|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
completest reversal of all its methods and the alteration and
abandonment of every rule. Correctness of conduct, the doctor
held, was an imperative concomitant of all really free
thinking. Revolutionary speculation is one of those things
that must be divorced absolutely from revolutionary conduct.
It was to the neglect of these obvious principles, as the
doctor considered them, that the general muddle in
contemporary marital affairs was very largely due. We left
divorce-law revision to exposed adulterers and marriage
reform to hot adolescents and craving spinsters driven by the
furies within them to assertions that established nothing and
|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 Dreams by Olive Schreiner:
And the hunter took them both in his arms, for he said--
"They are surely of the beautiful family of Truth."
Then came another, green and gold, who sang in a shrill voice, like one
crying in the marketplace,--"Reward after Death! Reward after Death!"
And he said--
"You are not so fair; but you are fair too," and he took it.
And others came, brightly coloured, singing pleasant songs, till all the
grains were finished. And the hunter gathered all his birds together, and
built a strong iron cage called a new creed, and put all his birds in it.
Then the people came about dancing and singing.
"Oh, happy hunter!" they cried. "Oh, wonderful man! Oh, delightful birds!