|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:
voice of Fu-Manchu, subdued now to its habitual calm,
and my heart leaped to hear the voice that answered him.
It was that of Karamaneh. His triumph was complete.
Clearly his plans for departure were complete; his slaughter
of the police in the underground passages had been a final
reckless demonstration of which the Chinaman's subtle cunning
would have been incapable had he not known his escape from
the country to be assured.
What fate was in store for us? How would he avenge himself upon the girl
who had betrayed him to his enemies? What portion awaited those enemies?
He seemed to have formed the singular determination to smuggle me into China--
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu
|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:
upon their Lord with fear and hope; and of what we have bestowed
upon them do they give alms. No soul knows what is reserved for them
of cheerfulness for eye, as a reward for that which they have done! Is
he who is a believer like him who is a sinner? they shall not be
As for those who believe and do right, for them are the gardens of
resort, an entertainment for that which they have done!
But as for those who commit abomination there resort is the Fire.
Every time that they desire to go forth therefrom, we will send them
back therein, and it will be said to them, 'Taste ye the torment of
the fire which ye did call a lie!' and we will surely make them