|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
"Is there no escape?" I asked.
"Hooja the Sly One escaped and took the others with him,"
replied Ghak. "But there are no more dark places on
the way to Phutra, and once there it is not so easy--the
Mahars are very wise. Even if one escaped from Phutra
there are the thipdars--they would find you, and then--"
the Hairy One shuddered. "No, you will never escape
It was a cheerful prospect. I asked Perry what he thought
about it; but he only shrugged his shoulders and continued
a longwinded prayer he had been at for some time.
At the Earth's Core
|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 Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche:
But the plexus of causes returneth in which I am intertwined,--it will
again create me! I myself pertain to the causes of the eternal return.
I come again with this sun, with this earth, with this eagle, with this
serpent--NOT to a new life, or a better life, or a similar life:
--I come again eternally to this identical and selfsame life, in its
greatest and its smallest, to teach again the eternal return of all
--To speak again the word of the great noontide of earth and man, to
announce again to man the Superman.
I have spoken my word. I break down by my word: so willeth mine eternal
fate--as announcer do I succumb!
Thus Spake Zarathustra