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Old 11-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #726
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Interesting finding
An Indian painted in a Macedonian church` fresco from the year 1295?!
The authors are celebrated Byzantine Macedonian painters of icons Mikhail Astrapa and Eftichi. The name of the church is St. Pervivlepta and it located in the Macedonian (and Orthodoxy) spiritual center Ohrid. (Ortodox Christianity is not under Vatican and Pope`s jurisdiction).
Note that the fresco is painted 200 years before Columbus!

This fresco is showing the Descent of the Holy Spirit, and beneath the 12 apostles, the members of all four world races are shown. This big composition is beyond the usual meaning of the Christianity. According to the custodian of the church, Dr. Jana Poposka, the Indian is shown as a representative of the red race, with all signs of his culture.
Dr. Poposka is claiming that this church has some very strange (for Christianity) symbols that can’t be found in any other churches. The message of this as Dr Jana Poposka surmises that native people were being revered in this fresco for their way of life, as the Dr Poposka explains and that the USA sent money to preserve the fresco.
The message from the fresco, according to Poposka is that Christianity should not be understood as a religion, because, as she says, it will quick die as any philosophical or direction of government.

There is not much info about the life of the painters, but they are most famous old Byzantine painters of icons and fresco. Some art-history sources are telling as that some of their paintings (in the well known Macedonian Collection) are real sources for the later Renaissance in Western Europe in painting).

Of course, I am not claiming anything; at least no religion, I am just passing interesting info recently published in many media. I am trying to contribute to this beautiful Day’s thread. We are all connected!

There is no clear photography from the fresco so far, and also I was a bit confused because in different sources there are different details from the fresco. In both cases there is no good photo.

Here is one:
http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/New...tIzdanie=21803

But I believe the Indian is shown here. (However, I am searching for better photography):
http://www.lisica.mk/statija/6063

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:06 AM   #728
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This is a wonderful bit of the 'hidden history' that you are sharing Oliver and thank you for posting

I did a Google Translate of the article and was touched by the deep spiritual insight that the fresco had been painted with. Rather than a religious theme it was one of deep heart spirituality which encompassed all the nations of the world - somethng that shouldnt go unnoticed considering the might and influence of the Catholic Church at that time.

The Native person in the painting is standing on a white pillar and I wondered if could be a symbol for the overall meaning of the fresco

There is a Cherokee saying that when the missionaries came to tell us about their religion they found we already knew. When they asked us how we knew -- they were told ' The Creator told us'



here is the Google Translation of the article:

Indian painted the top part of the western wall of the naos in the Ohrid church of St. Mary Peribleptos. Fresco, which is part of the iconographic model of composition "Pentecost" is a unique work, painted in 1295 by Mikhail Euthichius

- Painted six apostles on either side of the window in the semicircle, and on top of the segment of the sky there is one empty throne. One symbolizes the presence of God the Father who is invisible, but pervasive, the other for the throne is Bogosinot - Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit is represented in the form of flames as falling on the heads of the apostles. Next to the window is represented white and yellow race, while the other side of the black and red - a doctor explains Jana Poposka, curator at St. Mary Perivlepta.

The message he sent this one, according Poposka is that Christianity should not be understood as a religion, because, as she says, quick to die as any philosophical or direction of government.

-Christianity should be a style of life, love and respect for the world - says Poposka.

Fresco with Indian is one of the 43-I scores, which has found Poposka in this church. For her discovery, which is presented in the monograph Poposka wrote in 2006, has received many accolades.

- Perivlepta "may be more study and its fresco painting has numerous symbols, letters, abbreviations. And here is the fresco, which is represented the Lord as a woman with three heads, "said Poposka.



The frescoes of the church will be restarted

Church Peribleptos in Ohrid is one of three projects in Macedonia that have passed decisive phases of the joint action of the European Commission and the Council of Europe for integrated rehabilitation of architectural and archaeological heritage.

These days it is expected donation from the Embassy of the United States destined for the temple, whose fresco painting, long-expected intervention.

Church of the Virgin Perivlepta is part of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Ohrid region, the list of UNESCO. Built in 1295, by order of the Byzantine military commander Progon Zgur, son in law of Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos. Freskoslikarstvoto the naos and the narthex is the first documented case of Mykhailo Euthichius and whose work is one of the most significant achievements of the so-called. "Renaissance of paleolozite. The plight of the frescoes is the basic reason for emergency conservation and restoration interventions. Frescoes suffer from inadequate intervention roof roofer, fasadnite damage joints and lack of drainage system.

Author: Alexandra Ristoski

to see the 2 photos of the fresco click here:
http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/New...tIzdanie=21803

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Iroquois Masks and The "False Face Society" of the Iroquois Nation

I have no photos of Iroquois masks out of respect for the Iroquois Nation and their position in regards to public display and/or selling "False Face" masks.
Of the many medicinal societies of the Iroquois, the "False Face Society" is the best know. These dramatic wooden Iroquois masks were used to invoke spirits and a dream world and were worn during healing rituals.

In the Beginning - The Legend....

