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>Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 13:45:10 EST
>Subject: Fwd:  Banyacya 1910-1999
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>On February 6, 1999, the world lost one of its leading messengers, for
>nonviolence and the spiritual reawakening necessary to change the course of
>human history off of the path towards total destruction and onto the path
>towards true peace and harmony among all life, with the passing of 89
>year old Hopi Prophecy spokesman Thomas Banyacya.   A sunrise memorial
>organized by the International Indian Treaty Council will be held at 6:30AM
>in San Francisco on Sunday, February 28, 1999, at the top of Bernal Hill at
> the south end of Folsom Street.  Details at 415-641-4482.
>Inspired by the great Hopi Elder Yukiuma whom he regarded as "The Hopi
>Gandhi", Banyacya spent seven years in prison in the 1940's because of his
>steadfast conscientious objection to registering for military service.  After
>the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was seen by the
>Hopi spiritual leaders as a fulfillment of their ancient prophecies about
>"the gourd of ashes falling on the Earth two times", in December of 1948,
>those leaders from the various Hopi villages and religious societies met for
>the first time in history to compare their previously secret knowledge as
>per their ancient instructions handed down through the generations.
>Banyacya was commissioned at that meeting to bring to the outside world the
>Message of Peace and the warnings for humanity revealed at this meeting.  
>the rest of his life he firmly held true to this commitment, despite
>hardships and criticisms, and traveled widely to carry their message and in
>the process helped to inspire the revival of the traditional Indigenous
>American cultures over the past decades.  Devoting himself totally to this
>mission, he still lived a simple lifestyle and he and his family survived a
>best they could in the traditional ways with some help from the minimal
>donations of people who supported his work.
>Banyacya felt that his life's mission was fulfilled, after decades of
>unsuccessful attempts, when he was able to bring the Hopi message and
>spokesmen to the United Nations (the "house of mica" predicted by the Hopi
>prophecies) to deliver their messages in 1992 and 1993 in the context
>of the gathering of global indigenous leaders who came on the occasion of the
>United Nations designation of 1993 as the International Year of the World's
>Indigenous Peoples and 1995-2004 as the International Decade of the World's
>Indigenous Peoples.
>His message was simple yet still inscrutable to the mind of "Western 
>Civilization", that all of the problems of modern society are rooted in an
>error in human thinking clouded by attachments to the world of material
>comforts and that to solve all of these problems we only have to
>reawaken spiritually to the innate human/spiritual relationship to all life

>our relations, and to all people as one human race.  He was convinced that
>the simple spiritually focused lifestyle is the only one which will survive
>in these times of increasing wars, violence and even natural disasters
>brought on by this error in human thinking.   His life was an inspiration,
>so very many people, to respect the ancient wisdom of the traditional
>indigenous cultures of our beloved Mother Earth.  Decades before scientists
>recognized the currently evident signs of global climate change he was
>warning that the actions of industrial society would bring on the
>calamities we now see all around the world with increasingly devastating
>storms, earthquakes, etc.   Society would be well advised to heed this wisdom
>and take action before it is too late.
>Included below is one of his landmark documents, within which is coded the
>essence of the traditional teachings of the message of peace, which he called
>"The Hopi Declaration of Peace".  If one were to meditate on its deepest
>significance the simplicity of the message of peace, and how to implement it,
>will become clearer.  Also included below is a document called "The Essence
>of Hopi Prophecy" composed by someone in consultation with the Hopi Elders
>whom Banyacya represented as their traditional messenger.  He  taught a
>generalized meaning of the word Hopi, as any people who truly
>live as "peaceful people".
>The greatest tragedy of his passing is that the many documents he has
>produced and accumulated over the years have not yet reached general pubic
>attention, but with the capability of the internet today perhaps his wife and
>children will get the help that they need to bring out these
>teachings into this realm of modern communications.  They may still be
>reached as
>Banyacya, PO Box 112, Kykotsmovi, AZ, 86034.
> It is in the Power of the True Hopi People to unify the minds and
>spirits of all true peace seeking peoples of the earth...
> "Hopi" means "Peaceful People"... and the truest and greatest power is
>the strength of Peace...because Peace is the Will Of The Great Spirit...
>But do not think that just because the True Hopi People have been told
>by the Great Spirit never to take up arms... that the True Hopi People
>will not fight... even die for what we know to be the right way of Life.
>The True Hopi People Know how to fight without killing or hurting...
>The True Hopi People Know how to fight with Truth and Positive Force In
>The Light Of The Great Spirit...
>The True Hopi People Know how to Educate by clear thoughts... good
>pictures...and by carefully chosen words...
>The True Hopi People Know how to show to all the world's Children the
>True Way of Life by setting an example... by working and communicating in a
>way that reaches the minds and hearts of all people who are truly seeking
>the methods of a simple and spiritual Life which is the only Life that will

