Hopi Legend of Shambhala
and the Sacred Mountain Mount Meru
What Do These Two Areas Have In Common?
Hopis call themselves Hopitu - The Peaceable People
Hopis, meaning good, peaceful or wise, live in northeastern Arizona
at the southern end of the Black Mesa. A mesa is the name given to a
small isolated flat-topped hill with three steep sides called the
1st Mesa, 2nd Mesa, and the 3rd Mesa. On the mesa tops are the Hopi
villages called pueblos. The pueblo of Oraibi on the 3rd Mesa
started in 1050, and is the oldest in North America that was lived
in continuously. Read about
Black Mesa and Holy
Mountain, Mt. Meru.
Evidence suggest that
the Hopi consist of the descendants of various
groups that entered the country from the north, the east, and the
south, and that a series of movements covered a period of probably
three centuries, and perhaps considerably longer.
Related to people of the various
Pueblos to the east, the Hopis
never actually had a single group identity--they were independent
villages, sharing with the Zuni and other Pueblos a basic culture
and view of the sacred, while sharing among themselves their own
(Uto-Aztecan) language base.
ASTRONOMY - ET’S - UFO’S
Native Americans believed in
constellations in many cases they
believed in the same formations for stars that we do. Their
constellations seemed to be marked by the same knowledge that
western civilizations on the other part of the globe was aware of.
They call them by different names but the star arrangements were
They believed in maps that have been drawn. That they existed at the
center of the earth or Turtle Island. That beyond them was the sky
and that beyond the sky were dimensional portals or sky holes as
they called them. Beyond the dimensional portals was an area that
they call the Ocean of Pitch, were the beauty of the night sky and
the galaxies spun out towards them. Beyond that were the boundaries
of the universe. And that set along the rim at the boundaries of the
universe were 4 different extraterrestrial groups.
They believed in
Achivas the sacred ceremonial places to honor the
earth. These are the places that
Shaman would go into the earth to
do their most sacred work. The reason that Achivas are built into
the earth for sacred work is because according to legend, at the
destruction at each of the ages of mankind the people that were pure
of heart went down into the buxom of the earth and there remained
protected. According to them they dwelt in the center of the earth
with a group of beings that they call the Ant People.
the Ant People are remarkable similar to the Grey aliens
of today - large heads - little stocky bodies - long spindly fingers
- in some cases 4, 5, or 6 digits.
Some of these drawings have the indication of telepathic thought
waves coming from the beings’ head themselves.
The Native Americans believed that the home of
the Kachinas was on
top of a mountain where there were great cloud formations. Today we
know that UFO’s often hide in what we call Lenticular Clouds, which
are cloud formations that seem to be produced to conceal the ships
from the visible eye spectrum. Real lenticular clouds move with the
rest of the clouds. Whereas the UFO clouds do not - often sitting 5
hours in one place.
The Hopis called
the Pleiadians the Chuhukon, meaning those who
cling together. They considered themselves direct descendents of the Pleiadians.
The Navajos named the Pleiades the
Sparkling Suns or the Delyahey, the home of the Black God.
The Iroquois pray to them for
The Cree came to have come to earth from the stars in
spirit form first and then became flesh and blood.
Each year a medicine man performs the green corn dance where he
takes 7 ears of corn from 7 fields of the 7 clans to insure a
Early Dakota stories speak of the
Tiyami home of the ancestors as
being the Pleiades. Astronomy tells us that the Pleiades rise with
the sun in May and that when you die your spirit returns south to
the seven sisters.
They believe that Mythic Mountain is actually the home of
the Kachinas. This mountain top is a sacred one. Being the home of the
kachina spirits it is the place where all of the large mythic beings
they honor in their rituals land.
The Hopi Indian UFOs
Hopi Indian legends tell of a sure certainty in the future that the
tribe’s faithful will be lifted to other planets on the Day of
Purification. And they watch and wait for the UFO’s that will take
them there. The Christian version of the rapture??
The legend is borne of an ancient rock carving near
depicting a dome-shaped saucer object and maiden that has become a
core part of the tribe’s religious beliefs. Elders in the Hopi
community have said they perceive UFOs as having a direct connection
with the old petroglyph drawing and the foretelling of visitors from
space who arrive for the Day of Purification.
On that day, "all wicked people and wrong-doers will be punished or
destroyed," said the Prescott Daily Courier in 1995. The newspaper
reported on a visit to Prescott by Hope Chief Dan Katchongva, who
with two others from the tribe came to investigate "the rash of UFOs
in the summer of 1970.
The chief told the newspaper that,
"we believe other planets are
inhabited and that our prayers are heard there. The arrow on which
the dome-shaped object rests stands for travel through space. The
Hopi maiden on the dome-shaped drawing represents purity. Those Hopi
who survive Purification Day will travel to other planets. We, the
faithful Hopi have seen the ships and know they are true."
