|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft:
around which such an aura of fear and forbiddenness clung.
saw tremendously tessellated pools, and rooms of curious and inexplicable
utensils of myriad sorts. Then there were colossal caverns of
intricate machinery whose outlines and purpose were wholly strange
to me, and whose sound manifested itself only after many years
of dreaming. I may here remark that sight and sound are the only
senses I have ever exercised in the visionary world.
horror began in May, 1915, when I first saw the living things.
This was before my studies had taught me what, in view of the
Shadow out of Time
|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 Tanach:
1_Samuel 11: 12 And the people said unto Samuel: 'Who is he that said: Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.'
1_Samuel 11: 13 And Saul said: 'There shall not a man be put to death this day; for to-day the LORD hath wrought deliverance in Israel.'
1_Samuel 11: 14 Then said Samuel to the people: 'Come and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.'
1_Samuel 11: 15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace-offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
1_Samuel 12: 1 And Samuel said unto all Israel: 'Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you.
1_Samuel 12: 2 And now, behold, the king walketh before you; and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you; and I have walked before you from my youth unto this day.
1_Samuel 12: 3 Here I am; witness against me before the LORD, and before His anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? or whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I taken a ransom to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.'
1_Samuel 12: 4 And they said: 'Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.'
1_Samuel 12: 5 And he said unto them: 'The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found aught in my hand.' And they said: 'He is witness.'