|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
"Do you see the pomegranate bud in this rug? Place yourself
there--keep your left foot on it, please. And now, Sybilla, draw
Miss Lombard advanced and placed her hand on a cord hidden behind
the velvet curtain.
"Ah," said the doctor, "one moment: I should like you, while
looking at the picture, to have in mind a few lines of verse.
Without the slightest change of countenance, and with a
promptness which proved her to be prepared for the request, Miss
Lombard began to recite, in a full round voice like her mother's,
|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 Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole
theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in
England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If
it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and
probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square. What is
JACK. Between seven and eight thousand a year.
LADY BRACKNELL. [Makes a note in her book.] In land, or in
JACK. In investments, chiefly.
LADY BRACKNELL. That is satisfactory. What between the duties