|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from La Grenadiere by Honore de Balzac:
possessed by the apostolic religion of the Roman church.
"This woman has suffered greatly!" the old cure said in his simple
Marie Willemsens heard no voices now, but her eyes were still fixed
upon her children. Those about her listened in terror to her breathing
in the deep silence; already it came more slowly, though at intervals
a deep sigh told them that she still lived, and of a struggle within
her; then at last it ceased. Every one burst into tears except Marie.
He, poor child, was still too young to know what death meant.
Annette and the vinedresser's wife closed the eyes of the adorable
woman, whose beauty shone out in all its radiance after death. Then
|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 Hiero by Xenophon:
be a marvel, not in the private circle only, but in public in the
sight of all.
It shall be open to you, so far as safety is concerned, to take your
journey where you will to see the games or other spectacles; or it
shall be open to you to bide at home, and still attain your object.
Before you shall be gathered daily an assembly, a great company of
people willing to display whatever each may happen to possess of
wisdom, worth, or beauty; and another throng of persons eager to
do you service. Present, regard them each and all as sworn allies; or
absent, know that each and all have one desire, to set eyes on you.
 Or, "to display their wares of wisdom, beauty, excellence."