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feature story #4, "Blue Star Prophecy of the Hopi" (sic), found
www.manataka.org/page2040.html, contains false propaganda
and misinformation. It is a distortion of the genuine sacred
traditions of the Hopi People. It is not correct that "the
rotation of the Earth has been manipulated by not so benevolent
Star beings." The Hopi reverence the Kachinas, whom
ancient tradition holds are the Star Visitors who come down from
the sky and instruct the people. These Star Visitor "Kachinas"
are benevolent and helpful, and most definitely would never harm
Mother Earth. The falsifying writer of that piece also
speaks untruthfully when he misreports Hopi Prophecy and tries
to assert that "some beings from the stars" will be "soul-less"
and walk among people with a "lack of life force in their eyes".
Such false fear propaganda has no place in genuine Hopi
Prophecies. Also, it is disrespectful of Hopi oral
tradition to mingle quotations from the Christian bible among
Hopi Prophecies, as that writer does. Please keep such
false, misleading, and disrespectfiul distortions of sacred
prophecies out of Manataka Smoke Signals News. Thank you.
In the light, Richard Boylan, Ph.D./Wakinyan Zitkala Numpa - Two
We are grateful for
corrections by our readers. They keep us honest. The story was
Blue Star Prophecy
(greetings we are relatives), Tutskwa I'qatsi (Land and Life are
I greet you in the Hopi way as an adopted Hopi whose father was a
holy man and keeper of Hopi ancient knowledge. I am a friend of John
Kimmey's, whose article on Hopi prophecy was published in your
recent newsletter (I am the author of the book on our Earth Mother
offered on John's website as a giveaway).
I wanted to briefly speak about, and amplify a section of John's
article which I believe he would not mind my doing, for it is
important to understand this point if we are to make the most of
this Purification Time, which heralds the coming of what the Hopi
call the Fifth World, and others the Fifth Sun, Heaven, Paradise and
other names for the coming new Earth our Mother, Tuuwaqatsi, is in
labor to become.
In his article John wrote: "...Our spiritual connection with our
Mother Earth and a sense of a common destiny with her will be
challenged. Each person will have to deal with that reality. Each
will be tested. The prophecy instructions explain that our
relationship with our Earth is fundamental to our being. We must
embrace her spirit and take our instructions from her..."
It is crucial that the above point not be lost among the many other
words of John's article. Our knowledge holds that we will have
choices to remain with our Earth Mother or abandon Her for another
place that will soon be announced to the world. This place has long
been known to us and the members of the higher religious orders of
other indigenous and non-native peoples (related to the directions),
but has been kept secret for our protection. This was done because
we are meant to always remain with our Earth Mother as She carries
us home to the Fifth World. Our instructions direct us to speak of
these matters now as the prophetic signs now indicate, along with
the dreams and visions we have been receiving. There is some debate
among elders about if and when to share this information, but
speaking about our Earth Mother and this purification time can only
help, and not hurt anyone, and it is our sworn duty to Tuuwaqatsi to
The bottom line of what I am sharing is to feel in our hearts that
we must always trust in our Earth Mother, and never desert Her as
given in our first pootskwani or spirit-law (Tutskwa I'qatsi, Land
--our Earth Mother-- is Life), no matter what lures are dangled
before us in the times ahead, or how fear may be used to drive us
from Her. Our path to the Fifth World is ONLYwith our Mother, which
is shown on the lower road of the Hopi Prophecy Rock. The upper road
of the Prophecy Rock, shown leading to oblivion, warns of the
destiny of those who do not remain immovable from our Mother in the
So, let us trust in our one-hearts to guide and lead us home with
the Earth at the end of this transitional time, the final
Purification for those who remain true to the Earth unto the Fifth
umumi pam taaviningwu - may the sun always shine upon youi,
upaava Hohongwitutiwa - your brother Hohongwitutiwa
This is in
response to: "Many tribes now facing..."
We the people that have respect
for all Sacred people and their Ceremonies around the world, can
no longer stand aside and allow for them to be harmed by those
who choose to use them and harm them with such dishonor.
If your heart feels the
call to share your experiences with the Manataka Indian Council
I am sure they would be interested in hearing from you
Manataka Indian Council;
Farm has been planted with sacred perennial plants,
prayed over, for many years, by the last Keeper of the Sacred
Pipe (I hope I can say it right) Keeper of the sacred, white
buffalo woman calf pipe. His name was Chips.
worked with the plants over the years in the Planted Medicine
Wheel. I got to know the nature of the plants, as the message or
Balance. Now, I have all this over, the internet, and the
World Peace and Prayer Days, with Chief Arvol [Looking Horse]
to think about.
