|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Koran:
The believers are only those who believe in God and His Apostle, and
then doubt not, but fight strenuously with their wealth and persons in
God's cause-these are the truth-tellers!
Say, 'Will ye teach God your religion? when God knows what is in the
heavens and what is in the earth, and God all things doth know!
They deem that they oblige thee by becoming Muslims. Say, 'Nay! deem
not that ye oblige me by your becoming Muslims! God obliges you, by
directing you to the faith, if ye do speak the truth!'
Verily, God knows the unseen things of the heavens and the earth,
and God on what ye do doth look.
THE CHAPTER OF Q
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Confessio Amantis by John Gower:
God wot; for he the Dore unschette
So prively that non it herde,
The softe pas and forth he ferde 4970
Unto the bed wher that sche slepte,
Al sodeinliche and in he crepte,
And hire in bothe his Armes tok.
With that this worthi wif awok,
Which thurgh tendresce of wommanhiede
Hire vois hath lost for pure drede,
That o word speke sche ne dar:
And ek he bad hir to be war,