|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Democracy In America, Volume 2 by Alexis de Toqueville:
inequality. Remove the secondary causes which have produced the
great convulsions of the world, and you will almost always find
the principle of inequality at the bottom. Either the poor have
attempted to plunder the rich, or the rich to enslave the poor.
If then a state of society can ever be founded in which every man
shall have something to keep, and little to take from others,
much will have been done for the peace of the world. I am aware
that amongst a great democratic people there will always be some
members of the community in great poverty, and others in great
opulence; but the poor, instead of forming the immense majority
of the nation, as is always the case in aristocratic communities,
|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 In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:
Again she shrugged her shoulders.
"I haven't the slightest idea. I never have--just let things occur."
"All alone?" cried Victor. "Has Max been here?"
"He only stayed a moment, and wouldn't even have tea. I sent him home to
change his clothes...He was frightfully boring."
"You poor darling, your hair's coming down. I'll fix it, stand still a
moment...so you were bored?"
"Um--m--frightfully...Oh, you've run a hairpin right into your wife's head
--you naughty boy!"
She flung her arms round his neck and looked up at him, half laughing, like