Legend has it that long, long ago, a beautiful Princess named Tenskwatawa lived in a magical kingdom. She was a gentle soul with a very kind heart. Her name translated into ‘open door’. One day as she strolled through the magical kingdom’s beautiful flower gardens, smelling their fragrances and marveling at the tall trees that surrounded her, a magician appeared to her. Impressed with Tenskwatawa’s generous nature and the purity of her soul, he bestowed upon her, special magical powers. He instructed her that she had been chosen for a very important task, which was to protect the villagers against the evil of a sorcerer who would one day, come to the kingdom and challenge her powers. In her inimitable way, she modestly accepted the power and wisdom from the magician and promised faithfully to always protect the kingdom and its subjects.
With the passage of time, the villagers continued to live in the magic gardens where light provided warmth and security and darkness existed as a void.
Then one day, as prophesied by the magician, the evil sorcerer arrived in the kingdom. From his bag of evil tricks, he used black magic to strike down those who got in his way, with death and destruction. The villagers were beside themselves with fear. They ran in search of Tenskwawata for help and advice but sadly they were too late. The demon trickster, who had a few more tricks in his evil compendium, saw what was happening and went straight to Tenskwawata’s castle, arriving there just before the fearful villagers.
Witnessing and recognizing the power which radiated from the fair maiden, he immediately sought domination over her. He mustered as much evil as he possibly could and bellowed to her with a demonic laugh, "Ha! Ha! Oh fair one. You," he shrieked fearsomely. "You …… shall work as my apprentice. You …… shall do my bidding precisely or …… I shall kill all who live here." She trembled in fear.
Sadly, poor Tenskwatawa was left with little choice but to do as the evil sorcerer bid in order to save the villagers in the kingdom. The magic of the light which the villagers drew upon for peace and protection, was being swallowed up by the darkness and evil of the wicked one. The villagers’ days of bliss and joy were rapidly being replaced with fear, anxiety and a desperate hopelessness.
Feeling very pleased with himself, the evil sorcerer instructed Tenskwatawa to reveal to him the secrets in changing reality through the use of the geometry of creation. Desperately, Tenskawata tried to think of ways of stalling his evil demands. "But sir," she cried. "It will take much time to create the illusion."
"You shall have six days," he roared with displeasure. "Six days to carry out my order. Six days only!"
For five whole days Tenskawatawa searched the very depths of her mind in order to find a way to outwit the evil one by using powerful forces of creation. Despondent at not finding a solution, she walked to the seaside. There she stood on a rock and implored the ocean. "What good are my powers if the evil one can destroy us all?" she cried.
Her desperate pleas were heard by the ocean who sent an answer to her. A wave washed over her tiny feet as she stood on the stone; on looking down she saw an oyster. She picked it up and opened it. Inside, she found a beautiful black pearl, the likes of which she had never seen. She took the beautiful pearl from the shell and examined it closely. From deep within the heart of the pearl she could see movement. ‘What could this mean?’ she pondered.
Tenskawatawa clutched the pearl in her hands and held it close to her heart. Suddenly she found herself being transported to a strange new land. The beautiful black pearl now blazed brightly as a pure white ball of light. Her mind whirled madly as she endeavored to make sense of it all.
Suddenly a great white horse appeared and stopped in front of her. "Hello," Tenskawatawa said quietly. "My name is Princess Tenskawatawa . Can you please tell me where I am?"
"Hello Princess. My name is White Stallion and you are in the kingdom of anti-matter where white is black and black is white," the stallion replied politely.
"I do apologize," said Tenskawatawa showing her amazement. "But I’m afraid I do not understand."
"Here," said White Stallion lowering himself onto his knees. "Climb up onto my back and I will show to you with explanation, the land of anti-matter.
"But Sir," she said imploringly. "I would love to see your land, but alas I have no time."
"No time?" White Stallion laughed. "Well of course you have no time, for here in the world of anti-matter, time does not exist."
"Oh dear," the Princess cried. "Now I am totally confused. The thing is," she went on, her voice almost begging, "I must return to my Kingdom immediately for my people are about to be destroyed by an evil sorcerer." She wept.
"Aw Darn!" snorted White Stallion. "How come I always draw all the bloody cry-babies!" He stood up and continued. "Listen snot-nose! Just do as I bloody well tell you or I’ll buck you like you’ve never been bucked before."
The Princess’ eyes lit up like a Christmas Tree. "Wowee!" she yelled joyously. "I’ve had a few hunks in my day but never a stallion."