The Spirit Medicine Man, a man blessed with healing powers in response to his love of living things, met a stranger and they had a contest...who could move a mountain. The stranger made the mountain quake. The Medicine Man said that the stranger did indeed have skills, but not enough to move a mountain. The Spirit Medicine Man moved the mountain, but so suddenly, it hit the stranger and left him disfigured. The Spirit Medicine Man healed him and taught him the ways of medicine. The stranger became a very famous healer knows as "Old Broken Nose". The False Face healing rituals honor Old Broken Nose and the Iroquois masks represent his smashed face.

The Ritual...

The ceremony begins with the telling of the myth about Old Broken Nose, then an invocation to the spirits, the ritural, ending with a feast. During the ritual, the False Face members, wearing Iroquois masks, go through every house in the town looking for those who are diseased and ill. If a sick person is found, a healing ritual is performed using turtle shell rattles and blown ashes from tobacco. The community gathers in the longhouse where the False Faces enter, and healings may be requested. It continues with dancing and ends with a ceremonial ash blowing and a feast. It's performed during the spring, fall, midwinter, and smaller versionof the ceremony are performed whenever a sick individual requires it.

The Masks...

These Iroquois Masks are considered to be "living" and are "fed" with tobacco. The design of the masks may vary, but most share certain features. They have long black or white horse hair. The eyes are deep-set and accented by metal. The noses are bent and crooked. They are painted red and black.

Basswood is usually used for the masks, although not exclusively. An Iroquois walks through the woods until he is moved by a spirit to carve a mask. The spirit inspires the unique elements of the design and the resulting product represents the spirit itself. Carved directly on the tree, it is removed when it's finished. They are painted red if they were begun in the morning and black if they were begun in the afternoon. The red masks were considered more powerful. There are masks with both colors and they represent spirits with "divided bodies".

Now...

Many Iroquois masks have produced and sold to collectors and tourists. The Iroquois leadership responded with a statement against the sale of these sacred masks and called for their return. Traditional Iroquois object to labeling these as masks since they are not "things" but the living representations of spirits. It is considered sacrilegious to sell, publicly display or mimic sacred False Face Iroquois masks.

Some Iroquois carvers carve "non-live" masks made especially for sale, but traditionalists disapprove of this as well. All are in agreement that it is profaning the Iroquois religion to buy or view living masks, including antiques, or non-native forgeries.

I do not have a picture because public exhibition of all Iroquois Masks is forbidden.
Nor do I discuss tips on collecting/buying.



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The Man and the Ravens

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Native American Lore

There once was a man that enjoyed watching the black Raven's fly around, play, squawk, and chatter. He enjoyed them so much he would climb trees just to be closer to them. For many months the Ravens ignored the man, but after awhile, one of the Ravens flew from a nearby tree and landed directly next to the man.

In utter amazement, the bird spoke to the man and asked, "You have been watching us for a long time. You have tried to get close to us. Why do you do this?"

The man replied, "I mean no harm. I have become enchanted with you and all your relatives. I enjoy the play, the squawking, and I wish I could learn your language so I could understand more about you."

Then the Raven responded, "We are honored that you want to know us, as long as you do not cause harm, we will teach you our language."

For many months the Ravens taught the man all about the language and how the Ravens lived from day to day. The man became so educated that he knew everything there was to know about the Ravens. Many of the Ravens saw the man and accepted him as a friend.

One day, an older Raven was flying far over the man, dropped a walnut perfectly on the man's head. It was done on purpose and all the Ravens almost fell off their branches laughing so hard the way they do. One Raven was flying and was laughing so hard he had to crash land right in front of the man.

The man was feeling bad and was hurt by being made fun of, so he asked the Raven in front of him, "Why are you all picking on me."

The Raven stopped laughing and became very serious. "We thought you understood us, but apparently you don't. If you did you would know that we are not mocking you... well maybe a bit, but it is done in our way of having fun. We are 'playing' with you and that is all. It is not to be taken seriously. You should know us better."

The man took sometime to understand this and over time a few more practical jokes were played on the man and he in turn pulled a few "good ones" on the birds. A good time was had by all and the man became even closer to the Ravens.

Then another event occurred. A young Raven swooped out of the sky and pecked the man on the head. Then another young Raven swooped down and did the same thing. The man ran across the field and into the woods but the Ravens kept chasing him and very skillfully they flew at high speeds through the woods tormenting the man. Finally the two stopped and started to yell mean words, fighting words at the man.

Again the man did not understand, but he knew the two Ravens were very mad at him, so he decided to leave and let the Ravens be. The man went away for many months.

As he did his duties in the his tribal village, he told all the people about his adventures and what he learned about the Ravens. Some listened with intent, others just thought the man was a fool to study the Ravens so. The villagers gave the man a new name of "Black Feather" because of his close relationship to the birds, but the man objected and said, "I am no longer close to the Raven people."