Chief Katchongva also told of
Hopi prophecies that say his people
will be divided three times before the True White Brother arrives
to take the faithful away. He said the first division occurred in
1906, when Chief Yukiuma were driven from the old town of Oraibi to
Hoteville. The second division, said the chief, happened in 1969,
when contact was made with a flying saucer that whispered a message
to the tribe.
The third division is said to be the precursor of the
day, and until it arrives, the chief told the newspaper, "many Hopi
men wear their bang haircut that represents a window from which they
continue to look for the True White Brother who will arrive with
matching pieces of the stone petroglyph.
But Chief Dan Katchongva won’t see the day come or perhaps he will.
He’s been missing since 1972, lost to the tribe while walking to a
valley where a UFO had just been seen.
Staff Writer Sally Suddock - X-Factor Magazine
Kachinas are also used in the Hopi tribes. They are connected to
powerful ancestor spirits called to bring rain to help the crops
grow. There are over 300 different Kachinas. There is a prophecy about the return of the
Blue Kachina to herald
in the Fifth Age of Man.
Hopi prophecies are very famous - but as with all prophecies - their
timeline became invalid after 1939 when space/time altered.
The concepts are fundamentally correct but the timeline for them to
play out is undetermined.
The Hopi Indians are the Record Keepers of the Native Americans.
The people of the Southwest, along with the Southeast had full-time
religious leaders with shrines or temple buildings. Most Native
Americans believe that in the universe there exists an Almighty, a
spiritual force that is the source of all life. The Almighty belief
is not pictured as a man in the sky, but is believed to be formless
and exist in the universe. The sun is viewed as the power of the
They are not worshipping the sun, but praying to
the Almighty, and
the sun is a sign and symbol for that. Native Americans show less
interest in an afterlife unlike the Christians. They assume the
souls of the dead go to another part of the universe where they have
a new existence carrying on everyday activities like they were still
alive. They are just in a different world.
The religious and ceremonial life of the Hopi centers in the
which is simply a room, wholly or partly subterranean and entered by
way of ladder through an opening in the flat roof. While the
membership of the kiva consists principally of men and boys from
certain clan or clans, there is no case in which all the members of
a kiva belong to one clan - a condition inseparable from the
provision that a man may change his kiva membership, and in fact
made necessary by the existence of more clans than kivas. It is
probable, nevertheless, that originally the kivas were clan
HOPI SNAKE PRIEST
The Navajo name for the Hopi is
Anazazi which means "ancient
The cliff painting of the Mesa Verde and other areas are said to be
"guides" for their warriors and they claim that the "snake-shaped"
mounds in the eastern United States were built by their ancestors.
The "Snake Dance" is performed even today. The dance takes about two
weeks to prepare and the snakes are gathered and watched over by the
children. The snakes are usually rattle snakes and are dangerous but
no harm seems to befall the children. Before the dance begins the
dancers take an emetic (probably a sedative herb or hallucinogenic)
and then dance with the snakes in their mouths.
There is usually an
Antelope Priest in attendance who helps with the dance, sometimes
stroking the snakes with a feather or supporting their weight.
After the dance the snakes are released to carry the prayers of the
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Beside the trail that leads from the Hopi mesas to an ancient shrine
where salt was gathered in the Grand Canyon, a large boulder bears
the markings of clans which carved their emblems into the rock each
time they passed on a pilgrimage.
From various quarters, the Hopi have brought with them in their
migration from other regions or have borrowed from other pueblo a
mass of religious practices, and the result is a complex presenting
many anomalies and obscurities. They recognize a very large number
of deities, and of none can it be said that he is supreme. The
explanation may be that that each was the principal deity of some
one group that entered into the making of the present Hopi people.
Numerous ceremonies are performed at proscribed times, which are
determined by the position of the rising sun with reference to
certain landmarks or by the moon.
Many of the mysteries of the Anasazi have been solved in the last 20
years. Archaeologists are fascinated by what they’ve been
discovering about what has been the biggest puzzle of all: How did
an entire civilization and culture just suddenly vanish from the
face of the planet about 650 years ago?
Before serious study was given to the disappearance of
this central mystery had fueled a whole raft of theories, especially
among New Age and UFO groups: The Anasazi had been lifted off in
space ships; they had discovered portals into other dimensions of
space and time; or they had mastered nodal energy centers that are
scattered around the whole region. (A few hundred miles away, in
Sedona, Arizona, you can help the local economy by taking a Jeep
tour to conveniently located nodal points just outside of town!)
However, piece by careful piece, a more sobering explanation and
history of the Anasazi has emerged over the years as follows,
according to most experts:
The ancestors of the Anasazi came to
Angel Canyon at least 10,000
years ago. A thousand years ago, they had become a peaceful farming
society that could turn its attention to studying the stars,
building observatories, creating beautiful art, and spreading their
culture across the Southwest.
