The Hopi Prophecies

An ancient native American tribe knew the future !!! Hopituh Shi-nu-mu, "The Peaceful People" or "Peaceful Little Ones“
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The Hopi settled in the area now known as Four Corners, where the state lines of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. They lived in humble simplicity and the land produced abundant crops. This area is the "heart" of Turtle Island [the U.S.] and of Mother Earth, and it is the microcosmic image of the macrocosm of the entire planet. Each Hopi clan perpetuates a unique ceremony, and the ceremonies together maintain the balance of natural forces of sunlight, rain and winds, and reaffirm the Hopi respect for all life and trust in the Great Spirit.


"They are trying to take her precious guts out for money. ”All the suffering going on in this country with the tornadoes. an elder of the Independent Dineh (Navajo) Nation at Big Mountain. and earthquakes is carried on the breath of Mother Earth because she is in pain." says Roberta Blackgoat.coal and uranium which the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed the Peabody Coal Mine to mine. floods." "My grandfather told me that .The Four Corners area is particularly sacred because it literally holds Mother Earth's internal organs -.


for the Hopi holy land is the microcosmic image of the entire planet. But in spite of all the pressures against them. they were promised that their people and their land would be a center from which the True Spirit would be reawakened. great disturbances will develop in the balance of nature. though always without violence.Hopi responsability for the whole world • The Hopi were told that after a time White Men would come and take their land and try to lead the Hopi into evil ways. the Hopi were told they must hold to their ancient religion and their land. If they succeeded. any violations of nature in the Four . • The Hopi also predicted that when the "heart" of the Hopi land trust is dug up.

Actual Hopis • • • • • • • Total population: 6. but also love the modern American life. arts. hopi (Uto-Aztecan. and each contributes to the annual cycle its own ceremonies.  The Hopi live and work outside of the reservations. Troubles with the Navajo whose reservations surround the Hopi still • • • . and each village has maintained its own balance of engagement with the EuroAmerican culture and traditional Hopi practices and views. The Hopi Indians today love their traditions.who work with outsiders.946 Languages: English. Each village has its own village chief. Each village presents its own distinct cast of katsinam. and land. Traditional Hopi --which preserve ancient lands and customs New Hopi . Their kids go to school and they use medical centers. a dialog of the Shoshonean language) Religion: Traditional beliefs Tribe with ancient towns similarities to Puebloan tribes Today there are 12 Hopi villages on or below the three mesas.

The Hopi religion is anti-war. • • • . "The Peaceful People" or "Peaceful Little Ones". to be at peace with these things. The Hopi observe their traditional ceremonies for the benefit of the entire world.Hopi Name • The name Hopi is a shortened form of what these Native American people call themselves. The Catholic Encyclopedia lists the name Hopi as having been derived from "Hopita". which involves a state of total reverence and respect for all things. Hopituh Shi-nu-mu. meaning those who are "peaceful ones". and to live in accordance with the instructions of Maasaw. the Creator or Caretaker of Earth. and its view of morality and ethics. Hopi is a concept deeply rooted in the culture's religion. spirituality.

a war chief. and the taking of life by force or law is unknown. Theft is almost unheard of. Laws are traditional and unwritten. and the chiefs of the clans who are likewise chiefs of the fraternities." • • . that they were only vest-pocket editions. It must be remembered. the speaker chief or town crier. a Kiva chief.Government • • • democratic government the village is the unit. There is not the faintest tradition of a 'ruler' over the whole body of the Pueblos. probably ridicule and ostracism. One could say ”that these surviving pueblo communities constitute the oldest existing republics. and a genuinely There is a house chief. nor an organization of the people of this vast territory under a common government. however. Hough says infractions are so few that it would be hard to say what the penalties are. all these making up a council which rules the pueblo. No two villages nor group of villages ever came under a common authority or formed a state. the crier publishing its decisions.

Hopi Works • Traditionally the Hopi are highly skilled micro or subsistence farmers. and other activities such as the design and production of jewelry. a significant number of Hopi have regular paying jobs. highly crafted earthenware ceramic pottery. traditional crafts like the carving and sale of Kachina dolls. notably . • Others produce high quality art. • The Hopi also interact in the cash economy.

She is." for no village does both. But why on earth should so kindly a people make woman the carrier of water and the mason of her home walls? Tradition! "It has always been this way. for the Hopi are a conspicuously sociable people." Her leisure is employed in visiting her neighbors. though men willingly assist in any heavy labor when wanted. One hears a great deal about Hopi pottery. and since it must be borne on her back from the spring below the village mesa this is a burden indeed. and in the making of baskets or pottery. on First Mesa. but the pottery center in Hopiland is the village of Hano. too. She is the carrier of water. and the universal woman's task of bearing and rearing children and providing meals and home comforts accounting for most of her day. whose origin shall presently be explained. the never finished grinding of corn by the use of the primitive metate and mano taking much time. and the people are not Hopi but Tewas.Woman`s work • The Hopi woman's life is a busy one. the builder of the house. Mention was made previously of the women employing their leisure in the making of baskets or pottery. An interesting emphasis should be placed upon the "or. • • • .

Man’s work • It is but fair to the men to say that first of all they carry the community government on their shoulders. prosperity. makes mocassins." Yes. and children alike—absolutely essential to their well-being. since it is far to seek in this land of scant vegetation. and the Hopi ceremonial calendar has its major event for each of the twelve months. for all of which elaborate preparation must be made. not even an assurance of crops without these ceremonies. so that the man with team and wagon is fortunate indeed and the rest must pack their wood on burros. Someone has said much of the Hopi man's time is taken up with "getting ready for dances. The man tends the fields and flocks. but to the Hopi community —men. in fact literally miles away and getting farther every year. • . happiness. women. There could be no health. They are depended upon to keep the seasonal and other ceremonies going throughout the year. does the weaving of the community (mostly ceremonial garments) and usually brings in the wood for fuel. and the still more weighty affairs of religion. a big waste of time surely to you and me. having dances. and getting over dances. including the manufacture and repair of costumes and other paraphernalia and much practicing and rehearsing in the kivas.

Dwellings Mesas • Hopi villages were build on the flat and plain top of a mountain. • The Hopi villages were established on their present almost inaccessible sites for purposes of defense. called Mesa • There are now eight Hopi pueblos. access to the rooms invariably being . and with the same object in view the builders formerly never left a door in the outer walls of the first story. all of them on the tops of mesas.




Orion Star sign Similarities .

Golden Ratio .

Current practice is to either use a non-Hopi or English name or the parent's chosen Hopi name. In some cases where many relatives would attend. When a man marries. the women of the paternal clan gather. Children are named by the women of the father's clan. The child's parents generally decide the name to be used from these names. These clan organizations extend across all villages. On the twentieth day of a baby's life. a child could be given over forty names. A person • . the children from the relationship are members of his wife's clan. each woman bringing a name and a gift for the child.Matrilineal Clans • • Organized into matrilineal clans.

In that time. sharing with the Zuni and other Pueblos a basic culture and view of the sacred. appear to have been related to the Aztecs of Mexico. and oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States • Their ancestors.Origins • • • • Gathered from different tribes Language is similar to the Aztecan Town dwellers for many centuries Oldest village “Old Oraibi” founded 1100 A. while . and may have arrived in their current location 5 to 10 thousand years ago. the Hopis never actually had a single group identity--they were independent villages. the Anasazi. • Related to people of the various Pueblos to the east. they have developed an intricate ceremonial calendar that has helped them survive and be strong in a place that would not seem to have enough reliable water to sustain life.D.

