SATURN / CRONUS
[In the Order of Appearance]

 

1.

So Saturn has his story: T. Moore, The Planets Within. Great Barrington, VT., 1989.
jumbled canyons: T'ao Ch'ien (365-427). From. "On Thatch-Hut Mountain." D. Hinton, translator.
that may be: F. D. Peat, Lighting the Seventh Fire: The Spiritual Ways, Healing and Science of the Native American. New York,1994.
reminds me: See, J. Weishaus, "The Garden." Section of Feels Like Home Again: Collected Poems. New Orleans, 2014.
chronic vision: “True to his conservation and dryness, Saturn lives on old and outdated fantasies, which, since they have no inherent signs of vitality, he must bolster, patch, and defend.” T. Moore, Ibid.

2.

reaping dust: Roman god of winter harvest, Saturn has been called the Grim Reaper.
corpus callosum: A bundle of tissues that contains over 200 million nerve fibers, it carries electrical impulses from one side of the brain to the other.
The slow westward motion: : C. Olson. From, Maxinmus to Glouster, Letter 27.

3.

The first object: P. Bishop, The Myth of Shangri-La: Tibet, Travel Writing and the Western Creation of Sacred Landscape. Berkeley, 1989. Quoted in, J. Weishaus, "Seven Meditations onThe Myth of Shangri-La."
San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Autumn 1992. http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/weishaus/Writing/bishop.htm
Beyond: J. Weishaus, Ibid.
the best sun: "Here is a remarkable fact: though numerous figures of the Universal Monarch are translated conventionally as the "sun" god, the celestial power invoked by the world's first religions is not the body we call [the] sun today. In fact the star-worshippers specifically distinguished it from our Sun by calling (Saturn) best sun, the primeval sun, the central sun." D. Talbott, "Saturn: The Ancient Sun God." http://qdl.scs-inc.us/2ndParty/Pages/7285.html

4.

the earth: Gaia is the mother of Kronos/Saturn
archaeologists have uncovered: J.N. Wilford, “Cave studio of earliest painters found.” International Herald Tribune, 15 Oct 2011.

5.

his rival: On April 13, 1612, on the island of Funajima, Musashi defeated his old rival, Sasaki Kojiro (1585?–1612).
Miyamoto Musashi:
(1584-1645) Japan's greatest swordsman, Musashi is the author of several books, including the still well-known, Book of Five Rings. (Go Rin No Sho). He was also an accomplished painter, sculptor and calligrapher.
was watching: E.Yoshikawa, Musashi. New York, 1971.
where the oar: L. Clarke, The Return From Troy. London, 2005.

6.

a syntax...into a series: R. Smithson, The Writings of Robert Smithson. New York, 1979.
is "hard": "Consciousness poses the most baffling problems in the science of the mind. There is nothing that we know more intimately than conscious experience, but there is nothing that is harder to explain." D. Charmers, "Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness." http://consc.net/papers/facing.html
Proteus become:
J. Hillman, “Back to Beyond: On Cosmology.” In, D.R. Griffin, Editor, Archetypal Process. Evanston, IL., 1989.

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this '‘quintessence: R.Avens, Imaginal Body. Washington DC, 1982. ("quintessence of dust" is quoted from W. Shakespeare's "Hamlet.")
an ancient god: "Having learned nothing from the story of the Golden Calf, if they knew it, the kings of Israel after Solomon worshipped Yahweh enthroned on bull-pillars (see I Kings 12:32), a common form from Çatal Hüyük to Canaan (whose EL was also 'father bull')." H.N. Schneidau, Sacred Discontent. Berkeley, 1976.
fissured walls: "They were like 'membranes' between components of the cosmos; behind them lay a realm from which spirits and spirit-animals could emerge and could be induced to emerge." D. Lewis-Williams and D. Pearce, Inside the Neolithic Mind. New York, 2005.
"These old and dry ideas: "Deprived of the moisture of fresh fantasy, we are forced to build worlds out of old and dry ideas, giving a definite Saturian cast to much of our culture." T. Moore, The Planets Within. Great Barrington, MA, 1989.

