Your readers might be interested to know where Jim got the words, not to touch the earth, not to see the sun; you will find it in Frazer
's The Golden Bough, paperback, Macmillan Papermac P54, at chapter 9, and the words refer to human deities being carried always so as not to touch the earth, and not being able to be outside, not to sese the sun. Now as for Waiting for the Sun, Jim picked that up from the Popul Vuh, the sacred book of the Quiche Maya, English version by Delia Goetz and Sylvanus G Morley, University of Oklahoma Press. Whereas T.S. Elliot put the Wasteland out with all the literary references at the back to impress the uninitiated, Morrison, in modesty left it to the reader's intelligence to figure his work out, at whatever level gave them meaning. He was indeed a voracious and eclectic reader. This information would enlighten some of the academic theses being written about his work which to date only scratch the surface.