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posted :: 24-June-2001

S T A T S
MOTHER JONES:
N 39.04.841
W 89.43.997
ELEVATION: 904
1504 miles to the Man.


C R E D I T S
MUSIC:
"No Such Place"
—Jim White

"A Man Must Carry On" volume two,
—Jerry Jeff.
READING MATERIAL:
"The Once & Future Goddess" by Elinor W. Gadon, a visual chronicle of the emergence of the sacred female in cultural mythology.
DANGEROUS LINKS:
Radioactive Chaos
Now you can play dice with the universe
.

Labyrinth

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* Meeting Mother Jones.
[06.21.01 ROUTE 66]
Union Miners Cemetery. [BIGGER]

[ROUTE 66] :: America comprises a small part of the world's population and yet it consumes a majority of the planets natural resources. Wood, coal, oil, uranium… food chain for the fire of life in the kiva of Earth.

In Atlanta, I found a black stone lying on the ground at the B-Complex. It was a shiny, glass-like remnant of slag, a waste product from the crucibles of the coal-fired foundry that once occupied the site. Fused in fire, like the volcanic cinder cone of Black Rock, it was imbued with special qualities. I carried it with me until the weight became unbearable. Then, somewhere between Chicago and Saint Louis, I turned off onto old Route 66 and accelerated. Taking advantage of planetary spin, I engaged the Overthruster and pushed the Seed through each successive barrier. The harmonic hits your brain like a piano with all keys engaged. Exiting the Maze, I finally came to a stop at the headstone of Mother Jones. It was here that I found the clear crystal of quartz wedged between the slabs. I buried the chunk of slag on the opposite side. Mother Jones has great ju-ju. She will balance the load and keep everything whole. Burn a candle, take something, leave something behind. A simple ritual is sometimes the most effective.

Don't shoot me, I'm just the De-Livery man.

[06.21.01 ROUTE 66]
Ritual. [BIGGER]

-Danger Ranger

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