HOPI CHIEF Dan Evehema’s
“MESSAGE TO ALL MANKIND”
“We Hopi believe that the human race has passed through three different worlds and life ways since the beginning. At the end of each prior world, human life has been purified or punished by the Great Spirit Massauu due mainly to corruption, greed, and turning away from the Great Spirit’s teachings. The last great destruction was the flood which destroyed all but a few faithful ones who received permission from the Great Spirit to live with Him in this new land. The Great Spirit said, “It is up to you, if you are willing to live my poor, humble, and simple life way. It is hard but, if you agree to live according to my teachings and instructions, if you never lose faith in the life I shall give you, you may come and live with me.”
Commentary: The physical “flood” rising upon the earth symbolizes the spiritual flood of evilness rising upon the heart of Mankind. This evil, in biblical terms, is man’s iniquity, which is ever increasing. The “new land” is called “the promised land,” this new land symbolizing the new life that comes with having a new heart. To live “poor” in the spiritual sense, one must offer up the spiritual sacrifices of God, which is a broken spirit and a transformed heart. “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” referring to man’s unholy spirit. To live a “humble” life in the spiritual sense one must make his way down to a spiritual Jordan, the word Jordan meaning descender, to go downwards, describing this humble posture, stepping on the twelve metaphorical stones, symbolizing the spiritual works through which one perfects his “faith,” restoring his spiritual “life.” It is through this purification process that our new spiritual creation comes into existence; our “first heaven and earth” passing away, giving life to “a new heaven and a new earth,” symbolizing “a new mind and a new heart.” Of these it is written, “and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Revelation 21:3. These are they that receive “permission from the Great Spirit to live with Him in this new land.”
“The Hopi and all who were saved from the great flood made a sacred covenant with the Great Spirit at that time. To the Hopi the Great Spirit is all powerful. He appeared to the first people as a man and talked with them in the beginning of the creation of this world. He taught us how to live, to worship, where to go and what food to carry, gave us seeds to plant and harvest. He gave us a set of sacred stone tablets into which he breathed all teachings. In these stone tablets were made instructions and prophecies and warnings. This was done with the help of Spider Woman. Before the Great Spirit went into hiding, He and Spider Woman put before the leaders of the different groups of people many colors and sizes of corn for them to choose. The Hopi was the last to pick and then chose the smallest ear of corn. Then Massauu said, You have shown me you are wise and humble. For this reason you will be called Hopi (people of peace).”
Commentary: The “sacred covenant” is the promise of protection that comes with this new creation. If Mankind had followed the ancient instruction given to us in the beginning of that ancient sacred text called the Holy Bible, he would know how to live, and how to worship. The “sacred stone tablets” given to Moses contain the spiritual laws; instructions for how man was to live. The “corn” symbolizes the spiritual word of God. Joseph was in possession of the corn, wearing “a coat of many colors,” which like the “many colors” of Hopi corn, symbolize degrees of spiritual growth. Hopi, last to pick of the corn, picked “the smallest,” represented by Benjamin, the last of the sons of Jacob, who received the smallest inheritance with regard to the measure of land, but the richest inheritance with regard to the spiritual measure of that spiritual land called the heart, which is rich in God’s inheritance of spirit and word; love and truth. “Hopi (people of peace).” Joseph and Benjamin, like the “two brothers,” symbolize the two divine attributes that, if not resisted, will bring authentic peace to Mankind.
“It was to Spider Woman’s two grandsons the sacred stone tablets were given. These two brothers were instructed to carry them to a place the Great Spirit had instructed them. The older brother was to go immediately to the east, to the rising sun and upon reaching his destination was instructed to immediately start to look for his younger brother who shall remain in the land of the Great Spirit. The older brother’s mission when he returned was to help his younger brother (Hopi) bring about peace, brotherhood and everlasting life. Hopi, the younger brother, was instructed to cover all land and mark it well with footprints and sacred markings to claim this land for the Creator and peace on earth. We established our ceremonials and sacred shrines to hold this world in balance in accordance with our first promise to the Creator. This is how our migration story goes, until we met the Creator at Old Oraibi (place that solidifies) over 1000 years ago. It was at that meeting when he gave to us these prophecies to give to you now at this closing of the Fourth World of destruction and the beginning of the Fifth World of peace. He gave us many prophecies to pass on to you, and all have come to pass. This is how we know the timing is now to reveal the last warnings and instructions to mankind.”
