In my experience as a designer and an intuitive, forest destruction is the single most dangerous activity of mankind. The result of taking out trees is the decline of the landscape toward desertification, or entropy. I’ve always shaken my head at the mainstream tale we’ve been told about entropy being Earth’s natural tendency. If you’ve spent as much time gazing into Nature as I have, you probably agree that this is a flat out lie. To anyone watching, natural systems move automatically toward a climax ecosystem state unless they are disturbed to a degree that breaks down the inherent ability of the system to recover. In extreme cases of deforestation, true deserts occur, such as the Sahara in Africa.
An Egyptian Take On Desertification
Speaking of the Motherland, on the subject of desertification I find the research of those wise and brave enough to disregard Egyptology to be important here. They are the most fun researchers and writers IMHO (in my humble opinion) because they are boldly willing to pass right by the misinformation campaigns fed to the world. Read More
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the capability to stabilize climate on a grand scale (so far beyond 55 acres). I can’t add appropriate levels of organic nutrition to the ocean where needed and at the right time. Like you, I also don’t have the time to guide wild deer and elk populations away from overeating young forests before saplings have a chance to regenerate. (I can specify deer-resistant buffer zones, but that’s another story.)
Today I received a mailer from Congressional Representative Earl Blumenauer. I heard the contraption sounds of the mail man pushing the delivery through the metal slot in our front door and the clatter of it falling to the hardwood floor. I consider it the best piece of mail I have received all year. Read More
Ecology’s importance in relation to, well, everything, is obvious, and so what could there be to say? I recall the many discussions I’ve shared with brilliant, creative friends wherein it was agreed that so-and-so prefers tarot cards while another dear soul doesn’t trust them and instead likes to write in a journal as a way of figuring out her life. Multiple perspectives are important in every subject, just as diversity is the key to balance on a farm.
At the Oregon Country Fair this past week, I was lucky to motivate myself to get to the tipi in Community Village where a presentation was being held on the Hopi Prophecy. I wove through the wide strands of people looking for clothing and other gear to enhance their appearance and enjoyment, and with purpose I arrived at the white towering canvas structure in time to claim a comfortable cushion and accept a shell of sage leaves to smudge myself. The Hopi Survival Guide had frightened me as a teenager when I read it, but the message of the prophecy lingered beyond the dire warning of the direction human beings have been heading, that of choice. I wanted to come to this talk at the Country Fair because whoever was revisiting it at this time could have something current to suggest about one of the oldest prophecies on record.
The tipi filled up, and a prophecy cloth was shown to us. It depicted the actual drawing relaying the prophecy on the rock wall. The cloth had been created by a man officially asked by the last native elder in charge of sharing the prophecy to carry on the teachings after his death.
The points that the speaker considered important centered around a third kind of major disturbance in the scale of time, shown as the third circle on the bottom horizontal line, after the rightmost vertical line, and the figures lined up atop the top horizontal line. These figures’ heads are disconnected from their bodies as they travel the path of disconnection, basically the opposite of a spiritual path. Immediately, I noticed that the third disturbance, as indicated on the speaker’s cloth, bore a striking resemblance to a symbol that I wrote about in a previous blog article, that of a pyramid with its apex hovering above its main lower two thirds.
The two symbols, that of people with their heads disconnected from their bodies and that of the disconnected pyramid, which is so common and yet strange nevertheless, seemed also to be obviously related to one another. The discussion in the Community Village tipi centered around this symbology of disconnection. The prophecy appears to indicate an inner sort of war, a time where people are stuck in their heads, disconnected from their hearts.
In my studies of mythology during a college exchange to New Mexico, I gained insight into recognition of symbols within the variation of depictions by different hands, in diverse cultures, and at various times. The cloth shown to the group in the tipi during the Country Fair had a distinctly pyramidal third disturbance symbol, where in the example I found online (shown above) the symbol is not immediately recognizable as related to the pyramid I mentioned.
