|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
compliments to Madame de Plessis-Belliere, besides, who
knows that we shall not stand in need of her!"
"No, monseigneur no!"
"But I do not wish you to wait for me, Pellisson," replied
Fouquet, sincerely courteous.
"The more reason I should, monseigneur; knowing that you are
keeping me waiting, you will, perhaps, stay a shorter time.
Take care! You see there is a carriage in the courtyard: she
has some one with her." Fouquet leant towards the steps of
the carriage. "One word more," cried Pellisson; "do not go
to this lady till you have been to the concierge, for
Ten Years Later
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
Immolator, Agni, dress it.
He as the truer Priest shall offer worship, for the God'sgenerations
well he knoweth.
11 Come thou to us, O Agni, duly kindled, together with the
Gods and Indra.
On this our grass sit Aditi, happy Mother, and let our Hail!
the Gods Immortal.
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Hamlet by William Shakespeare:
Against the which, a Moity competent
Was gaged by our King: which had return'd
To the Inheritance of Fortinbras,
Had he bin Vanquisher, as by the same Cou'nant
And carriage of the Article designe,
His fell to Hamlet. Now sir, young Fortinbras,
Of vnimproued Mettle, hot and full,
Hath in the skirts of Norway, heere and there,
Shark'd vp a List of Landlesse Resolutes,
For Foode and Diet, to some Enterprize
That hath a stomacke in't: which is no other
|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 Darkest England and The Way Out by General William Booth:
mere charitable relief.
I do not wish to have any hand in establishing a new centre of
demoralisation. I do not want my customers to be pauperised by being
treated to anything which they do not earn. To develop self-respect in
the man, to make him feel that at last he has go this foot planted on
the first rung of the ladder which leads upwards, is vitally important,
and this cannot be done unless the bargain between him and me is
strictly carried out. So much coffee, so much bread, so much shelter,
so much warmth and light from me, but so much labour in return from
What labour? it is asked. For answer to this question I would like to
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