|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
together. It has seven doors; at every door is there a separate
party of them.'
Verily, those who fear God shall dwell amidst gardens and springs:
'Enter ye therein with peace in safety!' And we will strip off
whatever ill-feeling is in their breasts; as brethren on couches
face to face.
No toil shall touch them therein, nor shall they be brought forth
Inform my servants that I am the pardoning, the merciful; and that
my woe is the grievous woe.
And inform them concerning Abraham's guests when they entered in
|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 The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy:
appertained to her. "Don't you think you will ever be happy,
He did not reply for some instants. "When the sun shines on the
north front of Sherton Abbey--that's when my happiness will come
to me!" said he, staring as it were into the earth.
"But--then that means that there is something more than my
offending you in not liking The Three Tuns. If it is because I--
did not like to let you kiss me in the Abbey--well, you know,
Giles, that it was not on account of my cold feelings, but because
I did certainly, just then, think it was rather premature, in
spite of my poor father. That was the true reason--the sole one.