|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:
whose burrows honeycombed their summits. They would then, according
to what advice they might receive from those denizens, choose
their final course; approaching unknown Kadath either through
the desert of carven mountains north of Inquanok, or through the
more northerly reaches of repulsive Leng itself. Doglike and soulless
as they are, the ghouls and night-gaunts had no dread of what
those untrodden deserts might reveal; nor did they feel any deterring
awe at the thought of Kadath towering lone with its onyx castle
About midday the ghouls and night-gaunts prepared
for flight, each ghoul selecting a suitable pair of horned steeds
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 Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"Why do you come alone?" asked King Ulysses, as soon as he saw
him. "Where are your two and twenty comrades?"
At these questions, Eurylochus burst into tears.
"Alas!" he cried, "I greatly fear that we shall never see one
of their faces again."
Then he told Ulysses all that had happened, as far as he knew
it, and added that he suspected the beautiful woman to be a
vile enchantress, and the marble palace, magnificent as it
looked, to be only a dismal cavern in reality. As for his
companions, he could not imagine what had become of them,
unless they had been given to the swine to be devoured alive.