This pattern seemingly began in the First World and continues even into recent history. However. the Hopis divided and went on a series of great migrations throughout the land. they would often join together forming large groups. and separation play an important part of the Hopi mythos. the clan would split and each portion would go its separate way. These clans would travel for some time as a unified community. These alternate periods of harmonious living followed by wickedness. Sometimes they would stop and build a town. eventually forming clans named after an event or sign that a particular group received upon its journey. then abandon it to continue on with the migration. contention. but almost inevitably a disagreement would occur. they would leave their symbols behind in the rocks to show that the Hopi had been there.Migration Myth • • Upon their arrival in this world (4th World). only to have these associations disband. as the clans traveled. However. and then be reformed with other clans. Each Hopi clan was to go to the farthest extremity of the land in every direction. • • • . Long the divided people wandered in groups of families.

pervades their existence. “For traditional Hopis. is sustenance.Corn • • is vital to Hopi subsistence and religion. is the Mother in the truest sense that people take in the corn and the corn becomes their flesh. as mother milk becomes the flesh of the child.paper thin bread made from corn and ash--is the dominant food at ceremonies. and piki .all life is designed to be interrelated. spiritually. physically. ceremonial object. and the Hopi relies on the corn . and sentient being unto itself. prayer offering. corn is the central bond. Corn relies on the farmer to survive. and symbolically. Its essence.Maize . but the blue and white was the most common. symbol. Each year a medicine man performs the green corn dance • • • • • .“ They grew 24 different kinds of corn. Corn is the central food of daily life.

Maize Myth • Before the Great Spirit hid himself again. and hold in trust for me . protect. You have obtained the real corn. the Great Spirit said: • "It is well done. You have shown me your intelligence. for this reason I will place in your hands these sacred stone tablets. symbol of power and authority over all land and life to guard. for all the others are imitations in which are hidden seeds of different plants. he placed before the leaders of the four different racial groups four different colors and sizes of corn. each was to choose which would be their food in this world. At this. The Hopi waited until last and picked the smallest ear of corn. Tiponi.

The dots represent the four colors of Hopi corn. .The Hopi shield symbolizes the Earth and the Four-Corners area where the Hopi have been reserved. The arms of the cross also represent the four directions in which they migrated according to the instructions of the Great Spirit. and the four racial colors of humanity.

In the Kivas the Hopi observe and practice through custom the preparation of ceremonial dance. The leaders of the various clans organize ceremonies . • The Hopi religion has no written text as does the Hindu. costume and sacred chants. Buddhist. and Muslim religions. The Hopi pass down from generation to generation the precepts of their complicated belief systems through oral tradition. Individual clans practice ancient ritual prayer. Judeo-Christian.Religion • Traditionally the Hopi are very religious people.

And so Awatobi was destroyed by representatives from all the other villages. and some crop failures. so they attributed their misfortunes to the anger of the old gods and decided to stamp out this new and dangerous religion. they pulled up the ladders from the underground kivas where all the men of the village were known to be sleeping because of a ceremony in progress. even to the extent of replacing some of the old ceremonies with the new singing and chanting and praying. . It had taken a strong hold on one of their villages. then throwing down burning bundles and red peppers they suffocated their captives. Thus tenaciously have the Hopi clung to their old religion—noncombatants so long as new cults among them do not attempt to stop the old. but virtually adopted. shooting with bows and arrows those who tried to climb out. Awatobi.Hopi reactions to cristian convertion • Certain dissentions and troubles had come upon them. Women and children who resisted were killed. Entering the sleeping village just before dawn. the rest were divided among the other villages as prisoners.

the effect of missionary work has had relatively little impact on traditional Hopi cultural . However.Ceremonies • The Hopi still practice a complete cycle of traditional ceremonies although not all villages retain or ever had the complete ceremonial cycle. • These ceremonies take place according to the lunar calendar and are observed in each of the Hopi villages. • The Hopi have been affected by missionary work carried out by several Christian denominations and also by consumerism and alcoholism.

Hopi Kalendar .

they heard singing and dancing coming from the San Francisco Peaks . The Hopi believe that for six months out of the year. After the Home Dance in late July or early August. To the Hopi. It`s not clear if the kachina religion was an indigenous creation or an import from Mexico. the Kachina spirits live in the Hopi villages. it is believed that while masked. stars. and in fact. Kachinas are also in common by the Zuni tribe. It is during this time that Kachina or masked dances are held. The similarity of many aspects of Hopi religion to that of the Aztecs to the south strongly suggest the latter to many scholars.Kachina Cult • • • the kachina cult long predates European contact traces of the religion have been found which date to as early as 1325 A. In these. the Kachinas return to the San Francisco Peaks for six months. and they may come to the Hopi mesas in the form of rain clouds. various animals. However. The Hopi believe that these dances are vital for the continued harmony and balance of the world. kachinas are supernatural beings who represent and have charge over various aspects of the natural world. the kachinas are also thought to be the spirits of dead ancestors. Hopi men dress in masks which represent the Kachinas. It serves the further • • • • • . They might be thought of as analogous to Greco-Roman demi-gods or Catholic saints. and even other Indian tribes. these men are the embodiment of the Kachina spirits. which may represent anything from rain to watermelon. they met the Kachinas who returned with the Hopi to their villages and taught them various forms of agriculture. The Hopi say that during a great drought. Upon investigation.D. There are literally hundreds of different Kachinas.


There is no shelter for evil. Then Oraibi will be rejuvenated with its faith and ceremonies. the Fifth World will emerge". brothers. Red. Islamic Nations. land and people. and hatred contaminating Hopi rituals. He represents a blue star. by atomic bombs and radioactivity. This will be the Day of Purification. Africa." • • • • • • . World War III will be started by those peoples who first revealed the light (the divine wisdom or intelligence) in the other old countries (India. marking the start of a new cycle of Hopi life. and again in 1940 before World War II. It was sung in 1914 just before World War I. Only the Hopis and their homeland will be preserved as an oasis to which refugees will flee. "When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens. Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the great shelter of life. corruption. which will make its appearance soon.Hopi Blue Star or Blue Kachina Prophecy • The Hopi name for the star Sirius is Blue Star Kachina. Those who take no part in the making of world division by ideology are ready to resume life in another world. describing the disunity. China. The time is foretold by a song sung during the Wuwuchim ceremony. which were followed by the same evils spreading over the world. This same song was sung in 1961 during the Wuwuchim ceremony. White. be they Black. "It is only materialistic people who seek to make shelters. far off and yet invisible.) The United States will be destroyed. They are all one. It and the end of all Hopi ceremonialism will come will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask before uninitiated children [the general public]. or Yellow race. Bomb shelters are a fallacy.

these former worlds were then destroyed along with their wicked inhabitants. the people. • • • • . most recently by the flood. The story essentially states that in each previous world. with physical changes occurring both in the people in the course of their journey. approximately 11. whereas in others the good people were simply led away from the chaos which had been created by their actions. fought one another and would not live in harmony..000-12. The most obedient were led (usually by Spider Woman) to the next higher world. First by Fire. next by Ice. which is called Tuwaqachi.000 years ago. In some stories. became disobedient and lived contrary to Tawa's plan. though originally happy. and in the environment of the next world.. they engaged in sexual promiscuity. 8498 BC. Some believe that the actual date of the flood occurred on June 5. Earth has been wiped clean 3 times already.4th World • • Hopi legend tells that the current earth is the "The Fourth Age of Man“ to be inhabited by Tawa's creations. According to the Hopis we are about to enter "The Fifth Age".

