|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
My uncle, falling back into his absorbing contemplations, had already
forgotten my imprudent words. I merely say imprudent, for the great
mind of so learned a man of course had no place for love affairs, and
happily the grand business of the document gained me the victory.
Just as the moment of the supreme experiment arrived the Professor's
eyes flashed right through his spectacles. There was a quivering in
his fingers as he grasped the old parchment. He was deeply moved. At
last he gave a preliminary cough, and with profound gravity, naming
in succession the first, then the second letter of each word, he
dictated me the following:
Journey to the Center of the Earth
|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 Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:
maiden ceremony--my pretty cousin must needs consent to marry in
haste, or we shall all repent at leisure, or rather have very
little leisure to repent; which is all at present from him who
rests your affectionate kinsman,--R. M."
"P.S.--Tell Isabella that I would rather cut the knight's throat
after all, and end the dilemma that way, than see her constrained
to marry him against her will."
When Isabella had read this letter, it dropped from her hand, and
she would, at the same time, have fallen from her chair, had she
not been supported by her father.
"My God, my child will die!" exclaimed Vere, the feelings of