It is a commonplace myth in contemporary critical thinking that there is no such thing as place. Anyone who says this has not watched the coyotes return from a night hunting in the valley, tired, and making their way back up into the hills. They move with absolute assurance and radiate place.And when they take you in, it is the place that takes you in.
To say that this is a projection is a projection. In traditional knowledge in this place, Coyote, or Sen’klip, is the trickster and the transformer. Human consciousness and identity was learned here from him. For those of us who are this place and are from this place, he is us. To take a critical stance on that is to miss it. Here’s the second of those coyotes beginning the climb up the mountain.