|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Samuel 7: 12 When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, that shall proceed out of thy body, and I will establish his kingdom.
2_Samuel 7: 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
2_Samuel 7: 14 I will be to him for a father, and he shall be to Me for a son; if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men;
2_Samuel 7: 15 but My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
2_Samuel 7: 16 And thy house and thy kingdom shall be made sure for ever before thee; thy throne shall be established for ever.'
2_Samuel 7: 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
2_Samuel 7: 18 Then David the king went in, and sat before the LORD; and he said: 'Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me thus far?
2_Samuel 7: 19 And this was yet a small thing in Thine eyes, O Lord GOD; but Thou hast spoken also of Thy servant's house for a great while to come; and this too after the manner of great men, O Lord GOD.
2_Samuel 7: 20 And what can David say more unto Thee? for Thou knowest Thy servant, O Lord GOD.
2_Samuel 7: 21 For Thy word's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou wrought all this greatness, to make Thy servant know it.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad:
ing himself, but he went so far as to take off the
string with a couple of brass medals the size of a
sixpence, a tiny metal cross, and a square sort of
scapulary which he wore round his neck. He hung
them on the wall by the side of his bed, and he was
still to be heard every evening reciting the Lord's
Prayer, in incomprehensible words and in a slow,
fervent tone, as he had heard his old father do at
the head of all the kneeling family, big and little,
on every evening of his life. And though he wore
corduroys at work, and a slop-made pepper-and-