Hopi Prophecy as told to ChoQosh by Mina Langsa – Chief
of Oraibi, Hopi 1966
story was given to me, It is not mine. It belongs to the Hopi
people who tell it in their kivas. This story is to be passed
on to go out around the world that people may hear it in a good
way and create right action for the sake of those yet to be born,
for the sake of all the relations).
The Hopi say
that this Earth has had three great civilizations before and that
we are the fourth. All three before us had powerful technologies
that affected the balance and the harmony of the Earth. When this
balance is thrown off Mother Earth washes herself. Three times before,
Mother Earth has had to wash herself clean. The first time, she
purified herself by Fire; the second time, she cleansed herself
with Ice and the third time with Water. Know all the indigenous
people of the Earth have their stories of the great deluge.
The Hopi say
that at the time of the great water covering the Earth a people
went underground, a seed people, and stayed there for a long time.
One day, when their prayer to the Great Spirit became one voice,
Massau sent a long ladder into the Earth to the people and brought
them up into the sunlight.
Messenger, did a wondrous thing. Massau took the great whole, the
Truth that governs all peoples, all things on this world and on
other worlds and divided it into portions. Once the whole was divided,
the parts needed names. Massau gave a portion of the truth to the
people who were then sent to the EAST. A second portion was given
to the people who were sent to the SOUTH. Another portion was given
to the people who were sent to the WEST. A portion of the sacred
truth was then given to the people who were sent to the great wall
of ice in the NORTH.
All were to
begin a great migration. They were to become caretakers of their
truth, remembering who they were and from where they came, also
remembering that others like them were caretakers of other portions
of the truth. They were to watch the sky for signs of when to build
and when to move on. They were to leave signs behind them for the
people who were to come after. The migration took a very long time.
Some returned to the point of origin.
Others in the
passing of a long time began to think they had the only truth, the
Massau had given them the whole truth. They began to protect their
truth, becoming defenders, not caretakers. When they ceased to honor
the Truth that was in others and to defend and even kill to protect
their truth, they began to build walls around them (their truth),
roofs over their heads to cut out the sky, the sacred roof that
covers all brothers and sisters alike. They put floors over the
precious Earth to protect themselves. WHEN THEY HAD DONE THIS, THE
SACRED HOOP of the nations was broken and the pattern of the three
previous worlds was repeated.
a time of chaos and imbalance, which now leads to purification.
The Earth is ready to purify herself again. The Hopi people say
that this imbalance of technology that we have created will create
a great gourd of ashes that will make the seas boil and all life
as we know it will be burned from the Earth.
The Hopi say
that there is another way of purification and an alternative technology
which will create a way to communicate with all the peoples of the
four directions, mending the sacred hoop that was broken.
In this way
we will step from the fourth world into the fifth in the way of
knowledge, sacred knowledge and justice, which brings about peace,
and we will all know abundance. This is the time of the 11th hour
of chaos. This is the time of coming together and in a sacred manner
speaking out truth and listening to the sacred truth of others.
is a Hopi petroglyph that shows the Earth surrounded in and embraced
by a shimmering spider's web - a web of communication.
If we the people of the fourth world begin to gather in sacred circles
again and if we begin to speak our truth in a sacred manner, THEN,
in this way, the truth which has been scattered in the four directions
will be called back together again, the fragments becoming whole
very much what each of us does now… and all that we do must
be done in a Sacred Manner.
and respect we shall listen to the Sacred Truths of Others.
ChoQosh – Turtle Island 2006