Commentary: The “two brothers” took on bodily form in Moses and Aaron, symbolizing the “two divine attributes” of the Creator, which carry “the sacred stone tablets” containing the spiritual laws “to a place the Great Spirit had instructed them,” which spiritually, is the Heart. The “older brother” was to go to “the east” and look for his “younger brother,” symbolizing “the word” being re-united with “the spirit,” bringing on the resurrection of spiritual truth, which the “rising sun” symbolizes. When these two brothers or “two witnesses” of spirit and truth come together in the heart of man, there will be “peace, brotherhood, and everlasting life.” Hopi, the younger brother, was instructed to “cover all land and mark it well with footprints and sacred markings to claim this land for the Creator and peace on earth.” The spiritual land is our heart, which we claim for the Creator through the imprinting and inscribing of truth. The “ceremonials and sacred shrines,” performed and erected physically in the previous “era of Isaac,” are now, in what is the spiritual “era of Jacob,” to be performed and erected spiritually, bringing balance and peace to the heart, and subsequently to the earth. “Old Orabibi (place that solidifies).” It is in this spiritual land called the heart that we, through the power of the holy spirit, conceive of the holy seed or word of truth through the spiritual works of a spiritual creation. It is the seed or word of the Creator that solidifies, as all things are made by a seed, God’s physical creation brought into existence through His word. “All things were made by him… And the word was made flesh,” referring to Jesus, the seed or son of God, who came in “the Fifth”; in the beginning of the fifth thousandth year, bringing mankind the ancient spiritual “instructions” for the new spiritual creation that is to take place within us, which is the only way mankind will enter “the Fifth World of peace.”
“We were told to settle permanently here in Hopiland where we met the Great Spirit and to wait for Older Brother, who went east, to return to us. When he returns to this land he will place his stone tablets side by side to show all the world that they are our true brothers — when the road in the sky has been fulfilled and when the inventing of something, in Hopi means, gourd of ashes, a gourd that, when it drops upon the earth will boil everything within a large space and nothing will grow for a very long time. We were told that three helpers who were commissioned by the Great Spirit to help Hopi bring about the peaceful life on earth would appear to help us and that we should not change our homes, our ceremonials, our hair, because the true helpers might not recognize us as the true Hopi. So we have been waiting all these years. It is known that our True White Brother, when he comes, will be all powerful and will wear a red cap or red cloak. He will be large in population and belong to no religion but his very own. He will bring with him the sacred stone tablets. With him there will be two great ones, both very wise and powerful.”
Commentary: “Hopiland” is synonymous with Jerusalem, symbolizing the Heart, where we meet “the Great Spirit;” being introduced to God through the holy spirit of our Heart, once we stop resisting it. The Hopi were to wait in Hopiland for “Older Brother,” as the Apostles were to wait in Jerusalem for “Jesus,” who went to the Father; to the Spirit, which the “east” symbolizes. The “road in the sky” has been fulfilled, as we can no longer reach God/the Great Spirit through the power of our mind, the sky, the heaven, symbolizing the mind. The only way now is through the power of our heart. The Hopi prophecies are interpreted as physical events, manifestations of spiritual events, which can now be interpreted through an understanding of the symbolic code of the Bible, through which we receive the spiritual message of instruction that will enable us to avert the dismal prophecies predicted for our future. The Hopi interprets the “gourd of ashes” as the atomic bomb. The words “atomic holocaust” and “2006” were discovered using the mathematical code of the Bible. But having not taken place in the physical suggests a spiritual meaning, “the gourd” of the Bible symbolizing “the false peace” that has settled over the people, which was taken away (briefly) when the Twin Towers were reduced to a pile “of ashes” on September 11th, 2001. The “three helpers commissioned by the Great Spirit” symbolize the mind, the heart, and the body, serving as the faculties for thought, emotion, and action, the purification of which will “bring about the peaceful life on earth.” The “True White Brother” will “wear a red cap or red cloak,” but not in the literal sense. He will wear it in the spiritual sense, his mind and heart influenced solely by the holy spirit, represented by the color red. He will have a spiritual mind, not a religious one. The “two great ones” with the True White Brother symbolize the “two witnesses” of spirit and truth, the source of power and wisdom.
