At the 1986 Continental Indigenous Council, Fairbanks, Alaska, Lee Brown gave this talk sharing the Hopi Indian prophecies of the great shakings that would come to this earth if we didn’t come together as a people beforehand. We have not come together as a people, yet, but maybe we can still do that before the third great shaking. Either way, the end result will be a purification of the peoples of the earth, so that we can finally come together as one “race”, the human race.
The transcript is below, and also available in PDF here.
Points of interest for bible readers is the fact that they were gathered together and given 2 stone tablets. They were warned not to throw them to the ground, but according to the Tanakh (OT) Moses did throw the stone tablets to the ground. Also, we’re told in the Tanakh that if we keep YHWH’s commandments, we will have the mark of God in our foreheads. When we keep the commandments we look like YHWH (in the form/image of God), but when we break the commandments, we’re like dogs returning to vomit and pigs wallowing in the mire (in the image of the beast). When we sin we look like animals (otherwise known as beasts). So it’s interesting that the prophecy below talks about this being the age of the beast (animal) and that in the future we’re going to look like humankind (the Primal Adam / Body of Christ) who is the image of God, no longer the image of the beast.
Lee Brown Speaks on the Hopi Indian Prophecies (Transcript)
“I learned that native peoples have many prophecies about this time. You begin to hear these, over and over. And so I kinda more or less memorized a lot of them. And what I’d like to do now is share with you some of those.
You know every day now on the TV I hear what the elders talked about back then. Even just last night there’s a sign that’s to come before the third shaking of the Earth, which I’m gonna get to. I’ll explain what all these mean. Last night on the news they were talking about it. We’ll come up to that.
They say at the beginning of each cycle of time the Great Spirit comes down through a messenger and makes a strong appearance upon the Earth. And we are coming to an end of a cycle now. It’s not the first cycle. There was a cycle of spirit. There was a cycle of the mineral, the rock. There was a cycle of the plant. And now we are in the cycle of the animal, coming to the end of that and beginning the cycle of the human being. When we get into the cycle of the human being, the highest and greatest powers that we have will be released to us, be released from that light or soul that we carry to the mind. But right now we’re coming to the end of the animal cycle when we have investigated ourselves and learned what it is to be like an animal on this earth.
And at the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and He gathered the peoples of this earth together they say on an island that is now beneath the water and He said to the human beings, he said, “I’m going to send you to four directions and over time I’m going to change you to four colors, but I’m going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back togetherwith each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about.” And he said, “During the cycle of time I’m going to give each of you two stone tablets. And he said when I give you those stone tablets, don’t cast them upon the ground because if any of the brothers and sisters of the four directions and the four colors cast their stone tablets on the ground, not only, will human beings have a hard time, but almost the earth itself will die.”
And so he gave each of us a responsibility and we call that the Guardianship. And to the Indian people, the red people, he gave the Guardianship of the earth. And we were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the earth, and the plants that grow from the earth, the foods that you can eat, 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 because something good was to happen on the earth.
And to the South, he gave the yellow race of people the Guardianship of the wind. And they were to learn about the sky and breathing and how to take that within ourselves for spiritual advancement. And they were to share that with us at this time.
And to the West where there’s blackness of night he gave the black race of people the Guardianship of the water. And they were to learn the teachings of the water which is the chief of the elements, It is the most humble and also the most powerful. When I went to the University of Washington I learned that it was a black man who discovered blood plasma. It didn’t surprise me because blood is water and the elders already told me that black people would bring the teachings of water to humanity.
And to the North where there is white snow on this continent, He gave the white race of people the Guardianship of the fire. And if you look at the center of many of the things they do you will find the fire. They say a light bulb is the white man’s fire. If you look at the center of a car you will find a spark. If you look at the center of the airplane and the train you will find the fire. And the fire moves, also consumes. This is why it was the white brothers and sisters that began to move upon the face of the earth and reunite us as a human family. Because they had the guardianship of the fire, this was their responsibility.
