Are We Ready To Bring Balance
To The Earth? To Ourselves?
A Message From The Hopi Elders
By Jim PathFinder Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi)

 

 

In April, I received a message from the Hopi Elders. It is powerful and should be shared with the world.
As soon as I received it, I recognized the power of the words and sent it right out to as many people as I could as quickly as possible, so that others might share in the wisdom. Let me interject here that the message is much stronger than the words tell. Merely holding it in my hands told me there was greater power in these words than could meet the eye.

As soon as I sent out the message, Spirit told me that I must go to the Bear Lodge and purify myself, and that I must take the message with me. Since I always do what Spirit tells me to do, I complied. I’m glad I did.

I went to do the sweat (Inipi/Asi) knowing it was impossible to meet the requirements Spirit laid down. Spirit was explicit in that I should take the message to the Lodge and pray on it, and that I must be home before dark. I knew this was impossible since it was afternoon already and it takes eight hours to light the fire in a sacred manner, allow the Grandfathers (stones) to heat, and do the sweat, which alone usually lasts two hours. So, being a little of a Doubting Thomas, I took a lantern. (Not doubting Spirit, but my own ability to follow Spirit.) It wasn’t needed.

In Mississippi, we do not have the Seven Sacred Woods of the Cherokee (Tsalagi) for the Sacred Fire, but I did the best I could and laid out willow, oak, pine, ash and lightning-struck cedar (itself sacred as ancestor to the Cherokee and touched by Spirit). I couldn’t believe my eyes, when touched by a match it roared into life, the Fire Spirits crackling and talking excitedly, the Standing Ones going up in flames like a rocket. Shaking my head, I muttered, yes, Osda, Spirit is with this fire. Maybe I will make it home before dark after all.

Once the fire was settled, I sat and pulled out the Hopi Message. I knew it had to be uttered out loud, with feeling and understanding, so the whole Earth and all beings could hear it ... read aloud to the Sacred Fire, to the Spirits, to the Guardians of the Four Directions, to the Earthly Mother ...

And so I began reading it out loud, to the Sacred Fire and all directions.

Immediately, clouds came over the sun; it became dark and still while I read. The birds and all animals stilled their songs and rust-lings. It was as if every ear, including many hidden ones, were straining to listen, and to comprehend these words.

Let me tell you, if you do this, if you read the words out loud, and understand the concepts behind and between the words, the Earth and all beings will listen to your voice; and if you lack understanding, they will reflect it back to you, so you may understand.

I took my time reading the message. But it was odd. Whenever I would stop, if my thoughts strayed or became lost in musing over a word or paragraph, the silence of the moment would get restless and awaken me from my reveries. The World wanted to hear these words, without my foolish interruptions. So, I continued on.

When I was through reading, the sun came back out again; the clouds dissipated into blue skies, the birds began to chirp and sing, an owl hooted from the tree above me. Hello, Brother! And I even saw a tiny, green frog hopping onto the roof of the lodge. The creatures of the Earth and spirits had to hear the message that the Earth will bloom again, if the people walk in Spirit. And they were happy once the message was given to them.

And then, miracle of miracles, the Grandfathers were hot, the Lodge was ready for purification. Since I was alone, I went as I was born into this world, only me in the Earthly Mother’s womb, with the Spirit of Creation the only light. The Grandfathers were so hot, they crumbled giving their all. The Spirit of the water passed through me; no human could hold so much water, mixing with my tears, crying to the Creator. Inside her womb were all people, and they wept bitter tears for the pain and love of their Mother. It was an eagle sweat. It blistered my skin, but my soul was cleansed, my heart made full by emptying it. So it was, I did make it home with the sun just below the horizon, still light.

And, today, this message is in my heart.

The Hopi Elders speak for the Hopi Elders. Some of what they say has to do only with the Hopi, their traditions and beliefs. But much of what they say involves all Beings. In the ancient teachings of all peoples, it was to each portion of the Earth, people were given guardianship — not dominion, but peaceful coexistence, to take no more than was needed, to thank each being for its sacrifice, to use the perceptions and directions Creator gave humans to help keep the world in balance.

When apportioned between all peoples in this way, with the world shaped in the colors of the directions — Red, White, Black, Yellow — one for each race, the division of labor was in balance in the four corners of the world, if each walked in Spirit and kept the laws written in their hearts holy.

