|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Numbers 9: 19 And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.
Numbers 9: 20 And sometimes the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed.
Numbers 9: 21 And sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they journeyed; or if it continued by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
Numbers 9: 22 Whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, abiding thereon, the children of Israel remained encamped, and journeyed not; but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
Numbers 9: 23 At the commandment of the LORD they encamped, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed; they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
Numbers 10: 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
Numbers 10: 2 'Make thee two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shalt thou make them; and they shall be unto thee for the calling of the congregation, and for causing the camps to set forward.
Numbers 10: 3 And when they shall blow with them, all the congregation shall gather themselves unto thee at the door of the tent of meeting.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
and I do not wonder that in this land where there are neither
thoats nor fliers that Marentina is in little fear of invasion; but
at last we reached our destination, the first view of which I had
from a slight elevation a half-mile from the city.
Nestled in a deep valley lay a city of Martian concrete,
whose every street and plaza and open space was roofed with glass.
All about lay snow and ice, but there was none upon the rounded,
domelike, crystal covering that enveloped the whole city.
Then I saw how these people combatted the rigors of the arctic,
The Warlord of Mars