They did not follow nature's rules. Hopi leaders 80. Many died and only a small handful survived. No one stopped them from this course and the world was destroyed by the great flood that many nations still recall in their ancient history or in their religions. The people invented many machines and conveniences of high technology. but humans turned away from moral and spiritual principles. Eventually the world was destroyed by sinking of land and separation of land by what you would call major earthquakes. Our world is in terrible shape again even though the Great Spirit gave us different languages and sent us to four corners of . They misused their spiritual powers for selfish purposes.Then this handful of peaceful people came into the second world. the people spoke one language.The few survivors entered the third world. They gradually turned away from natural laws and pursued only material things and finally only gambled while they ridiculed spiritual principles. some of which have not yet been seen in this age.• • • • • • At the meeting in 1948. 90 and even 100 years old explained that the creator made the first world in perfect balance where humans spoke one language. They even had spiritual powers that they used for good. That world lasted a long time and as in previous worlds. They repeated their mistakes and the world was destroyed by freezing which you call the great Ice Age. The Elders said again only small groups escaped and came to this fourth world where we now live.

Good people go west and become kachinas. . primordial space before creation. but there is no absolute connection between the former soul and the kachina.Tokpela • was the endless.

or endless primordial space before creation. • Tawa is the Creator. as well as its original inhabitants.Tawa/Taiowa • the Sun Spirit. • created Sotuknang . and it was she who formed the First World out of Tokpella. • It is still traditional for Hopi mothers to seek a blessing from the Sun for their newborn children.

and took part in many rituals relating to marriage. • Hicanavaiya. He is a humpbacked flautist.• Sotuknang created the nine universes according to Tawa´s plan and created Spider Woman. • Plumed Serpent and many others. he brought the fetuses to pregnant women. Among the Hopi. . • Muyingwa is the god of germination. or Spider Grandmother • Huzruiwuhti became the wife of Tawa and with him produced: • Puukonhoya. Man-Eagle. • Kokopelli is a god worshipped by many southeastern tribes. and later. the Echo. the Youth • Palunhoya.

Spiderwoman • served as a messenger between deity and the people. • In some versions of the Hopi creation . • sang the people into this fourth world we live in now • she led them through all the Four Great Caverns of the Underworld through an opening. a sipapu. which led to the earth above.

fearsome creature. • wears a hideous mask. or the Fourth World. was the Spirit of Death and the Keeper of Fire. • also the Master of the Upper World. • alternately described as a handsome.Masauwu • Skeleton Man. bejeweled man beneath his mask or as a bloody. and was there when the good people escaped the wickedness of the Third World for the promise of the Fourth. .

This similarity is furthered by the liberal representation of Awanyu. in Mexico. the horned or plumed serpent. Most versions tell that the Pahana or Elder Brother left for the east at the time that the Hopi entered the Fourth World and began their migrations. The Hopi say that he will return again and at his coming the wicked will be destroyed and a new age of peace will be ushered into the world. in Hopi and other Puebloan art. He will bring with him a missing section of a sacred Hopi stone in the possession of the Fire Clan. In the early 16th century. both the Hopis and the Aztecs seem to have believed that coming of the Spanish conquistadors was in fact the return of this lost white • • • . and other legends of Central America.Pahana • • The true Pahana (or Bahana) is the "Lost White Brother" of the Hopi. Traditionally. and he will come wearing red. The legend of the Pahana seems intimately connected with the Aztec story of Quetzalcoatl. Hopis are buried facing eastward in expectation of the Pahana who will come from that direction. the feathered serpent. This figure bears a striking resemblance to figures of Quetzacoatl.

the Hopis knew he would extend his own hand. Instantly all the Hopi chiefs knew that Pahana had forgotten the ancient agreement made between their peoples at the time of their separation. where four lines of sacred meal were drawn. palm down. they were still unsure of whether the Spanish were the returning Pahana. they drew a line of cornmeal as a sign for the Spanish not to enter the village. They were met by all the clan chiefs at Tawtoma. as prescribed by prophecy. Tovar instead curtly commanded one of his men to drop a gift into the Bear chief's hand.One account has it that the Hopi realized that the Spanish were not the Pahana based upon the destruction of a Hopi town by the Spanish. it was decided to try a peaceful approach in the hope that the Spanish would eventually leave. and the agreement explained to them. to the leader of the white men. The Bear Clan leader stepped up to the barrier and extended his hand. He writes that after the skirmish at Awatovi: "Tovar [the leader of the Spanish] and his men were conducted to Oraibi. However. believing that the Indian wanted a present of some kind. after the Hopi surrendered. but this was ignored. palm up. fed and quartered. Spanish accounts record a short skirmish at Awatovi before the Hopis capitulated. the Spaniards were escorted up to Oraibi. and clasp the Bear Clan leader's hand to form the nakwach. Thus when the Spanish arrived at the village of Awatovi. It was understood that when the two were finally reconciled. However. While some Hopi wanted to fight the invaders. Frank Waters records a Hopi tradition that the Spanish did ignore a cornmeal line drawn by the Hopis and a short battle followed. Nevertheless. each would Hopi Pahana Test for the Spanish . the ancient symbol of brotherhood. If he was indeed the true Pahana.

they're tourist attractions now. If you ever go out to Ohio or the Mississippi Valley. that maybe some of the brothers and sisters had forgotten the sacredness of all things and all the human beings were going to suffer for this on the Earth.000 cities of Native people and they were wondering how they could survive. So they went out to the Spanish man and they extended their hand hoping for the handshake but into the hand the Spanish man dropped a trinket. There was 100. People came on the east coast and they went across this land to the east and they were told in the prophecies that we should try to remind all the people that would come here • • • • • . like turtles across the land. They would be human beings. Those mounds are still there.000 cities in the Mississippi Valley alone. called the mound civilization: cities built on great mounds. They began to try to learn to live off the land because they knew a hard time was going to come. They looked out across the desert and they saw the Spanish Conquistadores coming. At that time there were 100. It was indicated on the stone tablets that the Hopis had that the first brothers and sisters that would come back to them would come as turtles across the land. They began to send people to have visions to see how we could survive this time. So this was them.Hopi version of the Spanish Arrival • • We were given a sacred handshake to show when we came back together as brothers and sisters that we still remembered the teachings. covered in armour. And so word spread throughout North America that there was going to be a hard time. So tribes began to send people to the mounds to have missions to try to figure out how they could survive. So when the time came close the Hopis were at a special village to welcome the turtles that would come across the land and they got up in the morning and looked out at the sunrise. but they would come as turtles.

Tiponi - Hopi Rocks, Stones or Tablets
• • • Tiponi, symbol of power and authority over all land and life to guard were imparted to the Hopi by various deities, which they breathed teachings, prophecies, and warnings Tiponi were given out to all four races a long time ago. They are stored by race in the following locations: White - Switzerland Black - Kilimajaro Mountains in Africa Yellow - Tibet Red - Hopi land Pahana will bring back his missing piece of one Tiponi (owned by the fire clan) to show his credibility to be the real Pahana by the carbon dating method these tablets are at least 10,000 years old, maybe 50,000.

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4 Tiponi Stonetables Worldwide
• • • And so a long time passed, and the Great Spirit gave each of the four races two stone tablets. Ours are kept at the Hopi Reservation in Arizona at Four Corners Area on 3rd Mason. The stone tablets of the black race are at the foot of Mount Kenya. They are kept by the Kukuyu Tribe. The stone tablets of the yellow race of people are kept by the Tibetans, in Tibet. If you went straight through the Hopi Reservation to the other side of the world, you would come out in Tibet. The Tibetan word for "sun" is the Hopi word for "moon" and the Hopi word for "sun" is the Tibetan word for "moon". The guardians of the traditions of the people of Europe are the Swiss. In Switzerland, they still have a day when each family brings out its mask. Some of them still know the colors of the families and the symbols,. Each of these four peoples happen to be people that live in the

• • • . the plants that grow from the earth. To the West he gave the black race of people the Guardianship of the water. They were to share that with us at this time.” • To the Indian people. and the herbs that are healing so that when we came back together with the other brothers and sisters we could share this knowledge with them. Eight out of ten foods that people eat on the earth are developed in the western hemisphere … To the South. he gave the Guardianship of the earth. he gave the yellow race of people the Guardianship of the wind. “When I went to the University of Washington and I learned that it was a black man that discovered blood plasma. the foods that you can eat. We were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the earth.The 4 Guardianships “And so the great spirit gave each of us a responsibility and we call that the Guardianship. They were to learn the teachings of the water which is the chief of the elements. it didn't surprise me because blood is water and the elders already told me the black people would bring the teachings of the water. being the most humble and the most powerful. They were to learn about the sky and breathing and how to take that within ourselves for spiritual advancement.” To the North he gave the white race of people the Guardianship of the fire. the red people.