Within this Sacred Hoop of Life, each part upheld by men and women, in balance, each performing the function that suited them best, the world and all beings could live in harmony.

The Hopi, as the message tells, have kept the law holy in their hearts — or, rather, some have. It’s hard to believe that such a seemingly barren land as the Hopi inhabit could be so vital to the health and balance of the Earth. But it is vital for the holy work there continues, even as it continues in other small, discrete places, such as the Tibetan highlands, in the Amazon, and other places where European sensibilities of “worth” have not intruded.

A great Cherokee teacher and medicine woman, Dhyani Ywa-hoo, speaks to this in her book, “Voices of Our Ancestors: Cherokee Teachings from the Wisdom Fire.” Each of these last remaining indigenous peoples are acting as anchors to the Earth, speaking to one portion of the Earth to which they were assigned.

But I’ll let you in on one medicine secret. It is the little holes in the ground made by ants that allow the Earth to breathe. Around the globe, these little tunnels act as once voice, connecting Her to the Sky. If you want your voice, your prayer, to be heard around the world, speak into an ant hole. One is connected to all; when you speak, if your heart is pure, the vibration right, your voice goes to Earth and Sky with our Earthly Mother’s breathing.

If even one “righteous man,” as the Hopi say, or woman, is doing the work Creator intended, the “worth” of that one human being can hold the Earth together.

Think what would happen if each and every one of us walked in Spirit, dropped the blinders from our eyes, and did as our hearts spoke, not as our minds screech — echoed in myriad ways by government, media, society, culture, “expectation.”

What if we each only tended to our own plot of “worthless” soil? Our minds, our hearts, our lives, our world? It would be Eden again.

But, as the Hopi Elders say, our world has lost its balance. Our marriage of Earth and Sky, man and woman, human and all beings, all relations, are askew, and our Earthly Mother reflects this imbalance, as we are of the Earth, as she is of and by us through our thoughts, intents and imaginings, our Dream of The World.

We are interconnected, inseparable, in thought and deed. And if we, or the majority of us, are out of balance, our world is out of balance.

It is time, as the Hopi Elders say, for the people to walk in Spirit. To return to our hearts and away from the divisions and diversions of mind, to become as The Great Mind saw it, not the small mind of humankind in its pomp, divisiveness, and ego.

A Great Truth which the people today seem to have forgotten, one that is promulgated by the Western mind, that indigenous people have always known, needs to be reaffirmed today.

Throughout Western history, “civilized” man has always sought God, or rejected God. He/She has felt separated from God, or had God “with” something or against something, always as an outside Force, sometimes fickle, sometimes aloof, too often an angry God, and though wished and revered as such, sometimes a loving God.

But wherever Western “civilized” societies tried to force God on Native peoples, or have them accept God, or to see God, and punished them for not doing so, often on pain of death and even genocide, Native peoples were utterly baffled, incredulous.

Native peoples in their cultures have never been separated from God.

For Creator, Great Spirit, Great Mystery, is within every “thing,” including every human. To be apart from God is to be dead. And even then, that’s only with God in another place, the body left behind to be one with the Earthly Mother again.

In Native way, all things are a part of God, not “apart” from God. That is how we are “all our relations” — the words in Lakota as a prayer, Mitakuye Oyasin, or Gus dii dada dv ni in Cherokee. All beings, including rocks, insects, birds, things that creep and crawl and swim and fly, are children of the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father. All are “of” God.

All are related by God within. It — God — is shared with every being of this Earth, including the Earth itself.

Native people, when following the path of Spirit, the Good Red Road, walk with every step as a prayer. There is no clasping of hands and singing one day of the week, to be set aside til next Sunday. Every day, every moment is Sunday, for God is always there, and no thing is hidden; it’s all there, all the time, no separation, no distinction. And we are all of this Sacred Hoop of Life whether we want to be or accept it or reject it — no matter what we think.

When we separate ourselves from God, it is we who are apart. Not God. We choose to not BE in God. And so we go out of balance, out of reverence, out of Spirit. And that is how the Earth is out of balance; out of the spirit of men’s (and women’s) minds. Out of the great Mind of God and in the small mind of humankind, separate and alone from all things by choice.

By separating ourselves from God, in thought, deed, word and action, we make lifeless things of everything, including each other.

