The WalkerMaps have been sacred archetypes throughout history. Across the world they are symbolsrecognized as the tool that guides us. These maps generally give external directions from one externallocation to another, but what about an internal map to guide us to our true selves, our true potential,and our destiny? With an external map in hand, Gaspare Walker, a young man setting out on a journeyto discover his true power, vigilantly stares into the horizon as he shares farewells with loved ones. Hisexternal destination is to find the secluded lodging of the Red Witch named, Rhowan. Stories of thiswoman, who is believed to be elderly by now, have circulated throughout his village and surroundingvillages for decades. The stories spoke of a woman who knew how to harness the wind and fly, mirrormetal and never be pierced, simply stare and kill. They called her a witch, but Walker, as he prefers togo by, and his friends called her a wielder. Instead of a sword, it was her mind, instead of a fist, it washer emotions, instead of an arrow, it was a piercing glare. She had the power to harness and wield herinner elements so that the external elements conducted themselves accordingly.Why is Walker compelled to find Rhowan? It is widely understood in the villages that destiny
speaks through dreams to give each individual direction; it’s
said to be a Calling. Walker has dreamedthe same reoccurring dream ever since he was a child. In the dream there is only darkness to begin withand somewhere within that darkn
ess a woman’s voice speaks fighting commands. “Left hand up andblock; turn to the right turn and block.” Soon Walker calls out to the voice to come forward.
A cloakedwoman emerges with a snake in hand. She charges at him suddenly, clasps her hands around him, whichare now bird claws, then the snake slithers down and bites his arm. He panics because he can feel the
venom spreading though his veins; he’s dying. He collapses onto the floor
while holding his arm trying totrap the venom. He looks up at the woman in disbelief feeling more deeply wounded by her betrayalthan the wound on his arm. Things begin to fade and he begins to wake up but as he does, the woman
says, “You’re not dead, you simply died. How you think isn’t what you think. The verse is onl
because of the melody.” Walker always awakes clutching his right arm in pain.The way to determine if a reoccurring dream isn’t just that, but actually a Calling, is through
having a physical spot show up on the body that is in the same place as what happened in the dream. At10 years old Walker had a spot on his left arm discovered by his mother. She knew what it meant andasked him to tell her his dream from last night.
He told her about the woman with bird claws and he’d
been bitten by a snake and the spot on his arm was exactly where the snake had bitten him in thedream. After discovering that this was his Calling, his parents sent him to the historian of their village tofind out about the witchy woman. The historian said she was called Rhowan, the Red Witch but why
that’s her name isn’t
exactly known. There are many different written accounts from supposed eyewitnesses. S
ome said her hair was red and that’s how she got her name, others said her eyes were red,
others said she had a red scarf around her neck and yet another said her house was built on a mountainof dead rowan trees.
Walker wasn’t sure what to believe, but he felt
at the core of his being that heneeded to have his own eye witness experience to then know the truth for himself. His hope was that
then she would teach him all he’d need to know in order to conduct his inner elements to affect the
physical elements. He believed that he was part of something big that would help with the rebalancingthat was prophesized to happen in the coming year.
His village wasn’t a poor village by any means, but there were still hardships place on it by what
was going on in the rest of the planet.
Everyone was looking for the ‘cure.’
Now what was the aliment?Luminous
pollution. No one knew its origins or who was behind it, if anyone, but for the last five years