|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
they say, 'We do believe;' but when they go aside with their devils,
they say, 'We are with you; we were but mocking!' God shall mock at
them and let them go on in their rebellion, blindly wandering on.
Those who buy error for guidance, their traffic profits not, and
they are not guided. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who
kindles a fire; and when it lights up all around, God goes off with
their light, and leaves them in darkness that they cannot see.
Deafness, dumbness, blindness, and they shall not return! Or like a
storm-cloud from the sky, wherein is darkness and thunder and
lightning; they put their fingers in their ears at the thunder-clap,
for fear of death, for God encompasses the misbelievers. The lightning
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles:
Both of the god and of the murdered King.
And on the murderer this curse I lay
(On him and all the partners in his guilt):--
Wretch, may he pine in utter wretchedness!
And for myself, if with my privity
He gain admittance to my hearth, I pray
The curse I laid on others fall on me.
See that ye give effect to all my hest,
For my sake and the god's and for our land,
A desert blasted by the wrath of heaven.
For, let alone the god's express command,