|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke:
sense of incompleteness, overshadowed existence from that
night when Hermas realised that his joy could never go beyond
The next morning the old man whom he had seen in the Grove
of Daphne, but never since, appeared mysteriously at the door
of the house, as if he had been sent for, and entered like an
Hermas could not but make him welcome, and at first he
tried to regard him with reverence and affection as the one
through whom fortune had come. But it was impossible. There
was a chill in the inscrutable smile of Marcion, as he called
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Psalms 116: 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
Psalms 116: 14 My vows will I pay unto the LORD, yea, in the presence of all His people.
Psalms 116: 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
Psalms 116: 16 I beseech Thee, O LORD, for I am Thy servant; I am Thy servant, the son of Thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bands.
Psalms 116: 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
Psalms 116: 18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD, yea, in the presence of all His people;
Psalms 116: 19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah.
Psalms 117: 1 O praise the LORD, all ye nations; laud Him, all ye peoples.
Psalms 117: 2 For His mercy is great toward us; and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Hallelujah.
Psalms 118: 1 'O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118: 2 So let Israel now say, for His mercy endureth for ever,