"The pookah takes many forms, but is most famous when he
appears as a giant, six-foot white rabbit - which is the form most Americans
know from the play and film, Harvey. Whatever form the pookah takes, he
retains the special ability of his species, which is like that of Thoth
in Egyptian legend, Coyote in Native American myth or Hanuman the Divine
Monkey in Hindu lore - he can move us from one universe, or Belief System,
into another, and he likes to play games with our ideas about 'reality.'"