The Hopi Prophecies Hopi Elders pass warnings and prophecies from generation to generation through oral traditions and reference to ancient rock pictographs and tablets. they were given to them before Christ .

Arizona.Petro glyph near Oraibi. known as Prophecy Rock which symbolizes many Hopi prophecies .

The vertical line to the right of the Great Spirit is a time scale in thousands of years. .The large human figure on the left is the Great Spirit. The point at which the great Spirit touches the line is the time of his return. The bow in his left hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down their weapons.

the Cross is that of Christianity. above the cross. The bar between the paths. is the coming of white men.The "life path" established by the Great Spirit divides into the lower. narrow path of continuous Life in harmony with nature and the wide upper road of white man's scientific achievements. The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of Life. .

on another level. on one level. . having been seduced by its glamour.The four small human figures on the upper road represent. the figures indicate that some of the Hopi will travel the white man's path. the past three worlds and the present.

The two circles on the lower Path of Life are the "great shaking of the earth" (World Wars One and Two). .

The first with technology but separate from natural and spiritual law leads to these jagged lines representing chaos and we will come to destruction. If we return to spiritual harmony and live from our hearts. we can experience a paradise in this world. The lower path is one that remains in harmony with natural law. .There are two paths. Here we see a line that represents a choice like a bridge joining the paths.

. is the Great Purification. And the Path of Life continues forever. after the last chance.. after which corn will grow in abundance again when the Great Spirit returns. The small circle above the Path of Life..The short line that returns to the straight Path of Life is the last chance for people to turn back to nature before the upper road disintegrates and dissipates.

having been seduced by its glamour. narrow path of continuous Life in harmony with nature and the wide upper road of white man's scientific achievements. above the cross. on one level. Here we see a line that represents a choice like a bridge joining the paths. The "life path" established by the Great Spirit divides into the lower. the figures indicate that some of the Hopi will travel the white man's path. The two circles on the lower Path of Life are the "great shaking of the earth" (World Wars One and Two). the Cross is that of Christianity. the True White Brother. The swastika in the sun and the Celtic cross represent the two helpers of Pahana.Prophecy Rock overview • The large human figure on the left is the Great Spirit. is the coming of white men. The first with technology but separate from natural and spiritual law leads to these jagged lines representing chaos and we will come to destruction. The lower path is one that remains in harmony with natural law. If we return to spiritual harmony and live from our hearts. on another level. The point at which the great Spirit touches the line is the time of his return. • • • • . The bow in his left hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down their weapons. The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of Life. The bar between the paths. The four small human figures on the upper road represent. There are two paths. we can experience a paradise in this world. the past three worlds and the present. The vertical line to the right of the Great Spirit is a time scale in thousands of years.

There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here 9 signs of the coming Purification Judgement day.with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. . The white man will battle against other people in other lands -. The world shall rock to and fro."These are the Signs that great destruction is coming.

And men who struck their enemies with thunder.1st Sign • "This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the whiteskinned men. like Pahana.” • guns U F IL F L D E L . but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs.

" • pioneers' covered wagons U F IL F L D E L . In his youth. my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes -.2nd Sign • "This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices.the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.

will overrun the land in large numbers." • Longhorn cattle U F IL F L D E L . These White Feather saw with his eyes -.the coming of the white men's cattle.3rd Sign • "This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns.

4th Sign • "This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron." • railroad tracks U F IL F L D E L .

5th Sign • "This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web." • electric power and telephone lines U F IL F L D E L .

6th Sign • "This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.“ • highways and their mirage-producing effects U F IL F L D E L .

and many living things dying because of it." • oil spills in the ocean U F IL F L D E L .7th Sign • "This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black.

to learn their ways and wisdom. come and join the tribal nations. Freaks U F IL F L D E L . who wear their hair long like my people. • Hippies.8th Sign • "This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth.

Very soon after this. It will appear as a blue star. the ceremonies of my people will cease.9th Sign • "And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwellingplace in the heavens. that shall fall with a great crash. above the earth. • MIR Space station and the human staffed international Space station .

spiritually based communities. It could be total destruction in any form. like children who have been bad. This battle will cleanse the heart of people and restore our Mother Earth from illness. The reality that it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among Traditional Hopi. called The Great Day of Purification. such as the Hopi. The final stage. and the wicked will be gotten rid of. We must not get on the house tops to watch. This would be the sign for a certain Hopi to bring out the teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final event would happen soon and could bring an end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time. They will shake us by our ears. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. If this fails to materialize. must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect. Ancient. which. 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. Eventually a gourd full of ashes would be invented. we don't know which. They will have no mercy. would boil the oceans and burn the land causing nothing to grow for many years. Only brother and sister will • • • • . They will drop down from the sky like rain. 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. if dropped from the sky. This will be the final decisive battle between good and evil. our Great Creator through nature will do the task according to their plans. but man still may lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man.Purification Time • The liberators will come in from the west with great force. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals in order to survive.

but with both hands. When this house is in the sky. or "prairies of stone". the Great Spirit is going to shake the Earth a third time and whoever dropped that gourd of ashes.World War III • They said they're going to build what the elders called the "house in the sky". and in the prophecies these are called "villages of stone". As it says in the Baha'i Writings. And they said the stone will grow up from the • • • . upon them it is going to drop." We've had two warnings. this time not with one hand. In the 1950's they talked about this: they will build a house and throw it in the sky. but the third time you stand alone. When you see people living in the sky on a permanent basis. Many of you of Native background may have heard "the spirits will warn you twice. the first two World Wars. but now we stand alone in the third one. there will be no-one protected. They say at that time there will be villages in this land so great that when you stand in the villages you will not be able to see out. you will know the Great Spirit is about to grab the earth.

well. I used to ask the elders. and in the evening there would just be steam coming from the ground.• • • At the center of each and every one of these villages will be Native people. And they said there's going to come a time when in the morning the sun is going to rise and this village of stone will be there. they will be empty within. the Native people will turn to steam also because they never woke up and left the village. "Isn't there anything we can do?" And they said. They said "hollow shells" which means they will have lost any of their traditional understandings. They said after the Eagle lands on the moon some of these people will begin to leave these "prairies of stone" and come home and take up some of the old ways and begin to make themselves reborn. But many will not. But some will wake up . it's very hard to show them. because it's a new day. We wish that we could go get them all but we can't. They will be as steam. and they will walk as "hollow" shells upon a "prairie of stone". it's just that way that if a person does not have the spiritual eyes to see. It's just that some are not going to wake up. And this used to bother me when I was a young man. it's very hard to speak with them. . And in the center of many of those villages of stone when they turn to steam. Or if they don't have the ears to hear.