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 Mesa.
I’ve talked to people from the black race of people and their stone tablets are at the foot of Mount Kenya. They are kept by the Kukuyu Tribe. I once had the honor of presenting a sacred pipe at the Kukuyu Tribe carved from the red pipe stone of Mount Kenya. One time I was at an Indian spiritual gathering about 15 years ago and a medicine man from South Dakota put a beaded medicine wheel in the middle of the gathering and it had the four colors from the four directions; He asked the people, “Where is this from?” They said, “Probably Montana, or South Dakota, maybe Saskatchewan.” He said, “This is from Kenya.” It was beaded just like ours, same colors.
The stone tablets of the yellow race of people are kept by the Tibetans, in Tibet. And the guardians of the traditions of the people of Europe are the Swiss. In Switzerland they still have the mask day when each family brings out it’s mask. They still know the colors of their families. They still know their symbols, some of them. I went to school with some people at the University of Washington from Switzerland and they shared this with me.
Each of these four peoples happen to be people that live in the mountains. 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” because they are on opposite sides of the world.
It was some people from the yellow race of people, in 1976 because the United States was celebrating 200 years of freedom, they were having this bicentennial. 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. And I was thinking last night as we were having a circle out here about this. They said that the roads of this land would either go North-South or they would go East-West. If they went North-South we would come together as brothers and sisters, but if they went East-West there would be destruction and almost the earth itself would have a hard time. So you all know the roads went East-West. They said then things then would be lost from the East to the West and the North to the South but that they would come back from the West to the East and come back from the North to the South. They would be lost from the South to the North.
So nine years ago in 1976 from the West to East Coast of this land, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. people carried a sacred pipe bundle by hand, on foot across this land. My aunt had dreamt 15 years earlier and that dream was in a book that people would throw rocks and bottles at that pipe bundle as they carried it across the land, people that didn’t like them. And sure enough that came about. People threw. But, as my Aunt seen it in her dream, they (the rocks) would only come so close and then they dropped, and nothing touched it. When they got up to the top of the Rockies they hit a hard storm. And there was an elder man. He had long white hair and he said I will carry it now and they had a van and then they had people walking by the van carrying that bundle. Then the old man got out of the van. He carried it clear through that storm. He was so cold when he got back in the van that somebody touched his hair and it fell. His hair was frozen. You had to be really cold for your hair to freeze. But that old man carried it through that storm because they said if we carry this bundle across the Earth, the powers would begin to come back.
It was carried from West to East. They said a spiritual fire would be lit in the North and it would come down the Northwest Coast of this land. And when it gets to the Puget Sound, it would go inland. And I think this, nine years later, is the gathering in the North, myself. That’s why I came here. This is it. We have the capacity to start the spiritual fire now, here. The old people long ago seen it and foretold it and I’m going to come to that.
So we went through this cycle of time and each of the four races went to their directions and they learned their teachings. It was in the Newsweek magazine not to long ago that the 8 out of 10 foods that people eat here on the Earth were developed here in the Western hemisphere. Because that was our guardianship, to learn the teachings of the Earth and the things that grow from the Earth.
And we were given a sacred handshake to show when we came back together as brothers and sisters that we remembered the teachings. 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 would be human beings, but they would come as turtles.
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. And they seen (them?). They looked out across the desert and they saw the Spanish Conquistadors coming, covered in armor, like turtles across the land. So this was them. 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. And so word spread throughout North America that there was going to be a hard time, 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.
So tribes begin to send people to the mounds to have visions to try to figure out how they could survive. At that time there were 100,000 cities in the Mississippi Valley alone, called the mound civilizations: cities built on great mounds. Those mounds are still there. If you ever drive through Ohio or the Mississippi Valley, they’re tourist attractions now. There was 100,000 cities of Native people and they were wondering how they could survive. They begin to try to learn to live off the land because they knew a hard time was going to come. They began to send people to have visions to see how we could survive this time.
