|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
had grown strangely silent, which fact was the worst of all for me. For that
tough, scarred, reckless little wretch to hold his tongue was the last
The air freshened somewhat, and the forest lightened. Almost abruptly we
rode out to the edge of a great, wide canyon. It must have crossed the
forest at right angles to the canyon we had left. It was twice as wide and
deep as any I had yet seen. In the bottom wound a broad brook.
"Which way now?" asked Herky.
Bill shook his head. Far to our right a pall of smoke moved over the
tree-tops, to our left was foggy gloom, behind rolled the unceasing roar.
We all looked straight across. Probably each of us harbored the same
The Young Forester
|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 Tanach:
Proverbs 1: 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;
Proverbs 1: 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil;
Proverbs 1: 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse'--
Proverbs 1: 15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them, restrain thy foot from their path;
Proverbs 1: 16 For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
Proverbs 1: 17 For in vain the net is spread in the eyes of any bird;
Proverbs 1: 18 And these lie in wait for their own blood, they lurk for their own lives.
Proverbs 1: 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; it taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Proverbs 1: 20 Wisdom crieth aloud in the streets, she uttereth her voice in the broad places;
Proverbs 1: 21 She calleth at the head of the noisy streets, at the entrances of the gates, in the city, she uttereth her words:
Proverbs 1: 22 'How long, ye thoughtless, will ye love thoughtlessness? And how long will scorners delight them in scorning, and fools hate knowledge?