|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:
tried to stop himself. The result was that he shot up straight
into the air for four or five feet, landing almost where he left
"Man!" he snapped. "A man's cub. Look!"
Directly in front of him, holding on by a low branch, stood a
naked brown baby who could just walk--as soft and as dimpled a
little atom as ever came to a wolf's cave at night. He looked up
into Father Wolf's face, and laughed.
"Is that a man's cub?" said Mother Wolf. "I have never seen
one. Bring it here."
A Wolf accustomed to moving his own cubs can, if necessary,
The Jungle Book
|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 On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin:
round the world. We may suppose that the Glacial period came on a little
earlier or later in North America than in Europe, so will the southern
migration there have been a little earlier or later; but this will make no
difference in the final result.
As the warmth returned, the arctic forms would retreat northward, closely
followed up in their retreat by the productions of the more temperate
regions. And as the snow melted from the bases of the mountains, the
arctic forms would seize on the cleared and thawed ground, always ascending
higher and higher, as the warmth increased, whilst their brethren were
pursuing their northern journey. Hence, when the warmth had fully
returned, the same arctic species, which had lately lived in a body
On the Origin of Species