|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbot:
and inferred a Plane, I in reality saw a Third unrecognized Dimension,
not the same as brightness, called "height"? And does it not now
follow that, in this region, when I see a Plane and infer a Solid,
I really see a Fourth unrecognized Dimension, not the same as colour,
but existent, though infinitesimal and incapable of measurement?
And besides this, there is the Argument from Analogy of Figures.
SPHERE. Analogy! Nonsense: what analogy?
I. Your Lordship tempts his servant to see whether he remembers
the revelations imparted to him. Trifle not with me, my Lord;
I crave, I thirst, for more knowledge. Doubtless we cannot SEE
that other higher Spaceland now, because we we have no eye
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
|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 Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson:
spontaneously gave three hearty cheers, as a favourable omen
of our future exertions in pointing out more permanently the
position of the rock. Even to this single spar of timber,
could it be preserved, a drowning man might lay hold. When
the SMEATON drifted on the 2nd of this month such a spar would
have been sufficient to save us till she could have come to
[Sunday, 20th Sept.]
The wind this morning was variable, but the weather
continued extremely favourable for the operations throughout
the whole day. At six a.m. the boats were in motion, and the