|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft:
guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth.
He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They
shall break through again. He knows where They had trod earth's
fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold
Them as They tread. By Their smell can men sometimes know Them
near, but of Their semblance can no man know, saving only in the
features of those They have begotten on mankind; and of those
are there many sorts, differing in likeness from man's truest
eidolon to that shape without sight or substance which is Them.
They walk unseen and foul in lonely places where the Words have
been spoken and the Rites howled through at their Seasons. The
The Dunwich Horror
|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 The American by Henry James:
"I don't remember," said Valentin, "it may have been to a carbuncle!
But she won't make a fool of me now. She has no real charm.
It's an awfully low thing to make a mistake about a person
of that sort."
"I congratulate you," Newman declared, "upon the scales having
fallen from your eyes. It's a great triumph; it ought to make
you feel better."
"Yes, it makes me feel better!" said Valentin, gayly. Then, checking himself,
he looked askance at Newman. "I rather think you are laughing at me.
If you were not one of the family I would take it up."
"Oh, no, I'm not laughing, any more than I am one of the family.