|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
one item could be flatly denied, even if the girl could
have gone down there and, standing in the midst
of that moonlit group, given her sisters the lie.
Everything which they told, the whole structure
of falsehood, had beams and rafters of truth. Annie
felt helpless before it all. To her fancy, her sisters
and Tom Reed seemed actually sitting in a fairy
building whose substance was utter falsehood, and
yet which could not be utterly denied. An awful
sense of isolation possessed her. So these were her
own sisters, the sisters whom she had loved as a
|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 Tanach:
Psalms 58: 1 (58:1) For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David; Michtam. (58:2) Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company? Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
Psalms 58: 2 (58:3) Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
Psalms 58: 3 (58:4) The wicked are estranged from the womb; the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
Psalms 58: 4 (58:5) Their venom is like the venom of a serpent; they are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
Psalms 58: 5 (58:6) Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, or of the most cunning binder of spells.
Psalms 58: 6 (58:7) Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Psalms 58: 7 (58:8) Let them melt away as water that runneth apace; when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
Psalms 58: 8 (58:9) Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away; like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
Psalms 58: 9 (58:10) Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
Psalms 58: 10 (58:11) The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
Psalms 58: 11 (58:12) And men shall say: 'Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.'