Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Front Cover
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EarthTribe Gather: Outline for a New Mythology. 
Composition in verse with 21 drawings.
  A return to the mythologies of the Earth around the globe, 
past and present, that are written in the stars.
    As we watch with wonder 
the movements of stars and planets through the night, 
and listen to the voice of our planet, through her wind, her rocks, 
her water, and the fire of Her Life, 
we can re-imagine thoughts from ancient sources 
into a picture for our planet as She faces Her climatic transformation. 
The reader tells the story. The reader creates the New Mythology. 
     If you would like to have a copy, 
please contact the author at  johndavid@earthtribe-gather.com
    To take a look at the precursor  version of  this book, 
published in 2012 under the title 
The Gathering of the Tribes of the Earth, 
 That book has 58 drawings and  expanded versification.
That was the block of wood from which I polished the 2014 version.
That book is also available directly from me.
Included on this blogspot are all the images from these books,
as well as verse from the  first  several pages of the 2014 version.
The pictures were originally hand drawn 
in black ink on heavy drawing stock.
Then digitally colored with Photoshop and Bryce3D.
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Back Cover
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The Spirit of the Earth
Speaks through the voices
of We Who Live,
who follow the Heart of RoseViolet Dawn.

The path of listening to the Voice of our watery planet
Is littered with cascading distractions
as the noise of our urban-ization
fills the air we breathe with dark clouds,
fills our brains with a story that is not ours.

There is a story we know
that comes from the Heart of the Earth,
that grows through each of our hearts,
and speaks through our voice.

We Who Live
are the speakers of that story.
We are the generation who bridges
not  two eras
not  two epochs
but  two planets.

Now begins our Myth of Origin,
the story of our Emergence
from the Long Night of Darkness,
through the Star in our Heart,
into the Light of Dawn.

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planet  Blue
photo by NASA

symbol for Movement

Aztec calendar stone

at the Interface
between Night and Day


Twin Rectangles at the Heart
of the Calendar Stone

Twin Serpents on Fire

through Twice-a-day-Dawn

Calendar counting markers

Follow the Sun's Path

Marriage of  Fire and Water -
Aztec

Baltic Gotland  Iron Age -
Eye of the Aztec

Life above and Life below
the surface of water
Celtic

Coatlique -
Mother of  the Aztec

Aztec Shield
Angle of  Inclination

Aztec Shield
through  RoseViolet

Lord of Light and Lord of Darkness
each emerge
from the mouth of a serpent

Thirteen Reed -
when Time returns to beginning

Counting markers for Planetary Movements

To the East and to the West along the Ecliptic

Ring of  Twenty Days

Beginning of Movement

At sea between Ollin and Terra

Four Turtles -
Four Continents

Great Inland Waterway

Inland Sea - with Island Steppingstones

From the Arctic Sea - 
Northern Hemisphere - East

From the Artic Sea - 
Northern Hemisphere - West

Tongue is the Knife - 
Twin Rectangles - 
Symbol of  Movement

Time Begins at Dawn -
The Knot of Eternity 

First Quarter - 
Alligator - Wind - House - Lizard - Snake

Second Quarter - 
Skull - Deer - Rabbit - Water - Dog

Third Quarter - 
Monkey - Grass - Reed - Jaguar - Eagle
Fourth Quarter -
Vulture - Movement - Knife - Rain - Flower

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Time as Movement - Movement through Time

Through the Gateway to the Doorway

Movement through Aztec Space-Time

Let us now speak together -
Nordic 

Sokar - the Geometer

Circle, Square and Pyramid
with the Marriage of  Fire and Water

Cross the dark river of Night -
to meet the beginning
of  RoseViolet Dawn

Between Heaven and Earth

Sigel                            - Follow the sun's path
Rad                           - south across the ocean
Ear                                 - and ours will be Joy
Wyn            - and the happiness and prosperity
Daeg                                    - of the bright day

Anglo-Saxon  Sutton Hoo  buckle

Griffins of  Knossos

Wheels of  Motion

Iceland - within the Circle of  Twenty  Days

Balancing  Motion

Indian Ocean - within the Circle of Twenty Days