|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
miracle was wrought, without which every human existence is a
blank. The bliss which makes all things true, beautiful, and holy
shone around this youth and maiden. They were conscious of nothing
sad nor old. They transfigured the earth, and made it Eden again,
and themselves the two first dwellers in it. The dead man, so close
beside them, was forgotten. At such a crisis, there is no death;
for immortality is revealed anew, and embraces everything in its
But how soon the heavy earth-dream settled down again!
"Hark!" whispered Phoebe. "Somebody is at the street door!"
"Now let us meet the world!" said Holgrave. "No doubt, the rumor
House of Seven Gables
|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 Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
the. last echo died away. For there is a wonder and a strangeness
on the twilight city of Inquanok, and men fear to be lax in its
rites lest a doom and a vengeance lurk unsuspectedly close.
in the shadows of that tavern Carter saw a squat form he did not
like, for it was unmistakably that of the old slant-eyed merchant
he had seen so long before in the taverns of Dylath-Leen, who
was reputed to trade with the horrible stone villages of Leng
which no healthy folk visit and whose evil fires are seen at night
from afar, and even to have dealt with that High-Priest Not To
Be Described, which wears a yellow silken mask over its face and
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath