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.


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


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. great disturbances will develop in the balance of nature. • The Hopi also predicted that when the "heart" of the Hopi land trust is dug up. though always without violence. 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. any violations of nature in the Four .

and each contributes to the annual cycle its own ceremonies. 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. Their kids go to school and they use medical centers. Traditional Hopi --which preserve ancient lands and customs New Hopi .  The Hopi live and work outside of the reservations. arts. Troubles with the Navajo whose reservations surround the Hopi still • • • .Actual Hopis • • • • • • • Total population: 6. and land. but also love the modern American life. hopi (Uto-Aztecan. Each village has its own village chief. The Hopi Indians today love their traditions. and each village has maintained its own balance of engagement with the EuroAmerican culture and traditional Hopi practices and views.who work with outsiders. Each village presents its own distinct cast of katsinam.946 Languages: English.

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

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

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

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. whose origin shall presently be explained. on First Mesa. but the pottery center in Hopiland is the village of Hano. and since it must be borne on her back from the spring below the village mesa this is a burden indeed. 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. Mention was made previously of the women employing their leisure in the making of baskets or pottery. and in the making of baskets or pottery. An interesting emphasis should be placed upon the "or. too. She is." Her leisure is employed in visiting her neighbors. though men willingly assist in any heavy labor when wanted. the never finished grinding of corn by the use of the primitive metate and mano taking much time." for no village does both.Woman`s work • The Hopi woman's life is a busy one. and the people are not Hopi but Tewas. the builder of the house. One hears a great deal about Hopi pottery. • • • . for the Hopi are a conspicuously sociable people.

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

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




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

the Anasazi. appear to have been related to the Aztecs of Mexico. • 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. and may have arrived in their current location 5 to 10 thousand years ago. sharing with the Zuni and other Pueblos a basic culture and view of the sacred. the Hopis never actually had a single group identity--they were independent villages.Origins • • • • Gathered from different tribes Language is similar to the Aztecan Town dwellers for many centuries Oldest village “Old Oraibi” founded 1100 A. while . In that time. and oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States • Their ancestors.

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

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

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

.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. The dots represent the four colors of Hopi corn. and the four racial colors of humanity.

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

Women and children who resisted were killed. Entering the sleeping village just before dawn. Awatobi. then throwing down burning bundles and red peppers they suffocated their captives. And so Awatobi was destroyed by representatives from all the other villages. so they attributed their misfortunes to the anger of the old gods and decided to stamp out this new and dangerous religion. 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. the rest were divided among the other villages as prisoners. shooting with bows and arrows those who tried to climb out.Hopi reactions to cristian convertion • Certain dissentions and troubles had come upon them. 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. 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. and some crop failures.

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

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


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

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

Our world is in terrible shape again even though the Great Spirit gave us different languages and sent us to four corners of . but humans turned away from moral and spiritual principles. some of which have not yet been seen in this age. The Elders said again only small groups escaped and came to this fourth world where we now live. the people spoke one language. They did not follow nature's rules. They gradually turned away from natural laws and pursued only material things and finally only gambled while they ridiculed spiritual principles. Hopi leaders 80. Eventually the world was destroyed by sinking of land and separation of land by what you would call major earthquakes. They repeated their mistakes and the world was destroyed by freezing which you call the great Ice Age. Many died and only a small handful survived.• • • • • • At the meeting in 1948. They even had spiritual powers that they used for good. The people invented many machines and conveniences of high technology.Then this handful of peaceful people came into the second world. That world lasted a long time and as in previous worlds. They misused their spiritual powers for selfish purposes.The few survivors entered the third world. 90 and even 100 years old explained that the creator made the first world in perfect balance where humans spoke one language. 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.

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

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

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

Spiderwoman • served as a messenger between deity and the people. a sipapu. which led to the earth above. • 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.