I wondered who the people of Baha were. Ni means "people of". look at that again. you know he must have found out about it in the next realm because he came back to me four times to tell me. it means "light or glory". and the people of this religion are known in the Hopi language as the Bahani. "0 my God!" Here I was looking for it all these years and I never even noticed it! And I found it! I was stubborn and didn't want to become a "Baha'i but my grandfather who passed away. the people of Baha. a second religion will come. We could have come together way back there in 1565. The word we use is "cushion". Baha'i means "follower of the light". Maybe it will be true and bring unity. I thought. We still could. we would not have to go through this third shaking. If we could stop the racial and religious disharmony. "Can't we change it? Could we stop it?" The answer is yes." Bah. We can cushion it so it won't be quite as bad. or maybe it will not be true and not bring unity.Hopi Reactions for WW III • People say. It seems to me like it's pretty slim. too. We've been waiting for • • • • . or the "people of Bah". The prophecies are always "either/or". Always along the path of these prophecies. and we could have had a great civilization. we could have come together. If it does not bring unity. How do we do this? We do this by sharing the teaching that will reunite us. So I was looking for the people of Baha. I was a Baha'i for quite a while before somebody told me that baha'i means "people of Bah". look at that again. "Hey. But they say what we can do is we can "cushion" it. The elders say the chance of that is pretty slim. but we didn't. The Hopis in their prophecies say there will be a religion that comes here. Look one more time.

This is a clear and present danger: the betrayal of Indian-U. they would act immediately to correct many wrongs being done to the chosen race -. This prophecy would seem to have failed. Hopi prophecy also declares that the doors of the "Glass House" would be closed to them. but take courage. According to prophecy. in eventual effect. Upon hearing the message of the Hopi. and coal and uranium mining are destroying the Hopi land and its people -. where Great Leaders from many lands would be gathered to help any people who are in trouble. This was the case at first. two or three leaders or nations would hear and understand the Hopi warnings. again in 1993] do not be discouraged or turn about on the path you walk. though they have delivered their message to the United Nations Assembly since then: "When the Great Leaders in the Glass House refuse to open the door to you when you stand before it that day.S. Because of their prophetic knowledge.. Dan Katchongva. traveled to the United Nations Building in New York to fulfill a sacred mission in accordance with ancient Hopi instructions. [Repeated. the Hopi leaders felt it was time to go east to the edge of their motherland. a six-man delegation of traditional Hopi leaders led by the late spiritual leader. treaties.the Red Man who was granted permission to hold in trust all land and life for the Great Spirit." They were to go when the motherland of the Hopi and other Indian brothers were about to be taken away from them and their way of life was in danger of being completely destroyed by evil ones among the White Men and by some other Indian brothers who were influenced by the White Race.Warnings given to the UNO • In 1959. determination. land sales. at least one.A.and all other peoples and lands.. where "a house of mica" [The United Nations building] would stand at this time. as "It is told that they too should know these ancient instructions". and be of great • • • .

End time should be seen as the Beginning time. True knowledge is beyond words. • • • • • • . rice. the Corporation is the enemy because they are being greedy and taking profits now without regard to the future impact on our environment. and from the food that they grow and restore our bodies to health by eating natural grains such as wheat. We have got to stop fighting each other.What we can do ! • • We have been given a window of opportunity. We can activate ourselves. Spiritual Love is the answer. and corn. (Prophecies which should have happened 10 years ago have been put off) People should go back to the old ways of living simple lives. Greatest thing we have for healing is the human spirit. One way is through drumming and ceremony. of taking care of themselves from the land that is available to them. People are not the enemy. millet.

If something happens to you along the way. There is a lot in store for all of us and the intensity of this will be a lot less if we can all settle down and behave and not be in the way of the actions we have right now. I am not asking anyone to follow me in that. When you make that choice for yourself. it will help a little in the alleviation of much terrible outcome from the cataclysms. for what you do. what you want to do with your life. then you are not going to say that you were forced into it.Hopi Elders advice: • It's not a matter of a quick change. It is up to the individual to make that decision for him/herself as to which direction they want to go. If you wanted to change now and change your life around and do your prayers. you don't blame anybody else for your own actions. • .


If this were done. Hopi elders told that when the plants blossom in the middle of winter. All these things are happening today. One day we will plant wearing finger sacks (gloves) clearing away snow with our feet before planting. • • • . Last year (1995). severe changes in weather patterns. The summers will become shorter for maturing the corn for harvest. the balance of natural and universal laws and forces would be disturbed. The Hopi also predicted that when the "heart" of the Hopi land trust is dug up. we would need to go to Santa Fe to warn everyone of suffering and destruction to come unless they change their ways. though of course not necessarily because of Moon rocks. in the middle of winter the plants began to blossom. any violations of nature in the Four Corners region will be reflected and amplified all over the Earth. the Hopi warned. great disturbances will develop in the balance of nature.More Hopi Prophecies • A Hopi prophecy warns that nothing should be brought back from the Moon. for the Hopi holy land is the microcosmic image of the entire planet. and social unrest. resulting in earthquakes.

More Hopi Prophecies • The children won't really believe in anything and will go against their own parents these things would start to take place in the school systems and all over where even young children would start to take lives The day will come when people in high places will be hunted. white and blue. • • • • . After purification time intermarriage will be possible. The next one will be red. If we are not purified enough it will finish the job for us. saying she too had a metal helmet. The Horny Toad Woman gave Massau'u a promise that she would help him in time of need. the people will come together and one language will be spoken. It is the Purifier. It will stop and observe us. Hale-Bopp was the twin Kachina. The hunting will gather strength and spread. This will get out of control. a New World Order where freedom is an essence.

People in high places will be hunted down like animals. This prophecy is related to the Biblical version of that says that common people will become concerned and frustrated because of their hectic world. Fuel shortages will occur. mankind will try to correct his mistake. • • . The common people the world over will band together to fight for world peace. including humans. but this will not be possible when we reach the point of no return. the conditions he caused upon the earth through his inventions. Supermarket shelves will become empty of farm produce. The machinery used for planting. We will see extraordinary events in Nature and Earth. When all food disappears. Believing all these things will last forever. They will realize that their leaders have failed. Mother Earth will hide her nourishment because of the view that ancient food is poor man's food. soon natural resources will be depleted. They will be particularly against the bloodthirsty policies and the deceitfulness of the world leaders. Money will become worthless. useless and no longer respected and depends on the money system and no longer on Mother Earth for food. The farmers and those who grow their own food will not sell their produce. When mankind looks upon old wisdom and knowledge as dead. The white man with all his intelligence and technology will not be able to repair the damage. industrial machinery will come to a standstill.More Hopi prophecies • Industrialized nations will become careless in getting more the resources out of the earth. He will try to achieve some kind of method to heal the wound. harvesting and transport will become useless.

" Things will speed up. The elders talked about this. It will seem like time is going faster and faster." They said "You're going to see a time in your lifetime when the human beings are going to find the blueprint that makes us." They call that now. genetic splicing. Grandchildren will not have time for grandparents. "You will see new animals. "They re going to cut this blueprint. The Great Spirit is going to make the woman on the earth. He made him a man but this man is going to say. "I know more than the Great Spirit. And they said. I want to be a man.More Hopi prophecies • The Great Spirit is going to make a man on the earth. She's going to say. I'm going to change myself to be a woman:" And they will even nurse children. They'll begin to reappear. that people on the earth will move faster and faster. animals that people thought had disappeared. The • • • • . They said. "They're going to make new animals upon the earth. DNA. And she will be physically a man. deoxyribonucleic acid. They said." They call that now. Parents will not have time for children. "I know more than the Great Spirit. They will find them here and there. and even the old animals will come back. And it's going to seem like they do help us. and they're going to think these are going to help us.

The Traditionalists were forced to leave Oraibi and move to Hotevilla. The migration will be led by a 130-year old Indian named Etchata Etchana. And we were taught that we weren't supposed to go back to the same routine of corruption that we had gone through in the past life. 1970.More Hopi Prophecies • The prophecy also warns that there will be three divisions among the Hopi The first division was in 1906 between the Traditionalists and the Modernists. the same things that we had gone through. Hopi prophecy also tells us that there will be a mass migration of Indians northward from Mexico and Central and South America. The movement will come after the huge fire and explosion that will herald the advent of the True White Brother. • • . World War III will take place and starvation is definitely a part of it. It's been known that this had happened a long time ago in our prior world. The second division took place in the wake of the spectacular appearance of UFOs in August.

