The Unfolding

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Crane heading down the Rio Grande. Click for larger image in new window.

I am sitting on a patio in New Mexico. 
A sandhill crane flies overhead along the Rio Grande,
down to the Bosque del Apache refuge nearby to roost for the night,
truly a spaceship coming all the way from the stars.

Next, our star the Sun sets and makes the famous New Mexico twilight. 
Gradually the day quietens, the sky darkens, and other things appear above: 
First, the wanderers - the planets, next the brightest stars, and finally, as the air begins to cool, 
the sky turns deep velvet and overhead … countless stars of  our Milky Way Galaxy unfold.

Treat yourself to full screen for some of these dramatic videos:

1 - One of my fav NM places is Chaco Canyon - place of Anasazi mysteries:


2 - Near Chaco is the land of hoodoos, strange caprock formations. :


3 - Out on the plains of the Dakotas, Randy Halverson captures the drama of the Milky Way and storms:

A timelapse video by Randy Halverson of  dakotalapse.com  :

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If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years,  
how man would marvel and stare. -- Emerson

What do the stars have to tell us ? What have they seen ??

       - these our starry companions through time and space? 

 - Did they see the iron pounding in our blood forged in the stars before our sun? 
 - Did they find lucky little Earth hiding in a quiet corner? 
 - And did they see the cosmic winds
         — wandering among the stars like sowers with bags of seeds
         — sprinkling down upon Earth the beginnings of life?

To answer our questions, here is an overview of where I hope to take us: 

1 - Our first task: to survey the science of the last five hundred years, since Columbus crossed the Atlantic. This will give us a shared vocabulary to investigate our other goals together. If you have a science background, you may want to skim along here. 
  —   I call this The Journey.

2 - Our second task: To clean house, discarding much of what we have been taught, about what we are and how we got here. We eventually come back with what we have both  learned and unlearned. 
   — I  call this The Return
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3 - Our third task: To build a new worldview, we now turn within. Oddly, we will find that we need both science and myth to build a bridge to the stars.
  — I call this - Deep Within.

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Now we can proceed:

Next >> A Gate Opens and The Voyage Begins.


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