there are many different species: N. Shubin, “The ‘Great Transistion.’” In, J. Brockman, Editor, Intelligent Thought. New York, 2006.

Thus, a sea has died: J. Edge. From, "Why the Fog." In, Look Both Ways: Poems of Wonder and Reason. Salem, OR: Portmanteau Publishing, 2009.

The place my mind: "''The place my mind came into being,' Charlie Mitchell said to Edward Sapir, 'is called Tsé Biná'ookąąhíí.' Tsé is a rock; biná means 'going around'; an 'ookąąhíí is someone who sponsors a Navajo ceremonial." R. Bringhurst, "It Used To Be I Sang to Them: Big Charlie and the Origin of Horses. In, Everywhere Being is Dancing. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2008.

down to the stone itself: “I am no longer content simply to make objects; instead of placing works upon a stone, I am down to the stone itself." A. Goldsworthy, Stone. New York: Harry N. Adrams, 1994.

People in many other societies: N. Boivin, “From Veneration to Exploitation: Human Engagement with the Mineral World.” In, N. Boivin and M.A. Owoc, Editors, Soil, Stones, and Symbols. London: UCL Press, 2004.


The Fourth World: C.G. Jung notes that four "is indicative of an order in the unconscious. It is as if we were confronted with a pre-existent ground plan, a kind of Pythagorean tetraktys. I have frequently seen the number in this connection. It probably explains the universal incidence and magical significance of the cross or of the circle divided into four." "Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process." In, Spiritual Disciplines: Papers From the Eranos Yearbooks. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

All their routes: F. Waters, Book of the Hopi. New York: Ballantine, 1963.

they understood: A. K. Dunker and R.W. Kriwaki, “The Orderly Chaos of Proteins.” Scientific American, April 2011.

A man so mad: F. de Quevedo, "Providencia de Diós." (c.1641) In, Quevedo,Obras completas, edución y notas de Felicdad Buendia. (2 vols) Madrid, Spain. vol 1:1422/1961.
"They say today that a Greek philosopher named Empedokles was born in the 490s BCE, perhaps on the southwest coast of Sicily. Hölderlin and Matthew Arnold, who can change their minds no more, say that he died of his own choice, diving into incandescent molten rock in the gullet of Mt. Etna." R. Bringhurst, "The Philosophy of Poetry and the Trashing of Doctor Empedokles." Everywhere Being Is Dancing. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2008.

a metaphorical matrix: E.C. Krupp, "Emblems of the Sky." In, J.A. Van Tilburg. Editor, Ancient Images on Stone. Los Angeles: UCLA Institute of Archaeology, 1983.

hanging on the wall: L. Downer, On the Narrow Road: Journey into Lost Japan. New York: Summit Books, 1989. She is in the town of Iga Ueno, visiting the house of Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694), which was "the smallest house I had ever seen." It was here that Bashō, which means "banana tree," took the name which has become world famous. "Banana tree in autumn gale– / All night hearing / Rain in a basin."


Perhaps new areas of landscape: A. Purdy, "An Interview." In, G. Geddes, Editor, 20th-Century Poetry and Poetics. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996.

You must call the stone: T. Paladino. From, "Spoken Charm For Our Current Ignorance." In, T. Frick, Editor, The Sacred Theory of the Earth. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1986.

But what of stone today?: J. Sallis, Stone. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

the current north pole: T.L. Hansen, "The Road to the Magnetic North Pole." (n.d.) http://www.tgo.uit.no/articl/roadto.html


is made to forswear: Sallis, op.cit.

at the frontiers of our knowledge: G. Deleuze. In, G. Deleuze and P. Patton, Difference and Repitition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Rocks are kernels of energy: J. Hay, Kernels of Energy, Bones of Earth: The Rock in Chinese Art. New York: China House Gallery, 1985. Quoted in, F. Berthier, Reading Zen in the Rocks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

The Style of Old Age: See, J. Rasula, "The Style of Old Age." Sulfur 12 (1985).

A pageant of origins: J. Weishaus. "Threading the Petrified Glyph." http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/weishaus/Thread/title.htm


The petroglyphs were exactly: T. Hillerman, A Thief of Time. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

the life of the imagination: G. Bachelard, Earth and Reveries of Will. Dallas: The Dallas Institute Publications, 2002.

Siren—woman and bird: W. Witherup. From, "Siren—Woman and Bird." In, Down Wind, Down River: New and Selected Poems. Albuquerque: West End Press, 2000.

for the significance of a symbol : J. Beebe, "Can Their Be a Science of the Symbolic?" Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 49 #2 (2004). Ref: C.G. Jung, "The conception of the unconscious." In, Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology. London: Ballière, Tindall & Cox, 1916/20.

A man was struck: Attributed to Henri Michaux.