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Inspiration/Mythology behind Seven Turns

Peach Pit

I've heard in the past that the inspiration for Seven Turns was from Navajo mythology. But I've never been able to find anything further. There was once mention of a "Navajo Church" elder named Steward Eckley (?) and his shared wisdom & stories.

Anyway, I'd like to find added background on this. It's both a great song & a great mythology = "Seven Turns on the Highway (of life), Seven Rivers to Cross..."

Any info or references welcome. Thanks!

Topic starter Posted : April 15, 2019 10:20 am
Peach Extraordianire

I wouldn't know where to find it but that is what Dickey said in 1990. It's a song inspired by Indian folklore. Dickey's Indian guru and spiritual guide passed away not long before Dickey developed personal problems that affected his play and relationship with Gregg.

Posted : November 22, 2019 12:24 pm