To my great pleasure, many of you wrote to me after my last top-secret email in which I shared the story of my out of body experience.
Turns out, some of you are quite well versed at what I now know to be called, "astral projection."
Oh, man! Talk about opening Pandora's box. This kind of magic isn't entirely new to me but my understanding of it is sure getting deeper. New worlds have literally been opened up to me. So, thank you for sharing your experiences as well as for all the kind words.
My intention for telling the story of that nights' expereicne, was meant to be more of a metaphorical translation of what the Bardolands are. But I think I may have missed the mark, just a bit. So let me see if I can clarify.
The Bardolands are not only that in-between astral plane, they are to my mind, any place of in-between. That is to say, they are a space, or a moment, or an experience where people go spiritually, emotionally, and mythically, in order to become and transform.
Traditionally, our ancestor created rights of passage for this purpose. They understood the significance of shifting identities and the dangers of not shifting when the soul called for it. We'll for me, I've come to realize that this place of becoming, just so happens to be deeply reflective of my Original Medicine or genius.
Now, I know, to talk about ones own genius to the unfamiliar ear, can sound egotistical. However, in ancient Greece, as well as in many other cultures throughout history, it was quite common for people to discuss their genius as the spark of God within. To build relationship to this spark was to build relationship to ones own super power, and my super power is that liminal space of transformation that I call the Bardolands.
For a long time now, my personal mission in this world has been to create a world where all people live deeply connected to their Original Medicine, their genius. Through art and stories, I seek to help people gain access to that space of transformation so they too may know and live from that spark within.
And that my friends, is the story behind the Bardolands.