|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Isaiah 1: 12 When ye come to appear before Me, who hath required this at your hand, to trample My courts?
Isaiah 1: 13 Bring no more vain oblations; it is an offering of abomination unto Me; new moon and sabbath, the holding of convocations-- I cannot endure iniquity along with the solemn assembly.
Isaiah 1: 14 Your new moons and your appointed seasons My soul hateth; they are a burden unto Me; I am weary to bear them.
Isaiah 1: 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.
Isaiah 1: 16 Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes, cease to do evil;
Isaiah 1: 17 Learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 1: 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1: 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land;
Isaiah 1: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken.
Isaiah 1: 21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
Isaiah 1: 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.
|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 Cavalry General by Xenophon:
of march or in action.
The above are fundamental matters not to be performed without the
active help of every trooper who would wish to be a zealous and
unhesitating fellow-worker with his officer.
 Cf. "Hiero," vii. 2; "Cyrop." II. iv. 10.
I come at length to certain duties which devolve upon the general of
cavalry himself in person: and first and foremost, it concerns him to
obtain the favour of the gods by sacrifices in behalf of the state
cavalry; and in the next place to make the great procession at the
festivals a spectacle worth seeing; and further, with regard to all