From above there was a squawking sound of a single Raven. Some of the people looked up and were surprised that they could understand the Raven, others just looked around because they could hear nothing but squawking. The Raven was speaking to the man and said, "It is true, you are closer to us than any Anishinabe (Human) has ever come. You are close, but you still don't understand us fully. I invite you to return to us, many miss you."

Black Feather started to follow the Raven but then stopped at the edge of the village. He looked around to make sure no other Anishinabe could hear then asked the Raven, "why do you ask me back when the two Ravens where fighting with me and were mean."

"The Raven landed at Black Feathers feet and said, "See how little you understand us. The two young Ravens did not fight with you because you are Anishinabe, it is because they accepted you as a member of the Raven people. You should know that we fight among ourselves too. It is a part of our way of life. Instead of sulking and leaving you should have fought back."

Black Feather stood in silence and said, "There is much about Ravens I don't understand. Maybe we are too different people to ever understand each other. I should stop and return to my people in the village."

The Raven again shook his head and told Black Feather, "That is your choice, but again I tell you that you have come closer to us Raven people than any other Anishinabe. Would you throw this all away just because you can't understand us yet?"

Black Feather responded, "It's useless, how can I ever understand you, I can't even fly!"

A thousand bursts of laughter was heard from all the surrounding trees and Black Feather knew that all the Raven People were there, hiding and listening.

"Of course you can't fly. You are Anishinabe and we are Ravens. But we accept you as one of us. We play with you. We fight with you. We love you and want you back. We also recommend you don't try to fly in order to be like us, because then, you would not be Anishinabe nor a Raven but something else. We like you as an Anishinabe that understands us as Ravens. Join us or not the decision is yours."

Black Feather returned to the Anishinabe village and bid everyone farewell because he had decided to live with the Raven people. After all the farewells and such he started to leave the village. All the Anishinabe people were there to see him off, and high over head was a thousand Raven's.

Then from high above one of the older Ravens dropped a walnut shell and again with remarkable aim, plunked Black Feather right on the head. All the Ravens started laughing hard and all the Anishinabe were laughing too.

Black Feather laughed and looked up at the old Raven and said, "Good one."

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:53 AM   #731
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Details from another old monastery in the same city Ohrid, Macedonia.
It is "St. Naum Ohridski" from 9-10 century, built by St. Naum who is know as great healer.
Btw. there are exactly 365 churches and monasteries in this small city..they say one for each day, Day

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http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/1.jpg
http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/2.jpg
http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/3.jpg
http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/4.jpg
http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/6.jpg
http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/7.jpg
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wow...thats a lot of churches 365 in one small town? thats very interesting and the pictures are too. I enjoyed seeing the fresco painting and the carvings.

still thinking about all the churches ...wow.!
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wow...thats a lot of churches 365 in one small town? thats very interesting and the pictures are too. I enjoyed seeing the fresco painting and the carvings.

still thinking about all the churches ...wow.!
I guess, Ohrid was meant to be a kind of spiritual center back then...you would wonder how many "miracles" happened around this small city, you would wonder how many Saints lived there...but I guess, Oliver could provide much more info about Ohrid then I could...I'm so long outside the country now...

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Ohrid is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia. It has about 42,000 inhabitants, making it the seventh largest city in the country. The city is the seat of Ohrid municipality. Ohrid is notable for having once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen and Bitola, and east of Elbasan and Tirana in Albania.

A town of vast history and heritage, it was made a UNESCO heritage site in 1980. Ohrid is without a doubt the jewel in Macedonia's crown. Nestled between high mountains up to 2.800m and Lake Ohrid, it is not only a place of historic magnificence but also of outstanding natural beauty.

Yes I believe that many miracles happened and still do

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According to the historians, Lychnidos (the ancient name of Ohrid, meaning Light giving) was built in the 4th century B.C. According to the myths and legends it was built during the times of other classical civilizations such as Phoenicia and Troy in the 2nd millennium B.C. Whatever the actuality is, Ohrid was and is a secret and sacred land. It is a city where mysterious royal golden masks have been found, where the Goddess of destiny, Isis used to have her cult, where grandiose basilicas were built as Christianity evolved, where the famous scholars Sts. Clement and Naum founded one of the first universities of Europe. Czar Samuel, the creator of the first medieval Macedonian empire, had his throne.

The Ohrid Archbishopric was founded...

Certainly, the city was built on the shores of one of the most phenomenal natural beauties of the world - Lake Ohrid. There is no other city in the world which resembles it. When you come to Ohrid your soul finds the rest that has been yearning for. Trapped in the mysticism of its natural aura, Ohrid brings peace to mind, body and soul. The cascade of nature is parallel to none. The mountain peaks challenge ones intellectual heights, while the depths of the lake make you contemplate and reflect on inner serenity. The vast array of stars and constellations instill wonder and questions in your heart that take eternities to answer. To find Ohrid is to find yourself...

http://www.ohridmacedonia.com.mk/
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These are details from the mosaic from maybe most beautiful church in Ohrid, St. Kliment and Pateleimon at Plaoshnik.
(Maletzky, I am sending you this ancient helikopter to bring you home)

http://files.myopera.com/ancientmace...aosnik_h01.JPG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_Plaosnik.JPG

