one tone: T. C. Levin and M.E. Edgerton, "The Throat Singers of Tuva." Scientific American. September 1999. p.80. Khoomii, a local term meaning 'thread,' is Mongolian for the singers of Tuva who are able to produce two distinct tones simultaneously.

is attracted: M. Eliade, No Souvenirs: Journal 1957-1969. San Francisco, CA., 1982. As an hierophany is always displaced, and is certainly not hospitable, one must struggle ironically toward the god of the place.

couldn't express: "If one explores the microscopic network of synapses with electrodes to detach that results of electrical firing, the majority of synapses are not expressed, that is, they show no detectable firing activity. They have been called 'silent synapses.'" G.M. Edelman, Bright Air, Brilliant Fire. New York, 1991. p.27.

monstrously: "Often, after a mythic event, a mythic figure will come to inhabit a certain land form. People can feel their presence lingering as they walk along a ridge that is the twisting body of Great Snake or see a rock that is a monster's heart. Lakota elder Lame Deer says that a long time ago when the world was still new, a water monster named Unktehi caused a great flood that flushed all the people from the soil. After the flood, Unktehi turned into stone and came to live in the badlands where her backbone forms a long ridge and her vertebrae stick out in a neat row of red and yellow rocks. The story does not end there, for it is not a mere explanation of why a land form looks like it does. Rather, it is a key to why the land has the power it does. Lame Deer goes on to say, "It scared me when I was on that ridge, for I felt Unktehi. She was moving beneath me, wanting to topple me." E. Cousins, "Mountains Made Alive: Native American Relationships With Sacred Land." Cross Currents, Winter 96/97.

the ruins: "Ruins in an advanced state of ruination represent, or better they literally embody, the dissolution of meaning into matter. By revealing what human building ultimately is up against—natural or geological time—ruins have a way of recalling us to the very ground of our human worlds, namely the earth, whose foundations are so solid and so reliable that they presumably will outlast any edifices that we build on them." R.P. Harrison, The Dominion of the Dead. Chicago, IL., 2003. p.3.