>The True Hopi People Know how to show the Right Way of Life to all the
>world's people who have ears to listen... who have eyes to see... and who
>have hearts to understand these things...
>The True Hopi People Know how to generate enough Power to link up the forces
>of the Minds and Spirits of all the True Children of the Earth...
>and to Unify them with the Positive Force of the Great Spirit so that
>they may put an end to affliction and persecution in all afflicted places in
>this world...
> Thomas Banyacya
> PO Box 112
> Kykotsmovi, AZ 86034
> The Essence of Hopi Prophecy
> _____________________________
> The entire Hopi Prophecy usually
> takes many days to tell, and many
> life times to fully understand. This is
> a short summary of essential points.
> _____________________________
> The Balance of Life
> As caretakers of life we affect the balance of nature to such a degree
>that our own actions determine whether the great cycles of nature bring
>prosperity or disaster. Our present world is the unfoldment of a pattern we
>set in motion.
>Our divergence from the natural balance is traced to a point preceding the
>existence of our present physical form.. Once we were able to appear and
>disappear at will, but through our own arrogance we took our procreative
>powers for granted and neglected the plan of the creator. As a consequence
>we became stuck in our physical form, dominated by a continual struggle
>between our left and right sides, the left being wise but clumsy, and
>the right being clever and powerful but unwise, forgetful of our original
> The Cycle of Worlds
>This suicidal split was to govern the entire course of our history
>through world after world. As life resources diminished in accord with the
>cycles of nature, we would try to better our situation through our own
>inventions, believing that any mistakes could be corrected through further
>In our cleverness, most of us would lose sight of our original purpose,
>become involved in a world of our own design, and ultimately oppose the
>order of the universe itself, becoming the mindless enemy of the few who
>would still hold the key to survival.
>In several previous worlds the majority have advanced their technology
>in this way, even beyond what we know today. The consequent violations
>against nature and fellow humans caused severe imbalances which were resolved
>in the form of war, social disintegration and natural catastrophe.
>As each world reached the brink of annihilation, there remained a small
>minority who had managed to live in nearly complete accord with the infinite
>plan, as implied in the name, Hopi. Toward the final stages they would
>find themselves beset with signs of disintegration within, as well as
>enticing offers and severe threats from without, aimed toward forcing them to
>join the rest of the world.
> Our Present World

>Our common ancestors were among the small group who miraculously
>emerged from the last world as it reached its destruction, though they
>too were tainted with corruption. The seeds of the crisis we face today
>were brought with us when we first set foot in this world. Upon reaching our
>present world, our ancestors set out on a long migration to meet the
>Great Spirit in the form of Maasauu, the caretaker of this land and all that
>lives upon it. They followed a special pattern, however a very serious omen
>made a separate journey necessary, in order to balance the extreme
>disorder anticipated for the later days.
> The True White Brother
> A Hopi of light complexion, now known as the "true white brother," left
>the group and traveled in the direction of rising sun, taking with him a
>stone tablet which matches a similar tablet held by one of those who went on
>to meet Maasauu at a place called Oraibi, where the present Hopi villages
>were established according to his instructions.
>The Hopi anticipated the arrival of a race of lightskinned people from
>the east, predicting many of their inventions , which would serve as signs
>indicating certain stages in the unfoldment of the pattern the Hopi had
>studied from antiquity. It was clearly foreseen that the visitors, in
>their cleverness, might lose sight of their original purpose, in which case
>they would be very dangerous. Still the Hopi were to watch for one who has
>not left the spiritual path, and carries the actual stone tablet.
> The Swastika and the Sun
>Through countless centuries the Hopi have recalled in their ceremonies
>the previous worlds, our emergence to the present world, and our purpose in
>coming here. Periodically they have renewed their vow with Maasauu to
>live the simple, humble way of life he laid out for them, and to
>preserve the balance of nature for the sake of all living things. The 
>of world events has been handed down in secret religious societies who keep
>watch as each stage unfolds.
>The leaders watched especially for a series of three world-shaking
>events, accompanied by the appearance of certain symbols that describe the
>primordial forces that govern all life, from the sprouting of a seed to
>global movements such as weather, earthquakes, migrations and wars.
>The gourd rattle is a key symbol. A gourd signifies seed force. The
>shaking of the gourd rattle in ceremonies means the stirring of life forces.
>the rattle are drawn the ancient symbols of swastika, showing the spirals
>of force sprouting from a seed in four directions, surrounded by a ring of
>red fire, showing the encircling penetration of the sun's warmth which
>causes the seed to sprout and grow.
>The first two world-shaking events would involve the forces portrayed
>by the swastika and the sun. Out of the violence and destruction of the
>the strongest elements would emerge with still greater force to produce the
> second event. When the actual symbols appeared it would be clear that
>this stage of the prophecy was being fulfilled.

