|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
it. Maskull's self - control broke down and he dashed at the boy,
choking with red fury - his beard wagged and his face was crimson.
When he realised with whom he had to deal, Crimtyphon left off
smiling, slipped off the couch, and threw a terrible and malignant
glare into his sorb. Maskull
staggered. He gathered together all the brute force of his will, and
by sheer weight continued his advance. The boy shrieked and ran
behind the couch, trying to get away.... His opposition suddenly
collapsed. Maskull stumbled forward, recovered himself, and then
vaulted clear over the high pile of mosses, to get at his antagonist.
He fell on top of him with all his bulk. Grasping his throat, he
|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 Gorgias by Plato:
POLUS: And do you think that he is happy or miserable?
SOCRATES: I cannot say, Polus, for I have never had any acquaintance with
POLUS: And cannot you tell at once, and without having an acquaintance
with him, whether a man is happy?
SOCRATES: Most certainly not.
POLUS: Then clearly, Socrates, you would say that you did not even know
whether the great king was a happy man?
SOCRATES: And I should speak the truth; for I do not know how he stands in
the matter of education and justice.
POLUS: What! and does all happiness consist in this?