|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
thy Lord is a thing to beware of.
There is no city but we will destroy it before the day of
judgment, or torment it with keen torment;- that is in the Book
Naught hindered us from sending thee with signs, save that those
of yore said they were lies; so we gave Thamud the visible
she-camel, but they treated her unjustly for we do not send (any
one) with signs save to make men fear.
And when we said to thee, 'Verily, thy Lord encompasses men!' and we
made the vision which we showed thee only a cause of sedition unto
men, and the cursed tree as well; for we will frighten them, but it
|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 Father Damien by Robert Louis Stevenson:
named a Saint, it will be in virtue of one work: your letter to the
Reverend H. B. Gage.
You may ask on what authority I speak. It was my inclement destiny
to become acquainted, not with Damien, but with Dr. Hyde. When I
visited the lazaretto, Damien was already in his resting grave.
But such information as I have, I gathered on the spot in
conversation with those who knew him well and long: some indeed who
revered his memory; but others who had sparred and wrangled with
him, who beheld him with no halo, who perhaps regarded him with
small respect, and through whose unprepared and scarcely partial
communications the plain, human features of the man shone on me