|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Deuteronomy 12: 19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon thy land.
Deuteronomy 12: 20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as He hath promised thee, and thou shalt say: 'I will eat flesh', because thy soul desireth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, after all the desire of thy soul.
Deuteronomy 12: 21 If the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to put His name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat within thy gates, after all the desire of thy soul.
Deuteronomy 12: 22 Howbeit as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat thereof; the unclean and the clean may eat thereof alike.
Deuteronomy 12: 23 Only be stedfast in not eating the blood; for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.
Deuteronomy 12: 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water.
Deuteronomy 12: 25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD.
Deuteronomy 12: 26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose;
Deuteronomy 12: 27 and thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God; and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out against the altar of the
|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 Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac:
scattered on a wall--to use the fine simile of Bossuet--would never so
much as fill even the hollow of her hand. Sorrows are never long in
coming; for her they came soon. The day after Charles's departure the
house of Monsieur Grandet resumed its ordinary aspect in the eyes of
all, except in those of Eugenie, to whom it grew suddenly empty. She
wished, if it could be done unknown to her father, that Charles's room
might be kept as he had left it. Madame Grandet and Nanon were willing
accomplices in this /statu quo/.
"Who knows but he may come back sooner than we think for?" she said.
"Ah, don't I wish I could see him back!" answered Nanon. "I took to
him! He was such a dear, sweet young man,--pretty too, with his curly