|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Chronicles 24: 11 And it was so, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king's officers by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it back to its place. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
2_Chronicles 24: 12 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD; and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to repair the house of the LORD.
2_Chronicles 24: 13 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set up the house of God in its state, and strengthened it.
2_Chronicles 24: 14 And when they had made an end, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even vessels wherewith to minister, and buckets, and pans, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt-offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.
2_Chronicles 24: 15 But Jehoiada waxed old and was full of days, and he died; a hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.
2_Chronicles 24: 16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, and toward God and His house.
2_Chronicles 24: 17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and prostrated themselves before the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.
2_Chronicles 24: 18 And they forsook the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols; and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guiltiness.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
Friend of the Gods, brought, grasping fast, the Soma which
taken from yon loftiest heaven.
7 The Falcon took and brought the Soma, bearing thousand libations
with him, yea, ten thousand.
The Bold One left Malignities behind him, wise, in wild joy
left the foolish.
HYMN XXVII. The Falcon.
The Rig Veda