|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:
AFTER the moment of religion that we become concerned about our
state and the manner in which we use ourselves.
We have to follow our reason as our sole guide in our individual
treatment of all such things as food and health and sex. God is the
king of the whole world, he is the owner of our souls and bodies and
all things. He is not particularly concerned about any aspect,
because he is concerned about every aspect. We have to make the
best use of ourselves for his kingdom; that is our rule of life.
That rule means neither painful nor frantic abstinences nor any
forced way of living. Purity, cleanliness, health, none of these
things are for themselves, they are for use; none are magic, all are
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
any means new, and one he had carried out successfully before.
As he pulled in his heaving mount and leaped off, a couple of
ranchers came out of the place, and one of them stepped to a
clean-limbed, fiery bay. He was about to get into his saddle
when he saw Duane, and then he halted, a foot in the stirrup.
Duane strode forward, grasped the bridle of this man's horse.
"Mine's done--but not killed," he panted. "Trade with me."
"Wal, stranger, I'm shore always ready to trade," drawled the
man. "But ain't you a little swift?"
Duane glanced back up the road. His pursuers were entering the
The Lone Star Ranger