"Path of the Bear"

Goodbye Akashic Alley

As we make our plans to leave, we stop at the local hot dog stand, whom I am convinced regard North as a deity (rightly). Whenver we come here, they give him a tithe of free meat which he readily accepts whilst I witness him working his magic …

Clan Tynker

I love the circus realms, playing like rainbow strings of chaos and certitude across the ethers.  As I make my way to the festival, I encounter Clan Tynker …

The scent of their energic signature is familiar to me. I realize that they are the same allies of the Circusian realms whom I had encountered during during the 2006 episode “Valhalla – The Pennsic Wars” on the Journey Home.

I am so happy to witness them. To be on this sacred journey, documenting my adventure deeper into the real World of myth and magic. Using my photos as golden breadcrumbs, intent on help the people to remember. The Land of Enchantment has been good to me, and I am thankful for what Gifts have come during my time here.

Yet for all these things, the road beckons, drawing us northwest, back towards the Faerie realms of Cascadia …

The Northern Realms

Following the Path, North and I are led to mountains, far and away from the peoples of the “civilized” World. Here, we ascend the mountain, finding pools of winter water, where I invoke the misogi spell of cleansing yet again …

Such is a perfect place for the misogi meditation, and I open the space, invoking the elements and stepping into the Water.

It is such a pristine place.  A realm of Nature, where the roundedness of the deva is more easily felt.  It’s cold, but not too cold, reminding me of my time in Tahoe’s winters and the walks with North through her snow-blanketed forests.

Return to Red Rocks

At Last, Mead

The Sacred Yuba

As my wolf and I set our tent up by the side of the river, I consider – nothing has changed. We are here, knight-errants in service to a greater cause, camping and exploring, finding our way across the landscapes of our evolving legend. Such is always constant, beneath our many Stories, the pulse of the heroic journey wrought into the modern myth.

As I rejuvenate by the sacred river, Patience Yanderling, one of my fellows from the realms of Faerie, visits me, and we reminisce over our shared adventure a year before during the 2009 “Faerie Roads” adventure to Scotland with Noah McLain.

Characters Appearing

Patience Yanderling

Physics of the Quest - Realms

There are Worlds within the World

Realms are the landscape of the Mythica.  The many realities that exist at different coordinates of time and space.

All Stories happen on a landscape. A mythical topography that defines the heroic journey of the character. While there are many ways to present that landscape, it is always one of movement through the psychic and physical territories of one’s own self and their adventure upon the earth.  It is at the intersect of these points, of the inner and outer, the surface and the subtle, that we discover the many realities, the many worlds of manifestation that lay upon the roots and branches of the World Tree.  Such as the subtle landscapes of legend upon which our path unfolds.

In the simplest sense, a realm is an entire reality, a world of conditions that exist at a certain coordinate of the World Tree.  It is where you are, It’s your state of being defined as a location.  The particular set of coordinates on the subtle maps that define your reality at any given moment.  As we explore the realms, we are looking at your sacred Path as a movement across a landscape of archetypical energies which mirror the vibrations of our inner World.

Think of a map. Yet instead of states and towns, think of states of being. Emotional states. Psychic states. Different aspects of an inner journey happening simultaneously with our outer movement through life.  It is a map entirely unique to you, made of the very colors of vibration that make up your inner world.  As you travel along your sacred path, your rainbow bridge between realms, gradually becoming who you are meant to be, it is this landscape that you travel.  The realms of your own rainbow in the manifest world.

Seen on the subtle and causal planes of awareness, these vibrational patterns manifest as entirely manifest realities.  Landscapes of interwoven synchronicities and resolving elements which lay beneath the surface of our everyday lives.

Key to this is understanding that your inner world manifests your outer.  That the elemental energies that make up your current self are literally manifesting themselves as your current reality.  It means you are living in the substance of your own story, in the refletion of your own energies.

As we move along the surface of the planet, we are simultaneously moving through this vast and subtle topography.  Through the many states of being that define our stories.  Together these things form the foundation for all worlds, also known as realms or realities.

There are worlds beneath the world.  Fields of subtle vibration that form the deeper substance of reality.  These are the underlands, the landscapes of legend which may be perceived on the subtle layer of Gaia’s ecosystem.

Realms do not simply exist in our inner landscape.  Like all things, they are part of the larger universe, existing in both the inner and outer worlds.  All across the planet there are places of distinctive vibration, places of  particular qualities of energy, all of which are part of the landscapes of legend that exist here, now, in the subtle perception of the real physical world.  As part of our sacred adventure of life, we are blessed to discover the realms that exist both within and without, to find the places on the surface of the planet that are made of the textures of our own resolving vibration.

As explorers of the new world, we are always discovering new realms.  New places of inner and outer reality.  As we travel along our journey, we map these places, revealing the deeper aspects of the tree of life that links us all.  Moving from one landscape to another on the road to a more heavenly earth. 

There is a subtle landscape to the world

There is an infinite range of realms and realities that exist within the Creation, each existing at a certain moment on space, time and depth of being.

Clearing & Cleansing

As we move on the journey to a new reality, we face challenges which demand that we clear and cleanse the energies within our subconscious.  As we learn to do this, by clearing that inner reality, our outer reality changes and we step into a new world.