|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from The Tanach:
2_Chronicles 11: 5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.
2_Chronicles 11: 6 He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
2_Chronicles 11: 7 and Beth-zur, and Soco, and Adullam,
2_Chronicles 11: 8 and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
2_Chronicles 11: 9 and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
2_Chronicles 11: 10 and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.
2_Chronicles 11: 11 And he fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and oil and wine.
2_Chronicles 11: 12 And in every city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin adhered to him.
2_Chronicles 11: 13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel presented themselves to him out of all their border.
2_Chronicles 11: 14 For the Levites left their open land and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem; for Jeroboam and his sons cast them off, that they should not execute the priest's office unto the LORD;
|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 Protagoras by Plato:
also Antimoerus of Mende, who of all the disciples of Protagoras is the
most famous, and intends to make sophistry his profession. A train of
listeners followed him; the greater part of them appeared to be foreigners,
whom Protagoras had brought with him out of the various cities visited by
him in his journeys, he, like Orpheus, attracting them his voice, and they
following (Compare Rep.). I should mention also that there were some
Athenians in the company. Nothing delighted me more than the precision of
their movements: they never got into his way at all; but when he and those
who were with him turned back, then the band of listeners parted regularly
on either side; he was always in front, and they wheeled round and took
their places behind him in perfect order.