The Ken and Catherine Maze Walk

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I will be presenting my idea for a Labyrinth Walk in Ken Kesey Square to the Mayor and City Council. Shortly after I met Belle Burch I discovered her late mother, Catherine Vadertuin, co-authored a play ‘The Descent of Ianna’. Belle’s father founded a Labyrinth Walk where walkers were accompanied by Gamelan musicians. I believe the spirits of Ken and Catherine have guided me thru a maze to arrive at True Inspiration.

There will be the means to pay for this walk via your cellphones. I suggest $3 dollars for adults, and $2 dollars for children. The proceeds will go to find hungry children in Eugene. This idea can be replicated on other cities. You enter and exit the labyrinth that will be closed from midnight to six in the morning to give the Mistress of the Maze, rest, so she can recharge. This will be a work of art that helps feed the hungry. Being non-profit, one can donate as much as one desires. It be an ongoing Walk-Athon! Who dare object? There will be quest musicians. Music can be provided by an ap on your phone.

What is truly profound, is Anna Halprin, and her daughter, Darian, are renowned dancers. Darian Halprin was in the movie Zabriski Point, a story about radicals. Anna comes from Hannah and Inanna.

What is in a name?


Every Friday, at five, there could be a Dance.

“Descent of Inanna is detailed in Tim Guetterman’s video documentary, The Descent of Inanna: the Tale and the Telling, which he produced and directed with help from Katina Poxino. This documentary project aired on the Oregon affiliate of PBS and won the “Best of Oregon” award at the Da Vinci Film Festival.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2016

There will be signs.”

Descent of Inanna is detailed in Tim Guetterman’s video documentary, The Descent of Inanna: the Tale and the Telling, which he produced and directed with help from Katina Poxino. This documentary project aired on the Oregon affiliate of PBS and won the “Best of Oregon” award at the Da Vinci Film Festival.

The Call of Ereshkigal”, “Inanna’s Farewell”, “The Old Woman at the Gate”, “The Descent of Inanna”, “Woman on the Cross”, and “Chorus”. “The Voices of the Angels of Darkness” was added in the second season of production. I owe Richard Leebrick special thanks for helping me to arrange the drafts of “Dumuzi Speaks to the Silence Inanna Leaves Behind” into the piece

Extraordinary thanks are also owing Jeff Defty, who not only wrote an exquisite musical score for the Eugene Chamber Theater production to accompany my words– but who originally introduced me to Catherine Vandertuin with the prospect of our collaboration.

You, the reader, are one more element to community in these poems: in the old traditions, the listening of the audience makes a story. In Eugene Chamber Theater’s 22 productions of the Descent of Inanna, audience presence, sharing, and feedback provided further inspiration for all of our work. It is because of so many audience requests for these words that I am publishing them here—as small recompense for the great gift that this whole process has been to me.

The Myth
In the beginning, two sisters embody the Tree of Life. The elder sister, Ereshkigal, is dark
and sensual as the fertile earth; she is the womb and root of life. The younger sister, Inanna, is vivid with the brilliance of fertility, imagination, and creativity; she represents the branches on the tree of life. Together the sisters represent the whole heart of the world, in which male and female, human society and nature, light and dark, life and death, are interwoven. But this wholeness is not to last.

On the way to the church to film Marilyn’s Gospel Choir. I got lost. An old lady bent over with a cane asked me if I was going to hear the choir. How did she know? I video taped her and learned she was the founder of the Grassroots Gardening program. I was amazed, because I knew Belle was very involved in gardening, growing food for poor people. In the beginning of Sleeping Beauty, there are old crones.

Belle’s mother gathered the people of Eugene together to take a journey into the underworld while Belle’s father built a labyrinth. The Burch name comes from birch tree. B for birch is the first letter of the Tree Alphabet, the Beth-Luis-Nion. Ianna may be the source of the name Hannah, and Anna who were Nazarites who I suspect used a hand sign. They may have come from Minoah.

I have been tracking this Hand Sign for twenty-five years. I freaked when Belle hid the truth she was arrested for championing the homeless and someone wrote on her hands in order to give her message. This has much to do with my conclusion Jesus and John were restoring the Jubilee. Belle looks like DaVinci’s Saint Anne.

