"Path of the Bear"
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.