|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
Sullenbode's naked skin glowed softly through the darkness, but the
clothed part of her person was invisible. Maskull watched her
senseless, smiling face, and shivered. Strange feelings ran through
Corpang spoke out of the night. "She looks like an evil spirit
filled with deadliness."
"It was like deliberately kissing lightning."
"Haunte was insane with passion."
"So am I," said Maskull quietly. "My body seems full of rocks, all
grinding against one another."
"This is what I was afraid of."
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Joshua 15: 58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor;
Joshua 15: 59 and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.
Joshua 15: 60 Kiriath-baal--the same is Kiriath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
Joshua 15: 61 In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah;
Joshua 15: 62 and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.
Joshua 15: 63 And as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out; but the Jebusites dwelt with the children of Judah at Jerusalem, unto this day.
Joshua 16: 1 And the lot for the children of Joseph went out from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, going up from Jericho through the hill-country to the wilderness, even to Beth-el.
Joshua 16: 2 And it went out from Beth-el-luz, and passed along unto the border of the Archites to Ataroth.
Joshua 16: 3 And it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, unto the border of Beth-horon the nether, even unto Gezer; and the goings out thereof were at the sea.
Joshua 16: 4 And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.