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timeless azheimerian sleep: "At the end of the story, Cronus-Saturn, with his last transformation, seems to go beyond time, thereby disclosing the full meaning of his process." A. Vitale, "The Archetype of Saturn or the Transformation of the Father." In, P. Berry, Editor, Fathers and Mothers. Dallas, 1990.
What am I to myself: R. Creeley. From, "The Rain."

9.

where my spine will bond: "All around me, my fellow-men are new grafting their vines and dwelling in flourishing arbors; while I am forever pruning mine, till it becomes but a stump. Yet in this pruning I will persist; I will not add, I will diminish; I will trim myself down to the standard of what is unchangeably true. Day by day will drop off my redundancies; ere long I shall have stripped my ribs;when I die they will but bury my spine." H. Melville, Mardi And A Voyage Thither. Evanston, IL.,1970.
groundless illusion: "Yet as I lingered in that landscape, I noticed something else happening, something that did not belong simply to the order of space as sheer extension. This was my momentary camp itself, the place I created on the modest mountain where I pitched my tent, built a fire, talked with friends, and gazed out on the landscape itself." E.S. Casey, "Smooth Spaces and Rough-Edged Places: The Hidden History of Place." The Review of Metaphysics, December 1997.

10.

Who must we become: "We have entered an era where chimeras of information, born of biotechnology and microelectronics, breach the boundaries that once existed between human, animal, and machine. This has prompted us to consider the notion that we are fabricated beings struggling in a network of high-tech culture.From this perspective, we can anticipate unique couplings with our cyborg reality and a disruption of our more persistent dualities: self/other, mind/body, culture/nature, reality appearance, whole/part." K.C. Page, "Quest for a Future Perfect." In, D. Rosenberg, Editor, Writing the Future. Cambridge, MA, 2004.

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forking paths: "In the work of Ts'ui Pen, all possible outcomes occur; each one is the point of departure for other forkings. Sometimes, the paths of this labyrinth converge: for example, you arrive at this house, but in one of the possible pasts you are my enemy, in another, my friend." J.L. Borges, "The Garden of Folking Paths." Written in 1942, this short story envisions both the Internet's hyperlinks, and physics' Many Worlds Theory.

12.

Gurthrie was given: In, H. Guthrie, AsEverWas: Memoirs of a Beat Survivor. London, UK, 2002.
Sam "The Man" Taylor: 1916-1990. "He was one of the most requested session saxophone players in New York recording studios in the 1950s." (Wikipedia.)

13.

a painter here: M. Basho, Narrow Road to the Interior. S. Hamill, Translator. Boston, 1991.
Uncle Maki: Kaylyan Sullivan Two Trees. (Painting in Contemporary Indian Museum, Santa Fe.)

14.

Marathon: A 26-mile Petrified Forest Marathon is scheduled for October 22, 2016.
lung-gom-pa: Tibetan Buddhist lamas who ran in a trance for days without stopping. See, A. David-Neel, Magic and Mystery in Tibet. New York, 1971.
Remembering: When I was a teenager, a next door neighbor loamed me a copy of Will Levington Comfort's Apache. (New York, 1931 / Lincoln NE, 1986). Comfort's novel is unforgettable, and regrettable.
if we knew exactly: H Poincare, Science and Method. Chicago, 2001 (first published in 1903).
Mangas Colorados: (1793-1863) Chief of the Eastern Chiricahua Apaches, "Red Paint People."