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 of the sacredness of all things. And if we could do that, there would be peace on earth. But if we did not do that, when the roads went clear from east to west, and when the other races or colors of the Earth had walked clear across this land, if by that time we had not come together as a human family, the Great Spirit would grab the earth with His hand and shake it.
And so if you read the treaty negotiations from Red Jacket of the Six Nations on the east coast of this land clear to Chief Joseph and Chief Seattle on the west coast of this land, they all said the same thing. Chief Joseph said, “I accord you the right, and I hope that you accord me the right, to live in this land.” We always were trying to live together. But instead of living together, you all know there was separation, there was segregation. They separated the races: they separated the Indians, and they separated the blacks. In the state of Washington it was against the law for an Asian to marry a white person up until not too long ago. There was separation.
So when they got to the west coast of this land the elders that were aware of many of these prophecies… I should say that I know that each and everyone of you from your tribal backgrounds have your own prophecies and I’m probably not the most discerning person to be speaking but there is going to be time, I think, on the agenda for other people to share. And I hope that you open up and do share.
When they got to the west coast of this land they said they would then begin to build a black ribbon. And on this black ribbon they would move a bug. And when you begin to see this bug moving on the land, that was the sign for the First Shaking of the Earth. And this First Shaking of the Earth would be so violent that this bug would be shaken off the earth into the air and it would begin to move and fly in the air. And by the end of this shaking this bug will be in the air around the world. And behind it would be a trail of dirt and eventually the whole sky of the entire earth would become dirty from these trails of dirt, and this would cause many diseases that would get more and more complicated. So the bug moving on the land, of course it’s easy to see now. In 1908 the Model-T Ford was mass produced for the first time. So the elders knew the First Shaking of the Earth was about to come about – that’s the First World War. In the First World War the airplane came into wide usage for the first time. That was that bug moving into the sky.
And so they knew something very important would happen. There would be an attempt to make peace on earth on the west coast of this land and so the elders began to watch for this. And they begin to hear that there was going to be a League of Nations in San Francisco so the elders gathered in Arizona around 1920 or so and they wrote a letter to Woodrow Wilson. And they asked if the Indian people could be included in the League of Nations.
At that time the United States Supreme Court had held that a reservation is a separate and semi-sovereign nation, not a part of the United States but protected by it. And this was a concern because people didn’t want the reservations to become more and more separate. They didn’t want them to be considered nations. So they did not write back and the Native people were left out of the League of Nations, so that circle was incomplete.
In the League of Nations circle there was a southern door, the yellow people; there was a western door, the black people; there was the northern door, the white people; but the eastern door was not attended. And the elders knew that peace would not come on the earth until the circle of humanity is complete, until all the four colors sat in the circle and shared their teachings, then peace will come on earth.
So they knew things would happen. Things would speed up a little bit. There would be a cobweb built around the earth, and people would talk across this cobweb. When this talking cobweb, the telephone, was built around the earth, a sign of life would appear in the east, but it would tilt and bring death. It would come with the sun. But the sun itself would rise one day not in the east but in the west. So the elders said when you see the sun rising in the west and you see the sign of life reversed and tilted in the east, you know that the Great Death is to come upon the earth, and now the Great Spirit will grab the earth again in His hand and shake it and this shaking will be worse than the first.
So the sign of life reversed and tilted, we call that the swastika, and the sub rising in the west was the rising sun of Japan. These two symbols are carved in stone in Arizona. When the elders seen these two flags, these were the signs that the earth was to be shaken again.
And the worse misuse of the Guardianship of the fire is called the “gourd of ashes”. They said the gourd of ashes will fall from the air. It will make the people like blades of grass in the prairie fire and things will not grow for many seasons. I saw on TV not too long ago that they were talking about the atomic bomb, the gourd of ashes. They said it was the best-kept secret in the history of the United States. The elders wanted to speak about it in 1920 at the League of Nations. They would have spoken of it and foretold it’s coming if they could have entered into the League of Nations.
