afternoon, October 5, Lee Standing Bear Moore made his way up the steps leading
into St. Mary's Convent in Hot Springs, AR. A gathering of Catholic elders from
many other parts of the country were invited by Fr. Bruno Ruel to hear Grandfather Bear speak about Manataka
and the Holy Mother of All People - Rainbow Woman.
Grandfather Bear spoke
about Manataka's ancient past and the origins of the Keepers of Manataka, the
Tula people who migrated thousands of miles to honor and serve the Mother of
Peace who resides at the sacred mountain.
The people wore the wondering faces of beautiful children as they heard about
the miracles and healing of Manataka and the Lady of the Rainbow. The time
allotted went by fast and the meeting came to close with far too much yet to be
Later that day, Grandfather Bear
sent a message to Father Bruno. "After leaving the gathering today, a simple way to explain the “Significance of
the Manataka and the Rainbow Woman” came to us:
* It’s long history as a sacred
site predates 99.8% of written western cultural history.
* It’s history is imbedded in the
stories of North, Central and South American indigenous people.
* It’s history is buried deep
within the sacred mountains and areas within its seven circles.
* The healing properties contained
in flora, mineral and vibration dimensions of the area were of great
tribes who gathered here.
Lady of the Rainbow
The Lady of the Rainbow has a historical connection to a god found
among the Tula, Maya, Toltec, Olmec, and Aztec - IxChel.
Stories of the Rainbow Woman are more than myths, they are parables
relating to spiritual experiences, miracles and moral
standards of the day.
The behavior and extraordinary powers of the Rainbow Woman are
beyond human expression. She taught the people how to
love and live in peace. She performed miracles and occasionally
corrected the people.
The Rainbow Woman/Lady of the Rainbow is not only a historical
figure of olden myth, her spirit lives at the sacred mountain.
Miracles of leaps in human consciousness have been witnessed
over the course of many generations.
Through the power of God, healings come from the Rainbow Woman
expressing herself in the water, air, minerals and flora.
Many people in modern times reported seeing apparitions or
spirits resembling the Rainbow Woman.
**The Lady of the Rainbow is also said to be an indigenous
manifestation of the Lady of All People, Mary, Mother of God.
Thank you Standing Bear,
I made a copy of your text for each person who is attending the
retreat. Thank you for sharing some of your knowledge with us
yesterday. These people will keep Manataka dear to their heart
as I and the sisters already do. May God bless you and
your loved ones, Fr Bruno
The significance of
Manataka and the Lady of the Rainbow is found in the past and
the here and now. Thousands of people come to Manataka
(Hot Springs National Park, AR) each year to experience its
gifts. However, it's real significance is reserved for the
The future of Manataka is far more important than its past or
present. The future will reveal each of its great
prophecies as time spins in a celestial spiral rainbow.
**On August 24, 2011, in response for a gift of a
Manataka crystal to Mother Paul-Marie of Lac-Etchemin, she wrote instructions to her
staff, "Hot Springs, formerly
called "Place of Peace" seems predestined in divine and Marian
designs, and its rich history leads us to believe in the
workings of Providence that has prepared everything for the
establishing the seat of the Church of John in the U.S.A.... This gift becomes a symbol of a
providential and divine link that connects the Lady of All
Peoples - the lady of the Rainbow to the blessed land of Hot
October 16, 2012
Sr. Joyce-Mary, OSM of the Servant of Mary
"...The Sisters are comparing the
Lady of the Rainbow to Mary, the Mother of God. In
the Apocalypse there is a reference to a woman
crowned with twelve stars. She is a type of Marian
image of Mary, Mother of God. The healing waters
also resemble the healing waters of Lourdes where
Mary appeared to a poor, humble girl called
Bernadette Soubiroux. The comparisons are
truly wonderful because Mary is always inspiring us
to pray for peace, which you are doing. So,
you—with respect, like me are a Servant of Mary, the