Subject: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water

From: Steve Nichols (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 11:30:22 MST

Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 16:35:55 +0100
From: Amara Graps <>
Subject: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water


>I've explored a line of thinking regarding the four ancient

> Air, Fire, Earth, and Water.

Hi Amara

I think the origin is much simpler than you detail:
there are only four basic directions (cardinal points)
plus the up/ down axis (most 4 element systems have
a fifth element comprising the other 4).

Back: Forward: Left: Right: (N, S, E, W)

Divination seemed to start with arrow firing to find
direction for hunting (Stuart Cullin) ... the direction
described in mixtures of the Back/ Fore/ Left/ Right

An interesting comparison is wiv 4 elements with
the 4 logical categories (AND/ OR/ NOR/ NAND)
which also apply to electronic logic. This might say
something about the way our brains are wired.

Steve Nichols
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