|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Ezekiel 40: 13 And he measured the gate from the roof of the one cell to the roof of the other, a breadth of five and twenty cubits; door against door.
Ezekiel 40: 14 He made also posts of threescore cubits; even unto the posts of the court in the gates round about.
Ezekiel 40: 15 And from the forefront of the gate of the entrance unto the forefront of the inner porch of the gate were fifty cubits.
Ezekiel 40: 16 And there were narrow windows to the cells and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches; and windows were round about inward; and upon each post were palm-trees.
Ezekiel 40: 17 Then brought he me into the outer court, and, lo, there were chambers and a pavement, made for the court round about; thirty chambers were upon the pavement.
Ezekiel 40: 18 And the pavement was by the side of the gates, corresponding unto the length of the gates, even the lower pavement.
Ezekiel 40: 19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, a hundred cubits, eastward as also northward.
Ezekiel 40: 20 And the gate of the outer court that looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof and the breadth thereof.
Ezekiel 40: 21 And the cells thereof were three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from An International Episode by Henry James:
"Oh, I say!" cried Lord Lambeth again.
"I don't see anything delightful in my disagreeing with Mrs. Westgate,"
said Percy Beaumont.
"Well, I do!" Mrs. Westgate declared; and she turned to her sister.
"You know you have to go to town. The phaeton is there.
You had better take Lord Lambeth."
At this point Percy Beaumont certainly looked straight at his kinsman;
he tried to catch his eye. But Lord Lambeth would not look at him; his own
eyes were better occupied. "I shall be very happy," cried Bessie Alden.
"I am only going to some shops. But I will drive you about and show
you the place."