We often treat human beings as strangers, fear them, even kill them, because they are separate from us, separate from God, separate from all things. And, in doing so, we kill ourselves and kill our world. We become as lifeless as we think this world and all others are, as soulless as “that man over there,” that “enemy,” that person who, ultimately, is in the mirror.

By recognizing God within every human being, we practice the Sanskrit word Namaste — meaning, literally, the Divinity in me greets the Divinity in you. In Cherokee, we call it, seeing nuwati (nuh-wat-ee): the Good Medicine that is in all things, including people, plants, animals, every thing, every being.

This is the balance that is so lacking in our Earth. This is the balance that is so lacking in ourselves. We must recognize that we each can hold balance within ourselves — men and woman each having male and female energies within them — and must bring the balance of female energy back to the Earth, the Divine Feminine, to bring balance to all things, including our societies, that has been lost in our patriarchal, hierarchical “modern” way of being.

To lines of division, we must being the circle of oneness, inclusiveness, all beings as one family, in Spirit. That is the Medicine Wheel of life.

In this, it is our prayer to walk in peace, to walk in balance, to walk in harmony, from our hearts and not our minds. We do this by recognizing the sacredness of all things, including ourselves.

It is inescapable. If we will only open our eyes, our ears, our hearts to it. God, Creator, Great Spirit is everywhere. It is up to us to allow Creator to live in our sight within all things, and thereby in ourselves, in our world, as one.

Aho. Hayv.

This message is meant in a good way; pray it is received as intended.

Mitakuye Oyasin. Gus dii dada dv ni.

Jim PathFinder Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi), 52, is an enrolled member of the Southern Cherokee Tribe and Associated Bands in Texas, an Elder of the Manataka American Indian Council (Hot Springs, Ark.), a member of the Bear Clan Medicine Society (Russelville, Ark), a Bear Dancer (Yona Galisgisgia) and Water Pourer with training in Shamanism, Reiki and other forms of energy medicine. He alternates living in Buffalo, Texas, at the tribe’s Ceremonial Grounds, and Lena, Miss., where he practices, teaches, and holds Bear Lodge (Asi/Inipi) and leads a monthly Drum Circle, a prayer ceremony honoring the Native American Medicine Wheel.

A Registered Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, Usui/Tibetan Rei-ki Master Teacher and sponsor of workshops by The Foundation For Shamanic Studies, he writes a monthly newsletter (“Keeping In Touch ...”) with subscribers across the U.S. and several for-eign countries. For more informa-tion, write P.O. Box 387, Lena, MS 39094; (601) 654-3301; e-mail: blueskywaters@att.net . See web-site: Healing The Earth/Ourselves: www.blueskywaters.com.

 

It is important that although the prophecy is grim, the people hold a vision, too, for “The men with ambitious minds will decrease, while the people of good hearts, who live in harmony with the earth, will increase until the earth is rid of evil. If the Hopi are right, this will be accomplished and the earth will bloom again.“
In Tsalagi (Cherokee) way, it is said that now is the time for the people and their descendents, to gather in Traditional way: du yu ka du a tli gi lo ga (true time it is approaching). For all the people, we are all one Tribe, the five-fingered Tribe, it is time to hear our hearts and walk the path of Spirit.
Read it. Read it aloud, so all beings may hear you. The time of this message has come.



Hopi Ark of Prophecies  
Perhaps there is still time for this land to live under the laws of the Great Spirit and our Great Creator (God). These are the things we pray for and desire. We are very sad for our life of today, it is heading down the direction persons of modern authority have created for us; the tide is gathering and the high tide which sweeps us away may not be far off. We wish to present here the Hopi Spiritual Truths in our hum-ble Hopi Way, passed on from the Dawn of time from father to son, mother to daughter, Priest to Priest, Holy Ones to Holy Ones, who have spoken in these truths from the beginnings.
The Old Ones tell us the best things in life can not be shared, only experienced, the second and third best can be shown and realized. The fourth is our verbal communication. So here we stand with the humble and lowly fifth way of communication of the Truth of the Hopi Spiritual Elders; we hope it inspires you to learn something of the first 4 ways.
The prophecies that follow are organized into a time sequence, and into three categories:

Those that have been fulfilled
Those in the process of being fulfilled
Those yet to be fulfilled

We will put these together with the signs the Hopis watch for that tell them when something important is about to happen.
We thank you for taking the time to read our Sacred Truths. We send you our prayers and blessings.

