|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley:
then they both began over again, and I can't say which of the two
And then they set to work at their lessons again, and both liked
them so well that they went on well till seven full years were past
You may fancy that Tom was quite content and happy all those seven
years; but the truth is, he was not. He had always one thing on
his mind, and that was - where little Ellie went, when she went
home on Sundays.
To a very beautiful place, she said.
But what was the beautiful place like, and where was it?
|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 The Koran:
'But press thy hand to thy side, it shall come forth white without
harm,-another sign! to show thee of our great signs!
'Go unto Pharaoh, verily, he is outrageous!'
Said he, 'My Lord! expand for me my breast; and make what I am
bidden easy to me; and loose the knot from my tongue, that they may
understand my speech; and make for me a minister from my people,-Aaron
my brother; gird up my loins through him, and join him with me in
the affair; that we may celebrate Thy praises much and remember Thee
Verily, Thou dost ever behold us!'
He said, 'Thou art granted thy request, O Moses! and we have already