Wheel, and there (maybe) a non-speakable
issue here. But, it has to do with, issues of
Sacredness and ceremonies. The Chief's relative's are at
Burgandy Brook Farm and Chip's relatives were here at Touchstone
for many years. I don't know how it is for Arvol's kid's at
Burgandy Brook. This is only my experience.
Balance, threats of arrest, and
money people. And this year's World Peace and Prayer Day hosted
by Chief Arvol Looking Horse (I was very
impressed by Arvol and the
message he gave, and I was very honored to have to work
the Medicine wheel with the Four Direction Plants, and be
I did not know the Chief was excluding anybody from taking part,
and I was surprised when I was the only person walking the wheel
with the Chief and his wife and the two representatives from
Blue Star Equiculture, David and Pam.
First of all, I want
to tell you about, being involved with Blue Star Equiculture at
Burgandy Brook Farm, in Palmer MA. But first let me tell you
some things about myself. My cousin Debbie is the owner or
founder, of message and land of Touchstone, she was Shaker.
I am, on my third, growing season on this land. ~Melody M
Not My Queen
My Dear Manataka Friends,
I don't know if you caught the
hack about Lizzy Windsor, aka the "Queen" Chief of "Canada"
[Queen Elizabeth of England]. After October 1, 1947
the "Letters patent Constituting Office of Governor General"
severed ties with the monarchy, when Lizzy the Liar was in
Canada last month it was announced the Queen was going to
commission the next Governor General from White Hall, this
has not happened since, at a minimum, 1952 when Vince Massey
was "appointed". What we have been living under is the
Code of Canon law or the law of the PAPACY ... this is a
direct result of the 1491 Treaties between the Original
People of Turtle Island and the Moors/Israelites/Masai.
Lizzy is merely running interferance to protect POPE in its
quest for the outright destruction of the planet. Hope this
helps. ~Patrick Ellis
Opposes Public Water
chooses, can use fluoride toothpaste and go to a dentist to
receive fluoride treatments and a prescription for fluoride
drops. They are allowed to make conscientious decisions
regarding themselves and their children. When fluoride
treatment of public water supplies is mandated, advocates are
saying that they know what is best for all of us and that the
rest of us should not be allowed to make conscientious decisions
regarding ourselves and our children. The first rule of
medicine is “do no harm”. There is an abundance of evidence
that fluoridation is harmful. The corporations that benefit
financially from fluoridation are the big contributors to
unscrupulous, incompetent politicians and health boards in order
to force fluoridation upon us.
When water is
fluoridated, those opposed to fluoridation have no choice. When
water is not fluoridated, those for fluoridation can purchase
bottled water that contains natural fluoride.
medical doctor can force patients to take drugs against their
will. What right has anyone to force fluoridation upon other
There was a time when asbestos lined our pipes,
lead was added to gasoline, PCBs filled our transformers and DDT
was deemed so “safe and effective” that officials felt no qualms
about spraying children in school classrooms and seated at
picnic tables. All of these chemicals are now banned.
Around the world: When communities with fluoridated water vote,
50% vote it out.
without fluoridated water vote, 95% vote it down.
Fluroidation ~Robert Kroboth
Pickin' a Basket of Joy
We went out to Pick
and Pick at 4 when David got off last night...and picked
blackberries. They are incredible...perfect and huge..some
even as large as my palm cupped..I joked we could fill a
bucket with 5 berries. I picked 2 buckets and David got 4,
then we got a bluebird
house to add to our collection and it came to $132.
But..no chiggers, no ticks, no weeds, no THORNS!, a fraction the time picking of
natural, clean as a whistle, and as many as we chose to
buy, us-pick or they. We got home and proceeded to work them up as they
were dead ripe and already starting to ferment. No time for supper but we were
full anyway from eating as we picked. Each bucket made approximately 1 gallon of
juice, foley-ed down. I froze enough for 4 pies, made 6 qt. of juice, and 18
pint of berry jam by 10:00 p.m.. with David's help. (My ex told the court,
under oath, that HE did the canning in our
house.. yeah, right...why he was not punished for all the bald-faced lies, I do
not know. That was the beginnings of my experience of TPTB
and how corrupt our society has become/is.) WOW, what a job! And what
beautiful pay-off! ~Debra Massey
Animal Spiritual Guides
I found your website really
intriguing. There is a lot of wisdom there, and I was very
struck by what you wrote about the animals that do seem
to be spirit guides for me.