“One will have a symbol or sign of the swastika, which represents purity and is Female, a producer of life. The third one or the second one of the two helpers to our True White Brother will have a sign of a symbol of the sun. He, too, will be many people and very wise and powerful. One will have the symbol of the moja, or cross. We have in our sacred Kachina ceremonies a gourd rattle which is still in use today with these symbols of these powerful helpers of our True Brother. It is also prophesied that, if these three fail to fulfill their mission, then the one from the west will come like a big storm. He will be many in numbers and unmerciful. When he comes he will cover the land like the red ants and overtake this land in one day. If the three helpers chosen by the Creator fulfill their sacred mission, and even if there are only one, two, or three of the true Hopi who remain holding fast to the last ancient teaching and instructions the Great Spirit, Massauu will appear before all, and our world will be saved. The three will lay a new life plan which leads to everlasting life and peace. The earth will become new as it was from the beginning. Flowers will bloom again, wild game will return to barren lands, and there will be abundance of food for all. Those who are saved will share everything equally and they all will recognize Great Spirit and speak one language.”
Commentary: “One will have a symbol or sign of the swastika, which represents purity and is Female, a producer of life.” For many “the swastika” is associated with an evil that is hard to comprehend, yet there is a profound connection. Hitler (whose symbol was the swastika) was given “forty and two months” to execute his judgment, which came in the form of a human holocaust; a physical baptism of fire intended to produce a pure Aryan race. Through a spiritual judgment or baptism of fire we are spiritually purified, experiencing a spiritual death and rebirth, the sign or symbol of the “cross.” The Heart “is Female”—the spiritual womb, “a producer of life,” spiritual life, the heart made pure through the conception of truth. “The third one or the second one of the two helpers to our True White Brother will have a sign of a symbol of the sun.” The sun is synonymous with the son; the holy seed or word of God, which is Male, as it is the male that sows his seed into the female, as God’s seed of truth is to be sowed into the heart of man. “He, too, will be many people…” ” I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore…” Genesis 22:17. “It is also prophesied that, if these three fail to fulfill their mission, then the one from the west will come like a big storm.” Our spiritual mission is the purification of our mind, heart, and body; thought, emotion, and action, which is salvation of the soul, the word salvation meaning help. If man does not get on with this important spiritual work there will be a “big storm,” symbolizing an evil and destructive force, the likes of which has never been seen before— the “time of trouble” Daniel prophesied of. It is coming “from the west” because the west symbolizes the word. The storm is coming from (being the consequence of) “man’s word” which the prophet Jeremiah tells us “shall be his burden.” Man’s word is his false religious and personal beliefs, which according to the “ancient teaching and instruction” of the Holy Bible, are to be destroyed. It is through our obedience to this ancient instruction that we obtain “everlasting life and peace. The earth will become new as it was from the beginning.” This is only possible through the creation of a new earth, symbolizing a new heart, which has been saved from false beliefs through the process, restoring it to the pure spiritual state in which it existed from the beginning— from birth. “Those who are saved will share everything equally and they all will recognize Great Spirit and speak one language.” They will have all things common in the spiritual sense, being of one mind and of one heart, speaking one spiritual language!
“We are now faced with great problems, not only here but throughout the land. Ancient cultures are being annihilated. Our people’s lands are being taken from them. Why is this happening? It is happening because many have given up or manipulated their original spiritual teachings. The way of life which the Great Spirit has given to all people of the world, whatever your original instructions, are not being honored. It is because of this great sickness called greed, which infects every land and country. Now we are at the very end of our trail. Many people no longer recognize the true path of the Great Spirit. They have, in fact, no respect for the Great Spirit or for our precious Mother Earth, who gives us all life. We were told that someone would try to go up to the moon, that they would bring something back from the moon, and that after that nature would show signs of losing its balance. Now we see that coming about. All over the world, there are now many signs that nature is no longer in balance. Floods, drought, earthquakes, and great storms are occurring constantly and causing much suffering.”