..and this man with wings (some says it is Dedal)is found in Plaoshnik also.
http://www.mav.mk/images/issues/2009...aosnik-(1).jpg

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i...v/DSC04277.jpg
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According to the historians, Lychnidos (the ancient name of Ohrid, meaning Light giving) was built in the 4th century B.C. According to the myths and legends it was built during the times of other classical civilizations such as Phoenicia and Troy in the 2nd millennium B.C. Whatever the actuality is, Ohrid was and is a secret and sacred land. It is a city where mysterious royal golden masks have been found, where the Goddess of destiny, Isis used to have her cult, where grandiose basilicas were built as Christianity evolved, where the famous scholars Sts. Clement and Naum founded one of the first universities of Europe. Czar Samuel, the creator of the first medieval Macedonian empire, had his throne.

The Ohrid Archbishopric was founded...

Certainly, the city was built on the shores of one of the most phenomenal natural beauties of the world - Lake Ohrid. There is no other city in the world which resembles it. When you come to Ohrid your soul finds the rest that has been yearning for. Trapped in the mysticism of its natural aura, Ohrid brings peace to mind, body and soul. The cascade of nature is parallel to none. The mountain peaks challenge ones intellectual heights, while the depths of the lake make you contemplate and reflect on inner serenity. The vast array of stars and constellations instill wonder and questions in your heart that take eternities to answer. To find Ohrid is to find yourself...

http://www.ohridmacedonia.com.mk/
Day, i will reccomend some friends of mine from Ohrid to proclaim you Honored Spiritual Citizen of Ohrid

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wow..very lovely thought Oliver thank you

It is a special special place with a very spiritual history.

I am reading now about St Naum
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I was wondering Oliver if the weave in the circles on the wood door
in this photo
http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/7.jpg

is found throughout your country? It is very beautiful
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I was wondering Oliver if the weave in the circles on the wood door
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http://www.arcana.host22.com/stnaum/7.jpg

is found throughout your country? It is very beautiful
Yes, it is, Day. The door in St. Naum monastery.
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The True Peace

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.

This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.

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Native American Dream Catchers - Good Dream or Bad?
by Michaele



Dream catchers have inundated the marketplace.
BUT, if you want to buy or collect, you have to know the history, the primary tribe crafting these and what to look for.


What Dream Catchers Do...

It's dark. The night air is filled with dreams...good and bad! A dream catcher is hanging close to the cradle or bed, swaying in the night breezes. Dreams must pass through it to get to the sleeper. Bad ones get tangled in the web, but the good ones know how to pass through the center hole and glide down the feathers. The morning sun shines on it and the bad dreams caught in its web "expire".

Info snippet: Did you know... The dream catcher originated
with the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe.

These "charms" of twigs, sinew, and feathers have been woven since ancient times by Ojibwe (Chippewa) people. They were woven by the parents or grandparents for newborn children and hung above the cradleboard to allow the infants peaceful, beautiful dreams. The Ojibway would tie either sinew or nettle-stalk cord dyed red in a web around a small, red willow round frame, decorated with feathers and beads, then hang it protect their sleeping children. There are eight (8) connections from the center to the hoop - a spider has 8 legs. There are also examples of catchers having seven (7) for the Seven Prophecies. The slightest movement of the feathers would indicate the passage of another beautiful dream.

It was traditional to put a feather in the center; it means breath or air - essential for life. The baby would be entertained watching the feather, but he/she would also learn that air is essential for life. The feathers used are different between boys and girls - the woman's feather is from the owl, signifying widsom. The eagle feather is for courage - a man's feather. Native Americans are very specific about gender roles and identity.

Info snippet: Did you know... Dream catchers for infants generally dry out - they are not meant to last, just like youth is temporary.

Dreams catchers crafted today may have 4 stones/gems rather than the feathers - some species are protected. The four gem stones represent the four directions. Finally, adult dream catchers do not use feathers.



The earliest dream catchers were called Sacred Hoops. The circle is sacred to the Native Americans - it is the shape of the earth, the sun, the moon and life. It is a symbol of strength and unity. To carry that spiritual theme forward, the dream catcher's basic shape is a circle or hoop the web is woven around.

Starting in the 1960's and 1970's, dream catchers became popular with other Native American tribes. They came to be seen by some as a symbol of unity and as a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nations (Canadian) cultures.

Info snippet: Did you know... Recently, Native Americans have come to see dream catchers as "tacky" and over-commercialized?


The following is another view of how dreams interact with dream catchers. This legend is from the Lakota tribe.

Legend of the Dream Catcher, Lakota Legend - From the Wounded Knee School, Manderson, South Dakota

Long ago when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language that only the spiritual leaders of the Lakota could understand. As he spoke Iktomi, the spider, took the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horse hair, beads and offerings on it and began to spin a web.

