JUPITER / ZEUS
[In the Order of Appearance]

 

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Following a path: "Prologue," R.L. Castro, A. Perez-Gomez and S. Parcell, eds., Chora Three: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture. Montreal, 1999.
white lily: In alchemical symbolism, the white lily stands for the feminine, and is the symbol of Hera, Zeus' wife. While to the Greeks the lily was symboilic of eroticism, the French fleur-de-lis was a symbol of the Virgin Mary, the Trinity, and the divine right of kingship.

Can geography: G. Stein, The Geographical History of America, or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind. New York, 1936.
the data suggests: K. Chang, "NASA's Jupiter Mission Reveals the 'Brand-New and Unexpected.'" The New York Times, 26 May 2017.
the mountain: "On the mountain tops, where once Zeus had been worshipped, such as Mt. Olympus and Mt. Lykaion, a particular saint often received worship instead. This is the prophet Elias, sometimes St. Elias, known in English as Elijah...who, when he died, rose to heaven in a 'fiery chariot'...(T)he mountaintop weather god Zeus of the ancient Greeks is then translated into a Christian scriptural language as the prophet Elijah." K. Dowden, Zeus. London, 2006.

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Only to have: W. Alexander. Towards the Primeval Lightning Field. Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

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golden...rectangular: The Greek sculptor Phidias (c. 480–c. 430 BC) used the "divine" golden ratio in sculpting the Statue of Zeus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) in the Temple of Zeus at Olympia.
in response: S. Ungar, "Phantom Lascaux: Origin of the Work of Art." Yale French Studies 78, "On Bataille," 1990.
fields...uncut: "Not only ought scholars to study across the disciplines, nor should disciplinary crossing be limited to joint and cooperative work on projects of mutual interest across disciplines, but a reliance on disciplinary paradigms and an acceptance of disciplines as a basis for organizing knowledge, inquiry, and teaching needs somehow to be transcended.".J.H. Bernstein, "Transdisciplinarity: A Review of Its Origins, Development, and Current Issues." Journal of Research Practice. Vol. 11, No.1, 2015.

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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.The basic curriculum in American schools, at the price of reading, writing, civics, the arts, et al.
green fuse: "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower / Drives my green age..." From, D. Thomas, "The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower."
Greart White Light: "Zeus, the Greek god with whom he is etymologically identical (root diu, 'bright'), Jupiter was a sky god. One of his most ancient epithets is Lucetius (“Light-Bringer”); ”); and later literature has preserved the same idea in such phrases as sub Iove, “under the open sky.” R.E.A. Palmer, “Jupiter Blaze, Gods of the Hills, and the Roman Topography of CIL VI 377.” American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 80, No. 1 (Winter, 1976).
It's not clear: S. Demers, “Particle Fever/The Quest. Helix Center. http://www.helixcenter.org/videos/#/7ILsk4RZ0i8
by means of: E.V. Walter, Placeways. Chapel Hill, NC, 1988.

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no name: "Yet, if Zeus is considered with linguistic precision—which here means to reach the extreme limits of scientific contemplation but not step over them—then the word makes it impossible to take as its content this actual light in the experience of it. All the same, the experneice is not far off from that which is Zeus." C. Kereyi, Zeus and Hera. London, 1975.
concealed from all: "And yet, perhaps elsewhere it is different. Perhaps in Greece itself, in Delos, as one makes one's way up the mountain, stepping across stone deposited on the slopes both by nature and by an ancient art ravaged by time—perhaps there under the brilliance of the Greek sun one senses a connection that might otherwise remain sheltered at its Greek site, that is, concealed from all who fail to return to the presence of that site." J. Sallis, Stone. Bloomington, IN, 1994.
broken by time: Kronos, the Titan God of Time, was Zeus' father who tried to kill the baby, but instead ws given a stone to eat by Rhea, Zeus' mother
pedestals: Temple of Zeus and Hera.

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"Jupiter: King of the Gods, Titanic of the Planets": The planet Jupiter was named by the Romans after Jupiter, their chief god, because of its size and dominance of the solar system, with such wrath! Machismo.of eyes of whirling storms thousands of years old the size of Earth.