I am going to go way out on a limb here, but, a week ago I began to wonder if Belle’s mother is not employing me to give lessons to her beautiful daughter, lessons Belle did not get, and needs. To consider this, is the basis of our greatest Fairy Tales that come from the Celts long ago. Catherine Vadertuin-Burch has a wondrous gift for her youngest daughter, who was fourteen when she died. Belle is stuck at fourteen. I asked her to be my Disciple when I saw was was unfolding.

In the Labyrinth that King Henry build for the Rose of the World, a small stream connected apartments that I suspect were placed in a circle. Messages were sent by putting them in this stream on a branch. I believe Henry knew the Ogham alphabet that is notched on sticks.

In the picture of Belle above, she is using her thumbs to enter my name in her phone. She asks about my name JON. JON is also HANS. To be approached by an old crone you sees you are lost, and your names is HANS, then you know Fairy tales can come true. Note ANNA in the name Johannes (John). This story if FOR BELLE and no one else. I believe the those lurking in the background have been cleared away. As Belle typed, I told her my blog is about Sleeping Beauty and the name Rosamond.

Jon the Nazarite

Copyright 2014

Ariadne’s thread, named for the legend of Ariadne, is the solving of a problem with multiple apparent means of proceeding – such as a physical maze, a logic puzzle, or an ethical dilemma – through an exhaustive application of logic to all available routes. It is the particular method used that is able to follow completely through to trace steps or take point by point a series of found truths in a contingent, ordered search that reaches an end position. This process can take the form of a mental record, a physical marking, or even a philosophical debate; it is the process itself that assumes the name.

Ariadne (/æriˈædniː/; Greek: Ἀριάδνη; Latin: Ariadne), in Greek mythology, was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete,[1] and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios.[2] She is mostly associated with mazes and labyrinths because of her involvement in the myths of the Minotaur and Theseus. Her father put her in charge of the labyrinth where sacrifices were made as part of reparations (either to Poseidon or to Athena, depending on the version of the myth); later, she helped Theseus overcome the Minotaur and save the would-be sacrificial victims. In other stories, she became the bride of the god Dionysus, with the question of her being mortal or a goddess varying in those accounts.[3][4]

Descent of Ianna

“represents the dying of the green world during winter that is reborn each spring. In our version, he makes an alliance with ancient feminine spiritual power represented by the serpent he calls to for help just before the break in the ancient Summerian tablet passed down to us. He interweaves this serpent with his own authority (reflecting the Sumerian symbol of the caudus still used in medicine today)– and his full humanity, like Inanna’s own, is restored.

To this traditional narrative, I have added an Old Woman-storyteller. I envision her to be something like the priestesses who kept the rituals and myths of Inanna for generations. Like so many grandmothers, storytellers, and women healers I have been privileged to know, Old Woman embodies “all the courage love takes when it opens our eyes.”

Halprin, whose mother was a dancer and who runs a dance healing clinic called ‘Tamalpa Life/Art’ which may be near Mount Tamalpais where I camped with Rena – all alone. There was not one famous director to be seen. We took no direction. Rena’s beauty was not captured and put in a can. I got a real good close-up of her about sixteen hours a day. I can’t complain – really!

Daria starred in A MOVIE about radical hippies in revolt, called ‘Zabriskie Point’. It was an utter failure. I am an original hippie, who along with my hippie friends, did not go see this movie, because, it is a case of Art Imitating Life.

Anna Halprin (born Anna Schuman on 13 July 1920) helped pioneer the experimental art form known as postmodern dance and referred to herself as the breaker of modern dance.[1] Halprin, along with her contemporaries such as Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, John Cage, and Robert Morris, collaborated and built a community based around the fundamentals of post-modern dance. In 1950s, she established the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop to give artists like her a place to practice their art. Being able to freely explore the capabilities of her own body, she created a systematic way of moving using kinesthetic awareness.[2] Many of her works since have been based on scores, including Planetary Dance, 1987, and Myths in the 1960s which gave a score to the audience, making them performers as well.

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1 Response to The Ken and Catherine Maze Walk

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    I posted this idea on the 19th. and spoke about it in front of the mayor six days later. I wanted the labyrinth to be enclosed in glass in order to keep out the beggars and shit-disturbers who will harass women who walk the maze for charity. They will not feel safe. With the throwing of the rock through the window of the chamber of commerce I have no hope any glass is safe from the monsters who are taking over downtown Eugene. Gwendolyn Maeve Iris was with SLEEPS and makes no mention of her beloved homeless in her bid to covertly attaché them to our Music and Arts that is collapsing due to monsters driving away folks from the downtown and our Art Walk.

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