|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
1965. 331 Pages.
13. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Public Relations Office. "Los
Alamos: Beginning of an Era, 1943-1945." Atomic Energy Commission.
Los Alamos, NM.: LASL. 1967. 65 Pages.**
14. Oppenheimer, J. R. Memorandum for Group Leaders, Subject:
TRINITY Test. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Los Alamos, NM.
June 14, 1945. 2 Pages.**
15. Palmer, T. O., Maj., USA. Evacuation Detachment at TRINITY.
[Manhattan Engineer District, Army Corps of Engineers.] [Los Alamos,
NM.] [18 July 1945.] 2 Pages.**
16. Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Company, Inc. [Personnel
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas:
peculiar to men of his profession; "be easy, gentlemen, my
soldiers will not fire a shot; but, on the other hand, you
will not advance by one step towards the prison."
"And do you know, sir, that we have muskets?" roared the
commandant of the burghers.
"I must know it, by Jove, you have made them glitter enough
before my eyes; but I beg you to observe also that we on our
side have pistols, that the pistol carries admirably to a
distance of fifty yards, and that you are only twenty-five
"Death to the traitors!" cried the exasperated burghers.
The Black Tulip
|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:
A glorious morn for a feast, a famous wind for a fire.
To the hall of feasting Hiopa led them, mother and sire
And maid and babe in a tale, the whole of the holiday throng.
Smiling they came, garlanded green, not dreaming of wrong;
And for every three, a pig, tenderly cooked in the ground,
Waited, and fei, the staff of life, heaped in a mound
For each where he sat; - for each, bananas roasted and raw
Piled with a bountiful hand, as for horses hay and straw
Are stacked in a stable; and fish, the food of desire, (13)
And plentiful vessels of sauce, and breadfruit gilt in the fire; -
And kava was common as water. Feasts have there been ere now,
|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 Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well.
Sir, pardon me in what I have to say.
Your plainness and your shortness please me well.
Right true it is your son Lucentio here
Doth love my daughter, and she loveth him,
Or both dissemble deeply their affections;
And therefore, if you say no more than this,
That like a father you will deal with him,
And pass my daughter a sufficient dower,
The match is made, and all is done:
The Taming of the Shrew