The elders tried to contact President Roosevelt and ask him not to use the gourd of ashes because it would have a great effect upon the earth and eventually cause an even greater destruction in a Third Shaking of the Earth, the Third World War. But I’ll get to that in a few minutes.
So they knew that after the Second Shaking of the Earth, when they saw the gourd of ashes fall from the sky, they knew then they would try to make peace on the other side of this land. And because the peace attempt on the west coast had failed, they would build a special house on the east coast of this Turtle Island, North America, and all the nations and peoples would come to this house and it would be called the House of Mica and it would shine like the mica on the desert shines.
So the elders began to see they were building the United Nations made out of glass that reflects like the mica on the desert so they knew this was the House of Mica and all the peoples of the earth should go to it. So they met and talked about this. They said that in 1920s they had written and they had not been responded to, so this time they said we better go to the front door of the House of Mica because things might get a lot worse. So elders representing a number of tribes I believe drove to New York City. When the United Nations opened, they went to the front door of the House of Mica, and they said these words: “We represent the indigenous people of North America and we wish to address the nations of the Earth.” And they said, “We’re going to give you four days to consider whether or not we will be allowed to speak.” And they retreated to one of the Six Nations Reserves in New York State. The Six Nations Reserves are the keepers of the Great Law of Peace of the prophet that appeared here in North America, Deganawida. And this Great Law of Peace is still recited, it takes four days between sunrise and noon. Each year an Indian, by memory, it is recited about this time of year.
Four days later they came back and I believe the nations of the earth they heard that the Indians had come to the door. And they voted to let the Indians in. They wanted to hear what they had to say. But the United States is one of five nations in the United Nations with a veto power and still they were concerned because this time the Native sovereignty was even stronger. And I believe they vetoed the entrance of the Native people.
So then they knew other things would happen on the Earth, and the United Nations would not bring peace on earth but there would be continuing and deepening confusion. And that the little wars would get worse. So they retreated to the Six Nations Reserve and they talked about this and they said the time is really getting close now, 1949. They said, “We’re going to divide the United States into four sections and each year we’re going to have a gathering and we’re going to call these the White Roots of Peace Gatherings.” They began to have these around 1950. And they authorized certain men to speak in English for the first time about these prophecies. One that I used to listen to many times, over and over, was Thomas Benyaka. He is a Hopi man. I believe he is still living.
He was authorized to speak in English about what was on the stone tablets and he has dedicated his lifetime to doing this. And they begin to tell us at these gatherings, they said “In your lifetime you’re going to see things happen.” It was strange when they said it in the 1950s and 1960s but now it seems very clear. But then it was unusual.
They said, “You’re going to see a time in your life when men are going to become women. They said the Great Spirit is going to make a man on the earth. He made him a man but this man is going to say, “I know more than the Great Spirit. I’m going to change myself to be a woman:” And they will even nurse children. They said the Great Spirit is going to make the woman on the earth. She’s going to say, “I know more than the Great Spirit. I want to be a man. And she will be physically a man.” This sounded strange. Or maybe in their vision they saw Boy George. I don’t know.
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’re going to find the blueprint that makes us. They call that now, DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid. And they said, “They’re going to cut this blueprint.” They call that now, genetic splicing. And they said, “They’re going to make new animals upon the earth, and they’re going to think these are going to help us. And it’s going to seem like they do help us. But maybe the grandchildren and great grandchildren are going to suffer.”
