|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:
up, as it would eat up all the dry land in the world, if Madam How
was not continually lifting up fresh land, to make up for what the
sea has carried off.
Oh, look there! some one has caught a fish, and is hauling it up.
What a strange creature! It is not a mackerel, nor a gurnet, nor
How do you know that?
Why, it is running along the top of the water like a snake; and
they never do that. Here it comes. It has got a long beak, like
a snipe. Oh, let me see.
See if you like: but don't get in the way. Remember you are but
|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:
Micah 1: 3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of His place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
Micah 1: 4 And the mountains shall be molten under Him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, as waters that are poured down a steep place.
Micah 1: 5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? And what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?
Micah 1: 6 Therefore I will make Samaria a heap in the field, a place for the planting of vineyards; and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will uncover the foundations thereof.
Micah 1: 7 And all her graven images shall be beaten to pieces, and all her hires shall be burned with fire, and all her idols will I lay desolate; for of the hire of a harlot hath she gathered them, and unto the hire of a harlot shall they return.
Micah 1: 8 For this will I wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked; I will make a wailing like the jackals, and a mourning like the ostriches.
Micah 1: 9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come even unto Judah; it reacheth unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
Micah 1: 10 Tell it not in Gath, weep not at all; at Beth-le-aphrah roll thyself in the dust.