|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
which in turn actuates the steering mechanism, diverting
the bow of the flier away from the obstacle until the
craft's radio-activity sphere is no longer in contact
with the obstruction, then she falls once more into her
normal course. Should the disturbance approach from
the rear, as in case of a faster-moving craft overhauling me,
the mechanism actuates the speed control as well as the
steering gear, and the flier shoots ahead and either
up or down, as the oncoming vessel is upon a lower or
higher plane than herself.
"In aggravated cases, that is when the obstructions are many,
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
|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 Sportsman by Xenophon:
The hunter should take his hounds and inspect the traps upon the
mountains, early in the morning if possible, though he should do so
also during the day at other times. Those set on cultivated land must
always be inspected early, before the sun is up in fact, and for
this reason: on the hills, so desert is the region, the creatures
may be caught not only at night but at any time of day; while, on the
cultivated lands, owing to their chronic apprehension of mankind in
daytime, night is the only time.
 "Before the sun is up."
 Or, "thanks to the lonesomeness of the region."
 "It is night or never, owing to the dread of man which haunts the