When she arrived at the Moon, she realized that she
was choosing to sacrifice her fears, beliefs and point of view that no
longer served her. It was the full moon and she followed the path beneath the Pyramid of the Moon
to a dark cave where there was an altar (and altars, alter) with strange
inscriptions painted on it. She was between love and fear at the
prospect of creating herself in a new way.
She approached the altar and lay her head upon the markings, ready to sacrifice herself to the
unknown. She placed her shield above the altar and the floating
globe and the dream mask over her face and began to dream her new dream
(The dream mask is an artifact from the Toltec
tradition in Mexico and the shield is from a mural at the housing complex
of Tempantitla at the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. The coloring in the
fractal and Mandy's body, is reminiscent of the murals at Teo with
their texture from the worn and faded paint).