|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
trouble which a tyranny involves, rush headlong in pursuit of it. You
must be honoured. All the world shall be your ministers; they shall
carry out your every injunction with unhestitating zeal. You shall
be the cynosure of neighbouring eyes; men shall rise from their seats
at your approach; they shall step aside to yield you passage in the
streets. All present shall at all times magnify you, and shall
pay homage to you both with words and deeds. Those, I take it, are
ever the kind of things which subjects do to please the monarch,
and thus they treat each hero of the moment, whom they strive to
 Lit. "that human beings will abide all risks and undergo all pains
|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 Menexenus by Plato:
living, and your sorrows will heal and be healed. And now do you and all,
having lamented the dead in common according to the law, go your ways.
You have heard, Menexenus, the oration of Aspasia the Milesian.
MENEXENUS: Truly, Socrates, I marvel that Aspasia, who is only a woman,
should be able to compose such a speech; she must be a rare one.
SOCRATES: Well, if you are incredulous, you may come with me and hear her.
MENEXENUS: I have often met Aspasia, Socrates, and know what she is like.
SOCRATES: Well, and do you not admire her, and are you not grateful for
MENEXENUS: Yes, Socrates, I am very grateful to her or to him who told
you, and still more to you who have told me.