|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
were wrong, They could not live. But although They no longer lived,
They would never really die. They all lay in stone houses in Their
great city of R'lyeh, preserved by the spells of mighty Cthulhu
for a glorious surrection when the stars and the earth might once
more be ready for Them. But at that time some force from outside
must serve to liberate Their bodies. The spells that preserved
them intact likewise prevented Them from making an initial move,
and They could only lie awake in the dark and think whilst uncounted
millions of years rolled by. They knew all that was occurring
in the universe, for Their mode of speech was transmitted thought.
Even now They talked in Their tombs. When, after infinities of
Call of Cthulhu
|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 Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac:
"Then what may I eat?" asked the king, humbly.
"Salt mackerel. Otherwise, you have so much bile in motion that you
may die on All-Souls' Day."
"To-day!" cried the king in terror.
"Compose yourself, sire," replied Coyctier. "I am here. Try not to
fret your mind; find some way to amuse yourself."
"Ah!" said the king, "my daughter Marie used to succeed in that
As he spoke, Imbert de Bastarnay, sire of Montresor and Bridore,
rapped softly on the royal door. On receiving the king's permission he
entered and announced the Comte and Comtesse de Saint-Vallier. Louis