Every inch of earth: "We hope that by now it is becoming clear that all places are imaginary, in the sense that they cannot exist for us beyond the image we are capable of forming of them in our minds." P. Shurmer-Smith and K. Hannam, Worlds of Desire, Realms of Power. London, 1994.

in prehistoric caves: B. Johnson, Lady of the Beasts. San Francisco. 1988.

from the land of the dead: J.D. Loftin, "Supplication and Participation: The Distance and Relation of the Sacred in Hopi Prayer Rites." Anthropos 81 (1986)

the serpent and the Goddess: "This symbolism of the serpent of eternal life appearing in the paleolithic period on the reverse of a plaque bearing on its obverse the labyrinth of death; a fish in the same assemblage bearing the labyrinth on its side; the birds, suggesting a flight of the soul in death, as in shamanistic trance; the orientation to the rising sun; and the fetal posture of the little skeleton--these, in a single grave in a site where twenty statuettes of the goddess were discovered as well as a number of ceremonially buried beasts, speak for the presence of a developed mythology in the late paleolithic, in which the goddess of spiritual rebirth was already associated with the symbols of a very much later neolithic cult of Ishtar-Aphrodite; the bird, the fish, the serpent, and the labyrinth." J. Campbell, The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology. New York. 1976

Constantine's dream: "When the day was already beginning to decline, he saw before him in the sky the sign of a cross of light. He said it was about the sun, and it bore the inscription  'Conquer with this.' The vision astounded him, as it astounded the whole army which was with him on this expedition and which also beheld the miraculous event.
   "He said that he became disturbed. What could the vision mean? He continued to ponder and to give great thought to the question, and night came on him suddenly. When he was asleep, the Christ of God appeared to him and brought with him the sign which had appeared in the sky. He ordered Constantine to make a replica of this sign which he had witnessed in the sky, and he was to use it as a protection during his encounters with the enemy.
   "In the morning he told his friends of this extraordinary occurrence. Then he summoned those who worked with gold or precious stones, and he sat among them and described the appearance of the sign. He told them to represent it in gold and precious stones..." Eusebius. In, M. Grant, Constantine the Great. New York. 1994.

Multitudes dance: J. Weishaus, "Earth Again."

Big toes: "Tension in the neck causes many headaches and eye weaknesses. So after massaging the entire big toe, relax this neck area by taking the big toe in the fingers and rotating it in a circular motionCfirst to the left, then to the right, around and around, until it feels loose." M. Carter, Helping Yourself with Foot Reflexology. West Nyack, NY., 1969.

"But it doesn't change lines: On the Jack Paar Show (NBC-TV), raconteur Alexander King told this story. King was vacationing in a Alpine town, when he was told by a villager that there was a man living in a mountain cabin who had invented a wondrous machine. Intrigued, King hiked up to the cabin, where he found a huge contraption, that, when its proud inventor hit a key threw a mechanical arm against a wall. King realized that this hermit had (re)invented the typewriter.

A man peoples a space: Jorge Luis Borges.