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

Pahana • • The true Pahana (or Bahana) is the "Lost White Brother" of the Hopi. Hopis are buried facing eastward in expectation of the Pahana who will come from that direction. The legend of the Pahana seems intimately connected with the Aztec story of Quetzalcoatl. 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 • • • . This figure bears a striking resemblance to figures of Quetzacoatl. the horned or plumed serpent. In the early 16th century. He will bring with him a missing section of a sacred Hopi stone in the possession of the Fire Clan. and he will come wearing red. This similarity is furthered by the liberal representation of Awanyu. the feathered serpent. in Mexico. in Hopi and other Puebloan art. and other legends of Central America. Traditionally. 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. 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.

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

called the mound civilization: cities built on great mounds.000 cities of Native people and they were wondering how they could survive. 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. They looked out across the desert and they saw the Spanish Conquistadores coming. like turtles across the land. 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 • • • • • .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. Those mounds are still there. They began to try to learn to live off the land because they knew a hard time was going to come. At that time there were 100. but they would come as turtles. They would be human beings. 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. 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. they're tourist attractions now. So tribes began to send people to the mounds to have missions to try to figure out how they could survive. covered in armour. There was 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. And so word spread throughout North America that there was going to be a hard time.000 cities in the Mississippi Valley alone.

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

being the most humble and the most powerful. he gave the yellow race of people the Guardianship of the wind. the plants that grow from the earth. They were to learn about the sky and breathing and how to take that within ourselves for spiritual advancement. • • • . We were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the earth. 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.The 4 Guardianships “And so the great spirit gave each of us a responsibility and we call that the Guardianship.” To the North he gave the white race of people the Guardianship of the fire. he gave the Guardianship of the earth. the red people. 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. “When I went to the University of Washington and I learned that it was a black man that discovered blood plasma. 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. Eight out of ten foods that people eat on the earth are developed in the western hemisphere … To the South. the foods that you can eat.” • To the Indian 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. known as Prophecy Rock which symbolizes many Hopi prophecies .Petro glyph near Oraibi.

The bow in his left hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down their weapons. . 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 Cross is that of Christianity. The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of Life. The bar between the paths.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. . above the cross. is the coming of white men.

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

If we return to spiritual harmony and live from our hearts. Here we see a line that represents a choice like a bridge joining the paths. . we can experience a paradise in this world. 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.There are two paths.

is the Great Purification. 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. after the last chance. And the Path of Life continues forever..

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

The white man will battle against other people in other lands -. 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."These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. . The world shall rock to and fro.with those who possessed the first light of wisdom.

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

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

These White Feather saw with his eyes -." • Longhorn cattle U F IL F L D E L . will overrun the land in large numbers.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.8th Sign • "This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth. Freaks U F IL F L D E L . come and join the tribal nations. who wear their hair long like my people. • Hippies.

It will appear as a blue star. the ceremonies of my people will cease. above the earth. • MIR Space station and the human staffed international Space station .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. Very soon after this.

but man still may lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. They will drop down from the sky like rain. The final stage. called The Great Day of Purification. They will shake us by our ears. If this fails to materialize. This will be the final decisive battle between good and evil. 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.Purification Time • The liberators will come in from the west with great force. our Great Creator through nature will do the task according to their plans. which. must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect. Eventually a gourd full of ashes would be invented. This battle will cleanse the heart of people and restore our Mother Earth from illness. It could be total destruction in any form. Ancient. 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. would boil the oceans and burn the land causing nothing to grow for many years. We must not get on the house tops to watch. such as the Hopi. if dropped from the sky. and the wicked will be gotten rid of. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. 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. we don't know 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. like children who have been bad. They will have no mercy. Only brother and sister will • • • • . spiritually based communities.

