About the Quest
Into the Mythica
The Journey to the Magical World
There is a World beneath the World. A place of magic, mystery and expansion. The storehouse for all our stories, myths and legends.
The Divine Devotion
It started with devotion. With a bolt of lightning and a wish answered by a Goddess. I was thirteen years old, standing in the stormy rainfall of Long Island autumn when I had a vision. A communication with the deva of story. The Divine force of Story herself.
I made a wish then, to discover the magical world. To act as an adventurer in my own mystical story, and find a way to bring that world to others. To be a paladin of stories, on a Quest into the realms of real mythology.
What you see before you is the result of that story. The tale of my journey into the realm of Stories, into the realm of mysticism and magic. It is my offering, my sharing of the treasures I have gained along the way, revealing that no story stands alone, and that we are all connected in the Great Story of our shared Awakening.
The Mythica - The Realm of Stories
When I was a child I loved books about magic. About adventurers making their way to new worlds, new places hidden from the ordinary world. Of explorers finding portals into places containing wonders.
In particular, I was deeply inspired by Jules Verne’s classic “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, a book which followed a group of adventurers following clues left by an intrepid explorer into a hidden and mystical world.
Many years later, I would find myself documenting my own journey to the subtle lands of the earth, acting as an explorer of the mystical world of the Mythica, the place where synchronicity and story met.
My intent was clear, I wanted to make my way to a new reality. Into places filled wonder, with adventure and real magic. To find my way to a more heavenly reality. A brighter world.
The Journey Home is a new form of Storytelling, revealing the authentic journey to a new reality as a proof of the mystic arts. She’s a teaching story, meant to reveal the principles and expressions of the journey to Awakening.
The journey home is a living story, part of an ongoing divination into my timeline through the Akasha, the result of twenty years of movement across the many realms of the World Tree. In service to opening a window into the weave beneath the world I have built out the timeline of the journey in it’s most basic form to complement the teachings. That being said … she is a living story. Constantly changing, growing and weaving.
As part of that teaching, my timeline is designed in a way to show the Great Story – the interweave of our many stories in the loom of our shared Awakening.
Marking the Path
To document the journey into the magical world, I acted as a mystical journalist, using photos, videos and the written word to anchor my experiences. To keep it authentic, I applied a singular discipline – I would never set up the photos. No photoshop, no models, no sets. Everything had to happen, it had to arrive in synchronicity on the timeline of my adventure.
I had the idea that my photos could serve as markers on the trail, gradually mapping out the shape of my story as an example for others, an adventurer on a journey to the center of the earth, moving through the layers of consciousness to experience a new reality.
By doing this, only witnessing who, when and where things happened, I started to put together a map. A journal of alchemy and transformation which revealed the subtle layer beneath the surface of the world and the underlying principles beneath all our stories.
This went on for years, my devotion bringing me into a world of embodied mythology, a world I was bringing to the people through my art.
As I documented the journey, I became more and more aware that there was another landscape beneath the surface. A geography of subtle energies and subconscious impressions, a psychoemotional territory of archetypes and avatars that mirrored my own process of becoming.
In service to this idea, I tracked my path for years, using my photography to mark the trail of my movement deeper into that mystical dimension. To show the nature of the landscape of the Mythica, the worlds beneath the world.
As part of the magic, I never set up the photos, only Witnessing who arrived on the path. Noticing and documenting the synchronicities in space and time where things happened and what I was able to divine along the way.
Meeting the Avatars of the Awakening
As I continued to track my journey, I discovered something AMAZING. I started to see the SAME people arrive again and again. Even deeper, I realized that each of them held a Gift. A quality of change that was part of much larger intention shared by all. That there was something Bigger than Us that was drawing us together.
Over time, I came to see that this Bigger thing, the Great Story to which we were all a part, was happening all across the world, yet most people didn’t see it. However, some did. They saw there was a collective movement happening beneath the surface, arriving in synchronicity at very specific points on the planet, and that they were part of something bigger than themselves. A grand effort to manifest a brighter world.
Here I saw documentation of my Quest was in service to something larger. I saw that I was laying down the foundation for a network of stories, starting with my own and expanding outwards to reveal that larger pattern … a Collective unfoldment whose threads wove between us all.
Thus Into the Mythica was born. A platform of ‘media for the modern mystic’, using stories to show the subtle ways we were connected. Opening a window into that subtle earth and the guardians of her Garden
Revealing the Land beneath the Land
As I continued on the journey my understanding of this pattern grew. I came to see that there was a physical substance in the subtle planes of awareness. That the constant vibrations i’d felt around the people I had encountered were part of a landscape, a subtle landscape which existed beneath the surface of the world, made of the subtle colors and textures of the characters I had met and their stories.
I called this landscape “The Mythica”, for it was the place where our mythologies lived. Where the impressions and manifest realities of our Collective subconscious were seen as a subtle geography, arriving in synchronicity with very specific people and places on the planet. That in some way, our many stories and synchronicities were part of the planet herself, connected in this web beneath the world.
Gradually, I came to see that all beings were moving through this subtle landscape, through the resolving energies and impressions in their own subconscious and it’s manifestations. I saw that this landscape was the foundation for all stories, for all the experiences we had along our many Quests, and realized that if I could share this with the people, to share the maps of the Mythica, that they would be able to find their own way Home. To understand the physics of their quest, and discover the world beneath the world.
Yet there was more. Over time, I came to see another layer. A place where nerves and tendrils of living light sang beneath the surface and subtle planes of the world. Where the many impressions of our mythologies and stories dissolved into even more primal geometries, an ether woven into the very roots of the world. It was a place of primal elements, where the synchronicities and stories of the people were seen as expressions of a nervous system of planetary proportions.
Here, pulses of information beat in rhythms across the threads, radiant with purpose, where I could feel that much larger Collective story singing, driven by a greater and central intelligence. A Divine mind, incarnate through a pantheon of characters, orchestrating some beautiful through a chorus of voices.
Documenting the Path
Yet how to show this mystical place? How to reveal the subtle lands of the earth and her characters? As part of my devotion, I realized the best way was through Stories.
In service to this, I documented my journey for twenty years, following a discipline of simply witnessing, not setting up the photos, simply arriving at the moments of my life. My intention – show the nature of the Path and the Land, the essence of what it meant to travel one’s sacred path and move through the landscape of their legend. Through the subtle layer beneath the surface of their story.