Far traveling, wandering to distant lands into the unknown, is necessary for awakening and spiritual power. A far traveler begins and then knows spirit of place. In other words, a far traveler is a spiritual pilgrim ever seeking the mysterium tremendum, the awe-inspiring mystery of the unknown. The blood-pulsing passion of life is found at the edge of the unknown. Far traveling is not vacation. It is not traveling to a place just because it is the “in thing,” as it is to go to Iceland, and years ago, sadly, Machu Picchu. A far traveler goes on holiday, or holy day, and is not a tourist but an adventurer, a pilgrim of spirit on a journey of self-knowledge. Pilgrimage means going out and finding something. And that something equates to many things: our true self, compassion, love of self and nature, and accepting and understanding our self and others not like us. One of the best-known of these adventures is the Quest for the Holy Grail.
Far travel as a sacred pilgrimage extends back into the very haze of humanity’s awakening. It has long been a source and wellspring of religious culture and myth. Seeking over the far horizon stirs the very lifeblood of the far traveler in their on-going quest for the magic and power of the unfamiliar, and their ever-aliveness of that moment of sacred space and sacred time. To quest is to feel alive; to feel alive is to quest.
JC has had four major, personal, and direct firsthand experiences of the Otherworld. The first was his descending spirit exorcism in 1987, the initial quickening of his awakening mind and a knowing of radical nondualistic interpenetrating reality. In 1993, he experienced the divine call, both as something heard and something seen in the form of a vision and a voice. This was his awakening as the Morning Star. In 1995, his third major direct experience was with the Spirit Man of Teotihuacán, who identified him as the mind and soul of Quetzalcóatl – the Morning Star. The fourth major firsthand experience in 1997 was a visitation in the form of three immense pillars of light. These were angels announcing who Sherry and JC were in a previous lifetime. Our stories are not your usual run-of-the-mill memoirs, but are meant to teach. Spread throughout are spiritual and philosophical lessons which we hope will assist you in your own journey of life. These tales are all true. They are not by any means the sum of our adventures, which would extend into hundreds and hundreds of pages, but a few we choose to tell. Please enjoy our adventures of this world and the Otherworld as you far-travel with us.