I don’t know if you heard on the news last month in the Unites States now they have genetically spliced a new germ never before released in the environment. They want to release this germ into the cotton fields of the south because they say it will rejuvenate and strengthen the cotton. They had scientists on the CBS evening news the other night talking about it. One scientist, he said what the elders said in 1950. He says, “this will not harm us. We’ve put it in a lot of tests.” And the other scientist, he said what the elders also said. He said, “No. This has never before been in the environment. We have no idea what it will do.” But the elders spoke of it long ago. They said it will seem harmless. But it may be able to hurt the great grandchildren. The elders said long ago they will release these things. They will use them. This is going to be release not to long from now.
They are making new animals. The elders talked about this. They said, “You will see new animals, and even the old animals will come back, animals that people thought had disappeared. They will find them here and there. They’ll begin to reappear.”
They said you will see a time about this time they said– there’s going to be a time, and I know many of you are from tribes that also have this prophecy. They said there’s going to be a time when the eagle will fly it’s highest in the night. And it will land upon the moon. Some tribes say the eagle will circle the moon. Some tribes say the eagle will fly it’s highest in the night. And at that time, they say, many of the Native people will be sleeping,” which symbolically means they have lost their teachings. There are some tribes that say it will be as if they are frozen: they’ve been through the long winter. But they say, “When the eagle flies it’s highest in the night, that will be the first light of a new day. That will be the first thawing of spring.” Of course, at the first light of a new day, if you’ve stayed up all night, you notice it’s really dark. And the first light, you want to see it, but you can’t. It sneaks up on you. You want to see it change but it was dark and then pretty soon it’s getting light before you know it.
We’re at that time now. The Eagle has landed on the moon, 1969. When that spaceship landed they sent back the message, “The Eagle has landed.” Traditionally, Native people from clear up in the Inuit region, they have shared with us this prophecy, clear down to the Quechuas in South America. They shared with us that they have this prophecy. When they heard those first words, “The Eagle has landed,” they knew that was the start of a new time and a new power for Native people. There was absolutely nothing strong before us now. We may do anything we wish.
In 1776 when the United States Government printed the dollar, in one claw [of the eagle], if you’ve ever noticed, there is an olive branch in this claw. They said that represented peace. The Indian elders shared with me in South Dakota where Kevin is from, to them that represents the enslavement of black people. In the prophecies of the Six Nations people they say there will be two great uprisings by black people to free themselves. We’ve seen one about 1964. There will be a second, more violent one to come. I’ll get back to what that means in a minute. In the other claw is 13 arrows. The founding fathers of the United States said that represents the 13 States. But they say, the elders, that that represents the enslavement of the Native people.
When the Eagle landed on the moon, they decided to print a special silver dollar to commemorate that. I don’t know how many of you noticed it. The original design showed the spaceship landing on the moon but at the last minute it was changed to an actual eagle. And in the eagle’s claws is the olive branch, but the arrows are gone. And the elders said, “That’s our prophecy, we have been released.”
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. And there’s a whole other set of prophecies from the Iroquois people about that and I won’t have time to go into that this morning. But we’re in that time now. We’re between the first light of a new day and the sunrise. The sunrise is about to come and when it comes up everyone is going to see it. But you know how it is in the village. There’s a few people that get up early, and there are some that sleep until noon. I’m probably one of those that sleeps until noon. They said when that Eagle lands on the moon, the powers will begin to come back to us. And as an alcoholic person I feel that one of our greatest diseases is alcoholism. And within 7 days of the time the eagle landed on the moon the first native alcoholism program was started on the Apache reservation in Arizona.
Within seven days of the time the Eagle landed on the moon, the Freedom of Indian Religion Act was introduced into the United States Congress. Eventually it was passed in November of 1978, signed by President Carter. I believe it was November 10th. Making the song that Kevin sang legal to sing in every state in the United States. It was once punishable to go to jail for up to 10 years or a $10,000 fine for singing a song or doing a sweat. This was changed in 1978. The legislation was introduced in 1969, less than seven days after the Eagle landed on the moon. These are the physical manifestations of the spiritual prophecies that we have.
