|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Symposium by Plato:
Keep in mind what this is, and tell me what I want to know--whether Love
desires that of which love is.
And does he possess, or does he not possess, that which he loves and
Probably not, I should say.
Nay, replied Socrates, I would have you consider whether 'necessarily' is
not rather the word. The inference that he who desires something is in
want of something, and that he who desires nothing is in want of nothing,
is in my judgment, Agathon, absolutely and necessarily true. What do you
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu:
Have shattered armies and stamped empires dead?
Who shall unking thee, husband of a queen?
Wear thou thy majesty inviolate.
Earth's glories flee of human eyes unseen,
Earth's kingdoms fade to a remembered dream,
But thine henceforth shall be a power supreme,
Dazzling command and rich dominion,
The winds thy heralds and thy vassals all
The silver-belted planets and the sun.
Where'er the radiance of thy coming fall,
Shall dawn for thee her saffron footcloths spread,