I have a couple of questions if you think you may be able to
answer them. Before I learned about the concept of spirit
guides, I felt inspired to climb a Swiss Alp solo, and it
was a very moving experience, in some ways like what people
experience on vision quests. At the summit, as I stood by a
high ridge where you could see far away, a giant golden
eagle swooped down incredibly close to me, so close I almost
fell from the ridge, startled by the closeness of the
encounter, and then was gone. Does this suggest anything to
you about the Eagle as a spirit guide for me? I should
perhaps add that I feel an affinity with the qualities of
the Eagle as you describe them, that I feel a real closeness
to Jesus's disciple John who is identified with the Eagle,
and that people have commented on how I have a bit of an
Eagle look. At important moments in my life, I'll often see
raptor birds (not necessarily eagles) circling above me.
A few years before that, I was in the Boundary Waters of
Minnesota on Outward Bound, which is designed to be
something of a vision quest
experience. On the solo night, I was very afraid of being
confronted by a Bear, finally surrendered to sleep, and had
a vague sense of a Bear
coming to me in my dreams; after that, I was constantly
encountering Bear totems. This is a bit complicated, though,
by the fact that I had
this experience just before becoming engaged, and my fiance
loved all the Bear totems, and later, she divorced me.
Hope these aren't unfair questions, but if you do have a
thought or two that might aid my reflection on this, I'd be
much obliged. Sincerely,
Suggesting a Spirit Guide based on your anecdote would be
unfair to you and maybe to the eagle as well. We are very
careful not to make suggestions of this type -- as they may
lead you to a path that is not yours. For a similar reason,
we do not interpret dreams for those we do not know. Both
instances are spiritual in nature and require a great deal
of serious introspection, prayer and a deep 'knowing' that
can bring about momentous revelations in a person's life.
These things must be respected for they are part of the
inner-self and the soul. Otherwise, the potential for harm
exists and that is not the way of Manataka.
Feeling an infinity for a particular entity is good and it
may indeed lead you to achieve a form of communication
beyond mental telepathy and beyond the realm of the
vibrational physical self. However, simply because you like
a specific creature, it does not mean the Creator of All
Things will choose that creature to imbue your soul with a
message, inspiration, knowledge or wisdom. There are ways
to achieve this Way.
In our humble opinion, the first step is to believe --
believe the Creator can and does use an infinite number of
tools to teach and guide the human soul. We need not put
our faith in man's dogma and doctrine for it is fallable and
often without Spirit. The depth and breadth of American
Indian philosophy and spirituality knows no bounds of
freedom and cannot be contained within the words of Man.
Thus, we cannot share with you every step of the Way, but we
can encourage you to open your mind, heart and spirit to the
possibilities that exist in our dimension.
It is no
hyperbole to say that the consequences of the
recently passed "Obamacare" bills by the Congress
will be horrific. In fact, I'm not even
sure that the English language contains a word
sufficiently suitable to describe exactly how
dreadful the consequences of this new national
care monstrosity will actually be.
With all its faults, America's health care system is
the finest in the world. Why else would rich people
in Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and
elsewhere come to the US when the medical chips are
really down? Socialized medicine doesn't work for
them and it won't work for the United States.
The negative effects of Obamacare are already
starting to take effect. Across the country, tens of
thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of
physicians are making preparations to retire. I
would be willing to predict that the vast majority
of physicians who are financially able to retire
do so before 2014 (the year Obamacare officially
takes full effect). And who can blame them? Not me.
Think of it: under Obamacare, physicians will be
told to increase their patient load by at least
one-third, or maybe even half. Imagine a physician
with a government-mandated patient load of maybe
5,000 or 6,000 people (or even more than that).
Imagine some federal bureaucrat demanding that the
physician spend not more than, say, 4 minutes with
each patient. Imagine that physician being told what
he or she will not be allowed to prescribe or what
they will not be allowed to treat. Imagine the
health care Nazis micromanaging not only patient
care and treatment, but also wages and pricing. If
you think insurance companies have too much control
over medical care now, just wait until
government-mandated (and controlled) medical care is
implemented. In other words, you ain't seen nothin'
yet! How could any self-respecting, conscientious
physician practice medicine in an environment such
as that? They couldn't--and they won't. And this
will create a shortage of physicians like you won't
believe, which only serves to push the patient load
per doctor and quality of care per patient to
unsustainable levels. In other words, prepare for
assembly-line, one-size-fits-all medical care!
