|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
by showing you how she was doing the same thing in a small way
here upon these flats. For the safest way to learn Madam How's
methods is to watch her at work in little corners at commonplace
business, which will not astonish or frighten us, nor put huge
hasty guesses and dreams into our heads. Sir Isaac Newton, some
will tell you, found out the great law of gravitation, which holds
true of all the suns and stars in heaven, by watching an apple
fall: and even if he did not find it out so, he found it out, we
know, by careful thinking over the plain and commonplace fact,
that things have weight. So do you be humble and patient, and
watch Madam How at work on little things. For that is the way 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 Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"That is impossible," replied the Tin Woodman. "For the giant with
the hammer would kill you all if you tried to pass him."
"Oh! I'd forgotten the giant," said the general, turning pale.
"You seem to forget a good many things," remarked the Tin Woodman.
"I hope you won't forget that you are brave men."
"Never!" cried the general, slapping his gold-embroidered chest.
"Never!" cried all the other officers, indignantly slapping their chests.
"For my part," said the private, meekly, "I must obey my officers; so
when I am told to run, I run; and when I am told to fight, I fight."
"That is right," agreed the Tin Woodman. "And now you must all come
back to Ozma, and obey HER orders. And if you try to run away again I
Ozma of Oz