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a vast cave: "The nine levels of the Aztec underworld were called Mictlan, the Land of the Dead. A wandering soul walked for four years down the first eight levels, which were extremely difficult and taxing to cross." http://www.carnaval.com/dead/aztec_poetry.htm
on its vaults below: J. Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld. New York, 1979.
Rushing eyes: From, J. Weishaus.From, "Central Avenue, Albuquerque." In, Feels Like Home Again: Collected Poems. New Orleans, 2014.
its landlord: See, Reality Dreams: Diary of an Artist as Ghost: https://www.amazon.com/Reality-Dreams-Diary-Poet-Ghost-ebook/dp/B01ENSMLRO/ref=sr_1_1/184-6738682-4658328?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1461424420&sr=1-1&keywords=Reality+Dreams
chindi: Navajo ghost, said to haunt the deceased home. Harmful to those who enter it, it is usually burned down.

16.

the archive: http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmu1mss456bc.xml

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as if light was bending: "If we agree to this much, three questions arise: How has this territory thus far escaped the notice of explorers and travelers? How does one gain access to it. Where is it?" R. Daumal, Mount Analogue. Boston, 1992.
To the northeast: J. Weishaus. From, "Refiguring the River."
tradition: M. Warner, "Into the Woods." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kQ6kXLlwxc
expresses: J. Hillman, "On senex Consciousness." In, Senex & Puer. Putnam, CT, 2013.

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In a sunless: John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1961, at age 43. He was assassinated in Dallas TX on Nov 22,1963.
No way back: "As the terrestrial skywatcher looked upwards, he saw a spectacular and awe-inspiring apparition dominating the celestial landscape. At the heart of heaven the massive gas giant Saturn appeared fixed atop the North polar axis, with Venus and Mars set within its center like two concentric orbs. The theory holds that the origin of ancient myth and religion—indeed the origin of the primary institutions of civilization itself—is inextricably linked to the numinous appearance and evolutionary history of this unique congregation of planets." E. Vochrane, "The Saturn Theory/" http://www.maverickscience.com/saturn.htm
some spirits float:
“...his spirit travels to the valley, hearing others, never oneself, talk ‘as though at a distance of several hundred paces, each one quite clear. But the sounds are all like an echo in a valley.'” Hui Guang Zheng Yan. Quoted in C.J. Zhu, "Analytical Psychology and Daoist Inner Alchemy: A response to C.G. Jung’s ‘Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower.’” Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2009. For an opposite view see, J. Hillman, "Peaks and Vales." In, Senex & Puer. Putnam, CT, 2013.

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wild orange groves: "This constructed economic opposition to wild nature (that began in the Neolithic) produces a more general sense of nature-culture opposition which becomes a full-blown cosmology, a metaphysics of the barnyard. Barnyards and fields—i.e., hybrid, 'cultural' landscapes—must be defended against encroachment by the wild. No wonder 'pure' nature is so inhuman, so meaningless!" K. Kowalsky, "The Hero, the Wolf, and the Hybrid." In, M. Drenthen and J. Keulartz, Editors, Old World and New World Perspectives in Environmental Philosophy. Cham, SUI Saturn is also an image of the Neolithic, when the first fields were hacked out of the forests’ shadows.

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peopling the sky: "Thus, the water becomes a kind of universal home; it peoples the sky with its fish. A symbiosis of images gives the bird to the deep and the fish to the firmament." G. Bachelard, Water and Dreams. Dallas, TX, 1983.
sun-glittering ocean: "In 2005, NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft found evidence of water — in the form of ice — on Saturn's moon Enceladus...'We've suspected Enceladus may have liquid water for a while — because we have seen active geysers, and in fact have already sampled them,' Barbara Cohen, a planetary scientist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, told VICE News. Those samples are courtesy of Cassini, which flew through a volcano-propelled geyser of water spouting out of the 310-mile diameter moon in 2011. And, says Jonathan Lunine, director of Cornell's Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, 'other Cassini data tell us [the ocean] is very likely habitable.'" B.Leahy, "Does an Ocean on One of Saturn's Moons Mean We'll Find Alien Space Fish There?" Vice News, 22 Sept 2015.
Joel assures his readers: Book of Joel. 2:28.
slow westward motion: C. Olson. From, "Maxinmus to Glouster. Letter 27."