What is The Power of One?
The symbolism of the bridge in The Tyer of Ties is a central concept.
A tale set in
Al-Andalus (Andalucia), Medieval Spain, 1000 years ago.
The Tyer of Ties is a picture book about The Power of One. This tale is about the act of becoming. What does it mean to be a vessel for others? In this story, You are the main character. The experience is designed for you personally.
The Tyer of Ties is a picture book about The Power of ONE. The Power of ONE is a concept that revolves around you. Throughout time, overwhelmingly ONE person has instigated change. It took just that one person to produce a result. The Power of ONE is about critically understanding your own potential, and producing wondrous results in your life.
In this story, understanding the Power of ONE is explored through human relationships ; being a vessel for others, and creating and maintaining good relations.
The story is written in 2nd person. You, the reader, are the main character. The experience is personal. You will find yourself immersed in Medieval Spain, over 1000 years ago, encountering civil unrest, pursuing a dream after seeing a white stone bridge, and embarking on a life-changing journey.
The Tyer of Ties, literally standing for the one who ties "Ties" - human relations - together, is a tall role. Will you realize The Power of One? The empire rests on your shoulders...
Why The Tyer of Ties Now?
The Power of One is not an understatement, it is the statement. Everything starts from something, and in this tale, that something starts from You. But this isn't about just a tale. There's a point to this story. There's a reason why You are the main character. The Power of One is a question, a statement, and a reality all at the same time. It just takes one...
Peace around the world is needed right now. The Tyer of Ties promotes peace. It explores human relations, the good, and the bad, with the emphasis on promoting peace and good relations.
Hate is on the rise. The Tyer of Ties is an anti-hate tool, exploring hate and mistrust, and can be used to open up conversations between different groups of people with various perspectives.
Learn about historical medieval Spain when The Moors (Muslims) ruled Spain through beautiful art work. The art work is an enjoyable way to get a taste for life in Al-Andalus. Cordoba, for example (where part of the story is set), was known as The Jewel of the World for its innovations and technologies beyond its time. This Moorish time period dates from 711 to 1492. Although this era is significant, it is largely unknown in Western academic circles.
Do dreams come true? In this tale, You (the main character), have a dream one night. You go on a perilous journey to learn what your dream means.
The symbolism of the bridge is a vital concept in The Tyer of Ties (bridge shown on the front cover). What does it mean to be a vessel for others? Discover how this symbolism relates to You.
Extensive Medieval Research Conducted
This project is a treat for those who love to learn about history. It is also a treat for those who love pictures! The pictures are crafted to lead the reader back into Al-Andalus, which are based on extensive research that was conducted on Spanish medieval history from the time period when Al-Andalus existed (711 to 1492). Moreover, found within the book is a special map of Al-Andalus with city names in Arabic (and English). This map was developed specifically for this project and no similar map with so many city names in Arabic was found. Finally, medieval art work from this era was also studied to learn more about Spain's Anadalusian past. A trip to Spain was also made for this project to learn more about its historical setting and Islamic past.
True story, I had a dream of a white stone bridge one night. I don't remember all my dreams, but this one I remembered so vividly. And it re-appeared when I was writing the script for this story. The bridge was not an ordinary bridge, it was strong, white, and made from stone. I just had a feeling it was from Medieval Spain, and precisely from Al-Andalus (Andalucia). I went to Spain. And there in Cordoba, I saw a bridge, it was strong, white, and made from stone. It was the was one I saw in my dream. And so the setting was revealed...
Exquisite Artwork from The Tyer of Ties
Book Launch of The Tyer of Ties