|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Isaiah 1: 21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
Isaiah 1: 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.
Isaiah 1: 23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
Isaiah 1: 24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I will ease Me of Mine adversaries, and avenge Me of Mine enemies;
Isaiah 1: 25 And I will turn My hand upon thee, and purge away thy dross as with lye, and will take away all thine alloy;
Isaiah 1: 26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning; afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Isaiah 1: 27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and they that return of her with righteousness.
Isaiah 1: 28 But the destruction of the transgressors and the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
Isaiah 1: 29 For they shall be ashamed of the terebinths which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
Isaiah 1: 30 For ye shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
|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 Jungle by Upton Sinclair:
make up his mind to it; but Jurgis now began to see that it was
a question of making up his stomach.
At the end of that day of horror, he could scarcely stand. He had
to catch himself now and then, and lean against a building and get
his bearings. Most of the men, when they came out, made straight
for a saloon--they seemed to place fertilizer and rattlesnake poison
in one class. But Jurgis was too ill to think of drinking--he could
only make his way to the street and stagger on to a car. He had a
sense of humor, and later on, when he became an old hand, he used to
think it fun to board a streetcar and see what happened. Now, however,
he was too ill to notice it--how the people in the car began to gasp