My first thought was that the young boy was Leland, but Harry tells us at Leland's bail hearing that Leland's grandpa brought the Palmer family to TP in 1914. Given that, not sure what he'd be doing living "by the school" in NM in the '50s. I can definitely buy the girl being Sarah, but DKL has typically used bugs to symbolize corruption (see Blue Velvet), so I'm not really buying Gregor Samsa being Laura.
It's worth noting that, in TSHoTP, Jack Parsons seems unaware that the first nuclear test opened the door
to the Lodges: he meets Hubbard in August 1945, the month after the crossing-over of the Woodsmen/Bob as depicted in Part 8. Also, in the book, the Lodge spirits (specifically, Owls and a Giant) clearly predate the White Sands test, as the spirits communicate with Native Americans, Lewis and both Milford brothers, among others, long before 1945.
silvo wrote:Does anyone feel that what came out from the giant's mind was a large astral female genital? As I believe from the beginning the Giant and the Arm is celestial substances and it seems to that he made a female genital from starts connecting both the birth of a universe and the birth of a child
At least one other person has noted this. I'll have to rewatch. But if accurate, it would make a nice bookend to Eraserhead's omnipresent sperm imagery in showing DKL's evolution.