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

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

It seems to me like it's pretty slim. The prophecies are always "either/or". a second religion will come. I was a Baha'i for quite a while before somebody told me that baha'i means "people of Bah". or the "people of Bah". look at that again. Always along the path of these prophecies. But they say what we can do is we can "cushion" it. and we could have had a great civilization. The Hopis in their prophecies say there will be a religion that comes here. "Can't we change it? Could we stop it?" The answer is yes. If we could stop the racial and religious disharmony. or maybe it will not be true and not bring unity. Baha'i means "follower of the light". it means "light or glory". and the people of this religion are known in the Hopi language as the Bahani. but we didn't.Hopi Reactions for WW III • People say. too. the people of Baha. we could have come together. If it does not bring unity. We still could. "Hey. We can cushion it so it won't be quite as bad. I thought. I wondered who the people of Baha were. we would not have to go through this third shaking. look at that again. The word we use is "cushion". Maybe it will be true and bring unity. you know he must have found out about it in the next realm because he came back to me four times to tell me. Ni means "people of". We could have come together way back there in 1565. How do we do this? We do this by sharing the teaching that will reunite us. The elders say the chance of that is pretty slim. So I was looking for the people of Baha. Look one more time. "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. We've been waiting for • • • • ." Bah.

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

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

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


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

If we are not purified enough it will finish the job for us. It will stop and observe us.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. It is the Purifier. a New World Order where freedom is an essence. • • • • . the people will come together and one language will be spoken. The hunting will gather strength and spread. The next one will be red. After purification time intermarriage will be possible. Hale-Bopp was the twin Kachina. white and blue. The Horny Toad Woman gave Massau'u a promise that she would help him in time of need. This will get out of control. saying she too had a metal helmet.

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

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

the same things that we had gone through.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. 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. • • . Hopi prophecy also tells us that there will be a mass migration of Indians northward from Mexico and Central and South America. The migration will be led by a 130-year old Indian named Etchata Etchana. It's been known that this had happened a long time ago in our prior world. 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. The second division took place in the wake of the spectacular appearance of UFOs in August. The Traditionalists were forced to leave Oraibi and move to Hotevilla.

Important Developments for Native American in the 20th century .

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

Positive consequences after “Eagle landing “ for Native Americans .

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

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. "I will carry it now. people carried a sacred pipe bundle by hand. They said that the roads of this land should either go North-South or EastWest. they hit a hard storm. 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. but if they went East-West there would be destruction and almost the earth itself would have a hard time. An elderly man with long white hair said. And sure enough that came about.The pipe bundle • • In 1976 America had its bicentennial celebrating 200 years of freedom. So you all know the roads went East-West. from San Francisco to Washington. But. He got out of the van and carried the sacred pipe bundle clear through that storm. and nothing touched it. He was • • • . D." 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. as was in my aunt's dream.C. the rocks only came so close and then they dropped. So nine years ago in 1976 from the West to East Coast of this land. When they reached the top of the Rocky Mountains. on foot. If they went North-South we would come together as brothers and sisters.

UFO Stuff .

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

We do know that they have high technology to see what is going on.• • • On August 7. They just know that when we are getting close to the end times. The "Old Ones" had the knowledge and they have traveled to other planets before and they know how it is out there. and we're not aware whether they're going to help us or go against us. 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. we will be visited by people from out there. a spectacular UFO sighting was witnessed by dozens of people and photographed by Chuck Roberts of the Prescott (Arizona)"Courier". 1970. when the true Hopi will be flown to other planets in "ships without wings. Photographs of Billy Meier's Pleiadian space and beam ships look just like these rock petroglyphs from long ago. warning of the coming of Purification Day. This sighting occurred after a "UFO calling" by Paul Solem and several Hopi Indians.“ 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. . if there is life on other planets and which planets are not liveable. But.

short bodies. in some cases 4. having large heads. • Hopi Prophecy speaks of the return of the Blue Kachina .Ant People • According to legend. Some of these drawings have the indication of telepathic thought waves coming from the beings' head themselves. long spindly fingers. Drawings of the Ant People bear a strong similarity to the gray aliens. 5. . at the destruction of each ages of humanity .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 the end of this cycle of time. or 6 digits.Star People and Star Knowledge .

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

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 .

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

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

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

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.

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

How the Hopi reached this World .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Greeting from my heart to all the native Tribes which taught and teach .

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