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six armed cross at la garita

june 5, 2010

According to Virginia McConnell Simmons and her book Land of the Six Armed Cross the cross at La Garita is “symbolic of a concept of place which is not indicated by the traditional points of the compass but which is all embracing.” Like the Ute or the Hopi concept of space I have been reading from Frank Waters’ book Of Time and Change. A place is neither two nor three dimensional but four. In the San Luis Valley finite concepts of time and space seem inadequate according to Simmons. And of course this reminds me of fictive space…a continuum of time and space…