|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Job 5: 8 But as for me, I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause;
Job 5: 9 Who doeth great things and unsearchable, marvellous things without number;
Job 5: 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields;
Job 5: 11 So that He setteth up on high those that are low, and those that mourn are exalted to safety.
Job 5: 12 He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands can perform nothing substantial.
Job 5: 13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong.
Job 5: 14 They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope at noonday as in the night.
Job 5: 15 But He saveth from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
Job 5: 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
Job 5: 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.
Job 5: 18 For He maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and His hands make whole.
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Poems by Oscar Wilde:
Poem: La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente
My limbs are wasted with a flame,
My feet are sore with travelling,
For, calling on my Lady's name,
My lips have now forgot to sing.
O Linnet in the wild-rose brake
Strain for my Love thy melody,
O Lark sing louder for love's sake,
My gentle Lady passeth by.
She is too fair for any man
To see or hold his heart's delight,