He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life . . . and how we begin our lives as infants and we move on to childhood, and then to adulthood. Finally, we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle. "But," Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, "in each time of life there are many forces -- some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But if you listen to the bad forces, they will hurt you and steer you in the wrong direction." He continued, "There are many forces and different directions that can help or interfere with the harmony of nature, and also with the Great Spirit and all of his wonderful teachings."

All the while the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web starting from the outside and working towards the center.

When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the Lakota elder the web and said . . . "See, the web is a perfect circle but there is a hole in the center of the circle. Use the web to help yourself and your people to reach your goals and make good use of your people's ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will catch your good ideas -- and the bad ones will go through the hole."

The Lakota elder passed on his vision to his people and now the Sioux Indians use the dream catcher as the web of their life. It is hung above their beds or in their home to sift their dreams and visions. The good in their dreams is captured in the web of life and carried with them . . . but the evil in their dreams escapes through the hole in the center of the web and is no longer a part of them. They believe that the dream catcher holds the destiny of their future. (From Sunrise magazine, October/November 1996. Copyright © 1996 by Theosophical University Press.)



This page from NativeTech.org gives instructions on how to make your own dream catcher.

Dream-Catchers.org is all about dream catchers, the history, the legends from tribe to tribe, etc.

If Native American Indian items are are of interest for either buying or collecting, become familiar with them. Visit museums to study the various forms, materials, tribal affiliations and designs. Go to art shows that showcase Native American artisans. Antique shows are also a good venue - go through the booths of vendors selling these items. If they are passionate about what they have, they will answer your questions. And, of course, inter-tribal powwows are excellent venues to look and ask.

You can also go the The Indian Arts and Crafts Association for a listing of registered and certified Native American Artisans.

Above all, any art form being marketed as a genuine Native American handcrafted item must legally be just that. The spirit of the law is that any artwork or craft fashioned by a Native American, the artisan must be a member of an Indian Tribe, and their membership has been verified and certified.

These Native American artisans are practicing their art perhaps as a livelihood. And, through their art, they are keeping their culture, history and spirituality alive.

Native American Arts has free e-books covering the subjects of Collecting and Fraudulence that are excellent!




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As told by Peruvian Spiritual Messenger Willaru

The Inca Prophecy


We have been waiting five hundred years.

The Inca prophecies say that now, in this age, when the eagle of the North and the condor of the South fly together, the Earth will awaken. The eagles of the North cannot be free without the condors of the South.

Now it's happening. Now is the time. The Aquarian Age is an era of light, an age of awakening, an age of returning to natural ways. Our generation is here to help begin this age, to prepare through different schools to understand the message of the heart, intuition, and nature. Native people speak with the Earth. When consciousness awakens, we can fly high like the eagle, or like the condor...

Ultimately, you know, we are all native, because the word native comes from nature, and we are all parts of Mother nature. She is inside us, and we are inside her. We depend totally on the Earth, the Sun, and the Water. We belong to the evolution of nature in our physical bodies. But we also have a spiritual body that comes from the Sun, not the Sun you can see with two eyes, but another Sun that lies in another dimension, a golden Sun burning with the fire of spiritual light. The inner light of humans emanates from this spiritual source. We came to Earth from this Sun to have experiences on Earth, and eventually we will return to this Sun.
We are Children of the Sun.

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The Inca Prophecy

As told by Peruvian Spiritual Messenger Willaru

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Willaru Huayta is an Incan Spiritual Messenger from Cusco, Peru. Born a Quechua Indian, he learned to receive esoteric truth during his spiritual quests in the Amazon jungles. A few years ago he was asked to travel to the big city, Cusco, as a Chasqui (messenger) for the Great White Brotherhood with messages pertaining to the transitional times in which we live. Copyright © 1999 - Permission is granted to copy and redistribute this article on the condition that the content remains complete, full credit is given to the author, and that it is distributed freely.
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Comparing Native Prophecy

Plant forms from previous worlds have begun to spring up as seeds--the same kind of seeds are being planted in the sky as stars. The same kinds of seeds are being planted in our hearts. All these are the same, depending on how you look at them. Hopi prophecies speak of the return of Pahana, their True White Brother, who left them in ancient times, promising to return. They wear their hair in bangs to form a window, they say, by which to see their Elder Brother when He returns. It is also an identifying mark for the Elder Brother to recognize them. In 1975 the elders met in Canberra, drawing together over 350 Aboriginal people. They gave a warning of cataclysms to come and told the people to go out and teach their knowledge to the world, to prepare it for a future time when we would go back to our beginnings; when all cultures will exist as one.

Quechua Messenger:

Willaru Huarta grew up in the jungles of Peru, studying with the shamans. He says that his native Quechua Incan prophecies predicted the white man's coming would bring 500 years of materialism and imbalance. But now they say that era is coming to an end and the Age of Aquarius will "signal the return of Light to the planet and the dawn of a golden era. We live in a time of the fulfillment of prophecy." Now he tours the world teaching his simple message: "Humanity should cure itself and give help to the poor. Regenerate yourself with light, and then help those who have poverty of the soul. Return to the inner spirit, which we have abandoned while looking elsewhere for happiness."