Important Developments for Native American in the 20th century .

but you can't. Some tribes say the eagle will fly it's highest in the night. That will be the first thawing of spring. Native people from clear up in the Inuit region. The Eagle has landed on the moon. that will be the first light of a new day." Of course. "The Eagle has landed." Some tribes say the eagle will circle the moon. 1969. you want to see it. at the first light of a new day. And the first light. they have shared with us this prophecy. When they heard those first words." they say. "And at that time." they knew that • • • • • . clear down to the Quechuas in South America. if you've stayed up all night. There are some tribes that say it will be as if they are frozen: they've been through the long winter.The Eagle with lands on the moon moon landing • They said (and I know many of you are from tribes that also have this prophecy. "You're going to see a time when the eagle will fly its highest in the night and it will land upon the moon." Traditionally. "When the eagle flies it's highest in the night. "Many of the Native people will be sleeping. We're at that time now. They shared with us that they have this prophecy. When that spaceship landed they sent back the message. you notice it's really dark. "The Eagle has landed. But they say." which symbolically means they have lost their teachings. You want to see it change but it's dark and then pretty soon it's getting light before you know it. It sneaks up on you.

Positive consequences after “Eagle landing “ for Native Americans .

There's a whole new set of prophecies from the Iroquois people about that. But you know how it is in the village there's a few people that get up early. if you've ever noticed. The original design showed the spaceship landing on the moon but at the last minute it was changed to an actual eagle. more violent one to come. But the elders say that represents the enslavement of the Native people. As an alcoholic person.000 fine for singing a song or doing a suat." There was one more uprising coming for the black race of people and then they will be released and this is also going to have an effect on Native people. And in the eagle's claws is the olive branch. there is an olive branch in this claw. They said when that Eagle lands on the moon. The founding fathers of the United States said that represents the 13 States.• • • • • • • • • • In 1776 when the United States Government printed the dollar. Within seven days of the time the Eagle landed on the moon. The Indian elders say that it represents the enslavement of black people. Within seven days of the time of the Eagle landing on the moon. the powers will begin to come back to us. . We're between the first light of a new day and the sunrise. Eventually it was passed in November of 1978. I feel that one of our greatest diseases is alcoholism. a good effect. In the prophecies of the Six Nations people they say there will be two great uprisings by black people to free themselves. signed by President Carter. The sunrise is about to come and when it comes up everyone is going to see it. It was punishable at one time to go to jail for 10 years and/or a $10. When the Eagle landed on the moon. but the arrows are gone. In the other claw is 13 arrows. they decided to print a special silver dollar to commemorate that. "That's our prophecy we have been released. I don't know how many of you noticed it. that the singing of Indian songs was made legal. the Freedom of Indian Religion Act was introduced into the United States Congress. They said that represented peace. the first Native alcoholism program was started on an Apache reservation in Arizona. We've seen one about 1964. in one claw [of the eagle]. But we're in that time now. There would be a second. The elders said. and there are some that sleep until noon.

But. they hit a hard storm. And sure enough that came about. from San Francisco to Washington.The pipe bundle • • In 1976 America had its bicentennial celebrating 200 years of freedom. So nine years ago in 1976 from the West to East Coast of this land. on foot. So you all know the roads went East-West. but if they went East-West there would be destruction and almost the earth itself would have a hard time. people carried a sacred pipe bundle by hand. When they reached the top of the Rocky Mountains. He was • • • . If they went North-South we would come together as brothers and sisters. the rocks only came so close and then they dropped. My aunt had dreamt 15 years ago that people that didn't Like them would throw rocks and bottles at that pipe bundle as they carried it across the land. and nothing touched it. They said that the roads of this land should either go North-South or EastWest. D. as was in my aunt's dream." They had a van that went alongside the people who were walking. Some of the Native people thought this was significant and they carried a sacred pipe bundle from the West Coast to the East Coast of this land. They said then things would be lost from the East to the West and from the South to the North and that they would come back again from the West to the East and from the North to the South. "I will carry it now. He got out of the van and carried the sacred pipe bundle clear through that storm. An elderly man with long white hair said.C.

UFO Stuff .

the survivors of the Great Deluge thousands of years ago split up into four groups that moved the North Pole and back -under the guidance of a brilliant "star" in which the Great Spirit Maasau traveled.much as we do today. Beyond that was an area that they called the Ocean of Pitch. The Hopi believe that they descended from the Pleiades and that even before that they came from Lyra which is the Ring Nebula that the Pleiadians have spoken to Bill Meier about. Beyond the land where they lived. When he landed. south. Only one group completed their journey -. They called it Star Knowledge.“ Native Americans followed the movements of the celetsial markers . The petroglyph signified the coming Day of Purification when the true Hopi will fly to other planets in "ships without wings.• • • According to Hopi belief. They call Lyra the "Eye of God". was the sky. And that set along the rim at the boundaries of the universe were 4 different exterrestrial groups. east and west. were the beauty of the night sky and the galaxies spun out towards them. and that beyond were dimensional portals or sky holes. showing a maiden (with the traditional "butterfly" hair arrangement) riding in a wingless. Beyond that were the boundaries of the universe. . dome-shaped craft. he drew a petroglyph on Second Mesa.

a spectacular UFO sighting was witnessed by dozens of people and photographed by Chuck Roberts of the Prescott (Arizona)"Courier". and we're not aware whether they're going to help us or go against us. warning of the coming of Purification Day. 1970. if there is life on other planets and which planets are not liveable. . This sighting occurred after a "UFO calling" by Paul Solem and several Hopi Indians.• • • On August 7. The "Old Ones" had the knowledge and they have traveled to other planets before and they know how it is out there. Photographs of Billy Meier's Pleiadian space and beam ships look just like these rock petroglyphs from long ago.“ There are some remarkable drawings that appear to be luminous discs of light in the petroglyphs all along the south west. they don't know the exactness of how they will help us out or go against us. They just know that when we are getting close to the end times. we will be visited by people from out there. We do know that they have high technology to see what is going on. This sighting was interpreted by some Hopis as being a partial fulfillment of a certain Hopi prophecy given by the Great Spirit Maasau and inscribed on Second Mesa. But. when the true Hopi will be flown to other planets in "ships without wings.

long spindly fingers. having large heads.Star People and Star Knowledge . short bodies. 5. in some cases 4. or 6 digits. Some of these drawings have the indication of telepathic thought waves coming from the beings' head themselves. Drawings of the Ant People bear a strong similarity to the gray aliens. • Hopi Prophecy speaks of the return of the Blue Kachina .Ant People • According to legend. .the people that were pure of heart went down into the center/heart of the Earth and there remained protected. • In this place lived a group of beings they called the Ant People. at the destruction of each ages of humanity .at the end of this cycle of time.

