Here and there dreamed a sister, and the VisionKeepers were methodically gathering more. Most of the VisionKeepers worked with crystals, and the powerful medicine bowl. A projection through the crystal of a VisionKeeper could awaken a Dreamer completely through use of the medicine bowl.
Yellow Cloud turned and sent another image to a dreaming sister. She had gathered four sisters all together before her intentions brought a slight rise in the energy, where she could see all the VisionKeepers and their charges.
A highly desireable thing happened. The VisionKeepers led gathered womyn in a bowl-shaped meadow, within a container that amplified not only the energy, but the effectiveness as well. Perhaps a hundred womyn, instead of waking up to the mundane, were setting circle within the unified dream. The meadow was the amplifier to their awareness of each other’s presence in the dream, and one of the first initiation tasks.
Wow, it was as Beautiful Badger had said! It would be a great dream. Other VisionKeepers had seen the opportunity and had synchronistically created magic. VisionKeepers circled outside the perimeter of the womyn, hugging womyn as they awakened within the dream to the VisionKeepers dancing around. Only if a woman SAW them would she engage in the next step of development.
The excitement was calming in the VisionKeepers as they joined intentions. It would be well to move slowly, and let the energy build, to thin the Veil, gradually. There would now be more time to be deliberate.
An idea occurred to Yellow Cloud. She had been training an exceptional second year Seer, and this would be an ideal time to bump up the woman’s education. She had left the woman back at the Gathering Place with the rest of the Seers, in the tutialage of Snow Owl.
“Gentle Breeze!” she called softly. “I go to get one of my Seers!”
The other woman nodded and waved, understanding the reason involved.
Quickly Yellow Cloud urged her essence through the portal, along the vortex back to where others waited, the obvious question in their eyes.
“There are many coming,” she announced enthusiastically. “The VisionKeepers are encircling. We may be awhile with the Awakening.”
There was a scattered mubble from those impatient to begin the rituals, but most were delighted.
 Being within the dream and knowing you are dreaming, with the ability to have free will to do things, is known as the state of lucid dreaming.
This is the beginning passage of Maria Yraceburu's new novel THE VISIONKEEPERS SAGA: BOOK ONE: A RITE OF RESPECT (©2019). It is a sneak peak into a little of what will be available in the final work.
Author's Note: In the beginning of magic, womyn sat in Dreaming Circles as Oracles of Time, establishing a sequence of sacred initiations that continue in this day. An Initiation as a Dreamer begins the awakening. Then it blossoms the entire reality of intentional dreaming, naming this subsequential society as hat'ii~ VisionKeepers.
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