Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries

Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries

Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries

Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries

Synopsis

"As a poet," Snyder tells us, "I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic; the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying intuition and rebirth; the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe." He develops, as replacement for shattered social structures. a concept of tribal tradition which could lead to "growth and enlightenment in self-disciplined freedom. Whatever it is or ever was in any other culture can be reconstructed from the unconscious through meditation...the coming revolution will close the circle and link us in many ways with the most creative aspects of our archaic past."

Excerpt

22 June 52 Marblemount Ranger Station Skagit Districts Mt. Baker National Forest

Hitchhiked here, long valley of the Skagit. Old cars parked in the weeds, little houses in fields of bracken. a few cows, in stumpland.

Ate at the “parkway café” real lemon in the pie “—why don’t you get a jukebox in here” “—the man said we weren’t important enough”

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28 June

Blackie Burns:

“28 years ago you could find a good place to fish. greedy & selfish land no respect for the

Tin cans, beer bottles, dirty dishes
a shit within a foot of the bed

One sonuvabitch out of fifty fishguts in the creek the door left open for the bear.

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