|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
his hand on Planchette, and at that moment his hand had been seized, as by a
paroxysm, and sent dashing, willy-nilly, across the paper, writing as the hand
of an angry person would write.
"No, I don't care for any more of it," Lute said, when the message was
completed. "It is like witnessing a fight between you and my father in the
flesh. There is the savor in it of struggle and blows."
She pointed out a sentence that read: "You cannot escape me nor the just
punishment that is yours!"
"Perhaps I visualize too vividly for my own comfort, for I can see his hands
at your throat. I know that he is, as you say, dead and dust, but for all
that, I can see him as a man that is alive and walks the earth; I see the
|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 Master of the World by Jules Verne:
against which the waters of the lake beat heavily. Its channel was
some thirty feet deep, so that the "Terror" could take shelter either
upon the surface or under water. In two or three places the steep
banks gave way to sand beaches which led to little gorges reaching up
toward the woods, two or three hundred feet.
It was seven in the evening when our carriage reached these woods.
There was still daylight enough for us to see easily, even in the
shade of the trees. To have crossed openly to the edge of the creek
would have exposed us to the view of the men of the "Terror," if she
were still there, and thus give her warning to escape.
"Had we better stop here?" I asked Wells, as our rig drew up to the