|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Jeremiah 48: 45 In the shadow of Heshbon the fugitives stand without strength; for a fire is gone forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and it devoureth the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
Jeremiah 48: 46 Woe unto thee, O Moab! The people of Chemosh is undone; for thy sons are taken away captive, and thy daughters into captivity.
Jeremiah 48: 47 Yet will I turn the captivity of Moab in the end of days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.
Jeremiah 49: 1 Of the children of Ammon. Thus saith the LORD: Hath Israel no sons? Hath he no heir? Why then doth Malcam take possession of Gad, and his people dwell in the cities thereof?
Jeremiah 49: 2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the children of Ammon; and it shall become a desolate mound, and her daughters shall be burned with fire; then shall Israel dispossess them that did dispossess him, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 49: 3 Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is undone; cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro among the folds; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
Jeremiah 49: 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that didst trust in thy treasures: 'Who shall come unto me?'
Jeremiah 49: 5 Behold, I will bring a terror upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all that are round about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth, and there shall be none to
|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 Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
(along with the board schoolmaster, the Baptist clergyman, and a
working-man's candidate, who made up his bodyguard) was
ultimately driven from the scene. Morris had not been present on
that fatal day; if he had, he would have recognized a certain
fighting glitter in his uncle's eye, and a certain chewing
movement of his lips, as old acquaintances. But even to the
inexpert these symptoms breathed of something dangerous.
'Well, well,' said Morris. 'I have no wish to bother you further
till we get to London.'
Joseph did not so much as look at him in answer; with tremulous
hands he produced a copy of the British Mechanic, and