|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
his long long pilgrimage on Earth will be presented with
the Freedom of the Universe.
 The record of the Roman Catholic Church has been sadly
Callous and inhuman in this matter of the animals.
 See The Art of Creation, by E. Carpenter.
In conclusion there does not seem much to say, except to
accentuate certain points which may still appear doubtful
or capable of being understood.
The fact that the main argument of this volume is along
the lines of psychological evolution will no doubt commend
Pagan and Christian Creeds
|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 Gorgias by Plato:
SOCRATES: Neither will he be the friend of any one who is greatly his
inferior, for the tyrant will despise him, and will never seriously regard
him as a friend.
CALLICLES: That again is true.
SOCRATES: Then the only friend worth mentioning, whom the tyrant can have,
will be one who is of the same character, and has the same likes and
dislikes, and is at the same time willing to be subject and subservient to
him; he is the man who will have power in the state, and no one will injure
him with impunity:--is not that so?
SOCRATES: And if a young man begins to ask how he may become great and