> The Gourd Full of Ashes
>Eventually a "gourd full of ashes" would be invented, which if dropped
>from the sky would boil the oceans and burn the land, causing nothing to
>grow there for many years. This would be the signal for a certain Hopi to
>bring out his teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final
>event would happen soon, and that it could bring an end to all life unless
>people correct themselves and their leaders in time.
>Hopi leaders now believe the first two events were the first and second
>world wars, and the "gourd full of ashes" is the atomic bomb. After the
>bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, teachings formerly kept secret
>were compared and released to the world. The details presented here
>are part of those teachings.
> The Day of Purification
>The final stage, called the " great day of purification, " has also
>been described as a "mystery egg," in which the forces of the swastika and
>the sun, plus a third force symbolized by the color red, culminate either
>in total rebirth, or total annihilation - we don't yet know which, but the
>choice is ours. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of
>violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the
>of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis, rich and poor
>will be forced to struggle as equals to survive.
>That it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among
>traditional Hopi, but man may still lessen the violence by correcting
>his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient spiritually-based
>communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to
>abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to
>  The Fate of Mankind
>The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race, through
>their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in balance, as
>an example of a practical alternative to the suicidal man-made system, and
>as a fulcrum of world events. The pattern is simple. "The whole world
>will shake and turn red and turn against those who are hindering the Hopi."
>The man-made system now destroying Hopi is deeply involved in similar
>violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in
>the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that
>system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop it from destroying
>Hopi, then many may be able to survive the day of purification and
>enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi Way,
>then the hope for such an age is in vain.
>The forces we must face are formidable, but the only alternative is
>annihilation. Still the man-made system cannot be corrected by any
>means that requires one's will to be forced upon another, for that is
>the source of the problem. If people are to correct themselves and
>their leaders, the gulf between the two must disappear. To accomplish this
>one can only rely on the energy of truth itself.
>This approach, which is the foundation of the Hopi way of life, is the
>greatest challenge a mortal can face. Few are likely to accept it. But

>once peace is established on this basis, and our original way of life is
>allowed to flourish, we will be able to use our inventive capacity wisely, to
>encourage rather than threaten life, and benefit everyone rather than
>giving advantage to a few at the expense of others. Concern for all living
>things will far surpass personal concerns, bringing greater happiness
>than could formerly be realized. Then all living things shall enjoy
>lasting harmony.
> ---------------
> Written by Thomas V. Tarbet, Jr., and reviewed by a traditional
>messenger. All rights concerning this publication are reserved by the author,
>the exception that it may be copied or transmitted by any means, provided
>nothing is added or deleted, and provided it is not sold.
> For Further Information
> Hopi contacts: Techqua Ikachi Publications
>                       Box 174, Hotevilla, AZ. 86030
>                        Thomas Banyaca, Interpreter
>                         Box 112, Oraibi, AZ. 86039
>The above is offered in memory of a dear, sweet, peaceful, and gentle
>man, by
> David Crockett Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> PS:  Thomas Banyacya also had a poignant sense of humor.  When he
>visited Santa Barbara in January 1990 for the Rainbow Uprising Campaign
>while talking to some young people, he observed "I think those people in the
>United States Government made some mistakes, and a mistake in spelling
>on their dollar bill.   When the white people came they went everywhere
>digging up the earth to find gold.  On the dollar bill it says 'In God We
>Trust' but I think that they misspelled that and they left the 'l' out of 'In
>We Trust'".
>  >>
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