|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
Into the same circuit he introduced his voltameter, which consisted
of a graduated tube filled with acidulated water and provided with
platinum plates for the decomposition of the water, and also a cell
containing chloride of tin. Experiments already referred to had
taught him that this substance, though an insulator when solid, is a
conductor when fused, the passage of the current being always
accompanied by the decomposition of the chloride. He wished to
ascertain what relation this decomposition bore to that of the water
in his voltameter.
Completing his circuit, he permitted the current to continue until
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:
they fell thick one on another.'
Thus he spake, and pale fear gat hold of the limbs of all.
Then the old man, the lord Halitherses, spake among them,
the son of Mastor, for he alone saw before and after. Out
of his good will be made harangue and spake among them,
'Hearken to me now, ye men of Ithaca, to the word that I
will say. Through your own cowardice, my friends, have
these deeds come to pass. For ye obeyed not me, nor Mentor,
the shepherd of the people, to make your sons cease from
their foolish ways. A great villainy they wrought in their