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Welcome to: THE BAPTISM

The Baptism is a fictional novel that starts in 2011, when the story of a man who is at a turning point in his life began coming to me in a series of vignettes.

The story follows one main character, John River, who has an ongoing supernatural experience with Mother Earth. Early on his journey is compared to the Richard Dreyfus character in the classic film, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Mr. River thinks he is losing his mind much of the time, and is encouraged to do so by Mother Earth. She has a very distinct plan for John that unfolds slowly over the first hundred pages, as the resistance exhibited through John’s need to understand keeps him in a perpetual purgatory. Time is slipping him by as he doubts, resists and fights to stay in control. Conversely, the most magical animated world appears whenever he opens his heart to the guidance from the Mother Earth.

I have been pushed to release the story before it is finished and in a number of months you will catch up to where we are experiencing the story in the same breath. For now I have a 140 page head start. I will release a few chapters each week giving you material to enjoy, consume and think about as you read. So, follow along with John River, I don't know where the story is going to take us. All I can tell you is it's somewhere in the future.

I hope you enjoy the ride and I encourage comments and feedback because my vision for this journey is an interactive one. As we move into the future I feel that we will all be guiding each other with our intuition and need to come together as friends and community. I believe art and creative expression will be one of main tuning forks for humanity, and I am being guided to create books like this one offering new ways for all of our voices to be heard and exchanged with. Some of the chapters will include audio files of me reading the text. Eventually I see some video, illustration and animation being part of the story (I have a lot of talented artists around me supporting this book and one of them is Charlie Griak).

You can subscribe here to receive new chapters by email and follow along on my Facebook PageThe chapters that have been written and will be posted are below, and the one's ready to read will appear as orange links. ENJOY! Lot's of love, David

*Audio file of this Intro

Table of Contents  

The Baptism  (pg 1)

The Animals  (pg 2)

Three-legged Coyote  (pg 5)

Light  (pg 6)

Dreams  (pg 8)

Homeless Man  (pg 10)

Deeper Dreams  (pg 11)

Solar Wind  (pg 12)

On To The Next  (pg 18)

On The Move  (pg 18)

Being Real  (pg 19)

Nowhere To Go  (pg 25)

Sweet Ambrosia  (pg 27)

Guide  (pg 28)

The Way Home  (pg 32)

Animals  (pg 33)

The Woman And The Pipe  (pg 36)

Mother Earth, Mother Nature  (pg 39)

The Real World  (pg 40)

The Sage  (pg 41)

Hot Springs  (pg 43)

Back To The Real World  (pg 48)

Airstream  (pg 49)

Check-in  (pg 49)

The Long Road Home  (pg 50)

Mojave  (pg 51)

Sedona  (pg 52)

The Smack  (pg 53)

Heart  (pg 55)

Ferret  (pg 57)

On The Road Again  (pg 63)

Diner  (pg 66)

Morning  (pg 70)

Moment Of Truth  (pg 74)

A Good Night For A Drive  (pg 76)

Peaches  (pg 77)

The Spring  (pg 80)

Home  (pg 85)

The Being  (pg 86)

Unfolding  (pg 88)

Blurr…Time Lapse  (pg 91)

The Muse  (pg 91)

Changes  (pg 92)

Owls (pg 98)



The Blurry Dream Continues (pg 105)


Part Two

Writing And The Future (pg 108)

The Light  (pg 109)

Future  (pg 116)

Nature Spirits: Earth, Air, Fire and Water Elemental Beings (pg 118)

Angels, Nature Spirits, Elementals, and Animals (pg 124)

More Sage Advice  (pg 126)

Awakening  (pg 136)

Home  (pg 140)

The Message  (pg 143)

The Stupidest Thought (pg 145)

Sacred Belts (pg 150)

A Deeper Conversation with Sage (pg 155)

The Ferret Reveals (pg 161)

The Rock and a Hard Place (pg 162)

Sally (pg 165)