Sounds quite similar to the pancha maha bhuta in vedic literature, which are Akasha (Ether), Vayu (Air),
Teja (fire), Jala (Water), Prithvi (Earth).
Each element being born out of the previous element, with sunya or akash being the starting element.
All these elements are also associated with the sense organs.
Earth can be felt by all sense organs hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell
Water can be felt by 4 sense organs - hearing, touch, sight and taste
Fire - hearing, touch and sight
Air - hearing and touch
Sunya - can only felt from the inner sense not by the physical organs.