|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
no fear; for he was an old dreamer and had learnt their fluttering
language and made many a treaty with them; having found through
their help the splendid city of Celephais in Ooth-Nargai beyond
the Tanarian Hills, where reigns half the year the great King
Kuranes, a man he had known by another name in life. Kuranes was
the one soul who had been to the star-gulls and returned free
Threading now the low phosphorescent aisles between
those gigantic trunks, Carter made fluttering sounds in the manner
of the Zoogs, and listened now and then for responses. He remembered
one particular village of the creatures was in the centre of the
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|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 Octopus by Frank Norris:
chances. As often as this occurred, it was the signal for a
"Don't let him get through; don t let him get through."
"Look out for him, there he goes."
Horns were blown, bells rung, tin pans clamorously beaten.
Either the jack escaped, or confused by the noise, darted back
again, fleeing away as if his life depended on the issue of the
instant. Once even, a bewildered rabbit jumped fair into Mrs.
Derrick's lap as she sat in the carry-all, and was out again like
"Poor frightened thing," she exclaimed; and for a long time