'idea' of making: P. Shepard and B. Sanders. The Sacred Paw-The Bear in Nature, Myths, and Literature. New York, 1985.

the specific caverns: D.B. Dickson, The Dawn of Belief. Tucson, AZ., 1990.

concoction: "Among the multiplicity of substances which were poured or placed into the vessel at the beginning of the opus were lead, vinegar, salt, quicksilver, iron, blood, poison, hair, sulphur, milk, wine, urine, dung, or a chaotic concoction of material which the alchemists called femus which simply means muck." R. Severson, "The Alchemy of Dreamwork: Reflections on Freud and the Alchemical Tradition." Dragonflies, Spring, 1979.

the blue veins: J. Weishaus. From,   "Notebook."

Dada-Art and Anti-ArtH. Richter, Dada-Art and Anti-Art. New York, 1965?

Tzara's anxiety:"out of the need for independence, out of the mistrust for community, out of the denial of theories, out of the satiation of cubism and futurism, the Dada Manifesto was blazoned.(Tristan Tzara, "The Dada Manifesto", Dada Performance, 45. 1916) In, Forward is Backward: The Progressive Manifesto, by F. Foster & J. Lindquist (Internet, 1996). "It's not what an artist does that counts, but what he is. CÚzanne's anxiety is what interests us. That is his lesson." P. Picasso. In, C. Zervos, Conversations avec Picasso. Cahiers d'art X. (1935)

Nakagawa Soen: A deep voice engaged in a phone conversation in another room, breaking the silence. When the man finally appeared, he seemed too small to bring forth that bottomless sound, yet he did. This was Nakagawa Soen, Roshi, whom D.T. Suzuki called "a rather peculiar fellow." J. Weishaus. From,  Reality Dreams.

cremated remains: "among certain New Guinea tribes a child cannot be named until a man, whose name is known, has been killed (by being repeatedly clubbed on the forehead and mutilated head severed from body). The father of the child extracts the brain, bakes it with sago and eats it, and after this the infant can bear the name of the dead man." M. Shackley, Neanderthal Man. London, 1980.