Twelfth Planet, Plutinos or
Eclipses Promise or Peril?
The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology
Children of the Gods
Wheels Within Wheels
Horoscopes of Destiny
Zodicac of Dendera
A Star Is Born
Age of Aquarius
Persia's Royal Stars of Ancients
The Lore of a Shaman
The Lore of a
The Ancient Wisdom of indigenous people reveals a
startling hidden side of history
orthodoxy assures us that history began in Sumeria six thousand
years ago, and modern "man" is the pinnacle of culture and evolution
on the planet. Circa World War II, humanity shattered the rails
of our technological play pen, sporting new atomic bombs. Space-faring
ETs suddenly took notice, and a proliferation of silver saucers
filled the skies. The UFO era was born; Roswell was a defining moment.
Or so the story goes.
But an emerging,
alternate view is compelling. Mobilized by fulfillment of long-heralded
warning signs of prophecy, indigenous elders from around the world
are breaking their vows of silence and sharing their secret stellar
wisdom. While we slept for millennia in Western egocentricity, the
indigenous peoples of the planet guarded the hidden history of humanity,
quietly maintaining contact with our visiting and resident stellar
such as the Lakota Sioux, have a beautiful expression, "Mitakuye
Oyasin," All our relations. Four-leggeds, winged ones, crawling
ones, plant and stone nations are greeted as relatives. The Lakota
Medicine Wheel is composed of four colors; red, black, white and
yellow - four races of humanity. Within Native cosmogony, it is
not confusing to include and respect the Star Nations among extended
Standing Elk, Dakota
elder and Sun Dance chief, recently came forward with an open letter
to the Elders of Turtle Island. His heart told him to speak of the
secret knowledge of his people concerning the Star Nations, since
the time of their prophecies is at hand. Believing the knowledge
belongs to the world, Standing Elk created "Star Knowledge Gatherings,"
a forum to share this information. Sharing these secrets is controversial
and unpopular with some Native peoples; history painfully demonstrates
our track record with the Red Nation.
At Standing Elk'
gatherings, Native Elders share the conference podium with prestigious
researchers in the UFO field. "Alien" contactees speak openly of
their experiences. Indigenous Elders do powerful ceremony and give
candid testimony of their knowledge and relationship to the Star
Nations. Humanity was seeded from the stars, and we have a profound
genetic kinship with humanity's stellar brethren.
At a recent Star
Knowledge Gathering in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Quiche Mayan Elder,
Grandmother Windrider, talked of her visions and her challenging
personal path. When she spoke, a hush fell over the room, and the
air was filled with a stillness and electricity like the calm before
a storm. Her words were carefully chosen, flying straight to the
heart like the arrows of a brave warrior. She challenged women to
step into their power and help men to balance and heal the planet.
Across the world,
on the continent of Africa, a similar phenomenon unfolds. In South
Africa, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, renowned Zulu elder and author of
Song of the Stars: The Lore of a Zulu Shaman, has courageously taken
the same path. He has come forward to share the secret star lore
of indigenous Black Africans in an effort to unite thinking people
in the world and diminish the severity of their prophecies.
Credo Mutwa is a
master storyteller who has traveled to more than twenty countries
sharing his wisdom. His openness resulted in great personal loss;
his son was brutally murdered by those who want him silenced. The
Dogon tribe's startling knowledge of Sirius and its dwarf companion
is well known, thanks to the work of Robert Temple, (The Sirius
Mystery). Credo Mutwa affirms that this knowledge is the tip of
the iceberg. Indigenous knowledge of stellar relations is vast and
complex, often dwelling at the heart of sacred ceremony. Rich oral
traditions, including protocol for contact and how to distinguish
friendly off-earth visitors from those who are potentially harmful,
have been handed down from one sangoma, (shaman) to the next for
thousands of years.
According to Credo,
"In every language in Africa, the meaning of star is 'bringer of
knowledge' or 'bringer of enlightenment.'" Credo has traveled the
continent of Africa, sculpting haunting images of visitors from
the stars which were described to him by African shamans.
Cradled in South
Africa's Krueger National Park lies a private game reserve called
Timbavati. This emerald jewel of the African bush is almost mythical
in reputation. White lions are born in Timbavati. Credo Mutwa continues,
"A very long story is told about a chieftainess called Numbi. Many
generations ago, she and her people saw a burning white light like
a star fall out of the sky right where Timbavati is today.
The story is, that
it was not a star; it was a shining ball of metal, brighter than
the Sun. And when this ball came down to the ground, Queen Numbi,
who was a sick old woman at that time, went towards the light and
was swallowed by the light. And
in that light, very faintly seen, were strange beings with very
large heads. These beings received Numbi into the light, and for
some hours she was inside there. When Numbi emerged from the light,
and she walked towards her people, she had become a much younger
woman than she had gone into the light.
"After that star
fell, stayed on the ground for some days, and then rose back into
the sky, strange things started happening there. Cattle with two
heads were born repeatedly. Lions, leopards and even impalas with
snow white fur and green eyes were born, until to this very day.
This story is one of the most amazing stories in Africa. It is one
hundred percent true because even to this day, white animals are
still being born in Timbavati. Some years ago, a snow white elephant
with beautiful blue eyes and long tusks used to roam that place,
until white adventurers shot it.
"When a tribe of
invaders appeared at Timbavati many years after Numbi's experience,"
Credo said, "they brought sacred stones which had been taken from
Zimbabwe, and they planted these stones there in honor of that place.