The Anasazi culture built its capital city at
Chaco Canyon in New
Mexico. Society soon became centralized as political/religious
leaders asserted themselves and took control, building roads to
outlying colonies and trade routes to other civilizations, in
particular the Toltecs of Mexico.
Then, about 800 years ago, the economy began to collapse. The land
had been overworked and when a drought set in, the leaders at Chaco
Canyon became more tyrannical. The small, still-peaceful communities
like those at Angel Canyon found themselves suddenly victims of the
ruling classes. They moved their homes into caves high in the cliff
walls and prepared to defend themselves.
To add to the woes of
the Anasazi, there is evidence of bands of
roaming Toltec outlaws invading their small communities, terrorizing
the people, then murdering them and - one of the most shocking
recent discoveries - eating them.
Rather than fighting back,
the Anasazi people responded with a mass
exodus. Over a period of just a few years, around 1350, they just
walked away from the troubles that had beset them. They abandoned
their ancestral lands and migrated south, eventually building a new
culture and religion that we know as the Hopi.
(The Hopi reject the
name Anasazi which is a Navajo word meaning "enemy of my ancestors,"
and prefer to call them the Hisatsinom, or Old Ones.)
From the Roof of the World to the Land of Enchantment
The Tibet-Pueblo Connection
Excerpt by Antonio Lopez
In the incongruous atmosphere of the Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles,
an extraordinary encounter took place in 1979. During the Dalai
Lama’s first visit to North America, he met with three Hopi elders.
The spiritual leaders agreed to speak in only in their Native
tongues. Through Hopi elder and interpreter Thomas Benyakya,
delegation head Grandfather David’s first words to the Dalai Lama
were: "Welcome home."
The Dalai Lama laughed, noting the striking resemblance of the
turquoise around Grandfather David’s neck to that of his homeland.
replied: "And where did you get your turquoise?"
Since that initial meeting, the
Dalai Lama has visited Santa Fe to
meet with Pueblo leaders, Tibetan Lamas have engaged in numerous
dialogues with Hopis and other Southwestern Indians, and now,
a special resettlement program to bring Tibetan refugees to the
United States, New Mexico has become a central home for relocated
As exchanges become increasingly common between
Native Americans and
Tibetans, a sense of kinship and solidarity has developed between
cultures. While displacement and invasion have forced Tibetans to
reach out to the global community in search of allies, the Hopi and
other Southwestern Native Americans have sought an audience for
message of world peace and harmony with the earth. In the context of
these encounters are the activities of writers and activists who are
trying to bridge the two cultures. A flurry of books and articles
have been published, arguing that Tibetans and Native Americans may
share a common ancestry.
The perception of similarity between Native Americans of the
Southwest and the Tibetans is undeniably striking. Beyond a common
physicality and turquoise jewelry, parallels include the abundant
of silver and coral, the colors and patterns of textiles and long
braided hair, sometimes decorated, worn by both men and women.
When William Pacheco, a Pueblo student, visited a Tibetan
camp in India, people often spoke Tibetan to him, assuming that he
was one of them.
"Tibetans and Native American Pueblo people share a fondness for
chili (though Tibetans claim pueblo chili is too mild!)," says
Pacheco, "and a fondness for turquoise, used by both cultures as
to ward off evil spirits. Also, the prophecy of Guru Rinpoche, when
he said, ’when Tibetans are scattered throughout the world, and
horses run on iron wheels and when iron birds fly, the dharma will
come to the land of the red man.’"
Even before most westerners knew where
Tibet was, much less what
their situation was, and almost twenty years before the advent of
Tibetan Diaspora, cultural affinities between these two peoples were
noted by Frank Waters in his landmark work, Book of the Hopi (1963).
Waters’ analysis went below the surface, citing corresponding
of chakras or energy spots within the body meridians that were used
to cultivate cosmic awareness.
In The Masked Gods, a book about
Pueblo and Navajo ceremonialism published in 1950,
that the ZuÒi Shalako dance symbolically mirrored the Tibetan
of the dead.
"To understand [the Shalako dance’s] meaning, we must
bear in mind all that we have learned of Pueblo and Navaho [sic]
eschatology and its parallels found in
the Bardo Thodol, The Tibetan
Book of the Dead, in The Secret of the Golden Flower, the
Book of Life, and in the
Egyptian Book of the Dead."
As is the case with most Earth-based cultures with a shamanic
tradition, some Native ceremonies contain spiritual motifs similar
cultures from around the world (hence the broad comparison made by
Waters). This could account for some of the similarities seen
Tibetan and Native American spiritual practices, such as Navajo sand
painting, and cosmic themes found throughout traditional Pueblo
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