each of the affinities:  R. Aitken, "Right Livelihood for the  Western Buddhist." In, A.H. Badiner,  Editor, Dharma Gaia. Berkeley, CA.,  1990. p.230.

a young person: J. Hollis, "Facing Oneself at Midlife: An  Interview with James Hollis by Michael  Bertrand."  http://www.banyen.com/infocus/hollis.htm

Odysseus's canto: O. Mandelstam, "Conversations with  Dante.' In, Mandelstam: The Complete  Critical Prose and Letters. Ann Arbor,  MI., 1979. p.41

two amazing books: N. Mandelstam, Hope Against Hope. New York, 1970; Hope Abandoned. New York, 1974.

The sea, or Homer: O. Mandelstam. From, "Insomnia.  Homer. Taut Canvas."

mud baths contain: G. Bachelard, Earth and Reveries of  Will. Dallas, TX., 2002. p.100.

In the fourth century:  T. Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert  Fathers. New York, 1961. p.3

we can recover:  D. Rothenberg. Review of Shepard  Krech III's The Ecological Indian: Myth  and History, and Calvin Luther Martin's  The Way of Human Being.  http://www.terrain.org

the legend of the Thunderbolt: C.B. Clason, The Man From Tibet.  Boulder, CO., 1998. p.76. (Reprint of  1938 edition.)

in their commentary:  M. Wood, The Road to Delphi. New  York, 2003. p.28; W.W. How and J.  Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus.  Oxford, England, 1989.

Basho's famous journal: Basho's Narrow Road: Spring & Autumn Passages. H. Sato, Translator. Berkeley, CA., 2003.

a team of astronomers: J. Glanz, "Astronomers See Evidence of  First Light in Universe" The New York  Times, 7 August, 2001.

the moments of the happy glide: J. Milton. From, "The Country Walk."

in creation and in ritual:  M. Idel, "Reification of Language in Jewish  Mysticism." In, S.T. Katz, Editor, Mysticism  and Language. New York, 1992.

A man whose entire life:  Po Chü-i. From, "My Thatch Hut Newly  Built..." D. Hinton, Translator. The  Selected Poems of Po Chü-i. New York,  1999. pp.62-3.