The Hopi believe Danik to be Guardians in the Clouds. The Hopi call a snake Chu'a. the Sun God. The Hopi believe Eototo is the Father of Katsinas. The Hopi believe Akush to be the Dawn Katsina. The Hopi believe Alo to be spiritual guides. The Hopi believe Tuawta is One Who Sees Magic. The Sumerians believed AK. The Sumerians believed EA. The Sumerians called a snake SHU. . MAH to mean "dead. SHU.NA were righteous ones sent of God. The Hopi believe Chakwaina is the Chief of Warriors. The Sumerians believed SHU.TA was the Father of all beings.U was One from the Other World.IKU were Sky Warriors.U to be beings of Heaven.Hopi – Sumerian Similarities By Robert Morningside The Hopi believe the Creator of Man is a woman. up.EA was the Creator. The Hopi believe Sotunangu is a Sky Katsina.KHEM were the supreme Stars. The Sumerians believed the Father Essence was KA. The Hopi believe Tapuat is the name of Earth. The Sumerians believed AL. is the Creator of the Earth.IK to mean looking to Heaven. The Hopi name for the Pleaides is ChooChookam. The Sumerians believed DAK. The Sumerians believed Tiamat was the name of Earth. The Hopi believe Taiowa. The Sumerians believed TAK. The Sumerians used KI. The Sumerians believe TA." The Hopi use Omiq to mean above. The Hopi believe Kachinas (Kat'sinas) are the spirits of nature and the messengers and teachers sent by the Great Spirit. The Hopi believe two brothers had guardianship of the Earth. The Hopi word for "dead" is Mokee.SI.U to be Beings of light. The Hopi believe the Father Creator is KA. The Sumerians believed KAT. The Sumerians believed the Creator of Man was a woman. The Sumerians believed TUAT.AN. The Sumerians believed two brothers had dominion over the Earth.AN to be Sky Warriors. The Sumerians used AM.

Additional Stuff: - White Eagles Story (the first Hopi revelation) - How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun - How the Hopi reached this World .

White Feather`s Story .

and the prophecies of the future. are almost all abandoned. yet even this has been foretold. The time . His sons have all joined his ancestors. My people have tired of the old ways -.the great ceremonies that tell of our origins. and the places of holy altars of stone built many years ago by my brothers' fathers in the south. who inhabit the forests and many lakes in the east. and learning from them many things full of wisdom. "And now White Feather is dying. no one to recite and pass on the ancient wisdom. a Hopi of the ancient Bear Clan. and few are left -the past grows longer. a minister named David Young stopped to offer a ride to an Indian elder. Today. who accepted with a nod. the land of ice and long nights in the north. seeking out my brothers. forgotten. the Indian said: "I am White Feather. But there is no one left. The account begins by describing how.Some of the prophecies were published in 1963 by Frank Waters in The Book of the Hopi. many of the prophecies have turned to stories. and the future grows shorter. of our emergence into the Fourth World. In my long life I have traveled through this land. From all these I have heard the stories of the past. and soon he too shall be with them. while driving along a desert highway one hot day in the summer of 1958. After riding in silence for several minutes. I have followed the sacred paths of my people.

And men who struck their enemies with thunder. These White Feather saw with his eyes -. and the Fifth World will begin." "This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun." "This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web. In his youth." "This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns. "This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices.the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies. "This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the whiteskinned men."The Fourth World shall end soon." . The Signs over many years have been fulfilled. like Pahana. and so few are left." "This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron. but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs.the coming of the white men's cattle. will overrun the land in large numbers. This the elders everywhere know. my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes -.

with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. understanding the prophecies. in time. "But White Feather shall not see it. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. so he did not live to see the further fulfillment of this remarkable prophecy. And soon -. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. The world shall rock to and fro.Pahana will return.." The old Indian fell silent. In time. They had arrived at his destination. Then there will be much to rebuild. "Many of my people. Reverend Young died in 1976. The signs are interpreted as follows: The First Sign is of guns. They never met again. I am old and dying. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. The white man will battle against other people in other lands -. Even now the seeds are being planted.. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. The . shall be safe. You -perhaps will see it.very soon afterward -."These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. and Reverend David Young stopped to let him out of the car. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.

How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun

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Once upon a time, when our people first came up from the villages of the underworld, there was no sun. There was no moon. They saw only dreary darkness and felt the coldness. They looked hard for firewood, but in the darkness they found little. One day as they stumbled around, they saw a light in the distance. The Chief sent a messenger to see what caused the light. As the messenger approached it, he saw a small field containing corn, beans, squash, watermelons, and other foods. All around the field a great fire was burning. Nearby stood a straight, handsome man wearing around his neck a turquoise necklace of four strands. Turquoise pendants hung from his ears. "Who are you?" the owner of the field asked the messenger. "My people and I have come from the cave world below," the messenger replied. "And we suffer from the lack of light and the lack of food." "My name is Skeleton," said the owner of the field. He showed the stranger the terrible mask he often wore and then gave him some food. "Now return to your people and guide them to my field." When all the people had arrived, Skeleton began to give them food from his field. They marvelled that, although the crops seemed so small, there was enough food for everyone. He gave them ears of corn for roasting; he gave them beans, squashes, and watermelons. The people built fires for themselves and were happy. Later, Skeleton helped them prepare fields of their own and to make fires around them. There they planted corn and soon harvested a good crop.

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They took a piece of well-prepared buffalo hide and cut from it a great circle. They stretched the circle tightly over a wooden hoop and then painted it carefully with white paint. When it was entirely dry, they mixed some black paint and painted, all around its edge, completing the picture of the moon. When all of this was done, they attached a stick to the disk and placed it on a large square of white cloth. Thus they made a symbol of the moon. Then the Great Chiefs selected one of the young men and bade him to stand on top of the moon symbol. They took up the cloth by its corners and began to swing it back and forth, higher and higher. As they were swinging it, they sang a magic song. Finally, with a mighty heave, they threw the moon disk upward. It continued to fly swiftly, upward and eastward. As the people watched, they suddenly saw light in the eastern sky. The light became brighter and brighter. Surely something was burning there, they thought. Then something bright with light rose in the east. That was the moon! Although the moon made it possible for the people to move around with less stumbling, its light was so dim that frequently the workers in the fields would cut up their food plants instead of the weeds. It was so cold that fires had to be kept burning around the fields all the time. Again the Great Chiefs held a council with Skeleton, and again they decided that something better must be done. This time, instead of taking a piece of buffalo hide, they took a piece of warm cloth that they themselves had woven while they were still in the underworld. They fashioned this as they had fashioned the disk of buffalo hide, except that this time they painted the face of the circle with a coppercoloured paint.

Soon the new sun rose and warmed the earth with its kindly rays. they raised the cloth by holding its corners. building houses and planting crops until they reached the mesas where they now live. With a mighty thrust. It travelled fast into the eastern sky and disappeared. As they had done with the moon disk. The Hopis wandered a long time. . all the people decided to pick up their provisions and go on. the White people took a trail that led them far to the south. and the Pueblos took one midway between the two. back and forth. On the forehead of the circle. which they had placed on a large sheet. they threw the man and the disk far into the air. Then the sun disk was completed. the old Chief tied a few little red feathers taken from the top of the head of a small bird. again and again. Now with the moon to light the earth at night and the sun to light and warm it by day.• • • • • To the top of each eagle feather. All the people watched it carefully. The ruins of the ancient villages are scattered to the very beginnings of the great river of the canyon--the Colorado. Then they swung the sun disk back and forth. Again the Great Chiefs chose a young man to stand on top of the disk. he attached an abalone shell. In a short time. The Hopis took one to the north. they saw light in the east as if a great fire were burning. Thus they wandered on to the places where they were to live. As they started.

How the Hopi reached this World .

• • • • • • • • • When the world was new. When they moved. None of the cave worlds was large enough for all the people and the creatures. hoping that one of them would grow up to the opening through which they themselves had descended and yet would have the strength to bear the weight of men and creatures. above the earth as well as below it. after many trials. At last. where people lived. spoke to the priest. the Two Brothers hoped. These. and below it three cave worlds. They were poor and did not know where to turn in the blackness. Some people said." "How can it be made better?" one man asked. "It is not good for us to live in this way. all was blackness. The Two Brothers sowed one plant after another. "Let it be tried and seen!" answered another. one older and one younger. one below the other. The cave was filled with the filth of the people who lived in it. Then it shall be well. "Yes. They increased so fast in the lowest cave world that they crowded it. Two Brothers. All was darkness. By our wills it shall be well. let it be tried and seen. One of these plants was a cane. They lived under it. There were four worlds: this one on top of the earth. No one could turn to spit without spitting on another." The Two Brothers pierced the roofs of the caves and descended to the lowest world.chiefs of the people in the cave world. the ancient people and the ancient creatures did not live on the top of the earth. No one could cast slime from his nose without its falling on someone else. might climb up the plant into the second cave world. the cane became so tall that it grew through the . The people filled the place with their complaints and with their expressions of disgust. they jostled one another.