So he said at this time you’re going to see that things will speed up, that people on the earth will move faster and faster. Grandchildren will not have time for grandparents. Parents will not have time for children. It will seem like time is going faster and faster. And the elders advised us that as things speed up, you yourself should slow down. The faster things go, the slower you go. Because there’s going to come a time when the earth is going to be shaken a third time. But the Great Spirit has been shaking the earth two times: the First and Second World Wars to remind us that we are a human family, to remind us that we should have greeted each other as brothers and sisters. We had a chance after each shaking to come together in a circle that would have brought peace on earth, but we missed that.
Last night they were talking on the news about the sign for the Third Shaking of the Earth. I heard it sitting in the airport after I missed my plane. They said they’re going to build what the elders called the “house in the sky”. In the 1950s they talked about this: they will build a house and throw it into the sky. When you see people living in the sky on a permanent basis, you will know the Great Spirit is about to grab the earth, this time not with one hand, but with both hands.
Many of you of Native background may have heard “the spirits will warn you twice, but the third time you stand alone.” We’ve had two warnings, the first two World Wars, but now we stand alone in the third one. As it says in the Baha’i Writings, there will be no-one protected. When this house is in the sky, the Great Spirit is going to shake the Earth a third time and whoever dropped that gourd of ashes, upon them it is going to drop.
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, and in the prophecies these are called “villages of stone”, or “prairies of stone”. And they said the stone will grow up from the ground and you will not be able to see beyond the village. And at the center of each and every one of these villages will be Native people, and they will walk as “hollow” shells upon a “prairie of stone”. They said “hollow shells” which means they will have lost any of their traditional understandings; they will be empty within.
They said after the Eagle lands on the moon some of these people will begin to leave these “prairies of stone” and will come home and take up some of the old ways and begin to make themselves reborn, because it’s a new day.
But many will not. 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. They will be as steam. And in the center of many of those villages of stone when they turn to steam, the Native people will turn to steam also because they never woke up and left the village.
And this used to bother me when I was a young man. I used to ask the elders, “Isn’t there anything we can do?” And they said, well, it’s just that way that if a person does not have the spiritual eyes to see, it’s very hard to show them. Or if they don’t have the ears to hear, it’s very hard to speak with them. We wish that we could go get them all but we can’t. It’s just that some are not going to wake up. But some will wake up.
And so they say there’s going to be the Third Shaking of the Earth. It’s going to be not a good not thing to see but we will survive it. We will survive it. And when we survive it, then there’s going to be another attempt to make a circle of the human beings on the earth. And this time the Native people will not have to petition to join but will be invited to enter the circle because they say the attitude towards us will have changed by then, and people will let us into the circle and all the four colors of the four directions will share their wisdom, and there will be a peace on earth. This is coming close.
A lot of times when I share this message of the prophecies, people say, “Can’t we change it? Could we stop it?” The answer is yes. The prophecies are always “either/ or”. We could have come together way back there in 1565, and we could have had a great civilization, but we didn’t. Always along the path of these prophecies, we could have come together. We still could. If we could stop the racial and religious disharmony, we would not have to go through this third shaking.
The elders say the chance of that is pretty slim. It seems to me like it’s pretty slim, too. But they say what we can do is we can “cushion” it. The word that we use is “cushion”. We can cushion it so it won’t be quite as bad. How do we do this? We do this by sharing the teaching that will reunite us.
The Hopis in their prophecies say there will be a religion that comes here. Maybe it will be true and bring unity, or maybe it will not bring unity. If it does not bring unity, a second religion will come, and the people of this religion are known in the Hopi language as the Bahani, the people of Baha. Ni means “people of”. So I was looking for the people of Baha. I wondered who the people of Baha were. I was a Baha’i for a while before somebody told me Baha’i means people of Baha. I said, “Oh my god!” There I was looking for it all these years and I never noticed it, that I found it. I was stubborn and did not want to become a Baha’i but my grandfather, that passed away, must have found out about it in the next realm because he came back to me four times to tell me, “hey, look at that again. Look at that again. Look one more time.” Baha, it means light adoring. Baha’i means followers of the light, or the people of Baha. We’ve been waiting for these people a long time. They say they will bring a teaching that will unite the earth. So we need to share those teachings. They say that fire will come from the North. So here we are in a circle in the North talking about the Baha’nis, people of Baha, and the teachings of Baha.