Timbavati, whose name means 'the falling down of a star,' is one
of the holiest places in South Africa. But now its story is lost
and has been overshadowed by a lot of nonsense."
The standing stones
of Timbavati, brought from Zimbabwe to honor Numbi's visitors, are
reminiscent of megalithic sites around the world and give mute testimony
to the power and antiquity of the site. I stood among these stones
at the March Equinox, beginning of Autumn in the southern hemisphere.
The stones have a resonant quality when struck with a smaller stone,
similar to Egyptian monoliths. Adjacent to Timbavati is a powerful
and enigmatic place known as Manyeleti, which means, "Gateway to
the Stars". A community of nearly thirty shamans lives there.
In Credo's book,
he relates a prophetic vision. He sees four great leaders emerging
in the world: red, black, white and yellow. The colors are the same
as the Lakota Medicine Wheel and four races of humanity. These leaders
will work to unite the planet. One of these, a female leader, will
arise in America. She will be called the Red Savior, because of
the fiery color of her hair.
Central America, Guatemalan Mayan Elder, don Alejandro, speaks eloquently
of vast and repetitive cycles of time, noting that the Mayan calendar
never has to be altered, because it is based on the stars. Our unwieldy
western counterpart has been changed many times and is still not
very accurate. This knowledge was bequeathed to the Mayas by the
abuelos, the grandfathers, who came from the stars. Don Alejandro
enigmatically links the origin and destiny of the Mayas with the
Pleiades, who he says were called May. (Astronomically, Maia is
one of the named stars in the Pleiades, The Seven Sisters).
Don Alejandro told
us of a circle of indigenous Elders from around the world who gathered
recently at Palenque, Chiapas, in Mexico to do sacred ceremony and
share their visions. Grandmother Windrider also entered that circle.
"We worked in silence," Grandmother said.
"Each of us walked
to one of the four directions where we were called through inner
guidance." Don Alejandro is organizing another circle to be held
in the four corners area of America, which he hopes will draw even
more people to pray for planetary healing.
December 21, 2012,
is the end of the current Mayan long count. According to scholars,
this "Great Cycle" began August 11, 3114 BC. In Mayan terms this
time period is equal to thirteen baktuns; in Gregorian terms, this
equals 5125 years. Five Great Cycles, or suns, equals 25,625. Modern
astronomers count one cycle of the precession of the equinoxes as
25,920 years. Mayans say we are living in the time of the fifth
sun, approaching the end of a major cycle. Mayan prophecies point
to this time as filled with earth changes and transformation.
On December 21,
2012, Winter solstice, a unique astronomical event will occur. This
event may occur only once in twenty-six thousand years. From the
vantage point of earth, looking through the constellation of Sagittarius
toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, our Sun will conjoin
the Galactic Center. What might be the nature of potent energies
emitted by the Galactic core and beamed in our direction?
and modern seers speak with one voice and see with a single eye.
The Bible, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Hindu texts and Hopi prophecies
predicted this time on earth would be profound -- marked by miracles
and cataclysms -- the storm before the long prophesied golden age.
What is required of humanity to step through that portal in divine
grace? Before crossing the threshold, we must purify ourselves and
Modern voices such
as Credo Mutwa, Grandmother Windrider, Gordon Michael Scallion,
Annie Kirkwood and Robert Ghost Wolf sound a clarion call, echoing
earlier harbingers. Robert Ghost Wolf recently shared Hopi prophecies
about the "Seven Thunders" with millions of listeners on the Art
Bell show. The Seven Thunders roll through the heavens like the
four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Credo Mutwa told
me, "Anyone who investigates will come upon this amazing fact. In
South America, in Brazil, in Peru and in Bolivia, different Native
American tribes are expecting a world-wide cataclysm in this coming
century. They have been expecting this cataclysm for centuries,
and they knew it would occur very early in this coming century."
If every tradition
on earth concurs that we are at the culmination of their prophecies,
how did they know the specific time frame thousands of years ago?
If the triggering event of global cataclysm is an external object
like a comet, with a cyclical orbital period, its return would be
predictable and monitoring the movements in the sky would be vital.
The last such juncture was the previous ice age roughly thirteen
thousand years ago. I believe our story, and that of our progenitors,
was recorded in legend and star lore and passed by oral tradition
through shamans and elders.
around the globe contain critical stellar alignments, conveying
messages and timing significance when understood, as researchers
like Robert Bauval have shown. Profound physical evidence may have
been left on Mars, as Richard Hoagland and others suggest. Other
civilizations, perhaps many, have preceded us; their life cycles
and attainments terminated by a cataclysmic mechanism which destroys
In our time, we
have lost touch with our celestial roots. To grasp our peril, and
our opportunity, we must eliminate our egocentric arrogance that
the present state of western man is the most developed civilization
which has lived on this planet. We must heed the voices of our elders
and ancestors. The indigenous guardians of our past assure us that
we were seeded from the stars, and to the stars we will return.
A common thread
binds the clarion call of the prophets and sages. Love and healing
can make a difference. We must awaken from our collective amnesia.
Corruption and greed must be eliminated, and the common good of
all instilled in every heart. Once that recognition is accepted,
the rest becomes story line in a celestial drama of infinite antiquity
and cyclical repetition. Stars and galaxies are born, flower, decay
and die in vast rhythms we can scarcely stretch our human minds
to conceive. Sometimes, on some worlds, sentient beings emerge and
ultimately seek their origins and their relations in the stars.