|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
1_Chronicles 16: 1 And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.
1_Chronicles 16: 2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
1_Chronicles 16: 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a cake made in a pan, and a sweet cake.
1_Chronicles 16: 4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:
1_Chronicles 16: 5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with psalteries and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
1_Chronicles 16: 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
1_Chronicles 16: 7 Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto the LORD, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
1_Chronicles 16: 8 O give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name; make known His doings among the peoples.
1_Chronicles 16: 9 Sing unto Him, sing praises unto Him; speak ye of all His marvellous works.
1_Chronicles 16: 10 Glory ye in His holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
|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 Eve and David by Honore de Balzac:
and the garden about it was gay with phloxes and tall, juicy-leaved
plants. Nets lay drying in the sun along a paved causeway raised above
the highest flood level, and secured by massive piles. Ducks were
swimming in the clear mill-pond below the currents of water roaring
over the wheel. As the poet came nearer he heard the clack of the
mill, and saw the good-natured, homely woman of the house knitting on
a garden bench, and keeping an eye upon a little one who was chasing
the hens about.
Lucien came forward. "My good woman," he said, "I am tired out; I have
a fever on me, and I have only three francs; will you undertake to
give me brown bread and milk, and let me sleep in the barn for a week?