Prophecies Already Fulfilled
So it was predicted by the prophets of this land of the free: That one day we would encounter the presence of people of other races with ways different from our own. They would erect their own kingdom upon our land, they will pose as good hearted. Their words will be charming and they will multiply like ants. We must not be deceived by them for the vines of their kingdom will spread throughout the land diluting and devouring everything that gets in its way. We must be cautious and not covet or adopt any of their ways, for it will forever be a curse upon our Nation.
The beginning of the new age of the prophecies of tomorrow have begun to unfold before our eyes. It was said, Bahanna and the people with the Cross will appear on our land. They will be kind and helpful with good hearts. Beware, for they will be the instruments of the Bahanna’s kingdom who will seduce you into forsaking the laws of our Great Creator (God). The wicked of our people will join their flock to clear their sins, but it will be in vain.

The new government order will be established on our land, our own people with short hair will take positions in this government disguised as the ear and mouth for our Nation. They will also be the tools influenced by the Bahanna’s kingdom. They will, together with the Cross, help fulfill the desire of the Bahanna to take over our land by diluting and dissolving our beliefs and traditional culture. The Hopiland will be their last target, the test of survival for the Natives of this land is staged in HOPILAND. If we weaken and fall, the extermination will be completed by the Bahanna’s kingdom.
Perhaps there is still time for this land to live under the laws of the Great Spirit and our Great Creator (God). These are things we desire. We are very sad for our life of today, it is heading down the direction you have created for us, the tide is gathering and the high tide which sweeps us away may not be far off.
We are satisfied with the order of our Great Creator, whose light does not blind us and does not lead us into confusion. Instead His light brightens the road, so that we can absorb its great wisdom and live like humans. Others are destroying our world by their inventions. They are blinded to such an extent that they do not even know their own origin. Perhaps there is still time for this land to live under the laws of the Great Spirit and our Creator.

We, the Hopi, have a prophecy which foretold that one day a house built of mica (the United Nations) would appear on the eastern shore of our land. There the Hopi would visit the great world leaders within. The Hopi delegation would bring forth a message of their dangerous situations, that their way of life is threatened and may be demolished by lingering foreign encroachment. Four attempts must be made to reach these world leaders for this will be the test of the prophecy. At the end of that time, if the door fails to open, they were to throw their case behind them, toward the setting sun.
Perhaps some people will accept this as the final act in fulfilling the prophecy. The fact is that according to our elders, fulfillment can be final if it is done according to the guidelines of the prophecy. Leaders in the House of Mica are supposed to recognize the Hopi as a living people endowed with all human rights and equality with all mankind. They are supposed to receive and greet the Hopi with an open door. What the Hopi say will hinge on divine laws and instructions for the future.

Just what are the Hopi prophetic instructions regarding the United Nations?

Please understand the common misconception. The Hopi are not charged with just another appeal for peace, nor do they request membership in the United Nations. One more voice added to the course of those calling for peace would add little compared to the true significance of what Hopi traditional has to offer the modern world through this calamity . . .  The communication effort of the Hopi and developments that led to the existence of the United Nations are parallel responses to the invention of the Atomic Bomb. From the Hopi perspective, these two efforts ought to enhance each other for the benefit of the entire world.

Two monumental cultural factors have prevented European immigrants from recognizing this process of widespread unification. The presumption of racial superiority and the need to conquer and convert. Also a recent tendency to discredit all knowledge which does not stand the test of scientific thought.

The Hopi insist that the coming of the light-skinned race, the invention of the atomic bomb and the developments of the UN are anticipated by their ancestral prophetic instructions to be fulfilled by the HOPI; they must make four attempts to gain a genuine hearing.

