|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
"You are a funny little thing," said he lazily.
"Why? Because I love flowers?"
"I'd far rather you loved other things," said the strange man slowly. She
broke off a little pink petal and smiled at it.
"Let me send you some flowers," said the strange man. "I'll send you a
roomful if you'd like them."
His voice frightened her slightly. "Oh no, thanks--this one is quite
enough for me."
"No, it isn't"--in a teasing voice.
"What a stupid remark!" thought Viola, and looking at him again he did not
|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:
differ greatly from each other in intensity. His object now is to
compare frictional with voltaic electricity. Moistening bibulous
paper with the iodide of potassium--a favourite test of his--and
subjecting it to the action of machine electricity, he decomposed
the iodide, and formed a brown spot where the iodine was liberated.
Then he immersed two wires, one of zinc, the other of platinum, each
1/13th of an inch in diameter, to a depth of 5/8ths of an inch in
acidulated water during eight beats of his watch, or 3/20ths of a
second; and found that the needle of his galvanometer swung through
the same arc, and coloured his moistened paper to the same extent,
as thirty turns of his large electrical machine. Twenty-eight turns