|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad:
looking through the branches, could see the faint shape of a big
white boat. A woman's voice said in a cautious tone--
"There is the place where you may land white men; a little higher
The boat was passing them so close in the narrow creek that the
blades of the long oars nearly touched the canoe.
"Way enough! Stand by to jump on shore! He is alone and
unarmed," was the quiet order in a man's voice, and in Dutch.
Somebody else whispered: "I think I can see a glimmer of a fire
through the bush." And then the boat floated past them,
disappearing instantly in the darkness.
|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 Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
the Source of Voltaic Electricity, and his final development of the
Chemical Theory of the pile.
His third great discovery is the Magnetization of Light, which I
should liken to the Weisshorn among mountains--high, beautiful,
The dominant result of his fourth group of researches is the
discovery of Diamagnetism, announced in his memoir as the Magnetic
Condition of all Matter, round which are grouped his inquiries on
the Magnetism of Flame and Gases; on Magne-crystallic action, and on
Atmospheric Magnetism, in its relations to the annual and diurnal
variation of the needle, the full significance of which is still to