|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
sometimes returned to Longbourn only in time to make an
apology for his absence before the family went to bed.
Mrs. Bennet was really in a most pitiable state. The very
mention of anything concerning the match threw her into an
agony of ill-humour, and wherever she went she was sure of
hearing it talked of. The sight of Miss Lucas was odious to her.
As her successor in that house, she regarded her with jealous
abhorrence. Whenever Charlotte came to see them, she
concluded her to be anticipating the hour of possession; and
whenever she spoke in a low voice to Mr. Collins, was
convinced that they were talking of the Longbourn estate, and
Pride and Prejudice
|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 Egmont by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe:
whose liberty you drew the sword, perishing around you. And what will be
your emotions when conscience whispers, "It was for my own safety that I
drew it "?
Orange. We are not ordinary men, Egmont. If it becomes us to sacrifice
ourselves for thousands, it becomes us no less to spare ourselves for
Egmont. He who spares himself becomes an object of suspicion ever to
Orange. He who is sure of his own motives can, with confidence, advance
Egmont. Your own act will render certain the evil that you dread.