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House of the Hawk: Speaking of Hesiod’s fable, “Words and Days,” Stephanie Nelson writes, “As M. Skafte Jensen , (In, M. Skafte Jensen, "Tradition and Individuality in Hesiod's Works and Days," C&M 27, 1966) and others have suggested, Hesiod may mean us to see the helpless party not as himself in the clutch of the kings, but as the kings in the clutch of Zeus. If so, the fable is very important indeed. The foundation of the Works and Days, as critics have universally recognized, is a deeply felt and powerful belief in the justice of Zeus.” She continues, "If this story is specifically addressed to the kings and the point is helplessness, Zeus has to be the hawk and the kings the victim. This is indeed the drift of the whole pas- sage before and after: 'You kings do not realize that you are in the grip of someone far stronger."' S. Nelson, “The Justice of Zeus in Hesiod’s Fable of The Hawk and the Nightengale.” The Classical Journal, Vol. 92, No. 3 (Feb.-Mar., 1997).
Had already disappeared: This seems to have happened from a combination of hunting by a growing human population, and climate change; e.g., the end of the Ice Age, which, unlike after the Industrial Revolution, would not have occurred from human intervention but from a natural cycle of the planet's weather system.
And Walden?: "When you remove Walden Pond from the context of Henry David Thoreau, you might be surprised to find that it’s just a beach—a glacial kettle-hole pond anchored on a stretch of wooded state reservation land in Concord, Massachusetts." http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/thoreau-walden-pond-today-photographs-180963117
you and I: C. Tilley, “On Modernity and Archaeological Discourse.” .Meta Archaeology Project. http://archaeology.kiev.ua/meta/tilley.html
We have a mind: "'Jupiter is intellect,'" (Finino) writes, 'from which the universe is produced;; therefore, he may be symbolized with spheres or round forms. Or, he may be imaged as a man, since essentially he is mind (mens) and produces all things with the 'seminal ratio."' T. Moore, The Planets Within:Tthe Astrological psychology of Marsilio Ficino. Great Barrington, MA, 1990.

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the hills: Zeus was worshipped "on the summits of hills." Ibid, “Jupiter Blaze, Gods of the Hills, and the Roman Topography of CIL VI 377.”
re-weave: "It is the interweave that is different, contrary or hostile, in order to produce a unified, harmonious textile, worthy of covering the great goddess of Olympia (Hera, Zeus' wife) herself." J. Scheid and J. Svenbro, The Craft of Zeus. Cambridge MA, 1996. Re is from the Ancient Greek ((khaíro): to stir, move, excite.
uroboros: A dragon devouring its tail. C.G. Jung called it "the basic mandala of alchemy."
mudra: A symbolic, ritualistic hand gesture used in Buddhism, Hinduism and yoga meditation. In Sanskrit, mudra means “a gesture,” “mark,” or “seal.” They have been used for thousands of years to enhance the flow of internal energies.

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Valkyrie: Valkyrie stems from Old Norse valkyrja , which is composed of valr (the slain on the battlefield) and kjósa "to choose". Thus, a Valkyrie chooses who on a bettlefield lives and who dies.

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Natural science: J.L. Henderson, Cultural Attitudes in Psychological Perspectives. Toronto, 1984. (Thank you to Evija Volfa Vestergaard for this reference)
The last taboo: “Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto.” The Dark Mountain Prfoject: http://dark-mountain.net/about/manifesto/
tightlipped stones: “According to the Greek historian Pausanias, who consulted this oracle himself, an initiate approached the incubation cave by descending through a small chamber to a place where there was an opening in the ground. To get into the cave 'he lies down on the ground…thrusts his feet into the opening and pushes forward himself, trying to get his knees inside the hole. The rest of his body is at once dragged in…just as a great and swift river would catch a man in its swirl and draw him under.’” Pausanias, “Description of Greece.” J.G. Frazer, trans. New York, 1965. Quoted in, Nor Hall, The Moon & the Virgin. NY, 1980.
draw blood: Addressing these lines from Charles Williams' poem, "Taliessin in the Rose Garden": "Pelles bleeds / below Jupiter's red-pierced planet,", C.S. Lewis wrote that "Williams assumes that the huge reddish spot which astronomers observe on the surface of Jupiter is a wound and the redness is that of blood." Lewis goes on to equate King Pelles, otherwise known as the Fisher King, who has a wound that will not heal, with Christ: "Jupiter, the planet of Kingship, thus wounded becomes, like the wounded King Pelles, another ectype of the Divine King wounded on Calvary." C.S. Lewis, Arthurian Torso. Oxford, UK, 1969.

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Zeus is: D. Cowan, “Zeus and the Form of Things.” In, The Olympians. J. H. Stroud, Editor. New York, 1996.
the plop of words: "For Thoreau, the pond is a polysemic text that teaches him 'unutterable things' as well as 'our condition exactly.'" M. Poetzsch, "Sounding Walden Pond." American Transcendental Quarterly. 22.2 (2008). Here, also, Thoreau and Basho join plop to plop, pond to pond. "In Basho's haiku, a frog appears. To Japanese of sensitivity, frogs are dear little creatures, and Westerners may at least appreciate
this animal’s energy and immediacy. Plop!" R. Aitken, A Zen Wave. Washington D.C., 2003.
temenos: The place where a god resides. According to C.G. Jung, it is also a mandala, in this case, trhe shape of a pond.