PROPHECY ROCK OR LIFE PLAN
Issue Number 37
I have nothing here. My life is simple. All I have is my planting stick and my seeds. If you are willing to live as I do, and follow my instructions, the life plan I shall give you, you may live here with me and take care of the land. Then you shall have a long, happy and peaceful life.
Greetings, Spring is here, summer is around the corner. Some of us will be busy working our fields, planting, blending with nature, putting in our seeds, watching them appear. It makes us proud that we too are creators. We pamper our plants, sing and pray so they will grow healthy and strong. They will grow and grow to produce food for our nourishment in return for our kindness and care so that we will stay strong and healthy. The plants will be happy for the duty they have done, both we and the plants will be happy to be part of nature.
At this time we wish to thank all those who support us with the expenses in putting out our publication. Most of all we appreciate all the letter writing to your elected officials. We are hoping the Congressional hearing will materialize here in Hopi land so that the Traditional point of view will be heard concerning JUA. We have been waiting for so long and wish to be included, especially the Hotevilla Village.
Since we will not have much time this summer, we decided to put out this quick issue. We will give our best effort sin letting you know the events. Things are happening but are not yet ripe to put into print. We don't know yet when the next issue will be.
ESSENCE OF HOPI KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OR PROPHECY
Often people write and ask for Hopi prophecy, but because it would take many pages, it is really not that simple. Let us look briefly in to Hopi knowledge and wisdom relating to the "Gourd of Ashes" (atomic bomb) and the instructions regarding the UN often told by Hopi elders. The following is condensed from late Chief Katchongva's booklet "From the Beginning of Life to the Day of Purification."
The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race through their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in balance, as an example of a practical alternative to the suicidal man-made system, and as a fulcrum of world events. The pattern is simple. "The whole world will shake and turn red and turn against those who are hindering the Hopi."
THE GOURD FULL OF ASHES
Eventually a "gourd full of ashes" would be invented, which if dropped from the sky would boil the oceans and burn the land causing nothing to grow for many years. This would be the sign for a certain Hopi to bring out his teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final event would happen soon. That it could bring an end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time.
Hopi leaders now believe the first two events were the first and second world ward and the "gourd full of ashes" in the atomic bomb. After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki teachings formerly kept secret were compared and released to the world. The details presented here are part of those teachings.
THE DAY OF PURIFICATION
The final stage, called "The Great Day of Purification," has been described as a "Mystery Egg" in which the forces of the swastika and the Sun plus a third force symbolized by the color "red" culminate either in total rebirth or total annihilation--we don't know which . But the choice is yours, war and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals in order to survive.
That it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among Traditional Hopi, but man still may lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient spiritually-based communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.
The man made system now destroying the Hopi is deeply involved in similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop destroying the Hopi then many may be able to survive the Day of Purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi way, then the hope for such an age is in vain.
The forces we must face are formidable, but the only alternative is annihilation. Still the man-made system cannot be corrected by any means that requires one's will to be forced upon another, for that is the source of the problem. If people are to correct themselves and their leaders, the gulf between the two must disappear. To accomplish this one can only rely on the energy of truth itself.
This approach, which is the foundation of the Hopi way of life, is the greatest challenge a mortal can face. Few are likely to accept it. But once peace is established on this basis, and our original way of life is allowed to flourish, we will be able to use our inventive capacity wisely. To encourage rather than threaten life. To benefit everyone rather than giving advantage to a few at the expense of others. Concern for all living things will far surpass personal concerns bringing greater happiness than could formerly be realized. Then all things shall enjoy lasting harmony.
Just what are the Hopi prophetic instructions regarding the United Nations and what constituted fulfillment?
Two misconceptions must be immediately dismissed. The Hopi are not charged with just another appeal for peace, nor do they request membership in the UN. Once more voice added to the chorus of those calling for peace would add little compared to the true significance of what Hopi tradition has to offer the modern world through this forum. When it was suggested that they join the UN the Traditional Hopi--half jokingly--would respond: "No, we're waiting for the UN to join us." Quite literally they are waiting for other nations to return to that way of life which can continue endlessly. Which is the deeper meaning of the name, Hopi. This gives a clue to the profound insight to be found in the Hopi ancestral knowledge. If thoroughly understood, this insight into the forces that shape the modern world would enable those involved in the UN to bring an end to the arms race. The communication effort of the Hopi and the developments that led to the existence of the United Nations are parallel responses to the invention of the atomic bomb. From the Hopi perspective these two efforts ought to enhance each other for the benefit of the entire world.
Centuries before the arms race began the alternative to war was being put into practice by migrating societies who slowly formed a spiritual political union at Oraibi, the oldest continuously inhabited village in the western hemisphere. To the Hopi, the UN has great significance within this pattern.
Two monumental cultural factors have prevented the european immigrants from recognizing this process of widespread unification: The presumption of racial superiority and the need to conquer and convert. And a recent tendency to discredit all knowledge which does not stand the test of scientific thought. The Hopi insist that the coming of the light-skinned race, the invention of the atomic bomb and the development of the UN were anticipated by their ancestral prophetic instructions to be fulfilled by the Hopi, they must make four attempts to gain a genuine hearing on the subject of their teachings and on the efforts of the USA to eliminate their original form of government. It unsuccessful, a rare opportunity will be missed which would ultimately result in the elimination of all human life on earth.
The basic premise is that humans can not simply make their own laws and enforce them with weapons without regard to natural order. The very means of enforcement violates that order, causing precisely the suicidal situation now faced today. Lest the Hopi be accused of being overly ethnocentric, they point out that all peoples once practiced the same alternative to war and the Hopi simply call out to a return to our common heritage before it is too late. "Perfect Consideration" could eliminate all war. "A Perfect Consideration" must overcome all obstacles, both in the modern political sense and in the seriously disrupted organization of Traditional Hopi government. These difficulties can be overcome. To many, there is saving grace in the pieces of the broken vessel of Hopi culture, in the person of a few elders who still refuse to abandon their traditions, their understandings and their hopes for a truly peaceful world for now and generations to come. In them lies a great hope for peace!!
A CHALLENGE BY THE ELDERS
How can there be peace? Nowhere is there peace, not even within Hopi peaceful society. Bahanna society, every nation on earth, from people in high places down to the lowest cast are not at peace. How can peace be accomplished when weapons are made to kill? How can there be peace if people hate, not love? Perhaps the only alternative now is "Purification."
Do not lose hope.