trees: "According to the Greeks, trees are alphabets.
Of all the trees letters, the palm is loveliest. And of writing,
profuse and distinct as the burst of its fronds, it possesses
the major effect: falling back." R. Barthes, Roland
Barthes by Roland Barthes. New York, 1977. p.41.
is meaningless: I think any reasonable person can
conclude that the redemption of the world, if its to be achieved,
can only be achieved through magic. Its too late for science.
Its too late for hortatory politics. T. McKenna.
necklace: "Shedding her golden dress, she took the
form of an old hag. She was naked, her hair gleamed brightly, she
had a lolling tongue and four arms. Her emaciated body was smeared
with sweat and glistened like black fire. She was adorned with
a garland of heads, was of fearsome appearance, and shrieked terribly.
She blazed like millions of fiery stars and had the half moon as
her crown." Mahabhagavata Purana. Bombay,
may well: J. Hillman, The Force of Character.
New York, 1999. p.xvii. "The
idea that information is communicated by molecular messengers at
rates that can be very fast (up to 120 meters per second in axon
fluid) or slow (e.g., diffusion of peptides in cerebrospinal fluid)
has opened up our understanding that the human brain has systems
that are much more complex than we had ever supposed, communicating
at different ranges, different velocities, and different methods." R.E.
Cytowic, The Man Who Tasted Shapes. New York, 1993.
people claim to have observed sasquatches eating food that was provided
by human activities. This includes taking fish off of drying racks,
picking apples, and stealing chickens." G.S. Krantz, Bigfoot
Sasquatch Evidence. Blaine, WA., 1999. p.160.
in anthropological research, the act of eating is commonly conceived
of as a method of incorporating and becoming the other. Funeral feasts
as well as most other forms of ritual consumption are directly linked
to the notion of becoming-other, of harnessing the powers of the
other (especially in the case of animals) by consuming its flesh." A.M.
Lippit, Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife.
Minneapolis, MN., 200. p.181.