into the forest: "There
sits the disciple hour after hour rubbing the little stone in
large one, in anxious expectation of what is to appear."
Thalbitzer, “The Shaman Priests of East Greenland.” Shaman’s
Drum. #21, Fall 1990.
in summer: S. Hall, The
Fourth World: The Heritage of the Arctic and its Destruction.
New York, 1987.
Inuit were a formidable people with a tradition of warfare. They
in large boats (umiaks) and moved swiftly across the landscape
in dogsleds. Their hunting technology and weaponry were highly
sophisticated and included mechanical harpoons and recurved bows." J.F.
Hoffecker, A Prehistory of the North. New Brunswick, NJ.,
of sand: "Three
years after burying our pet in the yard, the skelatal remains
to fine sand,
out of the sand bloomed beautiful purple chrysanthemums....Dirt
and sand are fragile and easily lose their form but also serve
as the powerful vessel for new life." Quoted by, O. Yasunobu, "Psychotherapy
and Buddhism: Attending to Sand." In, M. Unno, Editor, Buddhism
and Psychotherapy. Boston, 2006.
you trace the universe: N. Turok, "The
Cyclic Universe: A Talk with Neil Turok."The
mask is a Dorset driftwood mask.