|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf:
and Miss Allan and Mrs. Elliot and the rest squatting on the stones
and quacking, 'How jolly!'"
"We'll ask Venning and Perrott and Miss Murgatroyd--every one we can
lay hands on," went on Hewet. "What's the name of the little old
grasshopper with the eyeglasses? Pepper?--Pepper shall lead us."
"Thank God, you'll never get the donkeys," said Hirst.
"I must make a note of that," said Hewet, slowly dropping his feet
to the floor. "Hirst escorts Miss Warrington; Pepper advances alone on
a white ass; provisions equally distributed--or shall we hire a mule?
The matrons--there's Mrs. Paley, by Jove!--share a carriage."
"That's where you'll go wrong," said Hirst. "Putting virgins
|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 Pagan and Christian Creeds by Edward Carpenter:
we Moderns MUST reach it; we have got to attain to it--for
the penalty of failure is and must be widespread Madness.
The power to still the mind--to be ABLE, mark you, when
you want, to enter into the region of Rest, and to dismiss or
command your Thoughts--is a condition of Health; it is a
condition of all Power and Energy. For all health, whether
of mind or body, resides in one's relation to the central Life
within. If one cannot get into touch with THAT, then the life-
forces cannot flow down into the organism. Most, perhaps all,
disease arises from the disturbance of this connection. All mere
hurry, all mere running after external things (as of the man
Pagan and Christian Creeds