When I heard about these [prophecies], none of them made any sense. But now most of it has come to pass. Last night on the news, they said the “house in the sky” will be put up in 1996. It was going to be put up sooner, but it’s been postponed for four years. Maybe it will be postponed again. But in not too long it’s going to go up. The earth as we know it is going to change.
Each of us carry, I believe, a sacred drop of light. In the Indian teachings it says it takes 9 ancestors to agree before conception can occur. Nine ancestors of the husband and wife have to come together in the spiritual realm and say we will bring life before a woman can become pregnant. At that time the soul is formed.
I delivered my first daughter and a man from the [Blood?] Reserve who went to South Dakota and was the first [Blood?] [inaudible] in 82 years he came to my house by coincidence four days before my wife went into labor. Each night we had a ceremony, and on the morning after the fourth ceremony my wife went into labor at sunrise. And that night, at sunset, my daughter was born. And I took her out, and I cut the cord, and I noticed at the sundance that what [Dakota?] people do in South Dakota, they pass that pipe three times, and they don’t take it until the fourth time. And even in Washington I’ve heard the coming of a child is like the coming of a new pipe. And while I was delivering my daughter I happened to notice that the skull came out three times, and on the fourth time, her head came out like the coming out of a pipe. So I took her out and I cleaned her up and first I put her on the mother instantly but then after a few minutes I cleaned her up and I washed her up. There was a circle of people just about like this around my wife and there were people of different backgrounds and we looked up and through the ceiling came a small drop of blue light. When it got close to the child you could not see it. That was her soul, she will carry that light throughout earth. And that is her special uniqueness as a being, a spiritual power. In that are our gifts.
After we go through and then we carry it back here and it radiates to the mind but for some reason in this cycle we’ve been in the lower natures, the animal thought. But now we’re going into the human world. The mind is going to be opened up to the radiance of our own soul and the cycle of the human beings is going to come about, and something so good is going to happen on the earth that it cannot even be described. The elders say it in different ways. They say something like this– they say, “There will be grass, at that time, when they make that circle and bring the peace on earth. There will be blades of grass that have not quite come through the earth. Even they will try to push themselves up to be part of that day when the sun rises.” The elders explain it like this: “out here, outside this building, long before there was a fair grounds here there were Native people.” They say many of these Native people in different tribes they were aware of these things, and they told the children. Their children grew up.
You know, one time the scientist came to the Hopis and they said, “We want to take a piece of the stone tablets.” They said “We want to take the stone tablets to a scientific laboratory to determine how old they are.” The Hopis said, “We know how old they are”. Well, the scientists said, “We want to confirm it.” Well, the Hopis let them take a little piece, and they did that by the carbon dating method. They found these tablets were at least 10,000 years old, maybe 50,000. So when I say, “Thousands of years ago, there were Native people that spoke of these things,” that’s exactly what I mean. They told their children and thousands of years ago, their children grew up and told their children, and then their children grew up and told their children. And they spoke about the people that will live at this time.
And now it is us. We are the ones they spoke of long ago. They say to be alive, to come into creation and to live upon the earth at this time is a great honor. In the cycle of time, from the beginning to the end, this time that we’re in now will change the purification of all things. They say this is the hardest time to live, but it is also the greatest honor to be alive to live and see this.