Commentary: The physical revealing the spiritual, as our spiritual lands (our hearts) are being destroyed, made desolate of spiritual truth through the man-made doctrines of religion, which have manipulated God’s Word for their own gain— “Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.” Jeremiah 12:10. “It is because the great sickness of the heart called greed, which infects every land and country.” This goes beyond monetary greed and into spiritual greed. “And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels… My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart… destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled…” Jeremiah 4:18-20. “Many people no longer recognize the true path of the Great Spirit.” That is because the “true path” has been covered over with religious iniquity, the leaders of these religions driven by spiritual greed— a lust for spiritual power. “They have, in fact, no respect for the Great Spirit or for our precious Mother Earth, who gives us all life.” That is because there is “no respect” for the holy spirit that works through that precious spiritual Mother Earth called the Heart. Our spiritual Jerusalem, “the mother of us all,” through which we obtain spiritual life. “We were told that someone would try to go up to the moon, that they would bring something back from the moon, and that after that nature would show signs of losing its balance.” In spiritual terms, this has to do with what we discover following a spiritual trip to what “the moon” symbolizes, which is the emotions; discovering the painful emotions we have suppressed, causing us to be spiritually (mentally and emotionally) out of balance. “Floods, drought, earthquakes, and great storms are occurring constantly and causing much suffering.” Physical manifestations of a spiritual imbalance, caused by the negative and destructive energy bottled up in the heart, causing much physical and spiritual suffering.
“Now we must look upon each other as brothers and sisters. There is no more time for divisions among people. Today I call upon all of us, from right here at home, Hotevilla, where we too are guilty of gossiping and causing divisions even among our own families; out to the entire world where thievery, war, and lying go on every day. These divisions will not be our salvation. Wars only bring more wars, never peace. Only by joining together in a Spiritual Peace with love in our hearts for one another, love in our hearts for the Great Spirit and Mother Earth, shall we be saved from the terrible Purification Day which is just ahead. There are many of you in this world who are honest people. We pray for balance on earth to live in peace and leave a beautiful world to the children yet to come. We know you have good hearts, but good hearts are not enough to help us with these great problems. We want the people of the world to know the truth of our situation. This land which people call the Land of the Freedom celebrates many days reminding people of the world of these things. Yet in well over 200 years, the original Americans have not seen a free day. We are suffering the final insult. Our people are now losing the one thing which gives life and meaning to life — our ceremonial land, which is being taken away from us. Hotevilla is the last holy consecrated, undisturbed traditional Native American sacred shrine to the Creator. As the prophecy says, this sacred shrine must keep its spiritual pathways open. This village is the spiritual vortex for the Hopi to guide the many awakening Native Americans and other true hearts home to their own unique culture. Where is the freedom which you all fight for and sacrifice your children for?”
Commentary: The divisions among us are due to our spiritual state. The external wars are manifestations of the internal wars that have yet to be fought from within the heart of man. “From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?” James 4:1. Our spiritual members are our mind and heart. “Spiritual Peace” is of the Heart, which one obtains through the purification of his Heart. If we love our spiritual Mother Earth we will take part in a spiritual “Purification Day.” And what purifies our Heart is Truth, the essence of Love, which is the Great Spirit. In giving ourselves truth, we demonstrate our love for self, as it is written, “love thy neighbor as thyself.” Only then can we truly love our brother. Many of us may be honest with respect to our outward actions. But there is a deeper level of honesty that exists at the heart-level. Many of us would never consider stealing from our brother, yet we continually rob God by offering carnal sacrifices instead of spiritual sacrifices. And it is only by offering up the spiritual sacrifices of God that the negative and destructive energy causing “these great problems” is transformed, bringing balance to that spiritual earth called the heart. “Yet in well over 200 years, the original Americans have not seen a free day.” Just as mankind has been rejecting the spiritual teachings and instruction for well over 2000 years, through which he would become spiritually free. “Our people are now losing the one thing which gives life and meaning to life — our ceremonial land, which is being taken away from us.” The Native American or Red man embodies the Spirit, the holy spirit being caretaker of that spiritual land called the Heart. But the holy spirit, like the Red man, has suffered “the final insult,” loosing possession of the Heart due to an unholy spirit. “Hotevilla is the last holy consecrated…sacred shrine to the Creator. As the prophecy says, this sacred shrine must keep its spiritual pathways open.” The spiritual shrine or temple is the Heart, the spiritual pathways of which are not open to the holy spirit, as it is written, “you do always resist the holy spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.” Only through the work of the holy spirit, which brings truth to the heart, are we made free, as it is written, “the truth shall make you free.”
