|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Ezekiel 25: 15 Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with disdain of soul to destroy, for the old hatred;
Ezekiel 25: 16 therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will stretch out My hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the remnant of the sea-coast.
Ezekiel 25: 17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay My vengeance upon them.'
Ezekiel 26: 1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:
Ezekiel 26: 2 'Son of man, because that Tyre hath said against Jerusalem: aha, she is broken that was the gate of the peoples; she is turned unto me; I shall be filled with her that is laid waste;
Ezekiel 26: 3 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: behold, I am against thee, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth its waves to come up.
Ezekiel 26: 4 And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers; I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her a bare rock.
Ezekiel 26: 5 She shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD; and she shall become a spoil to the nations.
Ezekiel 26: 6 And her daughters that are in the field shall be slain with the sword; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 26: 7 For thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will bring upon Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people.
|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 Jolly Corner by Henry James:
stopped short of the point at which certainty would have come to
him. For, with all his resolution, or more exactly with all his
dread, he did stop short - he hung back from really seeing. The
risk was too great and his fear too definite: it took at this
moment an awful specific form.
He knew - yes, as he had never known anything - that, SHOULD he see
the door open, it would all too abjectly be the end of him. It
would mean that the agent of his shame - for his shame was the deep
abjection - was once more at large and in general possession; and
what glared him thus in the face was the act that this would
determine for him. It would send him straight about to the window