call of Cthulhu
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
Which would you deem the nobler conquest--to win a victory by virtue
of a chariot, or to achieve a people's happiness, that state of which
you are the head and chief? And for my part, I hold it ill becomes a
tyrant to enter the lists with private citizens. For take the case he
wins, he will not be admired, but be envied rather, when is is thought
how many private fortunes go to swell the stream of his expenditure;
while if he loses, he will become a laughing-stock to all mankind.
 Or, "you will be mocked and jeered at past all precedence," as
historically was the fate of Dionysus, 388 or 384 B.C. (?); and
for the possible connection between that incident and this