|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Last War: A World Set Free by H. G. Wells:
have got among men by my good work in the past just to serve some
small invalid purpose....'
He was silent for a time, watching the mists among the distant
precipices change to clouds of light, and drift and dissolve
before the searching rays of the sunrise.
'Yes,' he said at last, 'I am afraid of these anaesthetics and
these fag ends of life. It's life we are all afraid of.
Death!--nobody minds just death. Fowler is clever--but some day
surgery will know its duty better and not be so anxious just to
save something . . . provided only that it quivers. I've tried to
hold my end up properly and do my work. After Fowler has done
The Last War: A World Set Free
|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 26: 9 As a thorn that cometh into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26: 10 A master performeth all things; but he that stoppeth a fool is as one that stoppeth a flood.
Proverbs 26: 11 As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly.
Proverbs 26: 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own eyes? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs 26: 13 The sluggard saith: 'There is a lion in the way; yea, a lion is in the streets.'
Proverbs 26: 14 The door is turning upon its hinges, and the sluggard is still upon his bed.
Proverbs 26: 15 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish; it wearieth him to bring it back to his mouth.
Proverbs 26: 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that give wise answer.
Proverbs 26: 17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife not his own, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Proverbs 26: 18 As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death;
Proverbs 26: 19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith: 'Am not I in sport?'