The Q'ero: Another Peruvian group that are releasing prophecy, traveling to the industrialized nations to hold ceremonies and share their vision of the future.

The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor is told by many Native nations in the Western Hemisphere. The following is an elaboration from the Peace and Dignity Journeys Confederation of the Eagle and Condor Coordinating Council.

The Elders of this continent remember and talk about a prophecy that foretold how we will come together and reunite as one. We are like a body that was broken into pieces and this body will come back together to be whole again. They speak about this in the South, Center and North.

Our Elders tell us that we will unite and get our strength back like many arrows that will not be broken. They remember the history to keep the fire alive. We have to come together to be one, to have complete understanding. The main tool used was the arrow because our ancestors all over the continent were hunters. In time they added this arrow to a sacred bow. This bow is used all over this continent and is what we call the half moon. They knew we would be around and this bow would be again in the center, marking the direction that we should take. If we take a step we send this arrow to follow.

All of our people have to make a new design for our children and the future generations. They said it is written in the stars and we have to make this work so they can move the spiritual energy. This will begin a new time when we can take the Spirit in our own hands when the Eagle and Condor reunite.

Our leaders said that we should not forget to pass this message to our children. We will reunite our family and our people. Their Sun will be a new light. When this is done the people will fulfill their destiny. The pieces will be in place. There is a space for everybody and they will be apart of this prophecy. The majority of our leaders say don't forget to teach our children. All of the last leaders that were in command said to keep the family together. We will be standing in this new design. We will hold this in our home one day. Teach from Father to Son, from Mother to Daughter. It is very simple to understand.

The Encounter of the Condor of Urin and the Eagle of Hanan

This Prophecy was related during the First Encuentro of Indigeneous Peoples in Quito, Ecuador in 1990.

In the unfolding of the life of the Indian Nations, every five centuries produces transformations of both foundations and forms. With these changes, life does not lose its essence. It becomes covered with new skin. The old is rejuvenated. It is nourished with pure energy. This energy Is transmitted by the great spirits of Allpa Mama and Pacha Mama, that Is, of nature and of the Universe, in general.

Thousands of years ago, when life Initiated its vital cycle, Pachakamak (God of Time) created Intl (the sun) and Quilla (the moon) out of the union of it's tears and, thus, gave birth to the Runas, to the people, of this continent Appla-Yala and In this birth emerged the Condor and the Eagle, the Kuntur of Urin and the Anga de Hanan, their spirits continually enriching the veins of the Runas of this continent.

Their strength motivated the north and south to unite. The union of the people of the North with the South also signifies the union of the Condor and the Eagle. The Condor and the Eagle join their tears from Jahanpacha (the sky) to Ucupacha (the underground.) Out of this union sprang Central America. In this piece of earth was concentrated the wisdom of Hana and Urin. New nations developed, whose inhabitants had the capacity to sow the earth In the middle of a great ocean and convert it into what is today Central America.

These peoples, oriented by the laws of Allpa Mana and Pacha Mama, had to pass through difficult situations, one of which was the splitting of its nations into four parts. After this tragedy, the Willak Umus (prophets) instructed their Amautas, Curacas, Arawikus or wise men to create prophecies that would orient and guide our peoples. These prophecies would teach the Indian nations to maintain themselves solid, united and, above all, to search for the most appropriate paths for their liberation.

The beginning of the liberation of the Indian people would be symbolized by different prophecies, one of which Is the union of the tears of the Condor of Urin and the Eagle of Hanan. The union of these tears would cauterize our wounds and fortify our spirit, body and thought. The great spirit would open furrows and in each furrow would water its seed, and In each step would spring battalions of men who would bare their chests to fend off the daggers of the enemy. They would reach out with their hands to erase oppression, exploitation and Injustice, and they would write on the huge page of the sky the sacred word of liberty.

The union of the Condor and Eagle, according to the prophecy, should occur in this time. The ensuing time period will be born with a new spirit. This new spirit will unite once again the red nations of North, Central and South parts of the hemisphere.

It is important to understand the interpretation of the prophecy in order to understand the purpose and scope of the Peace and Dignity Journeys mandate which the intercontinental run is a part.

There are many steps that will and are being taken by our peoples in this time. The Peace and Dignity runs are some of these steps. All steps are part of the Vision, Dreams and Prayer that we are making to carry out the instructions of our ancestors and to fulfill the prophecy by active participation in these steps.

This is the prayer of Peace and Dignity that the Eagle and Condor Confederation be reestablished again.


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Prophecies of the Q'ero Incan Shamans

The light of idealism gleamed in his eyes as Dr. Alberto Villoldo described how an earthquake in 1949 underneath a monastery near Cuzco, Peru, had rent the ground asunder, exposing an ancient Incan temple of gold. This fulfilled a sign that the prophecies of Mosoq, the "time to come," were now to be shared with the modern world.

Dr. Villoldo, a psychologist and medicinal anthropologist, has lived among and trained with the Q'ero shamans and has played a key role in bringing their ritual and prophecy to the awareness of the modern world.

