|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
KAF HA YA AIN SAD. The mention of thy Lord's mercy to His servant
Zachariah, when he called on his Lord with a secret calling. Said
he, 'My Lord! verily, my bones are weak, and my head flares with
hoariness;-and I never was unfortunate in my prayers to Thee, my Lord!
But I fear my heirs after me, and my wife is barren; then grant me
from Thee a successor, to be my heir and the heir of the family of
Jacob, and make him, my Lord! acceptable.'
'O Zachariah! verily, we give thee glad tidings of a son, whose name
shall be John. We never made a namesake of his before.'
Said he, 'My Lord! how can I have a son, when my wife is barren, and
|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 Russia in 1919 by Arthur Ransome:
so far as to say that in sending such a note, the Bolsheviks
were acting in the interest of the whole of the Russian
people. The opposition on the left complained
that it was a betrayal of the revolution into the
hands of the Entente, and there were many Bolsheviks
who said openly that they thought it went a little
too far in the way of concession. On February 10th, the
Executive Committee met to consider the international
Before proceeding to an account of that meeting, it will be
well to make a short summary of the note in question.