When the morning arrived, Matoaca knew she was more than the daughter of her father. She felt so new, and she did not know quite what to do, except prepare for her journey. Her father walked Matoaca into the woods, and told her to look toward the sky, and become the spirit of the birds.Before she even knew what to say to her father, the wind was pressing on her back, the snow was dancing in spiral patterns at her side, and Matoaca found herself moving with the wind, and was transformed into the most unusual white bird. It was the most astonishing experience Matoaca had ever had. Once in the sky Matoaca summoned the message her father had given to her:
Art work: Andreas Nottebohm-KN-M-1388-A
The wind followed Matoaca, the snow continued to swirl in unimaginable ways, and slowly Matoaca became pure vision of white radiance, and blended with all of nature as she became the embodied spirit of the "Bright One". The cardinals and blue jays followed closely, and became the crimson and cobalt blue wave Matoaca would ride on. Her guidance was simple: find the island of singing stones in the Northern ocean outpost where the star charts of the Central Civilization were hidden.As her journey continued, Matoaca knew the time would come when all the purity and peace in the world would change. Her mission was far more important than she ever realized. A new sense of danger was in the wind, and she realized how her tribe, and all the tribes, had been hurt by the destroyers of the ancient temples. The ancients all of a sudden became known to her, and a remorse and a sadness was in her heart. Then her spirit became crystal clear. Her heart became warm with compassion, and her vision became her new force. There was nothing Matoaca could not see or hear. The whole Earth became a song she had never heard before. She knew the wind was moving her closer to Nahant where the secret of the ancient star charts were kept by the last ancient star navigator.
Matoaca felt her spirit beginning to sense a new lifeforce. She was getting closer, and an awareness of another tribe she had never met slowly began to talk to her. These were the Mind Tribes beckoning to her, to give her the final direction to the secret island. Matoaca was told that the Mind Tribes were once again returning to Earth. So many times before the Mind Tribes had come to Earth bringing the understanding of how to return to the Central Civilization, and so many times all the monuments had been destroyed. Matoaca's mission was to make sure that would not happen again.
The sounds of the Earth were now louder than ever, and Matoaca could see the ocean, and there sitting in a vast blue space was a small island, and it was here Matoaca would meet the Ancient Star navigator.
When Chief Nahant looked into the sky he could see the most unusual white bird. Its wings were outstretched, and for a minute he thought it was a white owl, but he could sense a new presence, and it was a tribal spirit he was familiar with, but had never met. The eagle spiraled down from the sky and landed on a rock next to the great blue ocean. Chief Nahant had called his family to look at this wondrous white bird. When all had gathered to see this bird, there appeared red and blue rays of light coming off the rock where the bird had landed, and slowly, there in the morning light, a brilliant white being began to come closer to them. It was Matoaca who took on her earthly shape, as she descended down the rays of light to meet Chief Nahant.
Long ago in the ancient teachings, that Chief Nahant was familiar with, he had heard of a "Bright One" who came to Earth to give the teachings of the Central Civilization. Chief Nahant knew this was her coming to see him. Matoaca spoke in a language he never heard, but understood completely. Matoaca called out:
It was then that Chief Nahant knew this was the spirit of the "Bright One" that he had heard about all through the ages. In words which sounded like music, Matoaca spoke to Chief Nahant.
Saga Eight: | Chief Nahant meets Princess Matoaca |