“Is it only the Indian people who have lost, or are all Americans losing the very thing which you originally came here to find? We don’t share the freedom of the press because what gets into the papers is what the government wants people to believe, not what is really happening. We have no freedom of speech, because we are persecuted by our own people for speaking our beliefs. We are at the final stages now, and there is a last force that is about to take away our remaining homeland. We are still being denied many things including the right to be Hopis and to make our living in accordance with our religious teachings. The Hopi leaders have warned leaders in the White House and the leaders in the Glass House [the United Nations] but they do not listen. So as our prophecy says then it must be up to the people with good pure hearts that will not be afraid to help us to fulfill our destiny in peace for this world. We now stand at a crossroad whether to lead ourselves in everlasting life or total destruction. So many people have come to Hopiland to meet with us. Many times people have asked how they can help us. Now I hope and pray that your help will come. If you have a way to spread the truth, through the newspapers, radio, books, through meeting with powerful people, tell the truth! Tell them what you know to be true. Tell them what you have seen here, what you have heard us say; what you have seen with your own eyes. We, the Hopi, hold the sacred stone tablets and now await the coming of our True White Brother and others seriously ready to work for the Creator’s peace on earth. We are not so different in the Creator’s eyes. The same great Father Sun shines his love on each of us daily just as Mother Earth prepares the substance for our table, do they not? We are one after all.”
Chief Dan Evehema from Hotevilla, Arizona, Hopi Sovereign Nation
Spiritual leader, Eldest Elder Greasewood/Roadrunner Clan
Commentary: The White Man came to America in search of freedom, including freedom of religion, which should have been freedom from religion, as it is the teachings of religion that have caused man to lose [out on] his spiritual freedom. “We have no freedom of speech, because we are persecuted by our own people for speaking our beliefs.” Even if one does not possess freedom of speech in the literal sense, he possesses freedom of speech in the spiritual sense by speaking words of truth in his heart, which has more power to effect change than all the words spoken through the media. If our beliefs are in line with the Creator’s, there will always be persecution from those who oppose it, as it is written, “ye shall be hated for my name’s sake,” referring to the spiritual name, which is truth. “We are at the final stages now, and there is a last force that is about to take away our remaining homeland.” We have entered into what is the third and final “era of Jacob,” in which man is given the final opportunity to purity his Heart, which in time would bring purity to the Earth, returning it to its former state. This will bring peace to the Heart, which will bring peace to the Earth. If even a few of us complete this transformation process it will start a ripple effect, and Mankind will then do the right thing with respect to the Native American peoples. “The Hopi leaders have warned leaders in the White House and the leaders in the Glass House [the United Nations] but they do not listen. So as our prophecy says then it must be up to the people with good pure hearts that will not be afraid to help us to fulfill our destiny in peace for this world.” The White House and Glass House represent the Heart and Mind of man, neither of which is hearing the voice of the Red Man, symbolizing the voice of the Spirit. “We now stand at a crossroad whether to lead ourselves in everlasting life or total destruction.” We lead ourselves in everlasting life through the purification of our hearts, total destruction being the consequence of man’s evil impure heart. I have devoted the past 28 years of my life in pursuit of restoring the spiritual teachings contained in the Holy Bible, which have been brilliantly preserved through the symbolism of the Sacred Text. Ancient spiritual knowledge that I have compiled into two books, through which we hear God’s message of instruction to all Mankind in what is “the end of days,” which if followed will activate the holy spirit that has lain dormant in the heart of man for thousands of years. In honoring the holy spirit that we have been gifted with we honor the Great Spirit, along with the Red Man, who was chosen to embody it. “We, the Hopi, hold the sacred stone tablets and now await the coming of our True White Brother and others seriously ready to work for the Creator’s peace on earth.” The True Red and White Brother will hold [to] the same spiritual stone tablets, symbolizing the spiritual laws of the Creator, which are written upon the heart through spiritual obedience.
Commentary written by Sandra L. Butler © 2003