Human senses are deeply affected by environmental and internal stimuli. For instance, perception is easily dulled with repetition of things we know to be untrue or ridiculous, as with television commercials or talk shows. Entrainment to such low-frequency patterns of thought act on the mind to discount and eventually not see a variety of options outside of what is presented. Eating food with chemical additives like energy sodas and neon orange snack foods has an emotional impact on the human organism, dulling and confusing our sensory capacity. The kind of recognition that one can have, therefore, as a result of specific stimuli has validity. In other words, you sometimes have to be in the right mood or state of health to see or be drawn to something, for instance a connection.
To me it is definitely possible that the Hopi Prophecy warns modern people of what is already perceptible as the early stages of a kind of global media pop-corporate culture seduction including pod-to-pod living and an all-encompassing drive for fame and wealth. From personal mp3 playing device pods that block out the sounds of Nature and communication from other people, to the automobile that surrounds us in a slightly larger pod of glass and steel and carries us directly into our home box or pod from our work pod, we are distinctly cut off from what is real in this world right now as a mass culture. Subliminal advertising doesn’t even have to be in use if soulless music is played in grocery stores. Media conglomeration continues to squelch local perspectives and diverse reporting of what is news-worthy. There are so many additional examples of disconnection in this society (U.S.) that I’m sure I don’t need to go into them here. Perhaps it’s not quite as all-encompassing as in the movie The Matrix, but the similarities could be worthy of thought.
Here are the important questions as I see them: how could this kind of disconnectedness have been foretold by an ancient people? And more importantly, why is it worth being warned about?
I think that the first question is a whole other article, so I will say that I think they were deeply connected to their natural sensory ability and leave it at that for now so I can move onto the second question. Disconnection is a serious threat to the survival of our species. Whether you believe it or not, the fact is that humanity exists inside a living system where connectivity is the name of the game. Everything affects and is affected by everything else. If you’ve ever experienced synchronicity, you’ve witnessed the magic of how your seemingly routine decisions can help another person’s manifestation come about, and vise versa. The casual conversation you have on the commuter train with a stranger on the way to work triggers you to see a musical performance at which you run into an old acquaintance who has just the information you were looking for, etc. We are all connected in a mysterious web of energy whether we utilize it or continually block ourselves off from recognizing it. Connection can be as simple and yet profound as being in the right place at the right time because a friend tipped you off to something good. In terms of global systemic balance, do you think it is better to tune in and turn on to what your intuition is telling you or to stop and check your facebook messages every time the bing goes off on your smart phone?
I would like to bring into this question the symbol of the levitating pyramid cap. There is an interesting video series that interprets this symbol in an uncommon way. After watching the exploration of levitation via complex symbol magnetics, I decided that it is perhaps possible that the “Free Masons” called themselves free because they had discovered how not to have to lift a finger to build with stone. Regardless of that particular interpretation, the floating pyramid symbol is almost everywhere you look. I even saw it at the Oregon Country Fair! Who knows why or what it means? It does get used a lot by conspiracy theorists though to “prove” their theories, thus inspiring fear.
Fear itself seems to be mainly a kind of disconnection from reality, reality being the bioenergetic fact that human beings can create material substance from thought via emotional frequency. I postulate, then, that the Hopi Prophecy is a warning against separating from our nature, our inherent powers of creation, our basic connection to Nature and to each other, and an admonition to reconnect within, and to act in strong accord with the deep frequency of the heart chakra. In this way, we can save ourselves from our own darkness.
On Sunday night of the Country Fair, I sat on a bale of straw next to my new friend and fellow camper Octavia, who is a good friend of Brian Stroud and his wife. The wire and L.E.D. crystal she carried to illuminate her way and lost later that night reminded me of The Dark Crystal, and the way the Skeksis merged with the urRu again after the crystal was reunited with the shard. I wonder if this is the meaning of the Hopi Prophecy.