|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_Kings 21: 15 because they have done that which is evil in My sight, and have provoked Me, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.'
2_Kings 21: 16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
2_Kings 21: 17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2_Kings 21: 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza; and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
2_Kings 21: 19 Amon was twenty and two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned two years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
2_Kings 21: 20 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father.
2_Kings 21: 21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them.
2_Kings 21: 22 And he forsook the LORD, the God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.
2_Kings 21: 23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and put the king to death in his own house.
2_Kings 21: 24 But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
"Bles-sed pre-cious," she crooned, holding out her arms. "Come to your
own mother that loves you."
The child, relinquished by the nurse, rushed across the room and rooted
shyly into her mother's dress.
"The bles-sed pre-cious! Did mother get powder on your old yellowy
hair? Stand up now, and say--How-de-do."
Gatsby and I in turn leaned down and took the small, reluctant hand.
Afterward he kept looking at the child with surprise. I don't think he had
ever really believed in its existence before.
"I got dressed before luncheon," said the child, turning eagerly to
The Great Gatsby