|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells:
You're your erring, incalculable self. I suppose we women will
trust this sort and love your sort to the very end of time. . . ."
We lay side by side and nibbled at grass stalks as we talked. It
seemed enormously unreasonable to us that two people who had come to
the pitch of easy and confident affection and happiness that held
between us should be obliged to part and shun one another, or murder
half the substance of their lives. We felt ourselves crushed and
beaten by an indiscriminating machine which destroys happiness in
the service of jealousy. "The mass of people don't feel these
things in quite the same manner as we feel them," she said. "Is it
because they're different in grain, or educated out of some
|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 King James Bible:
memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a
sweet savour unto the LORD:
LEV 2:3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his
sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by
LEV 2:4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the
oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or
unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
LEV 2:5 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall
be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
LEV 2:6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a
King James Bible