The Q'ero are the last of the Incas - a tribe of 600 who sought refuge at altitudes above 14,000 feet in order to escape the conquering conquistadors.

For 500 years the Q'ero elders have preserved a sacred prophecy of a great change, or "pachacuti," in which the world would be turned right-side-up, harmony and order would be restored, and chaos and disorder ended.

The Q'ero had lived in their villages high in the Andes in virtual solitude from the world until their "discovery" in 1949.

In that year, Oscar Nunez del Prado, an anthropologist, was at a festival in Paucartambo, in southern Peru, when he met two Indians speaking fluent Quecha, the language of the Incas. The first Western expedition to the Q'ero villages then occurred in 1955.

Four years later, at the annual Feast of The Return of the Pleiades taking place in the Andes, the gathering of 70,000 pilgrims from South America were awed, and the crowd parted to let the Q'ero, unannounced and wearing the Incan emblem of the sun, make their way forward to the mountain top to make known that the time of the prophecies was at hand. They were welcomed by theassembly and were told, "We've been waiting for you for 500 years."

Recently, Q'ero elders journeyed to North America in fulfillment of their prophecies.

In November 1996, a small group of Q'ero, including the tribal leader and the head shaman, visited several cities in the US, including New York, where they performed a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

The shamanic ritual had not been performed for 500 years. But in thevery home of those who symbolized the former conquerors of their Incan ancestors they shared their ritual and knowledge, not only with interested Westerners who were learning their ways, but also with the Dean of the great cathedral, thereby symbolically and spiritually linking the two continents of North and South America.

According to ancient prophecy, this is the time of the great gathering called the "mastay" and reintegration of the peoples of the four directions.

The Q'ero are releasing their teachings to the West, in preparation for the day the Eagle of the North and the Condor of the South (the Americas) fly together again.

They believe that "munay," love and compassion, will be the guiding force of this great gathering of the peoples.

The new caretakers of the Earth will come from the West, and those that have made the greatest impact on Mother Earth now have the moral responsibility to remake their relationship with Her, after remaking themselves," said Don Antonio Morales, a master Q'ero shaman.

The prophecy holds that North America will supply the physical strength, or body; Europe will supply the mental aspect, or head; and the heart will be supplied by South America.

When the Spanish conquered the Incas 500 years ago, the last pachacuti, or great change, occurred.

The Q'ero have been waiting ever since for the next pachacuti, when order would emerge out of chaos.

For the past five centuries they preserved their s acred knowledge, and finally, in recent years, the signs were fulfilled that the great time of change was at hand: the high mountain lagoons have dried, the condor is nearly extinct and the discovery of the Golden Temple has occurred, following the earthquake in 1949 which represented the wrath of the sun.

The prophecies are optimistic. They refer to the end of time as we know it -- the death of a way of thinking and a way of being, the end of a way of relating to nature and to the earth. In the coming years, the Incas expect us to emerge into a golden age, a golden millennium of peace.

The prophecies also speak of tumultuous changes happening in the earth, and in our psyche, redefining our relationships and spirituality. The next pachacuti, or great change, has already begun, and it promises the emergence of a new human after this period of turmoil. The chaos and upheaval characteristic of this period will last another four years, according to the Q'ero.

The paradigm of European civilization will continue to collapse, and the way of the Earth people will return. Even more importantly, the shamanic elders speak about a tear in the fabric of time itself.

This presents an opportunity for us to describe ourselves not as who we have been in the past but as who we are becoming. Pachacuti also refers to a great Incan leader who lived in the late 1300s. He is said to have built Machu Picchu and was the architect of an empire the size of the US. For the Incas, Pachacuti is a spiritual prototype -- a Master, a luminous one who stepped outside of time. He was a messiah, but not in the Christian sense of the only son of God, beyond the reach of humanity. Rather he is viewed as a symbol and promise of who we all might become. He embodies the essence of the prophecies of the pachacuti, as Pacha means "earth" or "time," and cuti means "to set things right." His name also means "transformer of the earth."

The prophecies of the pachacuti are known throughout the Andes. There are those who believe the prophecies refer to the return of the leader Pachacuti to defeat those who took the Incas' land. But according to Dr. Villoldo, the return of Pachacuti is taking place on the collective level. "It's not the return of a single individual who embodies what we're becoming, but a process of emergence available to all peoples." The Q'ero have served as the caretakers of the rites and prophecies of their Inca ancestors. The prophecies are of no use unless one has the keys, the rites of passage.

