|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from In Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:
cost of the constabulary. The cost of prosecution and maintenance of
criminals, and the expense of the police involves an annual outlay of
#4,437,000. This, however, is small compared with the tax and toll
which this predatory horde inflicts upon the community on which it is
quartered. To the loss caused by the actual picking and stealing must
be added that of the unproductive labour of nearly 65,000 adults.
Dependent upon these criminal adults must be at least twice as many
women and children, so that it is probably an under-estimate to say
that this list of criminals and semi-criminals represents a population
of at least 200,000, who all live more or less at the expense of
In Darkest England and The Way Out
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Koran:
sons! verily, God has chosen for you a religion, do not therefore
die unless ye be resigned.'
Were ye then witnesses when Jacob was facing death, when he said
to his sons, 'What will ye serve when I am gone?' They said, 'We
will serve thy God, the God of thy fathers Abraham, and Ishmael, and
Isaac, one God; and we are unto Him resigned.'
That is a nation that has passed away, theirs is what they gained;
and yours shall be what ye have gained; ye shall not be questioned
as to that which they have done.
They say, 'Be ye Jews or Christians so shall ye of Abraham be
guided.' Say, 'Not so! but the faith of Abraham he was not of the