A Reading Rose

In 1997, David Pearce came to Eugene to meet me. He wanted me to become member of the Church of the Divine Man, and start a men’s group. What is clear in the original photo is the crescent moon cradling a star.

I suspect I am the reincarnation of Sir Francis Drake.

John Presco 007


Loaded with treasure, the Golden Hind sailed north along the Pacific coast of North America, perhaps as far as 48° north latitude. Drake then turned south. He repaired his ship near what is now San Francisco and named the area New Albion. He claimed the land for England. Drake had planned to return to England through the Strait of Magellan, not to sail around the world. But he feared an attack by the Spaniards if he sailed south again. So he decided to sail home by way of the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Drake stopped for water at the Philippine Islands and for spices at the Molucca Islands. He also visited Sulawesi (Celebes) and Java. After crossing the Indian Ocean, Drake sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Drake reached Plymouth on Sept. 26, 1580. He had been gone almost three years, and the voyage made him a national hero. Drake’s voyage was the second voyage around the world. The first had been made from 1519 to 1522 by an expedition under the command of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.

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1 Response to A Reading Rose

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Has it occured to anyone else but me, that Lara Roozemond works for Dutch Intelligence?

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