|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther:
Apostles, who had plucked ears of corn on the Sabbath day; and
many like instances.
Or else we may meet with simple-minded and ignorant persons, weak
in the faith, as the Apostle calls them, who are as yet unable to
apprehend that liberty of faith, even if willing to do so. These
we must spare, lest they should be offended. We must bear with
their infirmity, till they shall be more fully instructed. For
since these men do not act thus from hardened malice, but only
from weakness of faith, therefore, in order to avoid giving them
offence, we must keep fasts and do other things which they
consider necessary. This is required of us by charity, which
|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 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
'Did he say he hated it?'
'Oh no! Never! He never said he hated anything. He just made a funny
face. He was one of those who wouldn't take care: like some of the
first lads as went off so blithe to the war and got killed right away.
He wasn't really wezzle-brained. But he wouldn't care. I used to say to
him: ''You care for nought nor nobody!'' But he did! The way he sat
when my first baby was born, motionless, and the sort of fatal eyes he
looked at me with, when it was over! I had a bad time, but I had to
comfort HIM. ''It's all right, lad, it's all right!'' I said to him.
And he gave me a look, and that funny sort of smile. He never said
anything. But I don't believe he had any right pleasure with me at
Lady Chatterley's Lover