Special acknowledgment to my friends and former students;
Stella, Patrick, Clarsah, David, Andy, Tom, all their classmates...
who have walked with meupon the pathways. You are more wondrous than any charactersthe wildest fantasy could ever hope to portray. You are mythic!To
Tom Brown, Jr.
. who showed me Coyote's path so long,long ago...To J.R.R. Tolkein, and G. Edward Griffin, whose worksenlightened the way for me to grasp the real Rings of Power.To my bardic ancestors....To Awen....Above all—to my ever amazing, loving family who havesacrificed more than can be acknowledged.3