So they shook the ladder and caused those who were coming up it to fall back. Complaining and wrangling were heard as in the beginning. for the earth was closed in by the sky. which was this world. as the first had been. times of evil came to them. It is said that those who were left came out of the lowest cave later. Wives became mixed with wives. ceasing only to sleep. While people and the beings lived in this third cave world. Torches were set ablaze. Men went from their lodges and worked by the light of torches and fires. These troubles caused people to long for the light and to seek again an escape from darkness. the fathers carried them to the kivas. When these little ones cried from hunger. Again the fathers took care of the children. women danced in the kivas (men's "clubhouses"). the mothers came and nursed them. where the women were dancing. and once more men and beings entered the upper cave world. or travelled from place to place. Women became so crazed that they neglected all things for the dance. so that husbands did not know their own from others. They even forgot their babies. those who were slow to climb out were shaken back or left behind. they feared that that cave also would be too small. Hearing their cries. Throughout this night. The Two Brothers found fire. They are our brothers west of us. Again.• • • • Up this cane many people and beings climbed to the second cave world. But it too was in darkness. only night. They climbed to the fourth world. and then went back to their dancing. When a part of them had climbed out. They found the . It was so dark that they could not see how large it was. At that time there was no day. Then they pulled the ladder out. After a long time the second cave became filled with men and beings. So the fathers had to be the mothers of the little ones. black night. Though larger. Again the cane was placed under the roof vent. the third cave was as dark as the first and second. just as the cave worlds had been closed in by their roofs. and by their light men built their huts and kivas.

Swallow. and wore their courses deeper and deeper. so very heavy that he grew weary of carrying it. Many. trying to think of some way of making light. Now that light had taken the place of darkness. It made the light from the cotton mantle look faded. Thus the great canyons and valleys of the world were formed. which they painted with turquoise paint. Spider was asked to try first. and continues to grow drier and drier. Now that there was light. many attempts were made. Across the mountains the Two Brothers cut channels. but without success.• • • • • • With the people were five beings that had come forth with them from the cave worlds: Spider. Water rushed through the channels. where it became the moon. but he was curious to see what it contained. The world has grown drier. singeing his face as they passed him. Then the people obtained and prepared a very white deerskin that had not been pierced in any spot. he opened the jar. That is why the coyote has a black face to this day. which made it damp. So the people sent the shield-light to the east. which flowed away to the east and to the west until mountains began to appear. Vulture. From this they made a shield case. He decided to leave it behind. It shed forth such brilliant light that it lighted the whole world. From it many shining fragments and sparks flew out and upward. By these lights the people found that the world was indeed very small and surrounded by waters. She spun a mantle of pure white cotton. The shining fragments and sparks flew up to the sky and became stars. The waters have kept on flowing and flowing for ages. the people easily followed the tracks of Death . Coyote. He spread his wings and fanned the waters. The people and these beings consulted together. Spider therefore became our grandmother. It gave some light but not enough. Down in the cave world Coyote had stolen a jar that was very heavy. The people appealed to Vulture for help. and Locust.

That is why we can see today the tracks of men and of many strange creatures between the place toward the west and the place where we came from the cave world.• • • • • • • • • Although all the water had flowed away. and they tried the girl. the people found the earth soft and damp. When people had followed in the tracks of Corpse Demon but a short distance. "So you have caused this thing! You have caused the death of my daughter. The one it will strike I shall know as the one whose magic and evil art have brought my tragedy upon me. and she was jealous of the little beauty. But the people only looked at each other. "Who has caused my daughter to die?" he cried loudly." The priest made a ball of sacred flour and pollen and threw it into the air. When it fell. They would have killed her if she had not cried for mercy and a little time. that she grew cold and that her heart had stopped beating. Then she begged . "I will throw it into the air. Among them were two little girls. When people saw that the girl slept and could not be awakened. the great priest." said the priest." He called a council of the people. and when it falls it will strike someone on the head. With the aid of Corpse Demon the jealous girl caused the death of the other child. Since the days of the first people. Then the priest exclaimed. grew angry. The other was the child of somebodyor-other She was not beautiful. it struck the head of the jealous little girl. One was the beautiful daughter of a great priest. I will make a ball of sacred meal. This was the first death. the daughter of somebody-or-other. her father. the earth has been changed to stone. they overtook him. and all the tracks have been preserved as they were when they were first made.

And they saw the beautiful little girl. "So that I might be useful. "Thus it shall be with all the children of men. The people said to one another. looking as he had looked before. When they looked down. All the blood oozed out of his body and he died. even through his heart. She was so happy that she paid no attention to the people. Her children still live and still have wonderful and dreadful powers. they discovered Locust in their midst." he replied. "Look!" said the girl who had caused her death. "You must return to the place you came from. She seemed to have no desire to return to this world." "When we die. But the people. "I came out with you and the other beings. although we have . After a long time he came to life again and ran about. As they went. "we will return to the world we have come from. There we shall be happy." But Locust would not obey them. said to him." the people said to each other. "Where did you come from?" they asked.• • • • • • • • • • • So the people were persuaded to return to the hole leading from the cave world. thinking that he could not be useful. Why should we fear to die? Why should we resent death?" So they did not kill the little girl. wandering among the flowers. except that he was black. Then the people journeyed still farther eastward. they saw plains of beautiful flowers in a land of everlasting summer and fruitfulness. "Locust lives again. Then the people became so angry at him that they ran arrows through him. the priest's daughter. Her children became the powerful wizards and witches of the world. "Why did you come with us on our journey?" they asked." replied Locust. who increased in numbers as people increased.

• • • • • So today the locust is at first white. In their hurry to get away from the lower cave world. They made war upon our ancients. and for a long time they were able to raise enough corn for their needs in a very short time. As the ancient people travelled on. and our other foods do not ripen. they became very hungry. But the powers of the witches and wizards made the time for raising foods grow longer and the locust dies. they had forgotten to bring seed. The locust medicine still heals mortal wounds. the corn grew and ripened in a single day. sometimes. When Swallow returned. After they had done much lamenting. or in caves with but one path . and we would not have to carry heavy packs of food on our journeys. Now. After the ancient people had journeyed a long distance. the Spirit of Dew planted the seed in the ground and chanted prayers to it. Through the power of these prayers. he comes to life again-. They depended upon the Spirit of Dew to raise for them in a single day an abundance of corn and other foods. To the Corn Clan. as the people continued their journey. they carried only enough seed for a day's planting. the Spirit of Dew sent the Swallow back to bring the seed of corn and of other foods. So for a long time. as was the first locust that came forth with the ancients. even now we would not need to watch our cornfields whole summers through. These mischief-makers stirred up people who had come out of the cave worlds before our ancients had come. They built their houses on high mountains reached by only one trail. too. he gave this seed. the children of the little girl tried their powers and caused other troubles. and after he has been dead a long time. our corn does not have time to grow old and ripen in the ear. Like him. we are the greatest of men. Having his medicine. If it had not been for the children of the little girl whom the ancient people let live. He is our father. The wars made it necessary for the people to build houses whenever they stopped travelling.

Greeting from my heart to all the native Tribes which taught and teach . I would like to thank all the Hopi Elders to shared their message with all human kind.Credits I hope you enjoyed the power point and you will think about things you can change to live a better life in balance with our nature and our universe.

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