|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
Stones for pressing.
Blest be the fixing of the sacred Pillars, blest be the tender
and blest the Altar.
8 May the far-seeing Sun rise up to bless us: be the four Quarters
the sky auspicious.
Auspicious be the firmly-seated Mountains, auspicious be the
and the Waters.
The Rig Veda
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley:
are none - in Boston, U.S., where he was raised. There are only a
clumsy lot of spirits there, who can't make people hear without
thumping on the table: but they get their living thereby, and I
suppose that is all they want. And Aunt Agitate, in her Arguments
on political economy, says there are none. Well, perhaps there are
none - in her political economy. But it is a wide world, my little
man - and thank Heaven for it, for else, between crinolines and
theories, some of us would get squashed - and plenty of room in it
for fairies, without people seeing them; unless, of course, they
look in the right place. The most wonderful and the strongest
things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can