|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
Say, 'I am forbidden to worship those ye call upon beside God;' say,
'I will not follow your lusts, for then should I err and not be of the
Say, 'I stand on a manifestation from my Lord, which ye call a
lie. I have not with me what ye fain would hasten on, that the
matter might be settled between me and you; but God knows best who are
With Him are the keys of the unseen. None knows them save He; He
knows what is in the land and in the sea; and there falls not a leaf
save that He knows it; nor a grain in the darkness of the earth, nor
|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 Sportsman by Xenophon:
season, and yet his feet will not be torn to pieces; and a good coat
means the possession of light, thick, soft, and silky hair.
 i.e. "at mid-day"; or, "in the height of summer"; al. "during the
dog-days"; "at the rising of the dog-star."
 See Pollux, ib. 59; Arrian, vi. 1.
As to the colour proper for a hound, it should not be simply
tawny, nor absolutely black or white, which is not a sign of breeding,
but monotonous--a simplicity suggestive of the wild animal.
Accordingly the red dog should show a bloom of white hair about the
muzzle, and so should the black, the white commonly showing red. On
the top of the thigh the hair should be straight and thick, as also on