|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw:
animal, with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, and consequently a
maddening persistence in asking questions. If the child is to remain
in the room with a highly intelligent and sensitive adult, it must be
told, and if necessary forced, to sit still and not speak, which is
injurious to its health, unnatural, unjust, and therefore cruel and
selfish beyond toleration. Consequently the highly intelligent and
sensitive adult hands the child over to a nurserymaid who has no
nerves and can therefore stand more noise, but who has also no
scruples, and may therefore be very bad company for the child.
Here we have come to the central fact of the question: a fact nobody
avows, which is yet the true explanation of the monstrous system of
|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 Economist by Xenophon:
corn." (2) "It often happens that the corn is blown not only on to
the corn, but over and beyond it into the empty portion of the
threshing-floor." So Breit.
Isch. But now, suppose you begin winnowing on the "lee" side of the
 Or, "on the side of the threshing-floor opposite the wind." Al.
"protected from the wind."
Soc. It is clear the chaff will at once fall into the chaff-
 A hollowed-out portion of the threshing-floor, according to