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Hopi Prophecy Has Been Frightenly Accurate

By James Donahue

Frank Waters, who wrote what may have been the most extensive book depicting the Hopi people ever published, included intricate conversations with many of the tribal elders before their passing. Many of these men included prophetic messages in their dialogue. Among the more startling messages was the one offered by White Feather, of the Bear Clan.

The White Feather account was reportedly passed on to Waters by David Young, a minister who, in 1958, stopped to offer a ride to an elder. After riding in silence for a while, the Hopi elder identified himself, said he was dying, and told of spending his life traveling the world in search of wisdom

“From all these (people he met) I have heard the stories of the past, and the prophecies of the future. Today, many of the prophecies have turned to stories, and few are left – the past grows longer and the future grows shorter.”

White Feather lamented, as did the Hopi elder that my wife and I spoke with in 1997, that the old ones were dying off and the younger tribal members, forced into the white man’s schools and taught the white man’s ways, were no longer listening to the old stories.

“There is no one left, no one to recite and pass on the ancient wisdom. My people have tired of the old ways – the great ceremonies that tell of our origins, of our emergence into the Fourth World, are almost all abandoned, forgotten, yet even this has been foretold. The time grows short,” he said.

The old Hopi said his people await the Pahana, “the lost White Brother, as do all our brothers in the land. He will not be like the white men we know now, who are cruel and greedy. We were told of their coming long ago. But still we await Pahana. He will bring with him the symbols and the missing piece of that sacred tablet now kept by the elders, given to him when he left, that shall identify him as our True White Brother.

“The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left,” he said.

White Feather then listed nine key signs of the coming of the Great Purification. The first, he said, was the coming of the white men who would take the land “that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.” The European settlers all but marched across North America, fighting back the natives with their guns until all the tribal people remaining were herded off into territories, or reservations.

The second sign would be the “coming of spinning wheels filled with voices.” These were the families in wagons moving across the prairies.

The third sign was the coming of a “strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns” that would “overrun the land in large numbers.” These were the long-horn cattle raised on the large ranches.

The fourth sign: “The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.” This was a prophecy of the coming of the railroads.

The fifth sign: “The land shall be crisscrossed by a giant spider’s web.” That was a vision of the telegraph, telephone and later electric wires that would go up across the land. To an aboriginal that did not understand what he was seeing, all the wires would look exactly like a spider web.

The sixth sign: “The land shall be crisscrossed with rivers of stone that makes pictures in the sun.” Concrete highways would appear like rivers of stone. Anyone who has looked over a stretch of pavement on a hot summer day knows that it reflects a mirage that sometimes looks like water, or sometimes images of buildings or cars reflected from miles away.

The seventh sign is a frighteningly accurate look at an event that is occurring at this very moment in time. White Feather predicted: “You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.”

The eighth sign: “You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.” This has begun to happen. While we were not young, my wife and I were drawn to the Hopi and various other tribes in the Southwest because we, indeed, wanted to learn of their ways. What we learned had a profound effect on our lives. Many of the Hippies in the 1960s also sought the ways of the Native Americans and gave reverence to the Mother Earth. That movement lead to legislation to protect the environment.

The final sign is really scary. “You will hear of a dwelling place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this the ceremonies of my people will cease,” White Feather said. This had to be a reference to the International Space Station that has just this year been completed. But what could bring this massive structure crashing to the earth. And if it fell, it would indeed burn as it entered the earth’s atmosphere. It would be a spectacular light in the sky. But would it burn blue?

White Feather may have been seeing the falling of the U.S. Space Station Skylab, which fell to earth in 1979 near Australia. Eye witnesses said it appeared to be burning blue as it fell through the atmosphere.

White Feather said these are the signs that “great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands – with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying.”

Was he speaking of a nuclear war? Or was it a biological attack? Our nuclear bombs were first tested in New Mexico, across the border from Arizona. White Feather was old and dying in 1958 when he told this story. He may well have seen the mushroom shaped plumes of the atomic bombs being tested near his home.

There are two other disturbing Hopi prophecies that we feel compelled to include in this list.

There was a warning that nothing should be brought to Earth from the Moon. Apparently the ancients foresaw the Apollo missions that returned with samples of rock and material on the Moon. The Hopi warning was that it would upset the balance of natural and universal laws. The result would be earthquakes, severe changes in weather patterns and social unrest.

The Hopi elders also predicted that when the “heart” of the Hopi land trust was dug up, great disturbances would develop in the balance of nature. They believed Hopi land is a microcosmic image of the entire planet and that any violations of nature in the Four Corners region would be reflected and amplified all over the Earth. There has been massive surface mining of coal and uranium on Hopi lands in recent years.

Consider what also has happened world-wide.