|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Deuteronomy 11: 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
Deuteronomy 11: 19 And ye shall teach them your children, talking of them, when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 11: 20 And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates;
Deuteronomy 11: 21 that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, upon the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.
Deuteronomy 11: 22 For if ye shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cleave unto Him,
Deuteronomy 11: 23 then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves.
Deuteronomy 11: 24 Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border.
Deuteronomy 11: 25 There shall no man be able to stand against you: the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as He hath spoken unto you.
Deuteronomy 11: 26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:
|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 Virginian by Owen Wister:
can't do that, yu' know."
The bishop did know. Never before in all his wilderness work had
he faced such a thing. He knew that Trampas was an evil in the
country, and that the Virginian was a good. He knew that the
cattle thieves--the rustlers--were gaining, in numbers and
audacity; that they led many weak young fellows to ruin; that
they elected their men to office, and controlled juries; that
they were a staring menace to Wyoming. His heart was with the
Virginian. But there was his Gospel, that he preached, and
believed, and tried to live. He stood looking at the ground and
drawing a finger along his eyebrow. He wished that he might have