Hopi: "The Great Purification and the Third Great Shaking" (Part 1 of 5)

Hopi Native Americans speak of a day when a Great Purification takes place on Earth. This time of destruction and renewal signifies that we are about to enter a new era: The Fifth World. The Hopi also believe that humanity, with the correct sacred guidance, will have the opportunity to make a decision about how extreme the Great Purification will be. Their Prophecies are taken very seriously by the People and Medicine Elders met with the Dalai Lama in 1979 and also organised meetings with the United Nations in which they teach about the people of the four directions coming together.

The Hopi believe that there will be a Third 'Great Shaking' of the World. Given that the First and Second Great Shakings referred to the First and Second World Wars, many believe that this symbolises the future possibility of a Third World War. In 1986 at the Continental Indigenous Council in Fairbanks, Alaska, Hopi Lee Brown delivered a message on behalf of his People in which he pronounced the components of the Ancient Prophecies relating to the Great Shaking.

The following is full reproduction of his speech:

"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. 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.

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 together with 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 is 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. A medicine man from South Dakota put a beaded medicine wheel in the middle of the gathering. 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 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. 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, the rocks 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. 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 would come down the Northwest Coast of this land. And when it gets to the Puget Sound, it would go inland. 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 Newsweek magazine not to long ago that the 8 out of 10 foods that people eat here on the Earth were developed 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. 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.

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