|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Koran:
guided you one and all.
He it is who sends down water from the sky, whence ye have drink,
and whence the trees grow whereby ye feed your flocks.
He makes the corn to grow, and the olives, and the palms, and the
grapes, and some of every fruit;- verily, in that is a sign unto a
people who reflect.
And He subjected to you the night and the day, and the sun, and
the moon, and the stars are subjected to His bidding. Verily, in
that are signs to a people who have sense.
And what He has produced for you in the earth varying in hue,
verily, in that is a sign for a people who are mindful.
|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 To-morrow by Joseph Conrad:
She humoured him in silence, listening patiently
by the fence; crocheting with downcast eyes.
Blushes came with difficulty on her dead-white
complexion, under the negligently twisted opu-
lence of mahogany-coloured hair. Her father was
She had a full figure; a tired, unrefreshed face.
When Captain Hagberd vaunted the necessity and
propriety of a home and the delights of one's own
fireside, she smiled a little, with her lips only. Her
home delights had been confined to the nursing of