|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
recognized as akin to that solitary moon-tree in the enchanted
wood of earth, from whose sap the small brown Zoogs ferment their
Carter could now distinguish moving figures on
the noisome wharves ahead, and the better he saw them the worse
he began to fear and detest them. For they were not men at all,
or even approximately men, but great greyish-white slippery things
which could expand and contract at will, and whose principal shape
- though it often changed - was that of a sort of toad without
any eyes, but with a curious vibrating mass of short pink tentacles
on the end of its blunt, vague snout. These objects were waddling
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|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 Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum:
looked like graves, with a pretty headstone to each one of them.
"What is this?" asked Dorothy, in wonder.
"It's Jack Pumpkinhead's private graveyard," replied the Tin Woodman.
"But I thought nobody ever died in Oz," she said.
"Nor do they; although if one is bad, he may be condemned and killed
by the good citizens," he answered.
Dorothy ran over to the little graves and read the words engraved upon
the tombstones. The first one said:
Here Lies the Mortal Part of
Which Spoiled April 9th.
The Road to Oz