“I will help you,” said White Stallion. “But it is important that you ride with me in order to understand the nature of matter and anti-matter.
It occurred to Tenskawatawa that she was here for a very important reason and whilst she was still concerned and bewildered, she knew that she had to do as White Stallion asked.
“Then let us go,” said the Princess. “There is no time to waste.” She placed the beautiful black pearl into her pocket and climbed onto White Stallion’s back. White Stallion stood up and together they set out on their journey in antimatter and the spaces in between.
Tenskawatawa was amazed to find all the many wonderful things she knew and recognized in her reality, was in reverse. Yet everything appeared just as real in this land where time did not exist.
“Why are the things I see in your land, opposite to those same things I see and recognize in mine?” she asked quizzically.
“Why, that is because things are not as they seem. In other words, everything you know as positive, exists here as negative and everything you know as negative, exists here as positive,” White Stallion explained.
“Why is it then,” asked the Princess, “That I have not been able to view the world in this realm before now?”
“When one exists in the land of matter, the light of anti-matter appears to you as a void. You know it as ‘dark matter’ because you do not see any light emanating from it. Therefore to you, it cannot be seen. Your perception of light precludes you from understanding that light bends in a direction which is alien to you.
“Oh. I think I am beginning to understand,” said the Princess. “It is all about the frequencies of light as they journey through space.”
“Yes! Yes. That’s it. You have it,” said White Stallion.
“What about those who exist in a world of anti-matter,” she asked. “Are they aware of those in matter?”
“No.” replied White Stallion. “Like you, they are not able to perceive the light in your realm of matter. Yet both realms co-exist side by side. One experiencing the positive or matter, the other experiencing the negative or anti-matter.
‘If I may say so,” said the Princess politely. “This land of anti-matter seems to be chaotic.”
White Stallion paused for a moment before answering. “It is like this,” he said. “Both worlds are way out of balance and subsequently easy to manipulate by the powers of the evil sorcerer. Before moving across to your realm, he created chaos in this one. Through this chaos, he found a way to manipulate the light so that he could control the light in both realms.” He paused again. “Once in your realm, something went awry and the function of his powers was altered. He became entrapped in the reality of matter and unable to find his way back to this chaos. So he brought to you, the geometry so that you could teach him the nature of your reality. After achieving this, he would recreate your reality so that he could rule in both realms.”
“But how can I stop someone who has the power to manipulate energies in this manner,” Tenskwatawa asked.
“Princess,” he said solemnly. “You must return to your realm and use your light to bend and alter that of the sorcerer’s.”
“But wise Sir,” she said. “I do not know how to do this.”
“I will show you how to achieve this and rid yourself of the evil trickster for all time.”
Soon they came to a mirror-like opening in which Tenksawatawa viewed herself reflected in the realm of matter.
Tenskawatawa was surprised. “What is this place we are in?”
“In all of the universe,” said White Stallion, “This is the only place where one can view all realms, matter and anti-matter. It is the transit station where souls move between realities.”
“Then pray tell me, why is it that I have never heard of it?”
“Princess. In the world of matter, one has no memory of this place. One believes that the physical realm is the only reality. Now you must return there and teach the others how to bend their light so they themselves can move in and out of the positive and go beyond the limitations of matter.”
“But,” she said. “I am not sure I know how to bend light in such a way.”
“Come Princess,” said White Stallion. “I will come with you through the Transit Station and show you how to do this.”
Tenskwatawa looked through the magic mirror into the land of matter. She saw the evil sorcerer destroying her kingdom and its people.
“Oh come White Stallion,” she cried. “We must stop him at once!”
She quickly removed the white pearl from her pocket and held it in her hand as they moved through the magic mirror and as she returned to the realm of matter, the evil sorcerer saw Tenskwatawa reappear.
The Princess Tenskawatawa looked around for White Stallion but he was gone. She was alone now and in order to face her fears and be victorious, she had to confront old evil guts!
The sorcerer threw out his hand sending rays of light to Tenskwatawa.
She in turn, held up her hand to bend and reshape his light and an amazing thing happened. Instead of striking her as she had feared, his dark and evil energies were turned to white light and redirected back towards him.
The light directed back at him was so bright it moved him from the negative to the positive. With his energies now balanced, he could no longer harm anyone.
In fact, he went on to become a very famous magician and alchemist, using the power of his magic to help others. You have known him by many names in many timelines.
Tenskwatawa also learned to merge matter and anti-matter to restore balance for herself and others. She has a black pearl for each of you.
**Special thanks to Mike Foley (2006)** for Blackpearlgoddess.com. All rights reserved.