|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
tell, but it must have been very far. It was thousands of feet
high, stretching in a great concave arc from the grey impassable
peaks to the unimagined westward spaces, and had once indeed been
a ridge of mighty onyx hills. But now these hills were hills no
more, for some hand greater than man's had touched them. Silent
they squatted there atop the world like wolves or ghouls, crowned
with clouds and mists and guarding the secrets of the north forever.
All in a great half circle they squatted, those dog-like mountains
carven into monstrous watching statues, and their right hands
were raised in menace against mankind.
It was only the flickering
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Proverbs 10: 2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.
Proverbs 10: 3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.
Proverbs 10: 4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Proverbs 10: 5 A wise son gathereth in summer; but a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in harvest.
Proverbs 10: 6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
Proverbs 10: 7 The memory of the righteous shall be for a blessing; but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Proverbs 10: 8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 10: 9 He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.
Proverbs 10: 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; and a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 10: 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
Proverbs 10: 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.