The basic premise is that humans can not simply make their own laws and enforce them with weapons without regard to Natural order and Natural Law.
The Hopi simply call out to a return to our common heritage before it is too late. “Perfect Considerations” could eliminate all war. These difficulties can be overcome. To many, there is saving grace in the pieces of the broken vessel of the Hopi culture, in the remaining few Elders who still refuse to abandon their traditions, their understandings and their hopes for a truly peaceful world for now and generations to come. In them lies a great hope for peace*****
The Hopi also have been given a duty to warn the leaders and people of coming danger. Also Hopi were to express their suffering, their sorrows of experiences, at the hands of stronger powers. When the A-bomb was dropped on Japan, the Hopi were prompted to warn the world leaders in the UN about the advanced destructive technology, about the danger to land and life.
We received no positive response from world leaders. Our experience in the Geneva hearings is that activities there are political and not based on the principles of spiritual laws. We find that aggressive, violent activities are given top attention. Look to the Persian Gulf, Bosnia the Middle East.

Therefore we have come to the conclusion that world peace is becoming hopeless. During this time we received no response from official members of the UN. Since this situation lies within the guidelines Hopi received from Maasaw, we gave this our careful attention. We completed four trips there to speak to the General Assembly, All Failures. On reaching this point we became aware there is little hope we will ever fulfill the prophecy concerning the UN.

So the religious leaders decided that what they have to do to fulfill the prophecy, actually the final instruction, is to throw their case behind them and release information to the True Hearts of the World. Hopefully these actions will help us in reaching our goal. From here on the Hopi will rely on three people behind them, the Creator and natural forces. One of these could complete the purification according to His plan.

Before the Hopi migrations began, Maasaw let it be known that whoever would find him first would be the leader at Oraibi, which became the Mother village for the other villages established later on Third Mesa.

One day Hopi will encounter people of other races with ways that are different than the Hopis’. They will erect their own kingdom on Hopiland. They will multiply like ants.
A prophecy told of a bear sleeping somewhere in the northern part of what is now called Europe, who would awaken at a certain time and walk to the northern part of this country, where he would wait. Later the Bear Clan (who found the bear) took over from the Bow Clan of the Hopi at Oraibi, because the Bow Clan chief of the past had contaminated his standing by taking part in the changing of the life pattern.

Human beings have many evil ambitions in their hearts that they will pursue throughout their lives.
There will be roads in the sky.
There will be moving houses of iron.
There will be horseless carriages.
Men will have the ability to speak through cobwebs.
Men will have the ability to speak through space.
Men’s clothing will be taken over by women.
Women’s skirts will be raised above the knee, devaluing the sacred body of the female, indicating that many things will be devalued from the original.
One day a strange people will appear in our midst, people who create man in their own image. Once given his language and knowledge, our own people will become the instruments by which he will try to rule over us and carve the rest of us into his image. Our own people will become his tools, and he will make certain they do a good job.
If we remain strong and firmly rooted, we will not be reshaped, whereas others will slump because they are rootless. So when the tests come we must possess the strength to preserve ourselves. Each race will create a different system to go by once their leadership becomes distorted by mistakes or destructive ways. As time goes by, for self-gain people will struggle for power to rule.
Through the inspiration and forewarning of the Great Spirit, man could foretell events centuries in advance, and therefore know that one day strange people would come ashore to take over the land of the free. Long before Bahanna (white man) came upon our land, when Maasaw still walked among us, he gave the Hopi special knowledge. He gave us instructions and prophecies indicating that along the way many things would come to pass.

Then He pointed out a path, a way to travel, that was like a narrow edge of a knife. Along the way, he said, we would face many evil obstacles, obstacles which would lessen our spiritual energies and the will to go on, causing us to stray off the path. But, if we reached the end of the path without weakening, we would be rewarded with a good, peaceful and everlasting life. Then Maasaw would be our leader for He is the first and will be the last. This is the path our village, Hotevilla, the last remnant of traditional Hopi, has chosen to follow to this day.
It was foretold that Bahanna would have all the tools necessary to protect our right to the exclusive use of Hopiland for those who wish to live the Great Spiritual Laws without interference. But it was also prophesied that this person of white skin who would come among us might gather us under his wings, feed us and take care of us like a mother hen, only because he sees something underneath us which he wants to get. Then when we grow big enough to suit his purpose, he would adopt us into his fold, and thereafter we would support him as his servants.
It was foretold that one day, if we are fortunate, we will meet up with another race of people of peace who will respectfully request the use of the land, and who will accept our rules concerning the land without question. But if we are unfortunate, we will meet up with the wrong people. We will encounter many pitfalls, and once we are caught in this we will be cursed forever. Hopi prophecies foretold that one day Hopi children with short hair or bald heads would be the ears and mouth for the elders, and in time become the leaders. So the Hopi Tribal Council was formed according to prophecies.

