|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Master Key by L. Frank Baum:
As soon as he had reached a sufficient elevation to admit of good speed
he turned the indicator once more to the east and began moving rapidly
through the air, the shipwrecked sailors dangling at either side.
"This is aw--aw--awful!" gasped the little one.
"Say, you shut up!" commanded the boy, angrily. "If your friend was
as big a coward as you are I'd drop you both this minute. Let go my
arm and keep quiet, if you want to reach land alive."
The fellow whimpered a little, but managed to remain silent for several
minutes. Then he gave a sudden twitch and grabbed Rob's arm again.
"S'pose--s'pose the vine should break!" he moaned, a horrified look
upon his face.
The Master Key
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Judges 1: 20 And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses had spoken; and he drove out thence the three sons of Anak.
Judges 1: 21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwelt with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem, unto this day.
Judges 1: 22 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el; and the LORD was with them.
Judges 1: 23 And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el--now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.
Judges 1: 24 And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him: 'Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee.'
Judges 1: 25 And he showed them the entrance into the city, and they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man go and all his family.
Judges 1: 26 And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz, which is the name thereof unto this day.
Judges 1: 27 And Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its towns, nor of Taanach and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Canaanites were resolved to dwell in that land.
Judges 1: 28 And it came to pass, when Israel was waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to task-work, but did in no wise drive them out.
Judges 1: 29 And Ephraim drove not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.