|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
And we wished to be gracious to those who were weakened in the
earth, and to make them models, and to make them the heirs; and to
establish for them in the earth; and to show Pharaoh and Haman and
their hosts what they had to beware of from them.
And we inspired the mother of Moses, 'Suckle him; and when thou
art afraid for him then throw him into the river, and fear not and
grieve not; verily, we are going to restore him to thee, and to make
him of the apostles!'
And Pharaoh's family picked him up that he might be for them a foe
and a grief; verily, Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts were sinners.
And Pharaoh's wife said, 'He is a cheering of the eye to me, 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 Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
own books, written in their grand old tongue. Remember that Lady
Why made them, as she has made the Scotch, by first preparing a
country for them, which would call out all their courage and their
skill; and then by giving them the courage and the skill to make
use of the land where she had put them.
And now think what a wonderful fairy tale you might write for
yourself--and every word of it true--of the adventures of one atom
of Potash or some other Salt, no bigger than a needle's point, in
such a lava stream as I have been telling of. How it has run
round and round, and will run round age after age, in an endless
chain of change. How it began by being molten fire underground,