Prophecies Today
It was said among the white people, the people with the cross will appear in our land. There would be a bad time coming for all the Native people of this land for quite some time. As foretold, the vines emerged and expanded West, North and South, causing sudden changes throughout the country. Tragic events developed causing unrest throughout the land. They have a forked tongue, two faces, and two hearts, both black and white at the same time. As their way unfolds, the Hopi see that their ancient fathers were right in their words. Human beings have many evil ambitions in their hearts that they will pursue throughout their lives.
For thousands of years we Hopi have lived in villages by a pattern established by the Great Spirit, whose teachings go all the way back to the dawn of time. All the prophecies are being fulfilled, including the period of the great trial in which the world will be engulfed by efforts to force one’s will upon others. As predicted, these efforts have grown so great that mankind has reached the brink of self-destruction.
The changing of our ceremonial pattern could be a proof of our prophecy about being forgetful of nature’s presence.
Great caution must be taken by the Hopi to screen out the bad from the good.
At the time of Oraibi’s split, the people will remember that the remnant will again be split in two due to extreme pressures from the outside.
One day our own children may become our enemies. Schools will destroy the sacred balance of Hopi Life. They will interrupt the traditions and people will forget the instructions of Maasaw. This destruction will reach much farther than our own villages. The whole earth could go off balance.
As foretold, all of this information must come into the open at the period when we are about to be overcome by harmful elements and can step no further.
Mother villages are endowed with powers of self protection, a weapon of mysterious power. Those who defy and disturb their roots without respect will suffer great misfortune which can extend to the whole of mankind.
The White brother who traveled eastward across the great waters long ago, who was to return when he hears of our difficulties. He will deliver the sacred Hopi Stone tablets into proper worthy hands. One day our land will be taken over for development.
The dimensions in time and space will vary in accordance with the conduct of man and nature.
As we follow the pattern of life, our individual lifestyles might change, some of us might become mixed up and even fall to the opposing forces who have their materialistic advantages. But there will always be resistance from those of us who stand together and adhere to the great laws.
As authoritative leaders die out, people of bad intentions will seek out leaders with whom they can deal for their own ends. People with good intentions will also see for the right leaders to help them regain what was rightfully theirs from the beginning.
Children, and even grown-ups, will forget their language. Intermarriage with other tribes and races will deplete the identity of what we are. All these things have been foretold repeatedly by our elders, who taught us to beware that Bahanna education would lead us into pitfalls which we will never escape.
Hopi prophecy says that if in the name of progress we link ourselves with a culture not our own, it will be difficult to regain what we have discarded. What happens toward the end will be the consequence of our carelessness.
As was predicted in recent years, many problems have begun to form. They said that this world would come to pass when we get hooked into a lifestyle that is not ours.
Along the way, the people and the world will change. Factions will develop in Hopiland. The Hopi must search for and choose the path which will satisfy his ideal way of life.
The time will come when many of us will put material laws above the Great Spirit’s laws. Yet in time of need, the wealthy, the poor, and the disbelievers will abandon those things and cry out to the Great Spirit for help.
These issues of keeping or abandoning the original Hopi Law may actually be the fulfillment of our prophecy that “one must pay, or one must not.”
The prophecy foretells that Bahanna would be very persistent, and eventually might force his way upon us. But should he reconsider and correct his mistakes, he would then decide who will pay and who will not pay.
Our prophecies foretell that times will come when we will periodically recover our senses and find that some vital element is amiss. Then we will retrace our steps with fear, not bearing to look back where we have been. So we will go forward, backward, forward and backward, our decisions uncertain. This is happening today in Hopiland, as it is happening in the rest of the world.
Just two or three righteous people will be able to fulfill this sacred mission. Even one truly righteous would be able to do it.
So time passes on, and the prophecies of our ancient people begin to unfold. Many great events lie before us, and we are witnessing with astonishment the fact that our ancients’ words were right. Live long, for there are great and exciting adventures awaiting us!!!

