|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Arizona Nights by Stewart Edward White:
vigorously, and began with great resolution to think of something
He was aroused from this by Tom Rich, riding alongside. "Somebody
coming, Senor," said he.
Senor Johnson raised his eyes to the approaching cloud of dust.
Silently the two watched it until it resolved into a rider loping
easily along. In fifteen minutes he drew rein, his pony dropped
immediately from a gallop to immobility, he swung into a graceful
at-ease attitude across his saddle, grinned amiably, and began to
|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 Tanach:
Psalms 59: 6 (59:7) They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.
Psalms 59: 7 (59:8) Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: 'For who doth hear?'
Psalms 59: 8 (59:9) But Thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
Psalms 59: 9 (59:10) Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; for God is my high tower.
Psalms 59: 10 (59:11) The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.
Psalms 59: 11 (59:12) Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
Psalms 59: 12 (59:13) For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak.
Psalms 59: 13 (59:14) Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah
Psalms 59: 14 (59:15) And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;
Psalms 59: 15 (59:16) They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.
Psalms 59: 16 (59:17) But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.