The following article was inspired by a dialogue between three groups of people:
1) researchers into the UFO and crop circle activity, which has drawn increasing attention in recent years,
2) Native Americans, whose prophecies point to the current times as being a critical turning point for humanity, and
3) A growing body of people whose spiritual teachings predict the return of a Great Teacher/Messiah/Buddha/Elder Brother at this time.
Here we attempt to correlate their ideas, postulating that there may be a unifying theme between them, and that many of the ‘unexplainable’ phenomena that are now happening daily in our world — spontaneous healings, weeping and bleeding statues, miracle waters, milk drinking statues, visionary experiences, and extraterrestrial activity — are signs that humankind is on the verge of a tremendous evolutionary advance — one that will be aided by the ‘angels’ and ‘guardians’ who some claim are always with us, protecting our earth and guiding our every step.
Native Prophets of the Americas
Until recent years it has been a controversial step for native leaders to publish their prophecies, but many are now coming forward because the prophecies themselves contain a directive to go out and warn the world when certain signs appear. Signs such as the ‘rain of fire’ and ‘gourd of ashes’ (atomic warfare) and the ‘shaking of the earth’ (earthquakes) are seen as indications that it is time.
There are parallel themes in many of the prophecies:
1) We are entering a time of purification and can expect to witness chaos and destruction in all the kingdoms of nature.
2) It is a time for the reuniting of the races. Barriers of religion and nationality will begin to fall as all people realize their essential unity.
3) We must heal the damage done to Mother Earth, the source of life, and recognize that all living things are endowed with spirit.
4) In the coming times we will see the return of one or more Great Teachers who will guide us into the future.
Through the legends of the native peoples of North and South America, there runs a recurring thread — the tale of a Great White Teacher who came in ancient times to free the people from slavery, war, and human sacrifice. He showed them instead, a way of peace, dignity and brotherhood. He brought prosperity to the poor tribes by introducing agricultural methods and ways of self sufficiency. He renovated their patterns of worship, and taught them a special reverence for Venus, the Morning Star, the object of His daily meditations.
From Alaska to the tip of South America His story can be found. His names were many: Tah-co-pah, the Healer; Ee-me-shee, the Wind God; Chee-zoos, God of the dawn light. Today He is best remembered as Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, or Kukulcan. His image graces the resurrected pyramids and temples throughout these lands. The Prophet was bearded, with long hair, and wore white flowing robes. Wherever He went, He trained 12 disciples to carry on His work after His departure.
Before He departed He gave a prophecy — that the cultures He had inspired would eventually fall to the tragedy of greed and war. The temples would be burned, the populations decimated. He warned His people to protect their sacred writings, and promised that He would Himself return to restore order and balance and to open again the pages of the ancient wisdom books. When He left, He traveled East, and it is from the East He promised to return.
Black Elk and Crazy Horse
Black Elk and Crazy Horse were leaders of the Lakota Sioux in the late 1800s when the US was decimating its native populations. Each had a vision of the future.
Black Elk saw that his people, after long years of destitution and death, would loose heart and the sacred hoop of his nation would be broken. But after seven generations he saw a vision of the nation being reunited and becoming part of the greater hoop of all the nations of the earth. At that time a great Prophet from the east would bring a message of hope to all people.
Crazy Horse’s vision also foretold the darkness that would descend on his people. He saw the coming of automobiles and airplanes and the tragic world wars of the modern era. But after the last war, he saw his people gradually awaken and begin to dance again, this time along with people of all colors, under the Sacred Tree of Life.
The Hopi’s — Waiting for Pahana
In 1948, Thomas Banyacya accepted the task of warning the world of the events foretold in the Hopi prophecies. The Hopi’s, he says, had been instructed to seek a “house of mica” (glass) that would stand on the eastern shore of Turtle Island (the US). The Hopi’s saw the UN building in New York as the house of mica. Beginning in 1949, they sought entry to its assembly to: 1) look for their True White Brother, 2) seek justice for Indian brothers and sisters and good people everywhere, and 3) warn leaders of the coming purification. In 1992 and again in 1993 they were able to deliver their prophecies.
Hopi legend speaks of the Pahana, or the True White Brother, who once lived with the people and would return in the time of Koyaanisquatsi, when the world was beset by fearful troubles and chaos. Then He would unite the broken tribes and reestablish balance and harmony.
Don Alejandro Oxlaj, a priest and seventh generation medicine man from Guatemala, calls the times we live in as “crucial for our future survival,” and hopes to alert the world to the momentous changes that he says are now occurring. As head of the Quiche Maya Elder Council, representing 21 Mayan regions, he is a wisdom keeper of the Mayan calendar and prophecies. He has received permission from the Council to publish, for the first time in 500 years, the Mayan prophecies.
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