Prophecies to Be Fulfilled
The time will come when from the earth will arise a mystic fog which will dilute the minds and hearts of all people. Their guidelines of wisdom and knowledge will falter, the Great Laws of our Creator will dissolve in the minds of people. Children will be out of control and will no longer obey the leaders, immorality and the competitive war of greed will flourish.
When the end is near, we will see a halo of mist around the heavenly bodies. Four times it will appear around the sun as a warning that we must reform, telling us that people of all color must unite and arise for survival, and that we must uncover the causes of our dilemmas. Unless manmade weapons are used to strike first, peace will then come.

So the time will come when we will experience late springs and early frosts, this will be the sign of the returning Ice Age.

Today, once again, the world is facing a new crisis. This is a war of retaliation against terrorism. A war to save the innocent and to punish the guilty. But who is innocent and who is guilty?

Well, this depends on how you look at it. Life would be good if all men were innocent. Let us focus on minorities and figure who is guilty. Minorities such as the Native people of both North and South America and elsewhere. We believe militarism is born out of injustice, poverty and ignorance where absolute governments refuse to hear the grievances of minorities or to help in resolving problems. So the people resort to violence, demonstrations and even terrorism or other recourse when they see no other way to be heard. What can we do when our world leaders and the people are acting like fools in attempts to solve the problems confronting us? Once again we will quote the prophecy of our elders. We hope it will interest you so that you will be more aware of it as it has been happening for some time.

According to prophecy, the day will come when people in high places will be hunted, and vice-versa, the lowly hunters will be hunted. This will get out of control. The hunting will gather strength and spread far and wide. This situation might even erupt on our land. Finally, this will lead us to the Biblical version of Armageddon (the Hopi version is closely related). A final decisive battle between good and evil. This will occur under one God or Chief. They dare say (the prophets) we will speak one language and that this will happen in Hopiland, in the village of Oraibi. This will be where the new life plan will be drawn, in the pattern and cycle of religion. Here also a final decision will be made for the wicked. They will be beheaded and speak no more. If this does not materialize there will be a total destruction through the acts of man or nature. Then new life will begin from a girl and a boy. This is a frightening prophecy and will not be supported by many.

It is in the prophecies of the Hopi that in a case like this the Navajo may help our cause. Also the Bahannas or the Piute Tribe may help. We doubt that the U.S. Government will easily concede our sovereignty. If possible both Hopi and Navajo traditional would like separation from those who want to be assimilated. Both tribes could thereby retain their identity and lay the foundation for a self-respecting community.

There are two water serpents, one at each pole with a warrior sitting on his head and tail. These command nature to warn us by her activities that time is getting short and we must correct ourselves. If we refuse to heed these warnings, the warriors will let go of the serpents, they will rise up, and all will perish.

We are much concerned about the climate. No one seems to be able to predict the weather accurately from day to day. However, we know according to our time markers that it is past due for certain seeds to be planted at their proper time. This spring we are reluctant to plant due to the late snow and cold weather. Once more maybe our ancient prophecy is right, that one day we will plant wearing finger sacks (gloves) clearing away snow with our feet before planting. The summers will become shorter for maturing the corn for harvesting. The result is anybody’s guess.

The question is, will this occur the world over?? This would depend on the geographical areas. In the regions with different climates, things will happen in different ways. For instance, tropical land could become a land of ice, and the Arctic region could become Tropical.

This may occur during a pole shift according to Bahannas concept. But this need not happen if we, the people, get our leaders to do something about the harmful things being done to the environment.
It is said that if the future generations find out through records that we did nothing to preserve the good ways, they will pull and box our ears, and even throw us from our houses into the streets. This suffering will be of our own making. The lack of peace in our own spiritual being could trigger the revolution.

Our white brother might come and find we have forsaken the sacred laws and instructions. Then he will whip us without mercy. Either this, or nature herself will take over.
Let us take a look into the future through the eyes of our prophets. They say that along the way, the industrialized world will have certain problems. Throughout the world people will be uncomfortable because of the changing times. The worldly woes people will be going through. People will have to make adjustments to fit themselves into new lifestyles and environments.

Industrialized nations will become careless in getting more of the resources they need out of the earth, oil, coal, etc.... Believing all these things will last forever. Soon natural resources will be depleted. Fuel shortages will occur, industrial machinery will come to a standstill. The machinery used for planting, harvesting and transport will become useless. Supermarket shelves will become empty of farm produce. The farmers and those who grow their own food will not sell their produce. Money will become worthless. The white man (Bahanna) with all his intelligence and technology will not be able to repair the damage.

