|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
or by our hands. Wait then; and we with you are waiting too!
Say, 'Expend ye in alms, whether ye will or no, it shall not be
accepted from you; verily, ye are a people who do work abomination.'
But nought hinders their alms-giving from being accepted save that
they misbelieve in God and His Apostle, and perform not prayer save
lazily, and expend not in alms save reluctantly.
Let not their wealth please you nor their children, God only
wishes to torment them therewith in the life of this world, and that
their souls may pass away while still they misbelieve.
They swear by God that, verily, they are of you; but they are not of
you, and they are a people who do stand aside in fear. Could they
|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 Lady Susan by Jane Austen:
is still in my power, I have given up the very article by which our quarrel
was produced, and at best the honour of victory is doubtful. Send me your
opinion on all these matters, my dear Alicia, and let me know whether you
can get lodgings to suit me within a short distance of you.
Your most attached
MRS. JOHNSON TO LADY SUSAN
I am gratified by your reference, and this is my advice: that you come
to town yourself, without loss of time, but that you leave Frederica