The Star Rites, or "Mosoq Karpay" (The Rites of the Time to Come), are crucial to the practical growth described in the prophecies. Following the "despachos" (ritualistic offerings of mesa, or medicine bundles) at the ceremony in New York City, the shamans administered the Mosoq Karpay to the individuals present, transmitting the energies originating with the ancestors of their lineage. The transmission of the Mosoq Karpay is the ceremony representing the end of one's relationship to time. It is a process of the heart. This process of Becoming is considered more important than the prophecies themselves. The Karpay (rites) plant the seed of knowledge, the seed of Pachacuti, in the luminous body of the recipient. It is up to each person to water and tend the seed so that it can grow and blossom. The rites are a transmission of potential; one must then make oneself available to destiny. The Karpays connect the person to an ancient lineage of knowledge and power that cannot be accessed by the individual. It can only be summoned by a tribe. Ultimately, this power can provide the impetus for one to leap into the body of an Inca, a Luminous One. That person is connected directly to the stars, the Incan Sun of cosmology.

The Q'ero believe that the doorways between the worlds are opening again. Holes in time that we can step through and beyond, where we can explore our human capabilities. Regaining our luminous nature is a possibility today for all who dare to take the leap. The Andean shamans say, "Follow your own footsteps. Learn from the rivers, the trees and the rocks. Honor the Christ, the Buddha, your brothers and sisters. Honor the Earth Mother and the Great Spirit. Honor yourself and all of creation." "Look with the eyes of your soul and engage the essential," is the teaching of the Q'ero.



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Mayan Prophecy:

Hunbatz Men tells of an ancient confederation of Native American elders made up of representatives from Nicaragua to the Arctic Circle. They have been meeting for thousands of years and continue to do so today. Before the Spaniards came the confederation decided to hide the Mayan teachings, entrusting certain families with their care. Hunbatz Men is an inheritor of that lineage. In his book Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion, he reveals teachings that mirror the Hindu and Buddhist ones of astrology, meditation, and the septenary root of creation. He speaks of Kukulcan and Quetzalcoatl, not so much in light of an expected return, but rather in terms of the possibility that each of us can attain the same exalted stage by treading the path of attaining knowledge. "To be Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcanis; to know the seven forces that govern our body  not only know them but also use them and understand their intimate relationship with natural and cosmic laws. We must comprehend the long and short cycles and the solar laws that sustain our lives. We must know how to die, and how to be born." Don Alejandro Oxlaj is a seventh generation priest from Guatemala and head of the Quiche Maya Elder Council. He has traveled throughout North America, comparing the native prophecies of different tribes. In the coming year he hopes to record and publish, for the first time in 500 years, the Mayan prophecies of his people.

An interesting note to all these connections: Tibet is exactly on the opposite side of the planet from the Hopi Reservation.

The Tibetan word for "sun" is the Hopi word for "moon." The Hopi word for "sun" is the Tibetan word for "moon." The cliff paintings at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde are guides for Hopi clansmen to follow, and they claim to have built the snake-shaped mounds in the eastern United States. The Hopi base their existence on faith only, and their story is a fascinating tale of that faith sustaining them: "White men come, white men go, but we shall always be here." According to Hopi beliefs, this is the fourth creation of life; the three preceeding ending in destruction. Each time conflict, which is not a part of The Hopi Way, came about as men forgot or denied the plan of the Creator. The faithful were protected underground with the ant people, and the kivas of today are representations of those anthills.

The Hopi creation story is about a succession through underworlds and each of these is associated with a specific direction, color, mineral, plant, and bird.

* The First World: "Endless Space" contained the First People and was a pure and happy universe. It was destroyed by fire.
* The Second World: "Dark Midnight" was destroyed by cold and ice. The Chosen People survived in an anthill and then climbed up a ladder into the third world.
* The Third World was destroyed by floods. Spider Woman saved these ancestors by hiding them in reeds and floating them to dry land into the Fourth World.
* The Fourth World: "The World Complete." The caretaker of this world is Masau'u, The Fire God. This world is unlike the previous three, which have been blocked by waters and ice. In the past worlds they had been well-provided for, but the fourth world has proven to be harsh, with deserts, marshes, mountains, and violent weather. The Hopi say this world is now ending and the Fifth World has begun.

AND: a trip down the Colorado River 90 years ago which led to the discovery of the Hopi connection with Egypt and Tibet. A continuing mystery of the area are the Zuni, whose way of life is very like the Hopi, but who speak a language unlike any other Native American Indian peoples. Strangely enough, research of the Zuni has led to a Libyan connection. More to follow.

The Hopi and Navajo have these beliefs in common:

* Sandpainting for sale always contains errors so as not to offend the higher powers.
* The PLEIADES Constellation is painted on Black God's cheek. He arranged these "star rocks" in the night sky.
* Origin myths are not to be recorded, only told to the initiated. This has changed, and peoples from all around the planet are coming forth with ancient teachings.
* Bad behavior explained: "He doesn't know any better, he had no grandfather to give him the stories."

New Zealand

The Waitaha nation claims the most ancient lineage in New Zealand. When the nation was broken up by warriors from the Pacific the elders concealed 1,000 years of their generational history and wisdom teachings, passing the knowledge on through only a tiny number of people in each generation. In 1990 the elders saw in the heavens a configuration that was a sign for them to release their sacred knowledge. A book, The Song of Waitaha, by Barry Brailsford, contains these teachings. In their language wai means water and taha means gourd, implying the idea of a water carrier, the sign of Aquarius.



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