In the state of Washington in 1855 they signed treaties and made 22 Indian reservations. They wanted to do it before there were problems. They thought they were advanced at the time, they had learned from what had happened elsewhere. They made 22 Indian reservations and the elders spoke in 1855 and they said, “We’re going to become weaker, and you are going to become stronger, and if you wish to break these treaties, you may do so.” They said, “But there’s going to come a time when the earth itself will rise up and purify itself and this will be announced. It will be announced by the speaking of more than 16 Great Ones on the West Coast of this land. And when the 16 Great Ones speak, the purification will have begun. There was a new [inaudible] five years ago when Mt. Saint Helens, one of the 16 great volcanoes on the West Coast of this land, “spoke”. The Seattle Times did a special interest story. They went over to Watson Totus and Woodrow Bill.
It was Woodrow Bill’s son that made this hoop that I brought here today, my good brother Randolf Bill. They asked Watson Totus and Woodrow Bill as spiritual people of the Yakuma nation, “What does this mean?” What they said was so profound that they didn’t put it on page 16, they put it on the front page of the Seattle Times.
They said, “This means that the races and nations of the earth should slow down and come together and talk to each other. “That’s exactly what it meant. And we had four years and four days to do that. Four years and four days later, Mt. Saint Helens erupted the second time. That was last spring, just about this time. That was our grace period. We could have still done something really good. But now things are going to speed up. Now things are going to really happen fast. Time is going to go so fast. The more we share the Message, the more we will cushion the Third Shaking of the Earth, and the easier it will be on ourselves and others.
A good friend of mine in Montana, his grandmother just passed away last year. The last thing she said to him was make a place for yourself in the mountains because the air will become so hot down here where they were at on the reservation. It’ll be hard to breath. And it won’t be long. It’s the last thing she told her grandson when she was passing. Go in the mountains and make a place for yourself. There’re some things there you can survive with. People are going to run to the mountains to survive. And the native people must be ready for this.
I know Eugene is going to speak and I wanted to speak a little bit longer. He said something that profoundly affected me several years ago at the last gathering about how important it is for native people to get ready because it’s not going to be long. And there going to turn to the native people. And they are going to turn to the local spiritual assemblies. I know there’s a lot of local spiritual assemblies that don’t meet. And they think, oh we really don’t have that much business. But it’s not going to be long. The earth is going to turn to you. Black Elk I believe foresaw this and he said there will be a hoop of many hoops that will circle the world.
So this is that time. We are now within the purification of all things. Non-Natives call this the “Apocalypse”. The Native elders call this the “Purification”.
I want to share one non-native prophecy with you. There was a prophet, a seer, not a prophet, but a seer in Europe. His name was Nostradamus. I’m sure many of you have heard of him. He foresaw 3 great shakings of the earth. He said the third shaking would begin when lesser Arabia and Persia engage in a war. Five years ago when Mount St. Helens went off, Iraq attacked Iran. Lesser Arabia today is called Iraq. Persia is called Iran. These two prophecies coincide. Both the native elders and Nostradamus said this will start slowly, almost unnoticed by the peoples of the earth, but it will eventually involve us all. Eventually the gourd of ashes will fall from the sky so much that the river that runs through the center of this turtle island, the Mississippi river will boil from the heat of the gourds of ashes that will fall on this land.
But don’t despair. It sounds terrible, but we will survive it. We will live through it. I don’t think there’s anyone chosen to live through it, but some people will.
So, in closing I would like to call on each and every person, regardless of who you are, young or old, Native or non-Native, to arise now, and to awake, to embrace this time, to learn everything you can about the Teachings and the Writings, to arise and awake and go forth, all the peoples of the earth.
You’re going to find them. Peoples everywhere are now receptive to the Message. This year is the year when that is really going to start, I believe, myself. Arise and awake. That’s a phrase from the Dhammapada of Buddha. It is time to arise and awake. Go forth and teach. Walk the world. We call it the good red road. The road that runs north to south. Things will be lost from south to north but come back from north to south. There’s people out there waiting to hear, waiting to hear… waiting to hear…Follow | Contact Links