Those Who Can Give Healing Counsel
There are still some in my network of
family and acquaintances who inquire as
to why I rarely attend church, and do
not accept the dogmas of the church.
There is a wide enough gulf between my
ways and theirs that I no longer address
this question. Often I just quietly
respect their views, although they still
try to persuade me to be in their ranks.
But I am at Peace in my garden, with the
insects, birds, animals, the sky, the
wind, sun, and at night - the moon,
stars, crickets, fireflies all around me
- this is all the "religion" I want or
need - and I have my healing and
dreaming arts and many spirits to work
perceives Creator, the message I have
received recently is that this
is the time for those who can give
healing, counsel, comfort or peace to
all sentient beings - to give of
themselves, without counting the cost or
considering the boundaries of creed,
politics, species, money or ethnicity.
We must move beyond these manufactured
barriers and view the whole being, the
land, and the spirits of future
generations. Consider the present as the
most important moment, and lay all else
aside - it can wait. Existence and
matters of spirit and heart may not.
Sometimes a small moment of our time is
all that is needed to take a corrective
action or to be a hollow bone for Great
Mystery to work in someone’s life.
Sometimes the small moments matter the
most, and the big moments are mere
inner quiet voice of Spirit that whispers in
your heart and not the noisy clamor of the
world that leads so many astray so easily.
Do not be afraid to give to others when
Great Mystery asks you - give of your self.
~ K. Wilson
The Lost Teaching
Is there a teaching that was a part
of all Faiths at one time? That is now missing from many faiths?
And is the Key to Understanding so many things? Why humans have
to endure so much pain and suffering?
That no matter how things work in Creation today? At some point
in the past? Higher life forms misused their Free Will and came
down into lower realities where they did not belong?
Stayed too long, and became trapped by the forces that create
these more solid realities? By crystalizing their spirit bodies
and making them heavier? And creating souls that are affected by
these realities, like magnetism? Not only in this world,
but others to come?
And then the human form was brought here for those souls to live
in? A form that obviously does not belong here? In that
everything on this world works within it's own ecosystem?
Everything feeding off of each other and keeping any one thing
from dominating all the rest? Until humans come along and throw
these ecosystems out of balance? Yet the human form having the
ability to adapt, and have the intelligence to reach out? So the
soul/spirit that lives within can finds it's way back to where
it came from? And now it's just a matter of course that more
humans are born very day? And a soul or spirit must volunteer to
live within that human to guarantee survival of the species?
Until all things have been made right again?
My friends, We aren't little babies that Our Creator is going to
do everything for us. We are very powerful spiritual, as well as
physical beings. And We must learn self-control. For Our
thoughts and desires are immediately satisfied in spirit.
Though they may take longer to manifest in this reality. And
whether we believe it or not. We all get just exactly what we
want. Even the hardship we must endure, which we come here for.
To make penitence for past wrongs, and learn to become mature
spiritual beings. ~Anthony Silva
The Spirit of the Moment..
People of Manataka:
It's a wonder I
didn't float into the operating room, with all the
prayers and good wishes whirling around my head; it was
an amazing experience. The surgery was a complete
success, and I'm now home recuperating, and other than
the usual little bumps and setbacks, I'm healing really
The thought of
Grandfather Bear on the mountain lifted my heart many
times as I prepared myself physically and spiritually
the night before, and "Thank you, Bear" was on my lips
as I was admitted at 6:00 am the next morning. I could
feel his healing energy and prayers surrounding me, and
many times afterward I have felt his touch and given
thanks for his generosity and kindness.
I've had so
many good people reach out to me during this
difficult time, yourselves among them, and I'm so very
grateful for all the prayers and assistance I've
received. My future job prospects are looking good, too
- I have several possibilities open to me - and I am
certain that this is due in large part to the good
thoughts and prayers that have been sent my way.
to all of you, and you in particular, Bear, for your
kindness and lending-of-strength during this very
challenging time. I hold you all in my heart and in my
prayers, now and always. Christina / Quanah'che Mawokee,
The Feathered Serpent Lodge, Albuquerque NM