Now let us review our knowledge briefly, the centuries-old prophecies which warn us what would happen when we forget the principles of right and wrong in our behavior. We will see extraordinary events in Nature and Earth, including mankind: Modern man looks upon old wisdom and knowledge as dead, useless and no longer respected.

Modern man depends on the money system and no longer on Mother Earth for food. According to prophecy, when this happens Mother Earth will hide the nourishment which she provides because of the view that ancient food is poor man’s food. When all food disappears modern man will try to correct his mistake, the conditions he caused upon the earth through his inventions. He will try to achieve some kind of method to heal the wound, but this will not be possible when we reach the point of no return.

Only through peace the survival of mankind and our planet Earth is possible. Only if we, the human race, are willing to change.
The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race through their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in balance, as an example of a practical alternative to the suicidal man-made system, and as a fulcrum of world events. The pattern is simple. “The whole world will shake and turn red and turn against those who are hindering the HOPI.”

This prophecy related to the Biblical version of “which may yet come to pass.” This prophecy goes on to say that the time will come when common people will become concerned and frustrated because they no longer can live with their hectic world. They will be particularly against the bloodthirsty policies and deceitfulness of world leaders. The unrest will be worldwide as they foresee that the hope of living in peace has become hopeless. The world over the common man will ban together to fight for world peace. They will realize that their leaders have failed in accomplishing peace. People in high places will be hunted down like animals, perhaps through terrorism. In turn leaders will retaliate and begin hunting each other. This condition will gather strength and spread far and wide. It will get out of control the world over. Revolution could erupt on our land.

The liberators will come in from the west with great force. They will drop down from the sky like rain. They will have no mercy. We must not get on the house tops to watch. They will shake us by our ears, like children who have been bad. This will be the final decisive battle between good and evil. This battle will cleanse the heart of people and restore our mother earth from illness and the wicked will be gotten rid of.

The prophets dare say a peaceful new world order will be drawn in Hopiland. The people will live under one God and leader. WE will speak one language, the Hopi. The earth will bloom again.
If this fails to materialize our Great Creator through nature will do the task according to their plans. It could be total destruction in any form. Only brother and sister will survive to begin a new way of life. This prophecy is frightening and doubtful. Perhaps it is of no value to most people.

Eventually a gourd full of ashes would be invented, which if dropped from the sky would boil the oceans and burn the land causing nothing to grow for many years. This would be the sign for a certain Hopi to bring out his teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final event would happen soon. That it could bring an end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time.
The final stage, called “The great day of Purification,” has been described as a “Mystery Egg” in which the forces of the swastika and the Sun plus a third force symbolized by the color “red” culminate either in total rebirth or total annihilation, we don’t know which. But the choice is yours, war and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals in order to survive.

The reality that it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among Traditional Hopi, but man still may lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient spiritually-based communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.

The manmade system now destroying the Hopi is deeply involved in similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop destroying the Hopi, then many may be able to survive the Day of Purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi way, the hope for such an age is in vain.

How can there be peace? Nowhere is there peace, not even within the Hopi peaceful society. Bahanna society, every nation on earth from people in high places down to the lowest caste are not at peace. How can peace be accomplished when weapons are made to kill??? How can there be peace if people hate, not love??? Perhaps the only alternative now is “Purification.”
Since mankind has lost peace with one another through conflict because of the new ways, the Great Spirit, and the Great Creator has punished the people in many ways. Through all of this there was always a small group who survived to keep the original ways of life alive. This small group are those who adhere to the laws of the Creator, who keep the spiritual path open, out from the circle of evil. According to our knowledge we are not quite out of the circle.

The men with ambitious minds will decrease, while the people of good hearts, who live in harmony with the earth, will increase until the earth is rid of evil. If the Hopi are right, this will be accomplished and the earth will bloom again. The spiritual door is open, why not join the righteous people.

The Horny toad Woman gave Maasaw a promise that she would help him in time of need, saying she too had a metal helmet. After the Hopi have fulfilled their pattern of life, Maasaw will be the leader, but not before, for He is the first and He shall be the last.

At time’s end, a new age will appear. There will be a new dawn of time when the world will bloom into peacefulness.

 


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