|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
forthwith to cultivate a philoprogenitive ambition, to communicate
it to him. Her dread of illness disappeared; her desire for
"Yes," he said, "I want to have children, but I must go round the
world none the less."
She argued with all the concentrated subtlety of her fine keen mind.
She argued with persistence and repetition. And then suddenly so
that she was astonished at herself, there came a moment when she
ceased to argue.
She stood in the dusk in a window that looked out upon the park, and
she was now so intent upon her purpose as to be still and self-
|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 On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau:
that which is not never for a long time appearing to be
to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
I know that most men think differently from myself; but
those whose lives are by profession devoted to the study of
these or kindred subjects content me as little as any.
Statesmen and legislators, standing so completely within the
institution, never distinctly and nakedly behold it.
They speak of moving society, but have no resting-place
without it. They may be men of a certain experience and
discrimination, and have no doubt invented ingenious and
even useful systems, for which we sincerely thank them;
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience