The Hopi have been doing their work against incredible odds for years beyond counting. Most of us have heard about the Hopi Prophesies and their importance in the coming times. I suggest to get a good picture of the problems the Hopi are facing that you read "The Hopi Survival Kit" by Thomas E. Mails. and/or "Hotevilla, Hopi Shrine of the Covenant, Microcosm of the World", co-authored by Thomas E. Mails and Dan Evenhema. They explain, far better than I could ever do, the problem. I will put in a few lines from the end of "Hopi Survival Kit":
It is time now for the formation of a global family that is blending
with the land and celebrating life, for people who will be enviornmentalists
by nature, and a universal family by choice.
When you take up the banner of the creator and board the Spiritual Ark, you are
going to blend in a wonderful way. By expressing your new feelings toward others,
Earth Mother, and the rest of creation, you are about to develop a new attitude that
will bring superb things to pass. In dealing with life in general on the Ark, and with
specific life in the instance of plants and other created things, you will be living each
day in the midst of a transformation that will assure survival. Everything will be
softer, quieter, and more gentle. Peace and beauty will be your guiding stars. When
this feeling reaches Mother Earth, she will quiet down too, and all of us can rest easily
while we prepare for the future.
For example, the point in developing a new attitude toward your plants is not only
beneficial in what it does for the plant, it is beneficial for what it does for you and
others. What you send out in every instance comes back to you a thousand fold.
Changing what you think about yourself will change the whole of you. Other
people will see and feel this, and it will stimulate and change them. The Elderly
Elder"s attitude promotes this ripple effect. It fills you up, overflows, and then ripples
out to touch and change the rest of the world. The direction of the Great Play will
be influenced, the prophecies will soften, and the severity of the ending will be
reduced. The pace will slow; and the intensity will be diminished. Even the form will
change. Every threat will be pushed back, so that we will have the time we need to
shape the closing down of this cycle, and to determine how the next cycle will begin.
You will have noted that on some years the Hopi ceremonial cycle begins with the
initiation of family and friends who are ready to come on board. These are
individuals who will join you in the carrying-out of the ceremonial and susistence
cycles. When you have achieved your place in the Spiritual Ark, it is time to initiate
others, to welcome them into the Ark, and then to teach them what you have learned.
Begin with your own children. Then reach out to others. Do the initiation on the day
of the Winter Solstice, December 21. What will the initiation consist of? Well, you
won't try and duplicate what the Hopi do. You should make it your own personal
moment, and keep it simple. Tell the initiates about the Hopi Elders and the ongoing
Traditionalists, and tell them your own story of how you emerged from an underworld
of what you were and into a whole new opportunity for life. Add that you did this at
this critical time when the world is edging closer to the closing of its Fourth Cycle.
Then tell them everything you can about the Spiritual Ark, and what you are doing
as you live there. End with a prayer for one-ness, for hope and of thanksgiving.
About the Spiritual Ark: agiain I Quote from "The Hopi Survival Kit"
God told Noah that it would rain for forty days and forty nights, and then said
that the earth would be covered with water. Everyone and everything on it would
be drowned. Then he told Noah to build a huge Ark to save the faithful humans
and other creatures that would be needed to start a new world once the flood waters
receded. The Hopi say it was this flood that brought the Third Cycle of the world to a close.
The Bible story of the flood is an apt metaphor for those of us who wish to survive
the closing phase of the Fourth Cycle, and who hope that we, or our descendants, will
be around to enter the fifth one. How wonderful then that, for the Hopi and us, the
Creator and Maasaw have provided A Spiritual Ark that consists of carefully chosen
thoughts, words, deeds, and promises. Together, these make up the manner of life that
will be led on the Ark. The existence of this Ark is what makes the giving of the
prophecies understandable, and with the exception of the Biblical prophecies, it
elevates the Hopi prophecies far above the rest of the Prophetic Field.
I hope this has encouraged you to read the "Hopi Survival Kit".
This how we can help ourselves our family and the Earth
To help the Hopi, I've included a page from "
The Hopi Survival Kit"
How You Can Help
To cover expenses for removing all intrusions in Hotvela created by the Hopi Tribal Council we need:
Legal Funds to pay for lawyers, court costs and technical experts
Legal and technical assistance and research
Telephone bills, xeroxing bills or lease or Xerox machine
Travel expenses and gas to attend meetings, court hearings
Trailers for an office
They have a 501(c)3 through Don't Waste Arizona, Inc
Send Tax Deductable Contributions for the Hopi Legal Fund
Stephen M. Brittle, President
Don't Waste Arizona, Inc.
6205 S. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85040
Phone# (602) 268-6110
please put in the memo portion of the check:
for Caretakers of Hotvela in Hopi Legal Fund